Ireland – Iridium Jazz http://iridiumjazz.com/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 13:11:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://iridiumjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/default1-1.png Ireland – Iridium Jazz http://iridiumjazz.com/ 32 32 Cork Jazz Festival: Omar – cementing a legacy of collaborations at the Everyman https://iridiumjazz.com/cork-jazz-festival-omar-cementing-a-legacy-of-collaborations-at-the-everyman/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 13:11:00 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/cork-jazz-festival-omar-cementing-a-legacy-of-collaborations-at-the-everyman/ Part of jazz’s appeal is the clash of styles you see through the weekend queues – although there’s no shortage of fare to satisfy the needs of traditional festival-goers, hardened music bosses and casual revelers alike, there’s something to be said for witnessing worlds collide in unique situations such as that evoked by Saturday night’s […]]]>

Part of jazz’s appeal is the clash of styles you see through the weekend queues – although there’s no shortage of fare to satisfy the needs of traditional festival-goers, hardened music bosses and casual revelers alike, there’s something to be said for witnessing worlds collide in unique situations such as that evoked by Saturday night’s early night show at the Everyman.

Dublin’s contemporary jazz ensemble Mås Exödus – fronted by musical polymath Max Zaska and ChoiceCuts booker and promoter Mark Murphy – lead a sonic journey joined by the presences of American hip-hop legend Jeru the Damaja, no stranger in Cork itself after an appearance at Townlands Carnival fest in 2017, and British soul survivor Omar Lye-Fook, freshly added to the cast of EastEnders – and the latter, answering a Zoom call to his home studio, is waiting looking forward to the challenge.

“It’s the kind of thing that drives my career, just working with other people and having influences, it’s the kind of thing I live for, I still enjoy my creative process. I get older, but when even, I always wake up with the fire in my stomach, the passion to make music, so working with other people, especially Jeru the Damaja, is a big name.

“We have never met before. There are so many people I know, and we talk, but we never really get the chance to work together. So seeing it there, especially in Ireland too, there might be a whole Guinness influence there too [laughs].”

Lye-Fook is working on a new studio album, tentatively titled ‘Brighter the Days’ – which sees him putting together a number of tracks written at different points in his career and continuing his zeal for collaborations, including working with The Jam legend Paul Weller – for whom he reserves the highest praise.

“My whole life is about writing an album, because there are certain songs that I wrote years ago that I haven’t used until now, because it didn’t make sense, in terms of puzzle which I love to do I worked with Paul Weller we met when I was 20 it was 89 but it took us all this time to work together but it’s definitely the good time.

“And you know, he’s like the most humble superstar I know – isn’t that crazy? You know, when it comes to his lyrics, his music, his guitar playing, all that – that’s exactly where it should be, so for me to work with him now is just a blessing.

A career-spanning collection of singles, “The Anthology”, has proved difficult for Omar to keep the vinyl stocked as a renewed interest in the history and evolution of British soul sees fans of the genre at through the generations assess the roles of Lye-Fook and his peers to pioneer its development.

While casual fans are more than familiar with single “There’s Nothing Like It” from its chart-topping jaunts when it was re-released in 1991, “The Anthology” is an awe-inspiring opportunity to look back over three decades and to count the work, including collaborations with Stevie Wonder and Erykah Badou.

Everybody’s talking about a single, but if you know my music, then you know the extent of what I’ve done

“I’m so proud of my work, you know, because it’s vast. There are so many songs, I mean everyone talks about a single, but if you know my music, then you know the extent of what I’ve done, because I’ve done it all. I don’t think about it at the moment, I just keep creating and making music, I still do enough. I’m just blessed to be in this predicament, because not everyone has that, you know?

“And the labels don’t mean anything. We still listen to Marvin, we still listen to James Brown, we still listen to Curtis, I just wanna do this kind of music, people… my first single that I released, after two weeks, I fucking hated it . I decided from there, I just wanted to make music that will last, because you’re gonna have to sing this forever and ever. So you know, if you’re gonna do this, do it right.

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Omar ready for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Does he feel like he’s done that?

“[Over the pandemic] I was so blessed that I could still support these girls. I had to go on tour in Brazil for the first time in my life. Italy, France, Germany – all just ripped off [by the onset of the Covid crisis]. So I just had to say to myself, ‘what are we going to do?’ I bought myself two GoPro cameras and set up my studio as a live stream, and did it that way. We managed to make it work. »

Omar performs with Mås Exödus and Jeru the Damaja, at Everyman on Saturday October 29 at 7pm. Tickets from €33.50 available here.

Find out more at guinnesscorkjazz.com

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“The energy just has to be seen” https://iridiumjazz.com/the-energy-just-has-to-be-seen/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/the-energy-just-has-to-be-seen/ Mark Murphy has been appointed festival director of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in 2021, having built a reputation for many years as a promoter of quality music. Also a musician and DJ, with the Choice Cuts organization in Dublin, he brought dozens of jazz, soul and hip hop acts to Ireland. Of the O’Driscolls: […]]]>

Mark Murphy has been appointed festival director of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in 2021, having built a reputation for many years as a promoter of quality music. Also a musician and DJ, with the Choice Cuts organization in Dublin, he brought dozens of jazz, soul and hip hop acts to Ireland.

Of the O’Driscolls: With Choice Cuts bookings over the years, the focus seems to be on quality acts that don’t necessarily have huge commercial appeal. Can you explain the philosophy behind it all?

Mark Murphy: The Choice Cuts shows, which are the kind of sensibility that’s producing the jazz festival this year, basically promote the artists that are in my record collection. So instead of just playing the record, we want to bring the act we love, who normally wouldn’t play here, to play in front of the fans. Often, on paper, the time and effort you have to put into the show, the return would not be financially reasonable. So obviously we also do commercial things. You just have to balance it all out.

What are your personal highlights from past jazz festivals?

I think it should be the Damon Albarn show that I produced at the Savoy in 2007, with Flea [Red Hot Chili Peppers] and Tony Allen [Fela Kuti’s drummer]. Also, I loved the show that Lee Fields and Sharon Jones did at the Opera in 2014.

Damon Albarn at the Honest Jon’s Chop Up event at The Savoy, Cork, in 2011. Photo: Daragh McSweeney

There has always been good music at the Cork Festival, but the number of “quality” concerts has sometimes dwindled over the years. What are your plans for the festival?

We know there have been programming issues or some people are a little unhappy with the program, and we want to somehow improve that. We want to kind of refresh and reimagine what the festival could be in the city. Diageo/Guinness have really supported what we want to do with the festival. Even this year we have booked artists like Hermeto Pascoal, Seun Kuti, Gogo Penguin, Portico Quartet… it’s a solid international program that we can build on for next year.

Are there any other personal favorites on the bill?

I think it’s fitting that The New Power Generation perform at the Opera House as I think Prince was one of the most memorable gigs Cork has ever seen. Okay, it wouldn’t be a jazz band, but probably half of them were jazzmen and they’re brilliant. The beauty of the festival is that you can book a serious gig or just wander the free music route. The energy in Cork for the festival must be seen if you have never been there before.

The exhibition of photographs by Chuck Stewart promises to be interesting:

Yes indeed, this is a first for the Cork Jazz Festival, and a first to showcase all of this work to the world. It’s free all day and in the evening it becomes an immersive exhibition, with Brandee Younger performing. myself and [Limerick photographer] B+ has been working on it for about four years. It’s a real labor of love.

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Bróna McVittie brings Celtic melodies to jazz beats to the Oxford pub tonight https://iridiumjazz.com/brona-mcvittie-brings-celtic-melodies-to-jazz-beats-to-the-oxford-pub-tonight/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 17:07:05 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/brona-mcvittie-brings-celtic-melodies-to-jazz-beats-to-the-oxford-pub-tonight/ Brona McVittie Northern Irish singer-songwriter Brona McVittie returns to her roots tonight with a gig in Oxford tonight. The County Down singer, who has honed an engaging line in electronic folk inspired by Celtic traditions, performs tunes from the new album The Woman in the Moon, at the Jericho Tavern in Walton Street. She says: […]]]>

Brona McVittie

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Brona McVittie returns to her roots tonight with a gig in Oxford tonight.

The County Down singer, who has honed an engaging line in electronic folk inspired by Celtic traditions, performs tunes from the new album The Woman in the Moon, at the Jericho Tavern in Walton Street.

She says: “I lived in Oxford for three years when I studied biological sciences at St Hilda’s College. My husband also grew up in Oxford.

“And my very first gig was at the Bullingdon, when I was a student. I have some supporters here, good friends and family too.

The Woman in the Moon follows the acclaimed albums We Are the Wildlife and The Man in the Mountain.

It is accompanied by a mix of harp, transcendental melodies and rhythms from guest musicians Brazilian drummer Marius Rodrigues and jazz bassist Oli Hayhurst.

The jazz-influenced instrumentation continues Brona’s desire to present traditional and contemporary folk songs in new clothes. Alongside her own original compositions, she reinvents two well-known traditional Irish ballads: Star of the County Down and the Irish Gaelic song Tiocfaidh an Samhradh.

“The tour is better than expected,” she says. “I’ve almost used up all the CDs and haven’t gotten halfway there yet.

Oxford Mail: Brona McVittie

Oxford Mail: Brona McVittie

“I love live performances, especially when you know you have the audience in the palm of your hand.

“It’s a completely different discipline from recording, which I love too, but the reward of live outweighs the work in the studio.”

Brona is one of the best representatives of Celtic music.

“I don’t really feel obligated to share my culture, it’s more that I’m motivated to create and I’m influenced by traditional folk by immersing myself in it,” she says.

“I like playing with traditional songs, but my songwriting was born out of a need to express my emotions.

“It’s therapy. As far as my desire for the listener is concerned, it’s more about transporting it somewhere else, so it’s something spiritual, yes.

And she urged listeners to come to the concert upstairs at the Walton Street pub.

“Come down to the Jericho Tavern!” she says.

“You won’t be disappointed. The opening act will be a real treat, and I’m joined on stage by jazz bassist Oli Hayhurst (played with Pharaoh Sanders on his European tour), who also features on the new album.

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Dana Masters: Jazz Mondays at the Resort https://iridiumjazz.com/dana-masters-jazz-mondays-at-the-resort/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/dana-masters-jazz-mondays-at-the-resort/ Jazz Mondays is a three-concert series presented by The Complex in partnership with IMC bringing smooth, sophisticated sounds to The Depot, beginning with the powerful voice of Dana Masters and band (Oct. 17), followed by innovative pianist Cormac McCarthy (Oct 24) and virtuoso jazz guitar duo Aengus Hackett/Mike Nielsen (Oct 31) who will perform a […]]]>

Jazz Mondays is a three-concert series presented by The Complex in partnership with IMC bringing smooth, sophisticated sounds to The Depot, beginning with the powerful voice of Dana Masters and band (Oct. 17), followed by innovative pianist Cormac McCarthy (Oct 24) and virtuoso jazz guitar duo Aengus Hackett/Mike Nielsen (Oct 31) who will perform a cool evening of Cole Porter.

On Monday, October 17, Dana Masters and her band kick off the series with searing storytelling through Dana’s powerful voice and lyrics. The adopted Irish queen of soul, Dana Masters, was raised in the Deep South of the United States, in a family where music has always played a role in church, community and civil rights; her grandmother was a social activist. Meeting her husband – Northern Irish clergyman Andrew Masters – in Los Angeles, Dana eventually moved with him to Northern Ireland and fell in love with the island’s charms and wild winds. She was adopted by the Belfast jazz scene and, playing with trumpet player Linley Hamilton, Dana found herself singing one night, while heavily pregnant, for an audience that included Van Morrison, and became the backing vocalist. star of Van for years afterwards.
His house NI continues to inspire his music, inspiring his rising career as an international soloist.

With:
Cian Boylan (piano)
Dave Redmond (double bass)
Darren Beckett (drums)

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Guinness Cork Jazz Festival lineup expanded with eclectic mix of acts and events announced https://iridiumjazz.com/guinness-cork-jazz-festival-lineup-expanded-with-eclectic-mix-of-acts-and-events-announced/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 14:37:26 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/guinness-cork-jazz-festival-lineup-expanded-with-eclectic-mix-of-acts-and-events-announced/ ‘WE GOT THE JAZZ’, THE VERY AWAITED FIRST CHUCK STEWARTS PHOTO EXHIBITION TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE STEWARTS FAMILY Organizers of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival have just announced a host of additional acts and events taking place in Cork City this October bank holiday weekend. Not just a Cork first, but a world first, […]]]>

  • ‘WE GOT THE JAZZ’, THE VERY AWAITED FIRST CHUCK STEWARTS PHOTO EXHIBITION TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE STEWARTS FAMILY

Organizers of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival have just announced a host of additional acts and events taking place in Cork City this October bank holiday weekend.

Not just a Cork first, but a world first, Chuck Stewart’s collection of photographs has been carefully curated over the past four years to debut at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. There ““We Got the Jazz” Photography Exhibition presents the work of the African-American fine art photographer, recognized as the most important musical photographer of the 20th century. He will be free to see from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday/Saturday/Sunday and Monday. Each evening there will be a paid immersive experience that people are invited to attend with special performances by harpist Brandee Younger, in Corks oldest church – St Peter’s Church. Chuck’s family will be present for the launch of the exhibition. Tickets available here.

The exciting addition of ‘The Jazz Boat’ with music by Jerron ‘Blindboy’ Paxton. The 32-year-old global blues, jigs, reels and ragtime sensation hails from Compton, Los Angeles and will be the star of this boat tour. Sailing through the scenic spots of Cork Harbor and with only 70 tickets available, seats will sell out fast. Limited number of tickets available here

Three new events have been announced for Live at St Luke’s, a unique venue that was a former church:

  • The opening show’s triple-header will be a melting pot of the most exciting and experimental voices in hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul right now as a Cork local Jarjarjr presents Soul Service with Kassa Overall, Bricknasty & The Sam Healy Quartet. Jarjarir, aka Robert O’Halloran, is a cult figure in beatmaking and hip hop and his jazz band is recognized as one of Cork’s finest young jazz musicians. Kassa Overall is a Grammy-nominated musician, entertainer, singer, producer, and drummer, a product of the New York jazz scene who blends cutting-edge experimentation with hop-hop production techniques. Tomoki Sanders, the son of the late Phaorah Sanders, plays with Kassa. Phaorah will be featured in the Chuck Stewart exhibit. Ballymun’s Bricknasty are becoming one of the most talked about live artists in Ireland for their combination of R&B, hip-hop and anarchic music. Tickets on sale.
  • Triple header Omar X Zaska X Jeru the Damaja show on friday 28e at 7:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter/producer Omar is known to many as the father of British neo-soul, and Stevie Wonder is one of his many fans. By interpreting her new album which will be released the week before the festival, Zaska will seduce the youngest with her well-being mixture of neo-soul, modern funk and indie jazz. Zaska has collaborated with Hozier and is musical director for Mas Exodus, and will also be playing live backing for OMAR & hip hop legend Jeru, which is a first and a real moment for jazz. Tickets on sale.
  • Cooks but we are chefs is a Saturday afternoon matinee of funk, hip-hop, jazz and soul, open to families and children. This group is receiving international acclaim and the festival is looking forward to showcasing the collective. Tickets on sale.

Two new acts have been announced at Triskel:

  • Andy Sheppard East Coast will perform on Sunday, October 30 at 8 p.m. ECM artist and composer Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s most prominent saxophonists. Sheppard will be joined by three of the most innovative instrumentalists at work today: John Parricelli on guitars, Dudley Philips on double bass and Mário Costa on drums.
  • Amaro Freitas will perform on Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. From the slums of Recife in northeast Brazil to international jazz icon, Amaro Freitas gained international attention for “an approach to the keyboard so unique it’s startling” (Downbeat). Amaro takes center stage in Cork to bring the excitement and energy of his art to the festival. Tickets on sale.

Other must-see acts this holiday weekend include:

  1. Jazzanova: Only a handful of shows this year, the Everyman Line-up’s first show sees Detroit’s strats record reinvented with the blessing of families. Tickets on sale.
  2. Toshin as Aretha: Playing the role of Aretha Franklin, Toshín recently sold The Sugar Club in Dublin, this much-loved Irish soul/RnB artist is taking the world by storm and is sure to pay tribute to her musical hero. Tickets on sale.
  3. Mas Exodus + Omar and Jeru: Part-funded by Catherine Martin and the Department of Culture, Mas Exodus + Omar and Jeru is a collection of musicians who were brought together during Covid by festival director Mark Murphy. An exciting collision of house, jazz, soul and Afro styles, this team will be in residence for the weekend and are sure to deliver standing ovations. Tickets on sale.
  4. Laufey: An Icelandic/American/Asian woman, she recently starred on Jimmy Kimmel. A nod to old-school jazz but with a modern twist, she’s sure to fill seats for her one and only show on Sunday nights. Tickets on sale.
  5. Booka Brass Band: Taking the stage at the Cork Opera House, playing their unique brand of New Orleans-inspired urban brass with upbeat sets, the sold-out band, backed by Bricknasty, are sure to bring the festival vibe for the weekend. -holiday end. Tickets on sale.

Festival-goers can optimize their festival experience and make sure to reach the best music venues by consulting the map Guinness music trail which offers music for all appetites. Partygoers will experience everything from ska to swing and jazz to brass, as the trail takes you to more than 60 venues across Cork City, Douglas and Kinsale, hosting an impressive array of jazz acts from across the country. Ireland and elsewhere.

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is supported by Diageo, Failte Ireland and Cork City Council. For complete event information, visit www.guinnnesscorkjazz.com

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FESTIVAL HISTORY

Established in 1978, the festival has stood the test of time and is now in its 43rd year. The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has gone from strength to strength over the decades, bringing a world class offering to the banks of the Lee which over the years has included a stellar constellation of jazz legends from Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, BB King and Dizzy Gillespie, to Ronnie Scott, George Melly, Cleo Laine and Sonny Rollins.


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And The Beat Goes On Festival to bring jazz, film and live music to the theater in Carrick-on-Suir https://iridiumjazz.com/and-the-beat-goes-on-festival-to-bring-jazz-film-and-live-music-to-the-theater-in-carrick-on-suir/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 13:01:08 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/and-the-beat-goes-on-festival-to-bring-jazz-film-and-live-music-to-the-theater-in-carrick-on-suir/ And the Beat Goes On music and arts festival returns to the Brewery Lane Theater in Carrick-on-Suir between Friday 14 October and Sunday 16 October. The three-day boutique festival, produced by Carrick’s Tudor Artisan Hub, celebrates live performances in the community and will feature local and national artists. All events will be free to the […]]]>

And the Beat Goes On music and arts festival returns to the Brewery Lane Theater in Carrick-on-Suir between Friday 14 October and Sunday 16 October.

The three-day boutique festival, produced by Carrick’s Tudor Artisan Hub, celebrates live performances in the community and will feature local and national artists.

All events will be free to the public.

And all that

The weekend kicks off at 8pm on Friday 14th October with All that Jazz, a concert led by the internationally acclaimed Dr Linley Hamilton Quartet and featuring some of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians.

They include Linley Hamilton on trumpet, Cian Boylan on piano, Diarmuid Lally on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums.

The band headlined the Cork Jazz Festival and played venues from Ireland to the UK to Moscow. Dr. Linley Hamilton recently completed his 6th studio album which will be released next year, and his quartet will be playing music from all of his albums.

The Darren Dreelan Trio from Waterford and Kilkenny will play a supporting role in the evening, who will play a mix of jazz standards and originals, fusing jazz with other genres to create a new sound.

The trio includes Darren Dreelan on clarinet, Eddy Blake on drums and Shane Murphy on guitar.

The water under the bridge

Rehan Ali, who wrote and directed Water Under The Bridge

There will be the opportunity to see a screening of the film, Water Under The Bridge, shot entirely in Carrick-on-Suir, at Brewery Lane on Saturday 15th October at 8pm.

The film was written and directed by Rehan Ali, who grew up at the Bridgewater House Direct Provision Center in Carrick-on-Suir.

This film received critical acclaim at the Dublin International Film Festival in February after Rehan won the 2021 Virgin Media Discovers & Screen Ireland short film competition.

The evening begins with a reel show of Rehan’s career in cinema.

After the screening, Rehan will be joined on stage by Peter Obidiran who stars in the film, Linda Fahy of the Tudor Artisan Hub who produced many of Rehan’s films, Maria Clancy who coached Peter Obidiran for the role and Margaret O’ Brien, writing consultant and coach.

This group has worked together on many film, writing and theater projects produced by the Tudor Artisan Hub. They will discuss the making of the film through visuals and conversations.

Audiences will also hear about Rehan’s recent writing successes and what’s next in the pipeline as he juggles writing, filmmaking and neuroscience.

The event will conclude with performances by songwriters, Kate McDonald and Pete MacGowan, who have also been involved in numerous Tudor Artisan Hub productions,

Kate McDonald is originally from County Down, which now lives in the Carrick-on-Suir area. She has been performing in venues across the South East since 2018, including concerts at the Brewery Lane and Strand theaters and the Nano Nagle Chapel.

Pete MacGowan has performed all over Ireland and at festivals in Europe and the UK following the release of his EP, Stop the Clocks, which features songs inspired by folk, blues and roots music.

Siomha

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Síomha

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Síomha will headline the festival on Sunday afternoon October 16 from 2 p.m. Dancing on the border between folk, jazz and neo-soul, Síomha takes the audience on an unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. The beautiful landscape of his native Claire is a strong source of inspiration.

Her debut album Infinite Space is a collection of songs in Irish and English.

Síomha has toured with Paul Brady, Wyvern Lingo and Moxie, and performed at Electric Picnic, Celtic Connections Glasgow and Fête de la Musique Paris. She will be accompanied by musicians Martin Atkinson Borrull and Fionn O’Neill.

The Purple Roses, who are Marie Walsh and Jane McLouglin, will support Síomha. The two Dubliners, who live in Carrick-on-Suir, are regulars at Brewery Lane and other venues in the south east.

They are influenced by Mary Black and Sinead O’Connor and mainly perform their own material.

Reservation

As the number of places is limited, it is essential to reserve your place in advance at the festival events. To book call 086 2560609, email: tudorartisanhub@gmail.com or visit the Tudor Artisan Hub, 42 Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir.

And the Beat Goes On is part of the Local Live Performance Program Scheme (Round 4), funded
by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media in conjunction with
Tipperary County Council.

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Christian Wethered will give an intimate concert at Arthur’s Jazz and Blues Club https://iridiumjazz.com/christian-wethered-will-give-an-intimate-concert-at-arthurs-jazz-and-blues-club/ Mon, 03 Oct 2022 17:16:57 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/christian-wethered-will-give-an-intimate-concert-at-arthurs-jazz-and-blues-club/ Christian Wethered has just released his stunning new single ‘Wait’. Dublin-based singer-songwriter and poet Christian Wethered has announced an intimate gig at Arthur’s Jazz and Blues Bar on October 22. Wethered will share the stage with Sachita Suryanarayan on backing vocals and Evin O’Brien on electric guitar. The show is co-directed by Monaghan singer-songwriter Paul […]]]>

Christian Wethered has just released his stunning new single ‘Wait’.

Dublin-based singer-songwriter and poet Christian Wethered has announced an intimate gig at Arthur’s Jazz and Blues Bar on October 22.

Wethered will share the stage with Sachita Suryanarayan on backing vocals and Evin O’Brien on electric guitar. The show is co-directed by Monaghan singer-songwriter Paul Sherry. Following his performance on the main stage at Beyond the Pale festival, he will bring the autumn vibes to the Liberties pub.

This announcement follows the release of Wethered’s latest single “Wait”, as well as its single and music video “La Madeleine” chosen for screening at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.

His first album 2021’s My Little Garden was featured in the top 30 folk album of the year. Wethered is an acclaimed poet and musician, winning the 2021 Melita Hume Prize for his first book of poetry Port. Her talents for poetry and music blend together, allowing her to stand out from the crowd with her own unique style.

This show will be acoustic and intimate, contrasting with his recent sets Beyond the Pale and Electric Picnic. Tickets are on sale now.

Listen to “Wait” below:

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October Events Guide: Festivals of food, art, comedy, jazz and all things Halloween are on the horizon https://iridiumjazz.com/october-events-guide-festivals-of-food-art-comedy-jazz-and-all-things-halloween-are-on-the-horizon/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:51:12 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/october-events-guide-festivals-of-food-art-comedy-jazz-and-all-things-halloween-are-on-the-horizon/ Oktoberfest at the Bernard Shaw, Dublin September 30 – October 29 For the month of October, Eatyard is bringing a slice of Bavarian cheer to Drumcondra for Oktoberfest at the Bernard Shaw. A celebration of all things beer, cheese, pretzels and sausages, there will also be Bodytonic Buzz with a whole host of German games […]]]>

Oktoberfest at the Bernard Shaw, Dublin

September 30 – October 29

For the month of October, Eatyard is bringing a slice of Bavarian cheer to Drumcondra for Oktoberfest at the Bernard Shaw. A celebration of all things beer, cheese, pretzels and sausages, there will also be Bodytonic Buzz with a whole host of German games to get your teeth into, including Stein-holding competitions, the Hasselhoff karaoke, Lederhösen Limbo, Blind Beer Tasting, DJs and many more.

Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival, Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick

October 1-14

Lime Tree Theater Belltable’s annual Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival continues to inspire and engage teachers, children and their families in the performing arts. Building on the success of previous festivals, this year the program is even more ambitious than ever and emphasizes community engagement and children’s participation.

Boys! Boys! Boys! Exhibition of photographs at The Library, Dublin

October 1-23

The Library Project presents the fourth issue of BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!, a project by The Little Black Gallery organized by co-founder Ghislain Pascal to promote queer and gay photography. It now represents more than 65 photographers from 30 countries, including some where gay rights are suppressed and gay lives are under constant threat.

Belfast International Arts Festival

October 5 – November 6

Established in 1962, the city’s longest running international arts festival, redesigned and renamed Belfast International Arts Festival (BIAF) in 2015, celebrates 60 years with an extended new season of contemporary arts and cultural events. Aiming to create a truly civic event of arts and ideas of international appeal and scope, view the schedule of events here.

Tipperary International Dance Festival

October 7-20

A festival dedicated to empowering the voices of our communities by providing opportunities for dance artists and engaging with the community, Tipperary Dance International Festival hosts events and workshops in various locations around the county, and you won’t want to not miss it.

Shine a Light Night 2022

October 14

Shine A Light Night takes place on Friday 14 October to help Focus Ireland change the lives of families, young people and children who are homeless. The event sees business leaders, businesses and individuals sleeping in their workplaces, homes or gardens for a night to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland. Register your interest today.

Baboró ​​International Festival of Children’s Arts

October 14-23

With 50 live events taking place across Galway, Baboró ​​spans ten days of creative connection for children through performances, games, visual arts, workshops and storytelling. Ireland’s flagship festival devoted exclusively to children and families, the 26th festival this year will welcome thousands of children aged 0-13, as well as their families and teachers.

Kinsale Food Festival 2022

October 15

The Kinsale Gourmet Festival has been attracting thousands of food lovers to Kinsale for 45 years and has continued to evolve with the tastes of the times. The annual food festival is held at restaurants in Kinsale that are members of the city’s Good Food Circle, so you can expect a good foodie treat.

Diwali Festival of Lights, City Hall, Dublin

October 18

In conjunction with Dublin City Council, the Irish Council of India is celebrating the Diwali Festival of Lights at a hybrid event at Dublin City Hall 2 for a spectacular event that encompasses and invites members and peers of all communities to share the joys and wonderful celebration of Diwali with our communities and leading figures in business, academics and politics across Ireland.

The Wexford Factory Academy at the 71st Wexford Festival Opera

October 21 – November 6

As part of the Wexford Festival Opera – a festival that has historically served as a stepping stone for many young singers to an international stage – PwC is sponsoring The Wexford Factory for their 2022/23 Academy. A professional development program for young Irish or Ireland-based singers, this Academy builds on this tradition and enables young singers to learn from some of the world’s most recognized artists, coaches and opera professionals.

Factory participants embark on a two-year journey with the festival, which will see them participate in a professional development academy, have the opportunity to participate in an international exchange and perform in a main production of Cinderella by all 17 years -old Alma Deutscher at the National Opera.

Galway Comedy Festival

October 25-31

Bringing together over 100 artists and over 60 shows at 17 venues across Galway City for a week of laughs, the Galway Comedy Festival specializes in carefully curated craic. This year’s headliners include an array of Irish comedy royalty such as Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O’Kane, Emma Doran and Ardal O’Hanlon.

Westival, Westport, Mayo

October 26-31

Westival is the oldest music and arts festival in the West of Ireland. It has been held for almost fifty years in Westport with the aim of showcasing the increasingly diverse Irish art scene. This multidisciplinary experience features music, theatre, film, spoken word, visual arts and more, and this year’s lineup features a range of truly incredible performances. Learn more here.

Puca Festival 2022, Trim/Athboy, Meath

October 28-30

Music, fire, feasting and merriment in Ireland’s Ancient East – the Púca Festival returns to celebrate the Celtic New Year with the spirits of Halloween. Saluting the spirits of the season through folklore, food, myth and music, this festival reopens avenues of reflection and celebration forged by travelers over 2,000 years ago. The incredible lineup of events includes comedy from Joanne McNally and David O’Doherty, music from Imelda May and The Academic, a live podcast from Blindboy, and much more.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

October 28-31

Back for its 44th year with a host of new acts, venues and experiences to surprise and delight attendees, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will see some of jazz’s biggest names grace the stage for what should be their most magnetic to date. The New Power Generation, Denise Chaila and Hermeto Pascoal are among those appearing on the bank holiday weekend.

Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin

October 28-31

While the full program has yet to be announced, the Bram Stoker Festival brings the Northern Lights to Dublin this year with a mesmerizing and immersive light and sound experience you’ll never forget. A free show that will create a spectacular vision of the Northern Lights in the upper courtyard of Dublin Castle, its lush visuals and harmonious soundscape will bring the wonder and joy of an Aurora Borealis to city dwellers who would typically never get a glimpse of this majestic sight.

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Indo-jazz Alaya Project perform with a little help from their friends https://iridiumjazz.com/indo-jazz-alaya-project-perform-with-a-little-help-from-their-friends/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:32:07 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/indo-jazz-alaya-project-perform-with-a-little-help-from-their-friends/ Friends and musical collaborators since middle school, Rohan Krishnamurthy and Prasant Radhakrishnan had been talking for years about starting a band that could bring together their love of jazz and their deep training in South Indian classical music. When they started Project Alaya in 2017, it was the Beatles who finally aligned the stars. An […]]]>

Friends and musical collaborators since middle school, Rohan Krishnamurthy and Prasant Radhakrishnan had been talking for years about starting a band that could bring together their love of jazz and their deep training in South Indian classical music. When they started Project Alaya in 2017, it was the Beatles who finally aligned the stars.

An East Bay musician who combines drums and Carnatic hand percussion, Krishnamurthy realized a golden opportunity had come his way with an invitation to join an UnderCover Presents production celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at the UC Berkeley Theater.

With each act performing a track from the classic album, he figured the obvious choice would be George Harrison’s “Within You Without You” sitar. Instead, UnderCover Presents producer Lyz Luke tapped him to reinvent “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”, a challenge he knew would intrigue Radhakrishnan, an alto saxophonist who had passed years of mixing jazz improvisation and classical Carnatic forms.

“I immediately contacted Prasant,” Krishnamurthy, 35, said from his home in Dublin. “Let’s try this. I could really hear the accordion for the melody too, and that’s where I met Colin Hogan, a Bay Area heavyweight. I had known him through the stage, but the first time we met was for ‘Mr. Kite.’ I like to tell people that basically the Alaya project is actually a Beatles cover band.

The trio included the thrilling arrangement of “Mr. Kite” on their self-titled debut album released last month on Bandcamp, but most of Alaya Project’s tracks are originals exploring the musical territory they crafted to mix ragas Carnatics to African-American musical idioms. Celebrating the September 23 release of “The Alaya Project” as part of Hammer Theater’s Sunset series, the band will be joined by special guest Roopa Mahadevan, a New York-based Indian classical singer known for her work in jazz. , R&B, soul and world music settings.

Next month, the trio also presents a daytime concert series celebrating Diwali, the colorful South Asian festival of lights, presented by San Mateo County Libraries, with performances in Foster City (October 21), Belmont (October 23), San Carlos (October 24) and Millbrae (October 25).

Krishnamurthy kicks off the fall concert season with a duet recital at 5 p.m. on September 18 at Chabot College with Vishnu Ramaprasad on navtar, a redesigned guitar that can navigate through microtonal intervals.

The couple first teamed up last month in San Francisco for a performance at the Old First Concerts, “but I’ve known his parents for a long time,” Krishnamurthy said. “Vishnu’s father is a well-known carnatic singer in India, and his mother is a well-known dancer. We just hooked up recently and he plays this really interesting pumped up guitar with some nice strings.

Part of what makes the Alaya Project so rich in creative exchange is that it expands on a conversation that Krishnamurthy and Radhakrishnan began as children of Indian immigrants. Krishnamurthy grew up mostly in southwestern Michigan while Radhakrishnan is from Phoenix. They first met in 1997 while attending the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, the largest Carnatic music festival outside of India.

“It’s a hub for South Indians from across North America, with competitions for young people and performances from today’s top artists,” said Radhakrishnan, 40. “Rohan and I jammed a few times. He joined me on several performances and we were called by a prominent Bharatanatyam dance performer and opened for her, our first special concert together.

They stayed in touch and often played together as their commitment to Carnatic music deepened. Krishnamurthy became a disciple of Chennai maestro Guruvayur Dorai, the greatest master of the two-headed mridangam drum, and later studied drums with jazz expert Alan Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory. Similarly, Radhakrishnan regularly traveled to India as a disciple of Carnatic saxophone pioneer “Padmashri” Kadri Gopalnath.

Radhakrishnan moved to the Bay Area in 2005 and founded VidyA, an innovative Carnatic jazz ensemble built on the powerful rhythm section of bassist David Ewell and drummer Sameer Gupta (who went on to found the influential Brooklyn collective Raga Massive in New York). ). After earning a doctorate in ethnomusicology from the Eastman School of Music, Krishnamurthy also made the trip west in 2013, and the time seemed right to pursue a deeper collaboration.

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Farmington Jazz Trio D’DAT Travels to Africa for WOMAD Safari Event https://iridiumjazz.com/farmington-jazz-trio-ddat-travels-to-africa-for-womad-safari-event/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 14:48:10 +0000 https://iridiumjazz.com/farmington-jazz-trio-ddat-travels-to-africa-for-womad-safari-event/ D’DAT will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa in early October to perform at the 40th annual WOMAD South African Safari festival. The event which will feature indigenous musicians from this host country, as well as those from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. D’DAT will be joined on this trip by Shiprock native […]]]>
  • D’DAT will travel to Johannesburg, South Africa in early October to perform at the 40th annual WOMAD South African Safari festival.
  • The event which will feature indigenous musicians from this host country, as well as those from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
  • D’DAT will be joined on this trip by Shiprock native Alexandria Holiday.

FARMINGTON — Though he looks back on what was by far the busiest year in his band’s history, Farmington jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson knows it’s not time to put his feet up and do a break from the rigors of the road.

Anderson, the frontman of D’DAT, said the two-and-a-half-week stretch he enjoys in September is the longest time he’s been at home this year. Before that, he said, Anderson hadn’t been to Farmington for more than six days in a row since Jan. 1.

This will change in the last two months of 2022, as the band deliberately left this period open on their schedule to take advantage of the holidays. But before Anderson and his bandmates, drummer Nicholas Lucero and bassist Michael McCluhan, settle down for a well-deserved rest, they have another item on their agenda that will eclipse their various other ventures this year.

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