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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival London, England
Festival Contact Information

Return to Camden
The London Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square
London, NW1 9XB
England UK
Phone: (44) 20-7916-7272

Festival Description

The Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance features concerts, ceilis, set dancing, workshops sessions and talks. Camden Town is recognised in the traditional Irish music community as playing an important role in the nurturing of Irish music as many immigrants from Ireland came together in the local pubs to practice the tradition of their homeland - the first time so many regional Irish styles had come together in such a setting. These days there is still a healthy number of great traditional musicians and music followers in the City, including a large number of talented younger players from succeeding generations. The Festival has provided an excellent focus for musicians and learners of the tradition and has sent a clear message to touring traditional Irish artists that London is once again back on the map. It has also served to expose this wonderful tradition to London’s wider multicultural population. Whilst most of the Festival is based at the London Irish Centre, expansion in the last couple of years it has seen it incorporate a number of satellite venues in the area including The Shaw Theatre, Cecil Sharp House and local pubs hosting sessions.

Festival Dates October 27 - November 3, 2013
Festival Links

Practical Info:

  • By phone
    (44) 8700-600-100


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