ICC Festive Family Hooley

Date & Time

Sat 17 Dec, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT

Ticket Price £8 Adults, £5 Under 18's, Family ticket: £15

Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith


5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT, United Kingdom

Celebrate the end of year season with craic agus ceol! Joining us will be stars of the ICC Seisiuns:
The Devine Family
The Connolly Family
The Quinn Family
Also introducing the ICC Band for the first time!
Led by guest MC Gino Lupari!

Gino Lupari
Gino Lupari from Magherafelt Co. Derry, he too is a founding member of Four Men and a Dog. Gino is one of the most exciting and captivating Bodhran players to be found. He has travelled the globe, playing in all the major International folk festivals, including The Cambridge Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, (Canada) and The Woodford Fest, (Australia.) He is always in demand as a session and recording player and he has performed with top artists including Sinead O Connor, Shane McGowan and Lunasa. Recently he stepped in the world of TV, co-presenting the groundbreaking show on TG4, ‘Fleadh Live’ (from Derry.) He also has his own Radio show on BBC local radio.

The Devine Family
John, Joe and Caz Devine are three members of the same musical Family, with roots firmly planted in the Irish musical tradition, playing traditional Irish dance music, mixed with original and contemporary arrangements of Irish songs, on an inspired mix of instruments, including Uilleann Pipes, Banjo and Saxophone. Devines have been touring since 2011 and made history when they were amongst the first musicians to ever perform Irish music at a Royal reception in Buckingham Palace.

The Connolly Family
Born into a musical Connemara family (his father, Pat Connolly, is a sean-nos singer and All- Ireland winner from Gleann Catha, and his mother from Banteer, Cork), London born accordion player Gary Connolly began playing at the age of twelve under the tutelage of Co. Leitrum teacher, Tommy Maguire. A prominent figure on the London Irish music scene, Gary performed a solo concert slot at the 2006 and 2011 Return to London Town Festival and was extremely well received.

The Quinn Family
The Legendary Quinn Family, an awesome four piece band which features London’s Queen of Irish trad music and the founding Director of the famous ‘Return To London Town Festival’ Karen Ryan, (on fiddle, banjo, whistle). Playing alongside her is husband Pete Quinn (on keyboards) and their twin daughters Annie Quinn (on uilleann pipes, flute, whistle), and Katie Quinn (on melodeon, accordion).

Karen Ryan is one of London’s greatest Irish fiddle players and one of the finest exponents of Irish traditional music in the UK; also the Director of ‘Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL)’ she has spent decades ensuring that real Irish trad is passed onto future generations.


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