Pics: An Irish Hooley in Bloomsbury
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Pics: An Irish Hooley in Bloomsbury

The 'Irish Hooley in Bloomsbury' concert took place last night at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

Featuring many of the finest exponents of Irish music, song and dance in London, the event saw the public launch of Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL), a new community interest company dedicated to promoting Irish music and dance in the capital. The concert was also a fundraiser towards staging the 17th Return to Camden Town Festival which takes place from 20th - 26th October this year.

Elma McElligott from Artisan Row. Photo - Malcolm McNally Elma McElligott from Artisan Row. Photo - Malcolm McNally

Acts performing in the beautiful surrounds of the Bloomsbury Theatre included The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley, CrossHarbour, Le Chéile and Artisan Row.

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Musicians Noreen Cullen and Paul Gallagher enjoying the night. Photo - Malcolm McNally Musicians Noreen Cullen and Paul Gallagher enjoying the night. Photo - Malcolm McNally

The 17th Return to Camden Town Festival will see seven days of concerts, ceilis, workshops, album launches and sessions take place at a number of locations in and around the borough of Camden. Among those taking part are Altan, Leitrim Equation, featuring Eleanor Shanley, Padraig McGovern, Dave Sheridan and John McCartin, Breaking Trad with Gino Lupari and the Abbey Ceili Band. Further info can be found at www.returntocamden.org

Karen Ryan, Director of the Return to Camden Town Festival. Photo - Malcolm McNally Karen Ryan, Director of the Return to Camden Town Festival. Photo - Malcolm McNally