Traditional Irish Concertina Workshop 2pm-4pm
Intermediate – Advanced Level
Tutor: Alex Kelly
Ashford Place is a Covid secure venue with capacity monitoring, social distancing, sanitising measures and a one way system in place.
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your workshop start time to register (wearing a face covering, unless exempt). Please sanitise your hands on arrival and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.
The on-site cafe will be open for drinks and snacks during your visit.
Please note that this workshop is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced level players (not beginners).
County Sligo concertina player, Alex Kelly, comes from a very musical family. He was a member of the national award winning Sligo group: Tog a hOcht. He has been a highly valued member of the traditional Irish session scene here in London ever since he moved over in recent years – first playing regular sessions in West London with Dublin accordionist, Conal Cuttle and fiddler, Deirdre Glynn. In 2019 he was involved in performances of the ‘De Cuéllar Suite’ which was composed by Michael Rooney and pays tribute to the Spanish Armada. Alex works in the capital as a secondary school teacher.
Alex taught concertina at the 20th Return to Camden Town Festival at the London Irish Centre and received great reviews from his workshop students – we are delighted to welcome him back to teach for our annual Festival this year.
For more details regarding events taking place as part of ‘Return to London Town’ London’s 22nd Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance (Fri 23 – Sat 25 Oct 2020) please see www.irishmusicinlondon.org and www.thelockinn.io/returntolondontown