THE Brock McGuire Band, Frankie Gavin and De Dannan, CrossHarbour and Macalla are among the attractions confirmed for next month’s Return to Camden Town Festival which will take place over six days from October 22-27.
Now in its 16th year, the traditional Irish music festival will feature concerts, sessions, album launches, set dancing céilís and workshops among its events. The festival will also host some of its biggest shows at the King’s Place music and arts venue for the first time.
The Brock McGuire Band will headline the venue on Friday, October 24 with support from CrossHarbour. The following night will feature Macalla (in their 30th anniversary year), supported by The London Lasses and Chris O’Malley.
Other concerts featured in the Festival’s new multi-venue format include the Saturday night headline concert (25) at the Crown Moran Hotel with Frankie Gavin and De Dannan supported by Peter Coughlan.
The Green Note on Camden’s Parkway will host new quartet Artisan Row, featuring Conor Doherty, Elma McElligott, Pete Quinn and Karen Ryan, on October 22. The following night academic and musician, Reg Hall will give launch the album entitled The Flax in Bloom: The Traditional Music of Ulster in the 1950s at The Auld Triangle in Finsbury Park.
The festival’s previous main venue, the London Irish Centre, will host events throughout the week including sessions, workshops and set dancing céilís. For more information see www.returntocamden.org. The Irish Post is media partner to the festival.