For more than a decade, The London Lasses have brought their music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Ballyshannon, Philadelphia Irish Festival and the Royal Albert Hall, where they performed the first ever BBC Proms céilí as part of the 2008 season.
The band celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2010 with the release of their fourth album, By Night & By Day. The album delves into a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed.
Recent highlights include headlining at Dublin City Hall as part of Temple Bar Trad Festival’s celebration of The Gathering, closing the night after Camille O’Sullivan’s performance at the St Patrick’s Day Festival in Camden’s iconic Roundhouse, appearing on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, supporting The Chieftains on their 50th Anniversary Tour appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, plus opening and closing TG4’s Christmas edition of the TV programme Féilte.
The London Lasses will be joined by highly regarded Leeds-born accompanist Chris O’Malley on keyboards, guitar and backing vocals.
‘The best female group in Irish music is The London Lasses. Easily. No debate. Incredible musicians and singers.’ Irish American News and liveIreland.com
‘One of the best bands on the scene today’ Irish Music Magazine
Afternoon Concert – 1pm Saturday 26th October 2013 @ The London Irish Centre – Admission: £10