Fintan O’Neil & Hugh Buckley Quartet

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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


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