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We are back open!..

Written by conall. Posted in Home Page

From Thursday 30th July we are back open for food!

Its been a long and strange few months but we’re looking forward to seeing you all once again. It will still be Arthur’s but with a few changes to ensure your safety, as well as ours. We will be open from 12pm until 10pm Thursday to Sunday.  Fully compliant with all Covid 19 restrictions, with food orders finishing at 8.30pm. Walk-ins catered for if there is space available.

Contact

[email protected] / 01 4020914

Michael Mclnerney Quartet

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

Michael McInerney is a harmonica player and teacher based in Dublin. He has been playing for over 30 years and is a remarkably versatile player equally proficient on both Chromatic and Diatonic harmonicas. His style, while firmly grounded in the blues, also takes inspiration from a diverse and eclectic range of influences. From Chicago Blues to Jazz, Trad, and maybe even a little Classical. You are as likely to hear him play some Vangelis as you are Little Walter. He has performed with The RTE Concert Orchestra, Don Baker, Richard Hunter, Brendan Power, and Mick Kinsella to name a few and, as a session musician for a number of film, television and theatre productions. In 2010 he set up his own studio Blue Third Music dedicated to the teaching of harmonica. Michael McInerney – Harmonicas Greg Lloyd – Keys Graham Heaney – Bass Dennis Cassidy – Drums Doors 8 music 8.30 Entry €10

Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton (Country Joe & The Fish)

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

Over fifty three years ago, during the “Summer of Love” – 1967 – Barry “The Fish” Melton and his band, “Country Joe and the Fish,” were rocketed onto the world stage at the Monterey Pop Festival with such luminaries as the Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who and a relatively unknown guitarist named Jimi Hendrix. And fifty one years ago, in 1969, Barry appeared at the historic festival in Woodstock New York and also appeared in the movie bearing the same name: “Woodstock.” During the five years between 1967 and 1971, Barry would tour arenas, concert halls, and stadiums through Europe and North America. He also launched his first solo effort, a blues/soul album half of which was recorded in New York with members of the Wilson Pickett Band and half of which was recorded in Chicago with a band featuring Donny Hathaway on piano, Morris Jennings on drums and Phillip Upchurch on bass. Barry began the 1970’s with an album for Columbia Records produced by legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield, Barry took up part-time residence in the United Kingdom and recorded two albums at Rockfield Studios in Wales; and he toured extensively in the U.K., France and the Netherlands; Barry and ultimately returned home to San Francisco to record his fifth album of the decade. In the 1980’s, Barry put together San Francisco’s historic supergroup, “Dinosaurs,” featuring Barry and John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service, guitar), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, drums), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company, bass), and Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead songwriter, guitar). Other members of the band later included Merl Saunders and Papa John Creech. “Dinosaurs” recorded its debut album and opened for Tony Bennett at the 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge celebration in 1987. In the 1990’s Barry played venues in San Francisco and he toured annually in such diverse locations as England, France, Scotland, Thailand and Wales. He also recorded three collaborations with other guitarists including “Dual in the Desert,” with Rich Hopkins of Texas, “Can’t Stop to Boogie,” with Tetuzi Akiyama of Japan and Henry Kaiser of California, and “Revolution Down the Road,” with French guitarist Over fifty three years ago, during the “Summer of Love” – 1967 – Barry “The Fish” Melton and his band, “Country Joe and the Fish,” were rocketed onto the world stage at the Monterey Pop Festival with such luminaries as the Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkel, the Who and a relatively unknown guitarist named Jimi Hendrix. And fifty one years ago, in 1969, Barry appeared at the historic festival in Woodstock New York and also appeared in the movie bearing the same name: “Woodstock.” During the five years between 1967 and 1971, Barry would tour arenas, concert halls, and stadiums through Europe and North America. He also launched his first solo effort, a blues/soul album half of which was recorded in New York with members of the Wilson Pickett Band and half of which was recorded in Chicago with a band featuring Donny Hathaway on piano, Morris Jennings on drums and Phillip Upchurch on bass. Barry began the 1970’s with an album for Columbia Records produced by legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield, Barry took up part-time residence in the United Kingdom and recorded two albums at Rockfield Studios in Wales; and he toured extensively in the U.K., France and the Netherlands; Barry and ultimately returned home to San Francisco to record his fifth album of the decade. In the 1980’s, Barry put together San Francisco’s historic supergroup, “Dinosaurs,” featuring Barry and John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service, guitar), Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, drums), Peter Albin (Big Brother and the Holding Company, bass), and Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead songwriter, guitar). Other members of the band later included Merl Saunders and Papa John Creech. “Dinosaurs” recorded its debut album and opened for Tony Bennett at the 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge celebration in 1987. In the 1990’s Barry played venues in San Francisco and he toured annually in such diverse locations as England, France, Scotland, Thailand and Wales. He also recorded three collaborations with other guitarists including “Dual in the Desert,” with Rich Hopkins of Texas, “Can’t Stop to Boogie,” with Tetuzi Akiyama of Japan and Henry Kaiser of California, and “Revolution Down the Road,” with French guitarist Stéphane Missri and their band, “Jamasutra. and their band, “Jamasutra. Barry Melton : vocals/guitar Stéphane Missri : guitar Doors 9 Music 9.30 Tickets TBC

Alvin Youngblood Hart

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

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray… Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Mr. Hart was born in Oakland CA in 1963 to a family of post WWII Mississippi transplants. ,After a couple false starts ,he began to play the guitar, in earnest, in 1977. “By that time, it had become an obsessive competition among us teenage boys. The guitar was the video game of our day”, Hart says. The Hart family was never one to stay put. Spending his formative years on the West Coast, in the Midwest and the Mid-South surely influenced Alvin’s wide ranging musical perspective. “It really taught me to appreciate MUSIC for what it was ….not because it was this or that genre. I have a great disdain for genre segregation. I try to avoid that practice”. Along with his 40 years of playing comes a nuts and bolts passion for the hardware of the trade. “I’ve been a guitar tinker since day one. I can recall my parents buying me a new guitar, and I would have every screw out of it by bedtime”. Hart is also an electronics technician, a talent he picked up after 7 years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. His knack for quick thinking repairs on the road has earned him nicknames such as, The Garage Guerrilla or The Rock N Roll MacGyver from fellow musicians. After two decades on the road ,Alvin continues to delight audiences worldwide, whether as a solo performer or with the eternally rockin’ Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory…The multi award winner always delivers. “When I was a 15 year old kid in my room , I would never believe that I would someday play legendary venues like the Hollywood Bowl or Royal Albert Hall. You couldn’t have told me that I’d be in the studio with Taj Mahal, or play onstage with the Allman Bros. Band and members of Thin Lizzy. Some days, it’s a dream job…

Doors 9 Music 9.30

Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/alvin-youngblood-hart-tickets-96083527417

Ari Hoenig Trio

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

Known for his jaw-dropping intensity, phenomenal technique, and visionary perspective, drummer Ari Hoenig is one of the most original, Innovative and influential jazz musicians of his generation. Joining Ari on his European tour are two of the most exciting young musicians from London, bassist Conor Chaplin and guitarist Tom Ollendorff.

“Ari Hoenig, a disconcerting phenomenon of the drums”

—JAZZMAN MAGAZINE”

“He’s got Rhythm of every variety” ” trickles of rhythm seeping into all the cracks and at regular intervals he changes the rhythm, pouring it out or stoppering it, turning its emphasis around, subdividing or refocusing it and making it follow the melody.”

–Ben Ratliff New York Times

Doors 9 Music 9.30 entry 20euro on the door or 17euro tickets

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-ari-hoenig-trio-tickets-93588739439

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  • 28 Thomas Street
    D08 VF83 - Dublin

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