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The tenth Return to Camden Town Festival will take place between Friday
24th October and Sunday 2nd November 2008 at the London Irish Centre, 50-52
Camden Square, LONDON NW1 9XB. The tenth year of this renowned festival
will feature 10 days of concerts, ceilis, set dancing, sessions, talks and
workshops of traditional Irish music, song and dance.

Artists confirmed so far include:
Paddy Keenan & Tommy O’Sullivan,
Nollaig Casey, Arty McGlynn, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
At the Racket (featuring John Carty of Patrick Street)
Dermot Byrne (Altan), Tom Morrow (Dervish), Éamonn Coyne (Salsa Celtica) &
Séamie O’Dowd (Dervish)
At First Light
Andy Martyn & Kevin Boyle
John Wynne & John McEvoy
Gerard Butler
The Davey Family Céilí Band
Maggie Boyle & Gary Boyle
John Devine and Chris Corbett will both be launching new albums at the

As in recent years, we have a selection of preview events for the Festival.
On Thursday June 5th, Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn played to a
packed house at the London Irish Centre (their only appearance in London)
to celebrate the launch of their album, “Pathway to the Well”.

We are also delighted to announce that the Festival is linking up with the
BBC Proms 2008 to present The Trad Gathering on Sunday 20th July. For the
first time in the 114 years history of the world-renowned BBC Proms, one
day of this prestigious event will be dedicated to celebrating traditional
music, song and dance.

In recognition of and support for the strong traditional Irish music
community in Britain, the BBC Proms Team, in conjunction with the Return to
Camden Town Festival, is commissioning the project for the young
traditional musicians in London and further afield in the UK. We hope to
have a group of musicians to match the size of an orchestra. The project
will be led by the renowned London Irish band, The London Lasses and Pete
Quinn, who will also be performing for the evening ceili at the Royal
Albert Hall.

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