Crossharbour“I saw the future of trad music and its name is Crossharbour.” Tony Lawless, Tradconnect.


CrossHarbour are an exciting new band emerging from the thriving London Irish music scene. The band showcases the talents of Órlaith McAuliffe, 19-times All Ireland Champion – including, in 2011, Senior All-Ireland Champion on both flute and whistle As well as being an accomplished performer, Órlaith is also a prolific composer and many of her tunes feature in the CrossHarbour sets.

Sam Proctor, who is originally from Nottingham, gained critical recognition for his 2008 debut solo album Natural Progression that was chosen by the Irish Times as one of the traditional albums of the year. Alongside performing Sam also works as a recording engineer and producer and works as a lecturer in Music Production at the London College of Music. Philippe Barnes is a multi-instrumentalist who is well known on the folk and jazz circuits as a flute player. However, Philippe joins CrossHarbour primarily as a guitarist. Since completing an MA in Irish Music Performance at University of Limerick, Philippe has toured with the David Munnelly Band, Celtic-Jazz group All Jigged Out as well as rising folk/hip-hop act Dizraeli and the Small Gods. He has also released albums with All Jigged Out and pianist Tom Phelan.

Tad Sargent is in demand as a session musician and teacher of the bodhrán as well as being an accomplished bouzouki player. He has recorded with Brian Kelly and Guy Ritchie’s Punchbowl Band as well as appearing as a featured musician on the film Burke and Hare, alongside Sam. Tad is also a member of contemporary Celtic band Ranagri who are currently recording their debut album at the legendary Realword Studios.

Most recently the band has been joined by singer Rosie Hodgson. Rosie has grown up surrounded by traditional music and has a growing reputation as both a singer and a songwriter. As a solo artist Rosie has won several awards including ‘Best Newcomer’ at Ely Festival in 2011. She has recently launched her new EP “Somewhere North” and was nominated as a finalist in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Rosie also brings her talents as a songwriter to the band.

CrossHarbour, named after a London tube station, play a range of traditional and newly composed material. They recently recorded their debut album in Livingstone Studios, London. The album is scheduled for release in the coming months and will coincide with as national tour of the UK.


7.30pm Friday 25th October 2013 – Crosshabour concert @ Green Note – £10 in advance *** THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT***