London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles

first_imgEmail Print WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsLondon commemoration for famous Limerick exilesBy Alan Jacques – October 27, 2015 1052 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook TAGSCatherine HayesKensal Green CemeterylimerickLimerick Association of LondonSean Og Hanley WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleNational recognition for Limerick Tippy Talk’ projectNext articleNot all Doon and gloom in County Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Catherine Hayesby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine HayesTHE Limerick Association of London will hold a special commemoration ceremony to honour two famous Limerick people who are buried in Kensal Green cemetery on Sunday, November 1.The Association will firstly honour the legendary Limerick Gael Sean Og Hanley on the centenary of his death. A native of Kilfinane, he was a member of the Limerick senior hurling team of 1897 that captured Limericks’ first All-Ireland senior hurling title.Shortly after this victory, Sean Og emigrated to London where he died at the young age of 38 and was laid to rest in Kensal Green in 1915. The grave has been carefully restored and maintained under the watchful eye of the Limerick Association of London.A commemoration will also take place on November 1 at the graveside of Limerick opera singer Catherine Hayes. A native of Patrick Street, she achieved international fame with her magnificent soprano voice.One of the best-known singers of the nineteenth century, she performed for Kings and Queens, even giving a performance for Queen Victoria and 500 guests at Buckingham Palace. She made her debut as prima donna at the La Scala opera house in Milan in 1846, the first Irish woman to do so.She also lived in London and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Kamasi Washington, St. Vincent, More Perform On ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ [Watch]

first_img[Videos: BBC Music][H/T CoS] On the latest episode of BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland, the show welcomed a variety of musical guests to deliver their newest tunes to the British television audience, including St. Vincent, Kamasi Washington, Christine and the Queens, and James.St. Vincent performed “Fast Slow Disco”, a recently reworked version of the MASSEDUCTION song “Slow Disco” to headline the show. Kamasi Washington, who the show described as the “jazz king,” performed “Fists of Fury”, one of his latest releases from his upcoming double album, titled Heaven And Earth—the album is slated for release on Friday, June 22nd. The nearly 10-minute composition, which was written as a rearrangement to the title song of Bruce Lee‘s classic film Fist of Fury, was cut down to 4:14 minutes.Christine and the Queens also guested on the television show, where they performed “Girlfriend”, her first new single since 2015. British alternative rock band James also performed a pair of songs, “Better Than That” from their upcoming EP and their 1990 single “Sit Down”.Watch all four groups perform on the Later… with Jools Holland below.last_img read more