Catfish Keith

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World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music. A three-time Blues Music Award nominee for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, both Catfish’s Honey Hole and Mississippi River Blues albums were considered for GRAMMY AWARD nominations in three categories. Catfish has seventeen NUMBER ONE independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage show. A 2008 inductee into the IA BLUES HALL OF FAME, the 40 year veteran has performed thousands of gigs, touring the USA, UK and Europe dozens of times to wide acclaim, headlining major music festivals, and appearing with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many, many others. “GUITAR GENIUS.” – Living Blues “Pulling Blues Out of The Sky, Catfish lays down a foot-stomping groove. One of the most exciting guitarists of any genre.” – Acoustic Guitar “Hypnotic and beautiful, dark and pure.” – Premier Guitar “The real acoustic blues king!” – Rock ‘n’ Reel

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Darren Beckett Trio f/ Jack Gillen

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Darren Beckett Trio with Jack Gillen

Jack Gillen began his musical life at age 7, studying classical guitar avidly before discovering Jimi Hendrix at age 15. This discovery opened up pathways into blues, jazz, rock and soul music, and ushered in an obsession with the electric guitar. After studying Jazz for 3 years at Leeds College of Music between 2010-2013, Jack returned to his hometown of London, cutting his teeth as a session guitarist/ co-writer/ musical director/ producer, working with artists in many different musical settings. After a few years of being a musical chameleon, he decided to dig deeper into his own identity as an artist and composer, the first evidence of this being his debut EP ‘The Long Way Down’ (released in the latter half of 2018). Fusing Jazz, Rock, Folk, Blues, and Classical influences into a distinctive style of his own, the EP featured melodically focused compositions, dark harmonic twists and turns, lots of dynamic improvisational interaction between musicians, and raw, stinging guitar tones. Now gigging this music (as well as a bunch of new compositions) with the grooving, explosive combination of Darren Beckett on drums and Phil Donnelly on bass, this guitar trio have been digging deeper into the material, with a new recording set to be released early 2020. Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry €10

Signal Series: Darragh Hennessy Organ Trio | Nielsen/Hackett Duo

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The Signal Series: New Directions in Irish Jazz Darragh Hennessy Organ Trio | Nielsen/Hackett Duo

Doors 9pm/Music 9:15pm Tickets: €10 online/€12 at the door.

Moving into winter at the Signal Series, November’s programme illustrates the endless possibilities in collaborations, that unpredictability which makes the Irish jazz scene continually fascinating. Familiar musicians come together in new combinations, experiment, and take on different roles to produce something different each and every time. The Darragh Hennessy Organ Trio is the first project as leader for the keyboardist who has been involved in innumerable projects with other Irish improvising musicians. The west wind blows in two of Ireland’s finest jazz guitarists in collaboration as the Nielsen/Hackett Duo . Sligo-born stalwart of Irish jazz Mike Nielsen is joined by innovative Galwegian Aengus Hackett. Darragh Hennessy has been active over the last few years as a sideman on the Dublin jazz scene, but with this new project he takes on the role of leader/composer. His debut album Duchenne Smile features Darragh on organ joined by regular collaborators Julien Colarossi on guitar and Gonzalo del Val on drums. The tracks mostly consist of original material written by Darragh with the organ trio in mind. Expect to hear groovy tunes reminiscent of Blue Note era organ players such as Jimmy Smith and more contemporary players like Larry Goldings. Director of Jazz Performance at the TU Dublin Conservatory, Mike Nielsen is considered “one of Europe’s most distinctive and iconoclastic guitar voices, equally innovative on electric and acoustic guitars.” [Sunday Tribune] . He has performed as a soloist across Europe and his collaborators include Dave Liebman, Pat LaBarbera and the RTE Concert Orchestra. For this guitar duo, Nielsen is joined by Galwegian Aengus Hackett . A graduate of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Hackett has studied with such leading guitarists as Jesse Van Ruller and Wayne Krantz. Hackett has performed with legendary USA pianist Bertha Hope, and Irish stalwarts, including Mike Nielsen and Conor Guilfoyle. An illustration of some of the finest established and emerging styles of Irish jazz guitar playing, this duo has a natural musical interplay. Expect improvisation at its highest level, as you are taken on a trip of the jazz guitar tradition. Part of our commitment to celebrating Irish-based jazz talent in 2019 and beyond, the Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland. Please Note: There is generous but not complete seating available in this venue. Seating will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. If you have particular requirements, please notify us and we will do our best to assist you.

Doors 9pm/Music 9:15pm Tickets: €10 online/€12 at the door.

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