Sue Rynhart: Dolans Upstairs, Apr 19th (Adm €10)

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Sue Rynhart returns to Limerick with Dan Bodwell and Francesco
Turrisi to sing her her folk songs with a unique instrumentation.
Drawing on Classical and Jazz traditions with a pop sensibility, Sue
places her precise, delicate voice in the starkest, most revealing of
settings.
Sue Rynhart – Voice
Dan Bodwell – Double Bass
Francesco Turrisi – Accordion, Lute & Percussion
“Its the beauty of her voice that leaves the lasting impression”
– Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz
“Very beautiful Work”
– Carl Corcoran, RTÉ Lyric fm
“Her charmingly quirky songs are warm and unexpectedly frank,
free from either musical or lyrical cliche, each one a beautifully
formed musical statement – and each as different as the last. ”
– Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

Hands: Mar 7, Dolans Upstairs (Adm €12)

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Dave Binney – saxophones
Chris Guilfoyle – guitar
Ronan Guilfoyle – bass
Tom Rainey – drums

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

  • Irish Times

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists – always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

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Scott Flanagan Trio: Feb 22, Dolans Upstairs (Adm €10)

Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene. He performs both locally and nationally, and has recently performed with Van Morrison, the Ulster Orchestra, Larry Coryell, Jean Toussaint, Jim Mullen, Linley Hamilton. A keen composer and arranger, Scott received his Masters Degree in jazz performance with First Class Honours from Dublin Institute of Technology. In addition to performance, Scott is a highly sought after teacher of improvisation and jazz harmony, with over ten years experience in the classroom and practice room.

Scott’s debut CD as a leader, ‘Point Of Departure’, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, and has received frequent air play both locally and further afield.

Three of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians make up the Scott Flanigan Trio – Scott Flanigan on piano, Dublin bass stalwart Dave Redmond, and acclaimed drummer Steve Davis. Combining contemporary and yet accessible original material with innovative takes on jazz standards, Flanigan’s trio is one of the freshest and most dynamic piano trios in Ireland.

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