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!
The day has finally come! I am super excited to finally be releasing my debut album with DINOSAUR.
Here is our wonderful album cover, commissioned by Galway artist Black Tongue.
Stay tuned for more info about the release, which will be available digitally and on CD from Bandcamp.
The Galway Jazz Festival is upon us once again! The programme for this year is bigger and better than ever,
and I am thrilled to be continually involved as a member of the production team.
I am also delighted to be returning to curate and perform at The Salthouse Sessions for another series of concerts featuring some of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians.
What is more, we have expanded the series this year to include the Friday.
The stellar lineup is:
Friday 6th Oct, 7pm
Duo with Michael Nielsen (guitar)
Saturday 7th Oct, 6pm
Duo with Sam Comerford (saxophone)
Sunday 8th Oct, 3pm
Trio with Neil Ó Loclainn (bass) & Dominic Mullan (drums)
I had great fun last week performing lead guitar in Galway Musical Society’s production of ‘Rock of Ages’. A solid week of indulging in guilty pleasures, playing 80s rock and face-melting guitar solos. Here is a pic of the epic band I was a part of!
I have released a debut album with Zinc! You can stream and buy the album here:
Here’s a little teaser of the album. Video by http://www.afghaniscan.com