NEWS: Thin Lizzy Added To London Irish Village 2012

The legendary Thin Lizzy have been added to the line-up for the London Irish Village 2012 which takes place atUnder The Bridge from July 27th – August 10th. The band will perform two very special intimate London shows ‘for the fans’ onAugust 7th & 8th.

Thin Lizzy guitaristScott Gorham commented “After having a phenomenal year and a half on the road, including some great shows with Guns n’ Roses last month, we jumped at the chance to play a couple of dates at the London Irish Village 2012 at Under the Bridge to give something back to the London fans who have been so loyal to us. These are intimate shows in a state of the art venue with very limited tickets available, and will be our only London shows for the rest of this year, so will be very special. We may even throw in a surprise or two!”

Thanks to huge hits such asWhiskey in the Jar, Jailbreak and The Boys Are Back in Town,Thin Lizzy will go down in history as one of the great rock bands and are one of Ireland’s proudest and most successful exports.

Double bill of Frankie Gavin & De Dannan + The Fureys also confirmed

The London Irish Village nourishes its roots onTuesday 31 July as globally acclaimed bands Frankie Gavin & De Dannanand The Fureys play Under The Bridge.

Foremost interpreters of the Celtic musical tradition, the two groups are fresh from wowing crowds at the London Feis.The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring Irish music of the last 30 years, including ‘Green Fields of France’ and ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen.’

The hugely influentialDe Dannan have drawn on Gaelic sources to explore rock, classical and bluegrass, and brought singers Dolores Keane and Mary Black to worldwide audiences. InFrankie Gavin they boast probably the world’s greatest Irish fiddle player – employed by the likes of theRolling Stones and Elvis Costello.

This will be an intimate night of sing-along’s, sentiment and stunning musicianship.

The London Irish Village 2012 Line-up

Nanci Griffith Fri 27th July 2012

The Undertones Sat 28th July 2012

Aslan Sun 29th July 2012

Frankie Gavin & De Dannan + The Fureys Tues 31st July 2012

The Saw Doctors Thur 2nd August 2012

The Saw Doctors Fri 3rd August 2012

Thin Lizzy Wed 8th August 2012

Thin Lizzy Thur 9th August 2012

Eddi Reader Fri 10th August 2012

Tickets are available fromwww.ticketweb.co.ukand www.underthebridge.co.uk. For further details visitwww.underthebridge.co.ukand www.thelondonirishvillage2012.com.

WIN! Signed Eddi Reader Albums!

London should be prepared this summer. With the Olympics heading to town, there is already a veritable feast of sporting events dominating the peak summer period. But for those non-sporty amongst you, fear not, for Eddi Reader is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s London Irish Village, which is presented by Under The Bridge and Vince Power. To celebrate her appearance, Eddi Reader has been kind enough to give The Kaje a handful of signed albums from her back catalogue. If you’d like to get your hands on one, simply tell us what band kickstarted Eddi’s career. Answers to jeremy@the-kaje.com by July 25th.

NEWS: The London Irish Village 2012 Unveiled

Some of Ireland’s Best-Loved Artists, Including The Saw Doctors, Nanci Griffith and The Undertones, To Perform As Part Of 16-Night Celebration Of Irish Music and Culture

Under the Bridge and Vince Power are pleased to announce that for sixteen nights during this summer’s games, Under the Bridge in West London will host a unique celebration of Irish music and culture featuring performances from some of the country’s best-loved artists and bands.

Thanks in no small part to its vibrant and hugely diverse music scene, Ireland has long held a reputation as one of the world’s great party towns and, for two weeks starting at the end of July, the likes of The Undertones, Nanci Griffith, Aslan and The Saw Doctors will be bringing the inimitable sound of Ireland to London for what is sure to be one of the must-see festivals of the summer.

“You don’t have to be Irish to participate” says London Irish Village curator and revered music industry mogul Vince Power. “I’ve always had a long history of booking Irish acts in the UK and I’m really happy to be involved in the London Irish Village – it’s our mini Feis this year during the games”.

Expect a heady mix of quality music, traditional Irish food and drink, and great company. The Craic’s Here.

Line-up (more names to be announced in due course):

Nanci Griffith
Fri 27th July 2012

The Undertones
Sat 28th July 2012

Aslan
Sun 29th July 2012

The Saw Doctors
Thur 2nd August 2012

The Saw Doctors
Fri 3rd August 2012

Eddi Reader
Fri 10th August 2012

Tickets start at £17 and are available from www.ticketweb.co.uk andwww.underthebridge.co.uk.

For further details visit www.underthebridge.co.uk and www.thelondonirishvillage2012.com.

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