The ICC Seisiúns is a collection of 14 acoustic Irish sessions filmed at The Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith which are now being screened on ICC Digital, the new online platform of The Irish Cultural Centre. The performances are being shown every consecutive Friday over 14 weeks, and started mid-September.
The sessions were filmed at The Irish Cultural Centre over a period of one week in August 2020, in a COVID-19 secure environment. The aim of the project was to give a platform to those London based Irish musicians who regularly play at the ICC and have over many years helped to establish it as ‘The Home of Irish Culture.’ Because all the musicians have, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, lost their means of income, the ICC endeavoured to create a project that would help to pay and support them.
The line-up for The ICC Seisiúns stars some of the very best Irish musicians based in London, including: the guitarist and singer Tad Sargent, with the great fiddle player, Michael Sweeney and the legendary Irish banjo player Mick O Connor; fiddler James Carty with flute player Eimear McGeown; Irish trad band The Connolly Family; fiddle and flute duo Ali and Phil Barnes; Uilleann piper Coleman Connolly with fiddler Fiona Daly; Karen Ryan and The Quinn Family Band; Irish singer Peter Coughlan; piper and flute player Brendan McAuley with singer Mick Sands; opera singer Carolyn Holt with Paul McKenzie; Irish trad band The Devine Family; singer, piano and flute player Jacquelyn Hynes; and singer songwriters Luke Coughlan; Sinead Egan; Hannah Jackson and Tim Logue.
The ICC Seisiúns are viewable online at www.irishculturalcentre.co.uk/digital