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Announcing First Ireland Album Launch Concert dates for ‘LL25’
25th Anniversary Album from The London Lasses

Thursday 1st June 2023, 8pm
Matt Molloy's, Westport (Co. Mayo)
Tickets available on the door 
Friday 2nd June 2023, 8pm
The Dock, Carrick on Shannon (Co. Leitrim)
Tickets available 
Saturday 3rd June 2023, 8pm
An Taibhdhearc, Galway
Tickets available   
Saturday 29th July 2023
Fiddler's Green Festival, Rostrevor (Co. Down).
Info available
The London Lasses, LL25 CICD210 (LoLa Records in association with Cló Iar-Chonnacht)

CD and digital Album currently available from:
‘There is great life and energy in the music from start to finish and it’s wonderful to see past members joining the current group for this
celebratory recording.’ Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha, Head of Music, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

‘The London Lasses’s “25th Anniversary Album” is a brilliant bit of music. The musicianship is off the charts good and each track is put
together with the sort of sophistication that comes with the experience of longstanding practice. If you love traditional music with strong vision,
give this one a close listen – it’ll be time very well spent. ‘ Dan Neely, The Irish Echo (New York)

‘A solid traditional sound from fiddles, flutes, banjo, button box, pipes and concertina is spiced by saxophone, harp, and inventive piano
accompaniment on several tracks, making this both an exciting new album and a valued addition to London’s long history of Irish music.’
Alex Monaghan, Irish Music Magazine

The London Lasses are excited to announce the release of their 25th anniversary album, LL25. Featuring all new material and including both
past and present band members, the recording celebrates the band’s musical journey over the past quarter-century and showcases the
powerfully traditional signature sound which they've become known for. The album spans four centuries of Irish music, from ‘Planxty Thomas
Burke’ penned by the harper-composer Carolan (1670-1738) to newly composed tunes by concertina player Edel Fox, flute player Tommy
Fitzharris and harper Michael Rooney. Captivatingly sung by vocalist Bróna McVittie, the album's four songs include the beautiful 'Bánchnoic
Éireann Ó (The Fair Hills of Ireland)', a song in praise of Ireland dating from the 1700s.
LL25 is also a celebration of both the close-knit group of musicians who have been part of the Lasses’ story so far, and the long history of
traditional Irish music in London, a rich cultural heritage which they are extremely proud to be part of. As band leader Karen Ryan, Director of
the annual Return to London Town Festival and one of the leading lights of traditional Irish music in London, says: “This album is one that’s
very close to my heart. It brings together 16 wonderful musicians and brings back a lifetime’s worth of musical memories and friendships.”

Since first getting together for an informal tour of the US in 1997, The London Lasses have performed at some of the biggest festivals and
venues in the world including the Royal Albert Hall in London, where they played the first ever BBC Proms céilí, Cambridge Folk Festival,
Dublin City Hall, the Concertgebouw, Philadelphia Irish Festival and Glastonbury. From mellifluous vocals to lively instrumentals, The
London Lasses invite you to join them on this special musical journey and experience the beauty and richness of traditional Irish music.
The band is planning a series of live performances in the UK and Ireland to celebrate the release (more tba)

Track list
01. JIGS: Caves of Kiltannon, The New Home, The Clare Shout
02. REELS: Dandy Dinny Cronin, Moving In Old Decency, Ballintore Fancy, Over The Bridge To Peggy
03. SONG: Rathfriland on the Hill
04. Planxty Thomas Burke
05. JIGS, REELS: The Woods of Caolrua, Dancing Eyes, The Crock of Gold, The White Fairy
06. SONG: Bánchnoic Éireann Ó
07. MARCHES: Jamesy Gannon’s, Triumphal March
08. REELS: The Leitrim Rover, The Punchbowl
09. SONG: The Blackbird of Mullaghmore
10: BARNDANCE, REEL: Peach Blossoms, The Sunny Banks
11. SLIP JIGS: Séamus Connolly’s Favourite, Gort Na Móna, The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
12. REELS: Martin Wynne’s No. 4, The Curlew, Nana Jo’s
13. SONG: Sweet Portaferry
14. REELS: The Culfadda, Farewell to London, Rossmore Jetty
More details  available at

Also coming up this month:

Our Bróna is launching her third solo album 'The Woman in the Moon' at The Camden Club on Thursday 11th May

details and tickets available here

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