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Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL) are proud to present Return to London Town 2020 - London´s 22nd Annual Festival of Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance - Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October 2020 Virtually Streamed and Socially Distanced Festival Friday 23 October (Evening) 'Trad Cinema' Concert Screening at BFI IMAX Waterloo Featuring performances and short interviews by: Dervish/ Noreen O'Sullivan, Seán and Frankie Gavin with George Grasso/ Gatehouse This event will also available to stream/ rent worldwide to enjoy watching in the comfort of your own home Saturday 24 October (Daytime) Zoom (online) instrumental Workshops Intermediate to Advanced Level with tutors based in Ireland: 11am-1pm: Button Accordion Workshop with Shane Mitchell (Dervish) 11am-1pm: Piano Accordion Workshop with Martin Tourish (Altan) 2-4pm: Concertina Workshop with Jack Talty Saturday 24 October (Evening) 'Irish Night at Cadogan Hall' Live performance concert featuring: John and James Carty (album launch of 'The Wavy Bow')/ The London Lasses and Pete Quinn/ Le Chéile This event will also be available to stream/ rent worldwide to enjoy watching in the comfort of your own home Sunday 25 October (Daytime) Socially Distanced instrumental Workshops at Ashford Place Intermediate to Advanced Level 11am-1pm: Piano Accordion: Colette O’Leary 2-4pm: Concertina: Alex Kelly 2.30-4.30pm: Button Accordion: Cormac Murphy For more information see www.returntolondontown.org www.irishmusicinlondon.org
A very nice comment on "The Concertina Diaires" tutor (Heather Greer). A buyer, who is from Ireland but now living in C&E Europe, while waiting for his copy of the book to arrive, worked his way through the sample pages from the book that are up on our website, www.IrishTunebook.com. "I have read your sample pages [on your website], and from these alone I have learned more, and more quickly, than all the other books that I have on this subject put together. Please feel free to use this comment in your advertisments." Colin A. Just thought I'd pass that nice comment along. Oh, and in the coming week I aim to post downloadable music, with 'fingerings' for 30-button Anglo (Wheatstone but you can modify as necessary for Jeffries), two nice jigs in D major that go together very nicely as a complementary 2-D set: 'Seamus Connolly's' and the lovely, twisty-turny, 'Rosemary Lane'. If you want to really major out on an all-D set, adding in Tobin's Jig makes for a good third jig to include.