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Ceilithon fundraiser for the Camden-Tulla Music Exchange Project

Ceilithon fundraiser for the Camden-Tulla Music Exchange Project

‘Ceilithon’ fundraiser, Saturday 28th April, 12pm-12 midnight, Mazenod Social Club

An epic event from afternoon through ´til evening filled with Irish music, dance and song to raise funds for the next instalment of the ´Camden-Tulla Music Exchange Project´ (involving more than 50 teenage musicians from the East Clare and London area).

The doors will open and the craic will start at noon and we won’t stop until midnight! There is something for everyone no matter what your age.

You are welcome to join us for the whole event or a part of the day, however long your visit you can be sure of a very warm welcome, great music and lots of fun.

Mazenod Social Club, Mazenod Avenue, Kilburn, London NW6 4LS


12-3pm: Tea, cakes and music across the generations
Sing along with Derry guitarist/ singer Anthony McGrath, traditional Irish music performance and some simple ceili dances for young (and old) family members.

3-6pm: Set Dancing Céilí to live music
with the McNamara Céilí Band feat. Gary Connolly (accordion), Karen Ryan (fiddle) and Pete Quinn (piano)

6-8pm: Concert of Traditional Irish Music
featuring Meitheal Cheoil students who learn music in Camden Town with Karen Ryan

8-11pm: Céilí for all to live music.
with caller Martin Faherty

Also sessions in the lounge at
3pm: hosted by Meitheal Cheoil musicians
and 9pm: hosted by Conor Whelton (accordion) and friends


Tickets available now: £10 / £5 U18s

Ticket price gains admission to events in the hall during any part of the event (wristband allows readmission at any time). Sessions in the lounge are free.


Raffles during the afternoon and evening

The Camden-Tulla Music Exchange Project brings together more than 50 brilliant young musicians from the North London and East Clare areas, between the ages of 13 and 18 to play, sing and dance together – exchanging repertoire, collaborating in performance and making lifelong friendships across the water. The next instalment of this exchange programme will be when students of concertina player Mary MacNamara in Tulla, East Clare visit London in September 2018. Among many other musical and social activities of this weekend, these young musicians will perform alongside students of fiddler Karen Ryan in Camden, North London, during a concert at the Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood on the evening of Friday 28 September 2018.

Here’s a video clip of the young musicians involved in the Project, playing together at a concert in Hammersmith in November 2017

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