Claire Daly Quartet

September 16, 2009



Dolans Upstairs 9pm,  Euro 15/10



Claire Daly – Vocals

Kit Downes – Piano

Cormac O’Brien – Bass

Nelide Bandello – Drums






Hailed as one of the most exciting voices on the Scottish jazz scene,Limerick Jazz Society is proud to present Irish singer Claire Daly who returns to Ireland in 2009, to perform “Songs of Love and Mischief” with award-winning jazz pianist Kit Downes.


Noting that so many jazz standards are about love, loss and heartache, Daly felt that mischief was decidedly under-represented.  So she has dug deep into the jazz repertoire, and looked a little beyond to come up with a set that covers the whole gamut of emotions.


Some tunes will be familiar – like Horace Silver’s “Senor Blues”, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross’ Twisted.  Others are new – like Daly’s own “Close the Door on your way”, or a jazz arrangement of the Yeats poem “He wishes for cloths of heaven”.




This is no cabaret show, however – audiences can expect to hear some exciting jazz from some serious musicians – with BBC rising star award winner Kit Downes, Italian drummer Nelide Bandello joining Dublin bassist Cormac O’Brien.  Serious jazz …but with tongue firmly, if metaphorically, in cheek.