Thanks to everyone who came down to the In Flow shows last week at Galway Jazz Festival! Was an absolute blast performing with the whole ensemble, which featured the wonderful Matthew Jacobson on drums, as well as Andrew Madec, Simon Kenny and Alain Halimi!
AMW Visual also did an absolutely amazing job on the visuals and documentary.
Thanks to the whole team at Galway Jazz Festival for having us, Ellen Cranitch, Ciarán Ryan and Matthew Berrill did a fantastic job on putting together the best festival yet!
Huge thanks to That’s Life, Arts Council Ireland and Galway and Roscommon ETB for their generous support and funding for the project. Onward and upward for In Flow!
Super excited to be launching a new band on Sept 28th, playing brand-new compositions of mine!
Featuring two of Ireland’s finest musicians; Derek Whyte (bass) and Matthew Jacobson (drums)
Sat Sept 28, 9pm
JAZZGate: The Music of Aengus Hackett!
The Black Gate
Tickets €10 – https://bit.ly/2kpoUgT
Pretty chuffed to have been interviewed by Matt Mitucci for JAZZIZ Magazine in USA!
You can read the full featured interview here.
Really excited to have curated a new summer series of themed jazz concerts at The Black Gate Galway.
Here is the updated JAZZGate schedule for the rest of the summer!
Really enjoyed playing on #ClassicDrive on RTÉ Lyric FM, and chatting to Lorcan Murray about Gamelan, jazz and my upcoming electronic EP!
I played a version of the jazz standard ‘Misty’, as well as two of my own tunes; ‘When all is said and done’ and ‘Sunny Rainclouds’.
Have a listen here (scroll to 02:45:00 in, towards the end)
I will begin work very soon on my workshops for which I have received the Arts Participation Bursary Award 2017.
Applicants should have a keen interest in music and be available for workshops in Galway City on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am-3pm. Auditions will take place at That’s Life Studio,
Woodlands Centre, Renmore on Tuesday 24th October from 10.30am-12.30pm.
For all enquiries and to register for auditions, please contact Andrew Madec on 086-1527040.
It is my great honour to announce that I have been awarded the Arts Participation Bursary Award 2017 by Arts Council Ireland!
I am very aware of how competitive the landscape is in Ireland for artistic funding, so I am simply overwhelmed with joy (and totally chuffed) that the Arts Council have deemed me worthy of this bursary. It will support me to develop my arts practice to a degree that wouldn’t be possible otherwise, and for that I am so grateful to them.
My proposal is to explore and develop improvisation as a tool to make music with a group of adults with intellectual disability. Over the course of a year, I will continue working with That’s Life, the amazing organisation who time after time deliver innovative arts projects involving adults with ID. They have pledged an enormous level of support in this proposal, I wish to acknowledge this and thank them from the bottom of my heart.
There were a great many other people who contributed to this huge proposal and application. Too many to name here, but I thank them greatly too.
I will be sharing more details about the proposal as I begin working on it, but for now..CELEBRATIONS!