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Irish Music in London: A Talk by Dr Reg Hall

Irish Music in London: A Talk by Dr Reg Hall

On Saturday 14 May 2016, ITMA hosted a talk by Dr Reg Hall to celebrate the launch of 2 new CD collections from Topic Records.  It Was Mighty, It Was Great Altogether and the free e-book A Few Tunes of Good Music document Irish music in London from the 1950s to the 2010s.   The 6 CDs in The Voice of the People series were edited by Reg Hall so the occasion also offered a timely opportunity to pay tribute to his lifetime’s work as researcher, musician and collector of Irish music in London over a period of 60 years.  Nicholas Carolan officially launched the collection and introduced Reg to a packed house in the ITMA Reading Room and to those who were joining us online via the ITMA YouTube channel. In the following hour, through sound, story and image, Reg brought us on a rich and memorable journey to the world of Irish music in London. 

ITMA would like to thank Dr Reg Hall for permission to reproduce this presentation on its website.