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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!

The Dirty Jazz Club

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

Conor Murray – Drums Derek Whyte – Bass Colm O’ Hara – Trombone Bill Blackmore – Trumpet Darragh O’ Kelly – Keyboards Cathal Roche – Alto Sax

The Dirty Jazz club have been a massive part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes

Doors 9 Music 9.30

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Pete Cummins

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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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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!

Boye & Colours Afrobeat

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Launched originally as Colours Afrobeat Foundation – ‘Boye PapaGee (Gboyega Akerele) is a Belgian/Nigerian (Yoruba) born drummer/percussionist, saxophonist, singer/song-writer, musical director/producer, cultural envoy and custodian, overseer and keeper of authentic, genuine Afrobeat in Ireland; he is the founder and leader of Colours Afrobeat a 12-piece Band, Ireland’s first and foremost multicultural Afrobeat band that premiered before a sold out audience at the Drogheda Arts Centre. With own tunes; the repertoire of songs are all original; culturally pro-active, consciously progressive in nature and the roots of the music is African blended with all the elements of West African music such as Juju music, Fuji/Apala music, and high-life music intermingled with funk and jazz with emphasis on chanted vocals in the form of call-and-response, intricate criss-crossing rhythm on the drums usually in the form of polyrhythmic percussion and all families of percussions such as Congas, Claves, Shekere, Akuba: a set of 2-3 piece small stick-hit Yoruba Congas that plays accompaniment/solos and ostinatos.

‘Boye PapaGee was dubbed in Paris after hearing his soft and mellow voice as the ‘Satchmo of Afrobeat’ during a song recording session in collaboration with Kologbo Oghene ex Fela-Kuti’s African 70 Guitarist (titled ‘Gbogbo-Aye’ – meaning the whole world); recorded and produced by Paris DJ record label in Paris in 2017. ‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat has also collaborated with the legendary drummer Tony Allen (Ex Fela-Kuti’s Africa 70 drummer/music director and co-creator of the genre Afrobeat) twice in Dublin, in 2013 at the Ep’s launch at The Sugar Club and at the premiere of Feile Afro Culture Summit pioneered by ‘Boye PapaGee in 2016 at the Button Factory, Temple-Bar Dublin respectively with huge success. Fela Kuti was once quoted as saying that, “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” ‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat has shared the stage with the Grammy Award-winning American Hip-hop trio ‘Naughty by Nature’, the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer Ebo-Taylor to mention a few. ‘Boye PapaGee’s song ‘Prayer for World Peace’ was featured by Star Wax Record Label based in Paris in their limited edition of 33 Rpm Vinyl Afro Disco Dub Volume 4. The high octane in ‘Boye PapaGee’s groove creates such energy in the music that is guaranteed to get you dancing from the start to finish.

‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat long awaited full album was out as download only on Feile Afro Culture Ireland label from the 3rd July 2018 titled AK47 – the idea is to use the craft of music to resist wars, conflicts, terrorisms, bombs, rocket-missiles and bullets resulting in all the senseless killings going on in Nigeria, Africa, U.S.A, in Syria and Iraq, Europe and all around the world. The album also feature track like Mister President, its high time we start asking questions from the politicians on how we are being governed, ‘Prayer For World Peace’ is also filling European airwaves from the shores of Ireland to France, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and The Netherlands and other high octane tracks such as ’Ak47’ and ‘It is good to be Good’ – guaranteed to get you dancing. This album is the finest yet from ‘Boye PapaGee & Colours Afrobeat. The date for the album launch is yet to be announced

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