Archive for August, 2019

Colm Skwirbat

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Born in Dublin in 1997, Colm Skwirbat is carrying on the tradition of the old blues masters of the Mississippi Delta by playing the blues on his homemade cigar-box guitars. He puts his own twist on old blues classics, while still capturing the raw feel and authenticity of the ‘20s and ‘30s bottleneck blues on his 1-string and 4-string guitars. These unusual instruments were built by his father out of otherwise mundane materials, such as a cigar-box, a dog bowl and a broomstick. Colm has performed at events such as Body&Soul, Electric Picnic, the Festival of Writing and Ideas at Borris, as well as main stage at the International Rory Gallagher Festival. 9.30 free in!

Pete Cummins

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Singer songwriter Pete Cummins has been playing music since 1964 when he formed his first beat group The Circle with school friends. He has played with Donovan, Nanci Griffith, The Chieftains and formed The Fake with Freddie White in the 70’s. In 1985 together with Johnny Moynihan and Frankie Lane, they formed the legendary Fleadh Cowboys who were phenomenally successful during the eighties and nineties, and recorded two albums, High Ace to Heaven and, Time of your Life. Pete released two solo albums The Brilliant Architect and Crooked Highway which includes No Profanity under the Roof a song inspired with a night of drinking with Townes Van Zandt. His last release was Looking for the Magic a compilation double albums of his recordings in 2017.

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Daniel Soro Trio

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Native Dubliner Daniel Soro represents a new generation of Irish Bebop Guitarists. Channelling the creative energy and blues driven sincerity of the Blue Note period, Soro dexterously strikes the balance between the virtuosic and soulful, drawing comparisons to Louis Stewart, Joe Pass and Grant Green. Although steeped in the tradition of Bebop, Soro’s unique approach to the instrument arises from his background as an accomplished classical and flamenco guitarist. One of a very few wholly finger style jazz guitarists, this classical heritage carries through to his improvisation, compositions, and notable solo arrangements. Joined by some of Ireland’s finest Bop players you can expect a bit of everything; from burning tempos to Dark Bluesy Ballads, a blend of traditional and contemporary language. Guitar – Daniel Soro Bass – Derek Whyte Drums – Brendan Doherty 9pm Free in!

Clara Rose

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Clara Rose is a powerhouse vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. She has been a stalwart on the blues scene since releasing her acclaimed debut album, “A Portfolio” (2010) and follow up, “The Offering” (2018). Clara has appeared at the top blues festivals across Ireland including a recent headline show with her band at the Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival (Limavady, Co. Derry). Her work with Don Baker (album, Baker Rose 2016) and current stage show, “Ladies in the Blues” has seen her tour theatres nationwide including headline shows at the Cork Jazz Festival and most recently, Glastonbury 2019. Clara Rose puts on a cracking live performance which never dissapoints. Don’t miss seeing her solo show in the intimate surrounds of Arthurs on 16th August. 9.30 free in!

Terry Reid (Sold Out)

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Terry Reid, ‘Superlungs’ as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music. Terry turned down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple. Aretha Franklin’s stated that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968. He underwent two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, played at Mick Jagger’s wedding, before soured record deals resulted in Terry leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. All true, but the full story includes numerous collaborations with Graham Nash, covers of Reid songs by Marianne Faithfull, The Hollies, The Raconteurs (the hugely popular ‘Rich Kid Blues’), film soundtracks, including a song in George Clooney’s recent film ‘Up In The Air’, and a catalogue of 6 studio albums, including the seminal album ‘The River’, re-released to critical acclaim in 2002 and the 1976 Nash produced ‘Seed of Memory’. A Reid song ‘Horses Through a Rainstorm’ also features on CSN’s box set. More recently, Terry’s been working with up and coming French band Shine and The Alabama 3. Following a Glastonbury return in 2009, he played a three night residency at Ronnie Scott’s in London, one of only a handful of non-Jazz artists invited to help mark the legendary venue’s 50th Anniversary. He played to packed houses, critical acclaim, and returned in 2010 and 2011 to sell out 3 consecutive nights. In May 2011, he toured Ireland for the first time in 30 years, and released a new live album ‘Live In London’ which included several previously unreleased tracks. Uncut Magazine presented a show featuring Terry at The Jazz Café and he toured England, including several sell-out shows. A return to Glastonbury, headlining the Spirit of 71 stage followed. 2012 turned out to be an important year for Terry Reid. In May 2012, Rumer featured Terry’s song ‘Brave Awakening’ on her new album Boys Don’t Cry, (which entered the UK Album Chart at No3). Terry returned to the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time since 1971 in June. In August ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner in 2010, Michael Grimm, included Terry’s song ‘Without Expression’ on his latest album, Gumbo. In the spring, DJ Shadow had invited Terry to write the lyrics to a new track for his forthcoming ‘Reconstructed’ album – This became the song ‘Listen’ and the official video got 400,000 plays on Youtube in late 2012. There is an undeniable resurgence in recognition for this outstanding vocalist and songwriter. Limited amount on tickets on sale Friday 31st May 9am for this intimate show.
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