Folk Bands and Artists
Artisan Row brings together four well-known figures from London´s traditional Irish and folk music scene – Elma McElligott, Karen Ryan, Conor Doherty and Pete Quinn. The quartet explores a wide range of traditional tunes and songs – from effervescent reels and Bulgarian horos to quietly dramatic hornpipes and haunting ballads – setting the music in striking and original ways.
Elma McElligott, saxophone and flute, is from Listowel, Co. Kerry. A graduate of University College, Cork, where she studied music under Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel Mercier, she is a member of The London Lasses. Karen Ryan, banjo, mandola, fiddle and whistle, is a founder member of The London Lasses, with whom she has recorded five albums and performed throughout the UK, Ireland and the US. She is also Director of the Return to Camden Town festival.
Guitarist and singer Conor Doherty, from Derry City, plays traditional and contemporary songs from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. He has performed extensively throughout the UK and Ireland. Liverpool-born pianist Pete Quinn´s performing experience extends from John Cage at the Barbican through jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott’s to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, Pete has recorded and performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music.
Artisan Row released its debut CD, Wild Winds, earlier this year.
“A very fine collection of traditional and newly composed tunes and songs from four well-seasoned and adventurous musicians at the top of their game” - Máirtín O´Connor
Genre: Celtic Folk
GIGS COMING UP
- Artisan Row - (London)
Thursday 6th June · 7:30PM · The Harrison · Kings Cross · £10