Album Launch

Marcus Hernon and Noel O’Grady / Mary MacNamara and Sorcha Costello

London Irish Centre (Kennedy)

Sat 29th Oct 2016




Connemara flute player and maker and composer, Marcus Hernon, winner of seven All-Ireland titles, launches his latest CD, Kindle the Fire. He is accompanied by Noel O’Grady on bouzouki.

Marcus, a world-class flute player, lived and worked in London for many years. He and Noel were members of the band that played at the famous sessions in the Good Mixer in Camden Town during the 1980s and both will be appearing with the Good Mixer Band at our Sunday night concert.


From Clondanagh, between Tulla and Feakle, Co. Clare, concertina player Mary MacNamara learned from some of the masters of Irish music in the region, including John Naughton, Martin Rochford, Paddy Joe Hayes, Francie Donnellan, Joe Bane and Bill Malley.

She has performed throughout Europe and the USA and is one of the most sought after teachers of Irish music.

Her daughter, Sorcha Costello, is one of the finest of the younger generation of fiddle players. This year, they released a delightful album of duets, The Lady’s Cup of Tea, which also features the piano playing of Mary’s son, Pádraig.