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Declan Sinnott

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

Window on the World” is Wexford man Declan’s second album was released in May 2015. * Despite making music for nearly fifty years his first solo album “I love the noise it makes” was only recorded aged 62. * Declan was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years. * Declan enjoys writing and his website/Facebook pages are filled with his musings on life. * All the songs on the album either written by Declan or co-written with his good friend, business entrepreneur, Owen O’Brien. Declan says of Owen “ He doesn’t work as a musician, he has too much sense!” * Declan is a keen photographer and makes his own videos for tracks. * All the songs were recorded at Declan’s own home studio, plus he played all the instruments on the album. All harmonies on “Window on the World” were sung by Vickie Keating.

He has worked as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for over thirty years and regularly appears with him on tour. Declan will be on tour with Christy for Irish and UK dates as well as his own headline shows. “12 unhurried tracks that shine with an easy grace…the songs honesty and winning tunefulness allied to the subtle playing and production make this a debut album of note” Joe Breen, IRISH TIMES “Instantly appealing…gorgeously yearning melodies and poignant vocals. It goes without saying that the guitar playing is deft and sumptuous. Listen up” Colm O’Hare **** HOT PRESS “This debut reminds listeners that he is a master of mellow, whose gloriously understated vocals are accompanied by a neat mix of acoustic and electric guitars” Siobhan Maguire, SUNDAY TIMES World renowned Irish Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter and Folk Legend Declan Sinnott accompanied by Vicky Keating is appearing in Arthur’s Bar, Dublin on Thurs 7th March Tickets 15€ plus booking fee

The Nigel Mooney Quartet

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

Nigel Mooney Guitar/Vocals Johnny Taylor Piano Barry Donohue Bass Dominic Mullen Drum Kit

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Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch. His first album, ‘All My Love’s In Vain’ (Rubyworks) was released in 2005 to critical acclaim and has become one of Ireland’s highest selling albums by a jazz artist. The single, ‘Beautiful Day’, charted on the Irish hit parade and still receives regular airplay. Mooney’s second album, ‘The Bohemian Mooney’ is out now on Lyte Records

Raimonda Sings Gospel, Soul & Jazz

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

Raimonda sings with passion, love and memories from the depths of the heart. Born in Northern Europe and supported by renowned Irish musicians she brings to the stage some of the most beautiful love, jazz, and classic melodies. Raimonda sings gospel, swing and jazz standards; her voice enchants and takes her not only to a large audience in the Baltic States where she is well known, but also in Ireland. Raimonda will be accompanied by a full band as well as backing vocals that blend together effortlessly supporting her unique voice. She brings a personal touch to every performance with her soulful tone. Early Arrival to Venue Advised. Vocals – Raimonda Masiulyte-Ramchurn Guitar – Eamonn Moran Drums – Cormac Larkin Double bass – Derek Whyte Piano – Leopoldo Osio Backing vocals – Kristina, Laura, Brian

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Pete Cummins 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) James Delaney (Keys) doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10e

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