Singer songwriter Pete Cummins has been playing music since 1964 when he formed his first beat group The Circle with school friends. He has played with Donovan, Nanci Griffith, The Chieftains and formed The Fake with Freddie White in the 70’s. 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. Pete released 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 2017.Free in 9.30
Native Dubliner Daniel Soro represents a new generation of Irish Bebop Guitarists. Channelling the creative energy and blues driven sincerity of the Blue Note period, Soro dexterously strikes the balance between the virtuosic and soulful, drawing comparisons to Louis Stewart, Joe Pass and Grant Green. Although steeped in the tradition of Bebop, Soro’s unique approach to the instrument arises from his background as an accomplished classical and flamenco guitarist. One of a very few wholly finger style jazz guitarists, this classical heritage carries through to his improvisation, compositions, and notable solo arrangements. Joined by some of Ireland’s finest Bop players you can expect a bit of everything; from burning tempos to Dark Bluesy Ballads, a blend of traditional and contemporary language. Guitar – Daniel Soro Bass – Derek Whyte Drums – Brendan Doherty 9pm Free in!
Clara Rose is a powerhouse vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. She has been a stalwart on the blues scene since releasing her acclaimed debut album, “A Portfolio” (2010) and follow up, “The Offering” (2018). Clara has appeared at the top blues festivals across Ireland including a recent headline show with her band at the Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival (Limavady, Co. Derry). Her work with Don Baker (album, Baker Rose 2016) and current stage show, “Ladies in the Blues” has seen her tour theatres nationwide including headline shows at the Cork Jazz Festival and most recently, Glastonbury 2019. Clara Rose puts on a cracking live performance which never dissapoints. Don’t miss seeing her solo show in the intimate surrounds of Arthurs on 16th August. 9.30 free in!
Sarah Gillespie is a critically acclaimed Anglo-American singer songwriter renowned for mixing blues, folk & jazz with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Her 4 albums received outstanding reviews from the UK press plus accolades from iconic musician Robert Wyatt. She has toured extensively for the last 10 years and has performed live on leading BBC Radio programs (Woman’s Hour, Start the Week and Loose Ends) as well as public radio in the USA reaching millions of listeners. Gillespie’s most recent album ‘Wishbones’ was launched at London’s Southbank Centre and received 5 star reviews and Album of the Year from the Arts Desk. Her debut collection of poetry and lyrics was published by Oxford’s Albion Beatnik Publishing in 2018. Tonight she will be performing with her stella band, described by Jazzwise as a crop of ‘young jazz heavies’ including Mercury Prize nominated composer
Kit Downes – piano & James Maddren – drums Chris Montague – guitar Ruth Goller – bass
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