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The London Lasses & Chris O'Malley
Fri 12 May 2017, 19:30 – 23:00 BST
Over the past fifteen years The London Lasses have been delighted to bring their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Dublin City Hall, Philadelphia Irish Festival and the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí as part of the 2008 season and supported The Chieftains on their 50th Anniversary tour. They have recently been included on the ‘Ultimate Guide to Irish Folk’ double CD, released by ARC Music in February 2014.
This internationally renowned band deliver a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed. The London Lasses celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2010 with the release of their fourth album ‘By Night and By Day’ with Pete Quinn and are currently releasing their 5th album ‘The One I Loved the Best’ with Leeds pianist/ guitarist – Chris O’Malley, the new album is due for release in May 2015.
‘One of the best bands on the scene today’ Irish Music Magazine
‘The best female group in Irish music is The London Lasses. Easily. No debate. Incredible musicians and singers.’ Irish American News
The London Lasses are:
Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo, whistle), Elaine Conwell (fiddle),
Elma McElligott (flute, saxophone, whistle, backing vocal), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina),
Brona McVittie (vocal, harp), with Chris O’Malley (piano, guitar)