The Ceiliúradh Londain 2018 was a magical event, an amazing evening, with an array of local Irish talent. From the moment Gerry Molumby MC opened the show in front of a packed hall.

The first act was Saoirse Ni Machail, with her haunting version of Mise Eire on the Uillean pipes. This led nicely into the theme of the show with Terence O'Flaherty's self-penned "Back to Camden" who was then joined by James Carty (fiddle) and his uncle, also James Carty (flute) & Tom O Connell (box).

 

Next up was Act One of John Dunne's "God's Answer to Anoraks" taking on a light hearted look at Gaelic Games. This set was rounded off by an appearance of Paddy O'Keefe, as George Bernard Shaw, with a hilarious comparison of hurling and cricket.

The Pensioners Choir were the next act of the evening, singing three songs including the beautiful "Isle of Hope" accompanied by Nora Mulready on guitar. They were followed on stage by Feith an Cheoil, a family playing two violins, a concertina and the harp. It was a tremendous performance of traditional music played in a classical style.

Gemma McMeel, just back from Titanic: The Musical Tour, opened with a tremendous rendition of Fields of Gold, accompanied by Terence O'Flaherty. Gemma closed the first half with her own version of Danny Boy for which she received a standing ovation.

The second half opened with a few more verses from Terence O'Flaherty's "Back to Camden" joined by the band of traditional musicians. And then followed an amazing performance by Saoirse Ni Machail, doing a brush dance which again had the crowd on their feet.

Act Two of "God's Answer to Anoraks" was next with the lads returning to the bar after a heavy defeat in a hurling game. The scene finished with the CICA/Fr Murphy's ladies storming the stage after winning a championship to show the lads how it should be done!

Next on the programme was poets corner, with Aisling Fahey, Anton Thompson- McCormick and Nora Connolly reciting their own works as well as works from Heaney, Yeats and Beckett. This was nicely rounded off with Terence O'Flaherty's rendition of Raglan Road, in honour of Patrick Kavanagh.

Then a performance to end all performances, All Ireland and World Champion Irish dancer, Joe McGeown enthralled the crowd with his hard shoe routines that won him the world championship. It took everyone's breath away!
It was then in to An Seisuin Mor: the big session in Camden.
What a night! So many of the performers were youngsters and a great deal of them in the audience as well. The present is vibrant and the future looks bright.
- Larry O'Leary, CHAIRMAN CICA LONDON




Everything is now in readiness for Saturday 13 October 2018 at The London Irish Centre where the CICA present Ceiliúradh. The doors open at 7.00pm with the show commencing at 8.00pm. We have an amazing array of acts and talented performers with world class reputations. They include:
Joe McGweon - World Champion Irish Dancer
Gemma McMeel - Actress & Singer (fresh from Titanic: The Musical Tour)
Saoirse Ni Machail - Uillean Pipe Player & Dancer
Terence O Flaherty & Traditional Musicians
The Irish Pensioners Choir 
The Feith na Cheoil Orchestra
Spoken Word Artists: Aisling Fahey, Anton Thompson-McCormick,
Nora Connolly &  Paddy O Keefe
Irish Centre Set Dancers
Plus a short reminisce on the Showband Days together with a short play by John Dunne 'Gods Answer To Anoraks' (a lighted hearted look at Gaelic Games)
All with Gerry Molumby as our MC.
Tickets are selling fast - some still left on Eventbrite or through the C.I.C.A. Don't delay! Avoid disappointment.

The CICA are proud to present  "Ceiliúradh Londáin" on Sat 13 Oct 2018.
A celebration of the Irish culture in London, told through Music, Song, Dance, Drama and the Spoken Word on Saturday 13 October 2018. The committee are putting the finishing touches to a mammoth show at the London Irish Centre in Camden, commencing in the afternoon in the Kennedy Hall with Feile na Oige, where our locally born musicians, singers and dancers get a chance to perform from 12 noon to 2 pm. And then at 8 pm in The McNamara hall our Ceiluradh will start, and culminate with An Seiusin Mor in Camden. Details of the artists appearing will be updated in the coming days. It promises to be a massive day. Tickets are now available from Eventbrite and from CICA officers.

Tickets for the Ceiluradh are priced at £15 each with concessions at £12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEL: LARRY O’LEARY (LABHRAS O'LAOGHAIRE): 0794 4178879
TEL: JOHN GILTENAN: 0795 6855957
EMAIL: cica.london@gmail.com

 
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