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Return to London Town Festival 2020
October 23 - October 25
London’s 22nd Annual Festival of Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th October 2020
Virtually Streamed and Socially Distanced Festival
London’s 22nd Annual Festival of Traditional Irish Music ‘Return to London Town’ has been in planning stages for months, remaining flexible at every turn in these unusual times – we are absolutely delighted to announce what we have organised for the weekend of Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October 2020. A blended offering of socially distanced concerts (one in a ‘Trad Cinema’ style screening of our headliners from Ireland and another – a live performance with some favourite acts from the London Irish music scene) plus socially distanced music workshops, held in the beautiful Covid safe spaces of BFI IMAX (Waterloo), Cadogan Hall (Chelsea) and Ashford Place (Cricklewood). Our concerts will be streamed for those who wish to purchase online tickets to enjoy at home (making them available worldwide for the first time), we will also be presenting a day of virtual music workshops with our tutors from Ireland. Friday’s ‘Trad Cinema’ concert features: Dervish/ Noreen O’Sullivan, Seán and Frankie Gavin/ Gatehouse. Saturday’s Live Performance Concert features: John and James Carty (album launch)/ The London Lasses and Pete Quinn/ Le Chéile.
More details about ticketing, timings, safety measures, online options, artists and more is available through our various websites and social media channels. www.returntolondontown.org –www.irishmusicinlondon.org – www.facebook.com/returntocamdentown – Twitter: @ReturntoCamden – Instagram: irishmusicdanceinlondon
All of this, in the knowledge that if Government guidelines change again, we will respond accordingly – reschedulding or cancelling and refunding if necessary. We are determined to provide a shared experience to enable us to enjoy the music we love in a safe way this year.