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Fintan O’Neil & Hugh Buckley Quartet

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

Irish pianist Fintan O’Neill has been living in New York city since the late 1980s – long enough to be considered a US pianist. A respected player and pedagogue on the New York scene, and a former holder of the piano chair with the Nelson Riddle orchestra, O’Neill pays a rare visit home this week to play with his old friend, guitarist Hugh Buckley

Fintan O’Neil – Piano Hugh Buckley – Guitar Dave Redmond – Bass Dominic Mullen – Drums

Doors 8 Music 8.30 10euro

The Carole Nelson Trio album launch ‘Arboreal’

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The Carole Nelson Trio New Album Launch Arboreal Carole Nelson: piano, composition, vocal Cormac O’Brien: bass Dominic Mullan: drums The Carole Nelson Trio are launching their second album Arboreal, following on from their 2017 debut album, One Day in Winter. Arboreal was recorded with support from the Irish Arts Council and Carlow Arts. It begins with the feeling for place, for the local, then widens its scope to engage with current pressing issues of climate change and species loss. Carole’s compositions remain lyrical and open, inviting Dominic Mullan, drums and Cormac O’Brien, bass to engage with flow and feeling. One Day in Winter, is a elegiac meditation on the season – Cormac Larkin, Irish Times “One Day In Winter is the sort of recording that keeps one on the edge of their seat throughout. The trio brings a deep empathy with European Jazz-making on one hand – the sparseness and melodicism, while keeping the tradition of Jazz music at the fore and even making space for Irish traditional elements.” Daniel Rorke, Jazz Ireland

Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10euro

The Catfish Blues Orchestra

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The Catfish Blues Orchestra is a truly unique musical experience. Comprised of some of the finest blues talents based in Ireland today, the band consists of two electric guitars, bass, drums, vocals and harmonica. The addition of a brass section makes for an 8 piece band that produces a truly powerful sound. No two shows are alike and this band must be experienced live to be fully appreciated. Driven by a love of authentic blues, the group’s influences range from the early delta masters such as Robert Johnson & Sonny Boy Williamson, to the Chicago and Texas electric blues masters Muddy Waters and Freddie King. The Orchestra is heavily influenced by Rory Gallagher and British blues invasion guitar gods such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green in addition to more contemporary artists like Robben Ford and Derek Trucks. The Orchestra combine these influences and craft their own rich and soulful blend of Rhythm and Blues. doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10euro

The Richie Buckley Quintet

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With his unique style and virtuoso technique, Richie Buckley, a self-taught saxophone player, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. He has been described as “extraordinary” (Irish Times, 2001), “something of a genius… a world reputation amongst saxophonists” (Irish Times, 1999) and a musician whose “playing manages to be simultaneously passionate and gentle, romantic and elegiac.” (Sunday Independent, 2001) Musicians with whom he has collaborated include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McKenna, Harry Allen, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, and Elvis Costello. Recording credits include Van Morrison, James Williams, Barry Manilow, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Elmer Bernstein. He has also recorded and performed with major Irish artists including The Cranberries, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sinead O’Connor, Paul Brady and Bill Whelan. His critically acclaimed album ‘Your Love is Here’, featuring his own compositions and guest artists Lew Soloff and the Robin Aspland Trio, was recorded in September 2000. Richie has scored three documentary films – ‘Luke’ (Luke Kelly, directed by Sinead O’Brien), ‘Friel’, ‘Lee Marvin’ (directed by John Boorman) and the film ‘The General’ (directed by John Boorman). Richie Buckley – Saxophone John Moriarty – Guitar Myles Drennan – Piano Dave Redmond – Bass Kevin Brady – Drums Doors 4 Music 4.30 Entry 10euro

Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia – M. Bakuna & Edmundo Carneiro

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Mario Bakuna and Edmundo Carneiro are delighted to release their new album ‘Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia’. The album recorded in Paris brings in the core of its research the Afro-Brazilian rhythms from ‘Recôncavo baiano’ and the charm and subtlety of bossa nova.

In ‘Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia’, Mario and Edmundo try to dissolve the fine line that separates music and anthropology. In the search for the synthesis of what can only be nurtured by great masters, the album is a journey through the landscapes of Dori Caymmi, as when he narrates the life of the fishermen in “Mercador de Siri”. It praises Tom Jobin’s finesse in “Fotografia”, a song in which the poet speaks of the solitude of the stars and the existence of an idyll. In the show “Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia”, Mario and Edmundo promise to transport the audience to a place where the real and the imaginary are experienced and enhanced by poetry and music. The objective of this show and the recording of the album “Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia” is to propose a narrative capable of dissolving the fine line that separates music and anthropology. Doors 9 Music 9.3o Entry 12euro https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/where-rio-de-janeiro-meets-bahia-m-bakuna-edmundo-carneiro-tickets-81372141265

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