Monday, January 26, 2004

Info Dump : Gigs

Gentle reader,

I've a lot of news, so here is everything in one giant info dump.

The Triskel Arts Centre presents Soweto Kinch on Sunday 25 January at 8.00pm, €18.00.
He is one of the UK’s most exciting and versatile jazz saxophonists. An alto player who is developing his own sound; rich, energetic and dynamic. Soweto’s debut album, Conversations with the Unseen, landed him a MOBO Award for ‘Best Jazz Act’ in September 2003, he also holds the mantle of ‘Rising Star’, as awarded by BBC Radio Jazz Awards. In addition to the alto saxophone, Soweto plays soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, and piano.
Soweto will be joined on stage by guitarist Femi Temowo, double bassist Michael Olatuja and drummer Troy Miller.
Box Office: 021 4272022

The Triskel Arts Centre also presents Clive Barnes on Friday 6
February, 8pm, €10.00.
Triskel Arts Centre is hosting a premiere performance of the lap slide guitar man's new album, Goldtooth Cinnamon. Barnes’ wide-ranging and eclectic musical taste has propelled him along a road of constant exploration and evolution. Clearly influenced by old blues, bluegrass and jazz, he has evolved from these a distinct style of his own.
Generally acknowledged as one of the most gifted acoustic guitarists Ireland has produced, Barnes is joined on Goldtooth Cinnamon by three of the country’s most distinguished musicians: Paul Kelly (Townes Van Zandt, Sharon Shannon etc) on fiddle and mandolin, Garvan Gallagher (Mary Black) on bass and drummer Dave Hingerty (ex The Frames).
Box Office: 021 4272022

Scotty Moore & The Grundy Pritchard Band presents The Legendary Sun Sessions in the Cork Opera House on Sunday 14 March, Doors 7.30pm, €25.

Born Winfield Scott Moore III on December 27, 1931 at home on a farm 5 miles
from Gadsden and 5 miles from Humboldt Tennessee the youngest by 14 years of
a family of 4 boys. Began playing guitar at the age of 8 learning from
family and friends.

By 1954 while living and working in Memphis and working with Sam Phillips at Sun Records.
In July of 1954 at the request of Sam Phillips auditioned a young singer, Elvis Presley, recommended by Sam’s secretary Marion Keisker. This audition yielded the recording "That’s Alright Mama" and began a 14 year career as Elvis Presley’s guitarist, his first manager and a lifelong friendship (not to mention ushered in an era that would forever change the face of American popular music).
Over the years he has toured, recorded and produced the Blue Moon Boys (Elvis, Bill and eventually drummer DJ Fontana), Carl Perkins, Ringo Star, Dolly Parton, Carol Burnett, Ann-Margrett, Bob Hope, Perry Como, Minnie Pearl, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joey Heatherton, The Bill Black Combo, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, Levon Helm, Jim Weider, Rick Neilson, and others.
In early April of 2003 he recorded an album in Nashville with Alvin Lee of "Ten Years After" along with D.J. Fontana on drums, Pete Pritchard on bass and Willie Rainsford on keyboards. The album will be mixed at Alvin's Space Studios in England in May.

Turning from gigs to art for a moment, we are back in the Triskel...

Dust by Emma Donaldson showing in gallery two of the Triskel Arts Centre from Friday 9 January till Thursday 5 February.
Dust is an autobiographical video installation exploring the nature of memory and reminiscence of a particular duration of time.

Take2 by Suzannah O’Reilly showing in gallery one of the Triskel Arts Centre from Friday 9 January till Thursday 5 February.
Suzannah O'Reilly's work explores issues that concern the deployment and place that human cloning will have in our collective future. Printmaking is a form of genetic printing and in her work, O'Reilly attempts to illustrate the process and disposability inherent in animal and human cloning.

and an addendum to the Anto Yau gig in the Cruiscin Lan on 5 February.
The support acts for the gig are AJ + Tom and Brian O'Mullane.

Back again... The Triskel Arts Centre presents Strands ’04 curated by dotdotdot music.
A three concert series (January, February and March) featuring some of the most exciting musicians currently playing on the UK and Irish jazz improvised scene

John Butcher on Saturday 31 January, 8pm, €10.00.
He began playing the saxophone professionally in the early 80’s working in jazz, contemporary dance and music theatre. His music ranges through free improvisation, his own compositions, multi-tracked pieces and also live electronics.

John Edwards on Saturday 28 February, 8pm, €10.00.
The double-bassist is a regular player on the London improvised music scene and a frequent player on European festival stages. Expect a performance at the foreground of contemporary improvisation practise.

Chris Burns on Saturday 3 April, 8pm, €10.00.
He is renowned for his performances of the piano music of Henry Cowell, John Cage and other contemporary composers, sometimes including compositions and improvisations in the same concert. As an improviser, Chris Burns has forged a unique style of piano playing by developing a multitude of alternative techniques, both on the keyboard and inside the instrument.

Box office: 021 4272022

An now for a lot of Half Moon gigs...

The Half Moon Theatre presents Lloyd Cole on Thursday 5 February, 9pm, €20.
'Music In A Foreign Language' is Lloyd Cole’s first release in over 8 years, the last being ‘Love Story’ in 1995. It is the glorious result of Lloyd honing his acoustic set over the past couple of years. Recorded straight into a Mac in his New England hideaway (he moved there in 1999) the new record reveals Cole as a consummate folk guitarist – both acoustic steel and Spanish.
Booking: 021 427 00 22

The Half Moon Theatre presents the Esbjörn Svensson Trio on Friday 13 February, 8pm, €20.
With a cult reputation now firmly secured, e.s.t. have established themselves as one of the most exciting jazz trios in the world. It is rare for a group to live up to its hype, but in e.s.t.'s case the hype is true. It's also true that they have achieved the virtually impossible feat of producing some of the most innovative, thoughtful and intensely rigorous music while at the same time attracting an audience outside the usual jazz one, from rock to the youngest hip-hop fans.
Booking: 021 427 00 22

Half Moon Theatre presents John Hammond on Tuesday 17 February, 8pm, €20.
From coffeehouses to concert halls, festivals and beyond, John Hammond has spent forty years entertaining blues, folk and rock audiences around the world, performing intense solo-acoustic blues. A Grammy Award winner and four time nominee, Hammond is also a multiple W.C. Handy award winner who has shared the stage and/or recorded with many of the masters, including Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf.
Booking: 021 427 00 22

Half Moon Theatre & Fèile Africa present Oumou Sangare on Wednesday 25th February, 8pm, €20/€22.
Like all the genuine 'greats' of any musical genre you may care to mention, Oumou Sangare owes her position in the West African Hall of Fame to something over and above the ability to sing well. Songwriter, social commentator, champion of women’s rights, spokesperson for her generation and her sex, Oumou is more than just a mere ‘singer’. She is something closer to a phenomenon because she embodies values and struggles many people care deeply about; because she is an African, and above all, an African woman, who speaks her mind without a trace of fear.
Booking: 021 427 00 22

Lobby Promotions presents Paul Kelly on Saturday 28 February, 8pm, €15.
"While he was (rightly) lauded for his ability to sing of injustice without ranting, or deal with the darker sides of human nature non-judgementally, often overlooked was the fact he could write a damn fine melodic hook to go with those words. But it's the lyrics that make Kelly's work special…his essential humanity and talent for a tune remain intact" – Rolling Stone
Booking: 021 – 427 00 22

The Triskel Arts Centre presents Maria Tecce in a Special Valentine’s Night Show called "All About Love" on (when else) Saturday 14 February, 8pm, €17.00.

Maria is fast becoming a bright star on the jazz cabaret scene in Ireland, and she will perform All About Love as a Valentine’s Night treat in Cork at Triskel Arts Centre.
She has had a busy few years - her one-woman production All About Love was a sell-out success in the ESB Dublin Fringe Festival in 2002, guest appearances saw Maria supporting Dionne Warwick at her sold-out gig in Vicar Street and Jerry Fish at The Ambassador, culminating in a special Christmas show at the Helix in 2003. With All About Love expect an enchanting evening of jazz, blues, and original songs performed with elegance, spellbinding power and energy - for those interested in something special for Valentine’s Night, All About Love is the natural choice!

take care,


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