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The Tommy Halferty Trio

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Ireland’s Leading Jazz Guitarist Tommy Halferty’s join forces with One of Ireland’s critically acclaimed rhythm sections Dave Redmond on Double-Bass and Kevin Brady Drums. This trio to date has been performing Internationally playing Halferty’s new original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock & blues. Halferty is one of the leading exponents of Jazz Guitar Improvisation from Ireland, having performed nationally and Internationally for over 30 years. doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10e

Pete Cummin’s Something Wicked Band

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

Singer songwriter Pete Cummins has been playing music since 1964 when he formed his first beat group The Circle with school friends.

In 1968 He joined Granny’s Intentions, the Limerick band who were really successful in Ireland and had along with Rory Gallagher were the first of the Irish beat groups to secure an international recording deal with Deram Records.

The band re-located to London and recorded Honest Injun with the 16 year old Gary Moore on guitar, who was making his recording debut.

Pete later joined up with superstar folk singer Donovan and put an Irish band together for him, which included Philip Donnelly on guitar.

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.

Guests on their legendary Midnight at the Olympia series included The Waterboys, Joe Ely, Roger McGough, Hothouse Flowers, Ronnie Drew Nanci Griffith, and many more…..

Pete has recorded and played with Nanci Griffith with whom he won a Grammy award, Townes Van Zandt, The Chieftains, Ronnie Drew, toured with The Pogues, Emmylou Harris, and supported Bob Dylan , U2, and Tony Joe White.

Pete released two albums with the Fleadh Cowboys and 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 2016.

He is now working with his band Something Wicked with Tommy Moore (Bass) Paul Mc Ateer (Drums) Trevor Knight (Keys)

specal guests Honer Heffernan & Ben Prevo

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Emilie Conway Brazilian Jazz

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The evocative melodies and grooves from some of Brazil’s leading composers Jobim, Nascimento, Bosco, Powell, Joyce & more Featuring “Yemanjä” an original art-music collaboration between Emilie Conway and artist, Mairead DeBlaca Emilie Conway – voice Johnny Taylor – piano Paddy Groenland – guitar Dave Mooney – bass Andre Antunes – drums

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The Tommy Halferty Trio

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

Ireland’s Leading Jazz Guitarist Tommy Halferty performs at Arthurs with One of Ireland’s critically acclaimed rhythm sections Dave Redmond on Double-Bass and Kevin Brady Drums. This trio to date has been performing Internationally playing Halferty’s new original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock & blues. Halferty is one of the leading exponents of Jazz Guitar Improvisation from Ireland, having performed nationally and Internationally for over 30 years.

doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10euro

Ronnie Greer’s Blues Trio

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the Irish blues scene for over 40 years now. His distinctive guitar playing, melding visceral Chicago blues style licks with be bop jazz inspired lines and chord progressions, has been critically acclaimed as world class. Ronnie has shared the stage with some of the leading figures in the blues genre, including Dr. John, Memphis Slim, Lowell Fulson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and Carey Bell, to name but a few. His powerhouse trio on this gig features two of Ireland’s finest and most in demand musicians, John McCullough on Hammond organ and piano, and Peter McKinney on drums. “This is a magnificent band, of world class” Blues in Britain Magazine “Proper Blues from a proper Bluesman” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 10euro

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