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Irish tradition to be celebrated in gala live performance

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The Kilkennys, Tipperary tenor Michael Molumby and Fermanagh’s very personal Slim Attraction headline a gig to lift funds for London charity

The newly-built theater within the Salvatorian Faculty in Harrow is the venue on Saturday, February 4 for an Irish gala live performance hosted by the parish of St Joseph’s and Triskellion Theatre.

Headlining the live performance is certainly one of Eire’s foremost folks bands The Kilkennys, conventional, folks and ballads four-piece, they ply their commerce throughout Europe and America — and have now efficiently prolonged their popularity into Asia.

However on February 4, they’re going to be in Harrow.

The Kilkennys are busier than ever. A conventional, folks and ballads four-piece, they ply their commerce throughout Europe and America — and have now efficiently prolonged their popularity into Asia.

“We principally play to audiences that we have inherited from The Dubliners. The Clancys too. After we play in Denmark, or Holland, or Germany we become old viewers members getting a repair of nostalgia, I suppose you would possibly name it. However we additionally appeal to younger viewers members, new to the music bit equally exhilarated by it as their mother and father” says Davey Cashin, founder member of the band. “And we have now obtained gigs in India and the Center East,” he says.

The enduring, worldwide attraction of Irish music intrigues him. “It is thrilling, is the factor,” he says. “There’s nothing fairly prefer it. And it appears to cross all boundaries. I bear in mind we went to the Czech Republic not too way back, and I used to be pondering to myself, ‘These folks will not have a clue about what we’re on about. . . . .’

“However all people was up dancing and leaping about inside the first few bars of music.”

The Kilkennys’ recognition has unfold as far afield as India, the place they’re one of the profitable Irish touring acts ever. Their exhibits are normally offered out inside hours of being introduced, and the band at the moment are hailed as veritable superstars. Davey Cashin simply says, “Search me.”

The Kilkennys got here collectively, as you may think, within the previous metropolis of Kilkenny. A bunch of schoolmates determined to start out taking part in music collectively, and from the late Nineties started touring. The Harrow date is their solely London gig on their present tour.

Tipperary tenor Michael Molumby

Direct from Co. Tipperary, Gerry’s brother the tenor Michael Molumby. He’s actually a number one voice in his native Thurles city cathedral choir and musical society. Singing songs from the good West Finish Reveals Michael will enthral the viewers.

Michael’s latest CD Circling the Sq. that includes classical requirements similar to Moon River, Irish ballads, and the Thurles Cathedral Choir singing O Holy Night time. The CD has to date raised over £20,000 for Tipperary Hospice.

Fermanagh native and now Harrow-based Paul Rooney, recognized professionally as Slim Attraction at all times will get the viewers off their seats and on the dance ground along with his medleys of Irish and nation music.

Dancers from Scoil Rince Ryan Lavelle can even be going via their well-honed routines. Their mission is: “To convey collectively everybody from younger youngsters all the way in which to younger adults to have enjoyable whereas studying to bop.”

The present won’t be with no contact of comedy because the hosts, Gerry Molumby and Patrick O’Connell are sure to become involved. A charity raffle will probably be held to lift funds for Irish in London’s Motion Towards Starvation.

Visitor of honor is Michael Lonergan, counselor (political affairs), Embassy of Eire, London.

The live performance will probably be filmed for Irish on UK TV.

Gerry Molumby

Gerry Molumby and Patrick O’Connell from Triskellion Theater have produced this showcase to lift funds for London based mostly Irish charity ‘Motion Towards Starvation.

Figuring out of Westminster Cathedral these volunteers distribute, at varied factors all through the week, over 2 hundred freshly-cooked meals, backpacks, welfare packs, waterproof jackets and trousers, underwear and socks, sweets, drinks, and varied meals gadgets. Most of all, they’ve frolicked speaking to folks dwelling on the streets of London over tea and home made cake.

Salvatorian Faculty, Excessive Highway, Harrow Weald, Middx, HA3 5DY

Saturday, February 4 at 7.30pm

Tickets are £20 and could be booked upfront from the Field Workplace 0731203290

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