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Suzanne Savage Band

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

The Suzanne Savage Band Christmas can wait, as Belfast’s charismatic vocalist, songwriter and violinist Suzanne Savage returns with her Art Soul solo music to Arthurs for a special one-off show with her killer band Wed Dec 11th. Fresh(ish) from singing Leonard Cohen with the RTE Concert Orchestra live on the primetime Ray Darcy Show, Suzanne will be dusting down that red sequinned suit again for a night of her solo music with some of the Ireland’s best players. Its all about the voice with this one. Fronting on guitar and violin, she will be joined by Dara O’Kelly on keys and organ, Dominic Mullan on drums and Damian Evans on bass. Described as ‘one of Ireland’s hidden music heroes’ (BBC), performer Suzanne is a musical force to be reckoned with. Her most recent project, The Savage Five, for voice and string 4tet, toured Ireland in October, their evocative debut album “Sleepwalking” was nominated for the 2016 German Record Critics’ Awards (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik). They record their second album early 2020. Suzanne is in demand as a session vocalist for high profile acts across jazz, dance, singer-songwriter, choral, Irish and classical music. From touring Europe and U.S. as Priniciple Soprano Soloist with Riverdance, to a scholarship at Italian FABRICA MUSICA institute, she has made music internationally, including with Paul Brady, Elenor McEvoy, Roseanne Cash, Van Morrison, Jimmy Cobb, Ernie Watts Quartet, Gary Husband and emerging talent such as David Lyttle (UK), Markus Strothmann (GER) and the Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio (IT), and most recently, as guest soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra alongside acts such as Saint Sister, Wallis Bird and Mick Flannery. Expect some special guests and some shenanigans because well, tis the season…

Doors 8 Music 8.30 Entry 10euro

The Henry Girls & Band perform the music of The Boswell Sisters

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

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal with a penchant for harmonising and in this show, they and their band will perform a set of Boswell Sisters music. Having performed this show at the Galway Arts Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Derry Jazz Festival, and Earagail Arts Festival this ten-piece ensemble includes a brass and reed section, drums, double bass, guitar, piano and of course close three-part harmonies. Expect to hear popular songs from the 1920’s & 1930’s (Heebie Jeebies, St. Louis Blues, Mood Indigo) as well as some rarities. The Boswell Sisters were a vocal jazz trio who broke boundaries with their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation. They got the nickname ‘syncopating harmonists from New Orleans’ and made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel. They moved to New York in 1931 and made recordings for Brunswick Records with the top jazz musicians around at the time including Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Eddie Lang (guitar), Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein (trumpet), Stan King (drums). The Band Karen McLaughlin – vocals Lorna McLaughlin – vocals Joleen McLaughlin – vocals Pater Vail – guitar Rohan Armstrong – double bass James Anderson – drums Robert Goodman – trumpet Matt Jennings – tenor sax Donal McGuinness – trombone Kevin Murphy – clarinet

Doors 4 Music 4.30 Entry 20euro Tickets


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