The ICC is proud to present
The Next Generations of Celtic and Irish Music
Notá, Luke Coughlan, Tony McHugh, Hannah Jackson
Bar Opens 7pm
Five-piece traditional folk band Nóta was forged in the Irish sessions of London. The band combine their deep respect and love for the tradition with a wide range of musical influences in their tasteful and inventive arrangements. Brothers Seán (accordion) and Noel (flute), along with good friend Joe (banjo & guitar) represent London, while Anna (fiddle & voice) hails from County Down and Sam (guitar & bodhrán) from Australia. Their love for playing live music is insatiable. Nóta play trad with integrity and innovation.
Luke Coughlan is an Irish Londoner who blends his background in Irish folk music with his love for rock, classical and other musical styles. His driven guitar playing and use of beatbox compliment his powerful range for an energised experience. He’s played alongside Irish music legends at The Royal Albert Hall and is writing an album this year. Along side his music, Luke is an actor – combining the two art forms with great flair. Follow him online for news on future projects!
Tony McHugh is a singer, songwriter, musical director, and music producer from Belfast. Tony is widely talented guitarist playing solo having toured with Siomhá and with his band “The Emerald Armada.” Tony also had a very successful time on BBC 2’s “The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone” leading his acapella group “Choral Stimulation” to second place. You can follow him online on Facebook and Twitter.
Hannah is a Glaswegian singer-songwriter based in London. Hints of The Staves and Laura Marling can be identified in her soaring melodies, intricate acoustics and whimsical, laid back performance style. Her folk-pop music is available on all major music platforms. Notable performances include Sofar Sounds London, Nest Collective, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and The Scotswoman of The Year Awards. She recently performed one of her songs with London Contemporary Voices choir at Queen Elizabeth Hall. She is also a member of vocal quartet ‘Archie’.