Sat Sept 28, 9pm
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!
The Music of Herbie Hancock
The Music of Nina Simone
featuring special guest Barbara Vulso on vocals
The Music of Charlie Parker
The Music of Dizzy Gillespie
TIMELESS – A Celebration of John Abercrombie
with the Tommy Halferty Organ Trio
The Music of Sarah Vaughan
featuring special guest Sarah O’ Toole on vocals
The Music of Duke Ellington
The Music of Thelonious Monk
featuring special guests Greg Felton on piano
The Music of Miles Davis
Back by popular demand, featuring special guest Bill Blackmore on trumpet
The Music of Ella Fitzgerald
featuring special guest Roisin Mulliez on vocals
The Music of Billie Holiday
featuring special guest Emilie Conway on vocals
The Music of The Beatles
The Music of John Coltrane
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 be doing three gigs, all featuring the cream of Irish jazz musicians;
Fri 5th Oct @ 7pm (feat. Dan Bodwell & Shane O’Donovan)
Sat 6th Oct @ 5pm (feat. Tommy Halferty)
Sun 7th @ 3pm (feat. Conor Guilfoyle & Barry Rycraft)
All gigs are free admission, since they are generously sponsored by our wonderful buddies at The Salt House Bar.
I can’t wait, it’s going to be pretty mega!
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!