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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


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