Rambling House on sellout tour of the UK
Published 30/10/2013 | 05:36
IRISH emigrants were returned to the Ireland of their childhood by the music, song and dance of a Kerry and west Limerick group who brought the Irish Rambling House on a sellout tour of England.
Just home this week, the group said the tour was their best yet in 13 years of performing at UK venues.
Organised by Joe Harrington and Kay O'Leary of Lyreacrompane, the Irish Rambling House is comprised of some of the finest musicians, dancers and storytellers from the north Kerry and west Limerick region.
"It went very, very well and we had four full houses for the tour in Leamington Spa, Birmingham, the London Irish Centre in Camden and Harrow," Joe Harrington said.
"We had fantastic young talent with us this year with the likes of Darren Roche from Castlemahon, one of the best accordion players in the country, Tom Trench from Bunghara, a fantastic banjo player, Lixnaw man Donough McElligott on concertina, Lorraine Nash from Lyre on fiddle, harp and flute and Brosna twins Sarah and Maurice O'Keeffe who played music and danced as well."
They went down a storm in each of the four venues where they received an, at times, emotional response from some audience members.