A Short History of London Irish Electronics

From the late 80s & early 90’s Ireland has had a vital connection with London in terms of dance music. Ireland at that time was a bleak landscape, migration was rife as people left the shores for the UK for a more exciting experience.

The timing was perfect. The acid house movement was revolutionising the music scene with a loved up vibe, breaking down the barriers between race and culture. The Irish joined the already established squat scene and illegal underground free parties were held over the weekends. Punk merged with Reggae and House, combined with speed, ecstasy and acid exposed people to elements of music they wouldn’t usually listen to. Repetitive beats, piano riffs, uplifting vocals and Kiss Fm stole people from the misery of the 80s and brought them with a happy bang into the positive lair of the 90s. During this period, people drifted back and forth between Dublin and London, sharing a wealth of experiences, confidence and creativity. Clubs emerged throughout Ireland, mirroring the scenes of London with an added edge.

Genres evolved over the years with house, rave, hardcore, techno, hip hop, jungle, reggae to dancehall exploding onto Irish dancefloors.

Early 00’s/noughties brought solid record labels such as D1 (techno) and Bassbin (drum n bass and jungle) to the fore battling against the emergence of the mainstream music of the Celtic Tiger. Corks, Fish GO Deep were releasing house music around the same time with a rich history of their own club nights to draw from.

The recession hit the Irish people around 2008. But when there was a lack of money, there was a surge in creativity. Once again we saw the Irish crossing the waters to familiar pastures, this time with a more developed platform of creativity under their belts.

A wealth of established and new names such as Zero T(Metalheadz, Dispatch recordings), Boxcutter (Kinnego records) Shane Keogh (Ministry of Sound), Ciara Cunnane (Hoxton.FM),  Saoirse Ryan (Resident Advisor), SertOne, Arveene have etched their names on the London scene. Grown up music fine-tuned and matured over the years of experience. London with its eclectic scenes and music culture has influenced and nurtured the Irish dance scene over the decades, resulting in a warm embracing cross cultural emergence of new talents between the waters.

The Red Gallery celebrates this emergence and musical evolution on the 20th March with Irish Electronics.  Legends of the Dublin dancefloor Johnny Moy and Billy Surry will make an appearance. Also on the night musical treats from Arveene, OneKnown, Timmy Stewart, Cromby & Swoose, Lorcan Mak, SertOne, Dave Magnier, Bazza Ranks and Greedy Pig DJs.

The Red Gallery hosted Paddy Casey in 2014 and brought together the Irish in London enabling more creative connections within the community and paving the way for future London Irish events.

Aoife Nic Canna 2015  ©

For further more history on Irish dance /electroinica checks Aoife's 6 part radio doc "Folklore from the Dancefloor.  Soundcloud page HERE

Shoreditch Christmas Craft Market

#Shoreditch #Christmas #Craft #Market is back this Friday and Saturday for last week of Christmas Shopping. Have a peak at what we have been up to at the Market

Red Market Gallery and Night Tales 288-299 Old Street, EC1V 9LA Open from 12-5pm heated and undercover Market.

The Shoreditch Christmas Crafts Market is about fusing local creative talent with a family friendly environment. This exciting and magical Christmas market in the heart of creative London brings you funky eco-chic, beautifully handmade, locally produced unique Christmas gifts.

Shoreditch Christmas Market

Red Gallery in association Nigh Tales are looking forward to our 1st Christmas Market together.

Are you an Artist living and working in the east end? Red Market is looking for Jewellery makers, hats & gloves, high end leather goods..wallets, Ipad cases, do you make & sell your own preserves? Can you run and supply your own Cake & traditional food stalls for xmas then GET IN TOUCH NOW!!

Shoreditch’s Christmas Craft Market will run for three weeks from Friday 4thuntil 20th December and you could have your own stall at one of London’s leading street food markets

Shoreditch craft market is a chance for you to show your craft items and sell them to a willing audience looking for that one item that says “unique” ...We are particularly keen to get stall holders who already have a local businesses.

Tables cost is a measly £25 for the day so don’t be a humbug  get in touch ASAP!!

Email to: hello@redgallerylondon.com

Nonclassical Club Night

Tonight Nonclassical is at Red Gallery. elysian quartet will be exploring non-traditional scores! clapTON ensemble will be performing. Get 2 tickets for £10 if they quote ‘Remix’ at the ticket desk.

Nonclassical’s  exploreing  the art of remix. Featuring bold voices from the worlds of contemporary classical music and turntablism including composer and producer Gabriel Prokofiev and DMC World champion 2014 DJ, Mr Switch presenting works that test the boundaries of classical music.

The night also includes Nonclassical DJs, Nwando Ebizie,  and Gabriel Prokofiev playing sets ranging from electronica and avant garde, to beats, blips and strings.

  • Elysian quartet will be exploring non-traditional scores!
  • Text Score from Olivieros, voice transcribed score from Meredith Monk, artwork score from Skelton.
  • clapTON ensemble performing music by Anna Romashkova and Neil Luck
  • Abstruckt Ensemble performing Iannis Xenakis , Loevendie, Vuille

In association with Sinfini Music PRS Foundation Arts Council England

Tickets selling out quickly! Grab your own HERE:

Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT

Little Hearts Matter charity fundraiser

Part of the door takings for the Paddy Casey live at Red Gallery will be donated to the Little Hearts Charity.

Little Hearts Matter offers support and information, and raises awareness of those affected when a child has only half a heart, due to conditions such as Complex Pulmonary Atresia, Tricuspid Atresia, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) or Double Inlet or Outlet Ventricle (Univentricular Heart).

Little Hearts Matter was originally set up in 1994 at the request of parents of children who had a life threatening diagnosis of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Known initially as Left Heart Matters, a volunteer team attempted to offer support to families whose children were sent to the only centre treating this complex condition in the UK, Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Parents felt very isolated by their children’s disease, the experimental nature of the surgery, the distances that they had to travel for treatment and the huge mortality rate that was the risk of treatment. Gradually, over the following two years, the charity grew, applying for charitable status in 1996. Other cardiac centres throughout the UK began to offer treatment and the charity’s services expanded to meet the needs of a growing membership. The services included parent-to-parent telephone support, hospital visiting and yearly information Open Days.

Membership of Little Hearts Matter

Full membership of Little Hearts Matter is open to anyone with a single ventricle heart condition, as well as their parents, grandparents, legal guardians and siblings. Members must be at least 18 years old and must be British residents or citizens. Anyone who meets these criteria qualifies for full membership which is free.

Child Membership will automatically be given to children with single ventricle heart conditions and their siblings under 18 when their parents or guardians join the charity as Full Members. Associate Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in supporting the work of Little Hearts Matter, including our professional colleagues.

For more info see Little Hearts Matter website HERE

Poitín the Daddy of Irish Whiskey

Poitín - pronounced ‘potcheen’, the Daddy of Irish whiskey is reclaiming its title as the real Irish spirit after its shady Illicit past. Forced underground for almost 350 years, Bán (pronounced bawn) is the ultimate experience of a spirit imbedded in Irish culture. A spirit so treasured we wouldn’t let it off the Island until now. Paddy Power Sour? Yes please.

Poitín will be served as part of the Paddy Casey live music events at Red Gallery on Thursday 25th of September. SEE MORE INFO HERE

Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT

Red Market Open in September

RED Market, the melding place of the City and Shoreditch will continue to open its doors Thursdays through Saturday in September.

Four years on and firmly positioned on London’s cultural map, this year’s incarnation has proved able to deliver the perfect environment for London’s Summer weather; from Beach to Bedouin Tent and everything in-between.

Whether a serendipitous discovery, an annual haunt, a find through social media or word of mouth, family or friends, RED Market has been a huge success this year; with those that pass through its gates making it their home.

While the days are still longer than the nights, RED Market will continue to soundtrack evenings with an eclectic line up of passionate and knowledgeable DJs, guaranteed to have everyone grooving.

The same great bars and consistently good selection of street food from Flippin Cow, Butchies, Deshi Roti, Dough Bro Pizza, Le Casa Del Burrito, Roasticini with the addition of heaters to chase away any late summer chills, allows the most to be made of outdoor city life. 

Urban Dialogues 2014

“For the 4th consecutive year, Red Gallery is proud to both support and host the Urban Dialogues exhibition showcasing work on themes of faith, belief in identity.  We recognize the great need to create inclusive spaces and events where art can illuminate and demonstrate the complexity of our diverse society. The history of Red Gallery’s shows what can be achieved when people of diverse backgrounds can do when they dialogue and work together – it is with this same spirit which we welcome the many different communities and individuals attending Urban Dialogues 2014”

Forthcoming events include discussion, spoken word, live music and food. see links below

• Festival Night -  Wednesday 3rd September 7-11pm LINK HERE

• Female Voices - Thursday 11th September 6:30-11pm LINK HERE

• Sunday Social -  Sunday 21st September 1-6pm LINK HERE

3FF’s Urban Dialogues is run in partnership with Arts Council England, Culture at King’s, Radical Middle Way, Art and Christianity Enquiry, JW3, City Bridge Trust, Bible Society, Greenbelt, Near Neighbours and Red Gallery.

For more information on events, artists and performers LINK HERE

Navigations runs from 3-21 September 2014 | 12-7pm daily | FREE entry - Red Gallery, 3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT

London Mothers Club brings A Family Affair to RED MARKET

A truly unique event that packs the day full of fun for the kids with the highest quality and in demand entertainers whilst offering luxurious pampering for mums.

We are delighted to offer to all NHS workers an amazing a discounted family ticket price at £10.00 please bring your NHS card with you and present it on the door.

Expect fun with Peppa pig, dance classes with celebrity favourite Amanda's action club, & funky moves, face painting from role models, cupcake workshop classes from BKD, massages from urban massage, make overs from face addict hair junkie and many more surprises!

The backdrop is a unique urban oasis, with a beach, the coolest of cocktails and stunning street food vendors.

A family ticket will cost £15.00 and will include all entertainment and pampering for mum.

See you on FUNDAY the 17th of August, midday - 5pm