New music from Ríona Sally Hartman entitled SEED & BLOOM

Double A side single releases from Ríona Sally Hartman released on February 24th 2022, two sister songs called SEED and BLOOM. Available now from Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify

“I want these songs to get people out of bed in the morning. Seed starts gentle, and joyful, to wake you up while you make your coffee. By the time you’ve reached the end of Bloom the whole band is in full ecstatic mode, cheering you on so you’re ready to go out to face the day.”

- Riona Sally Hartman

New Single - Gold Goes Out from Dorota Konchevska

Dorota Konchevska is releasing a new single entitled “Gold Goes Out” on 18 February 2022 on the Max Min Records label. Gloriously dark Polish -via-Dublin electronic diva producer conjures up emotional introspective sketches writing them in a woodland hut during lockdown.

Dublin based artist Dorota, began her career as a jazz singer and has evolved into a multifaceted artist & producer, capable of breathtaking feets of alchemy that fuses her ethereal vocals with leftfield electronic music.

AOIFE DOYLE shares new song LOVE CONQUERS ALL from upcoming album INFINITELY CLEAR

Irish singer songwriter Aoife Doyle released LOVE CONQUERS ALL, the fourth single from her upcoming album on 11th of February. It's a soulful song about love released just in time for Valentines Day.

'LOVE CONQUERS ALL is about coming to a realisation that love truly is the answer to many of life's problems and questions.'

'Aoife Doyle combines the guts and vulnerability of a blues singer with the poise and musicianship of a well-schooled jazz artist .... Her albums to date have charted her growth from singer to songwriter, and she always keeps impeccable musical company.'

THE IRISH TIMES

'One of the most eagerly awaited albums... and it doesn't disappoint. It's right up there with anything I have heard this year.' 

LINLEY HAMILTON BBC Radio Ulster

Aoife Doyle is originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow now living in Co. Clare. While she has been performing for many years, it was upon moving to the West Coast of Ireland that she found her songwriting voice.

New album from The Celtic Hotclub - A Meeting Of Strangers

The Celtic Hotclub’s new album “A Meeting Of Strangers” was released on November 28th 2021 and is now available on Jazz Ireland, Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.

The Celtic Hotclub are a band who play celtic fused Jazz Monouche (gypsy jazz). Traditional Irish melodies and devices are drawn upon liberally, to inform and inspire our gypsy jazz themes, interplay and improvisation.

Virtuoso Violinist Anne Phelan (RTE Concert Orchestra) joins seasoned guitarist Eamonn Moran (Cotton Club Quartet), Rhythm guitarist extraordinaire Vincent “Teck” Jézequel (Brittany France) and rising star of the double bass Derek Whyte, to produce an album that creatively blends Traditional Irish music and Jazz Manouche.

The Sofa Sessions at Yulefest Kilkenny

The Sofa Sessions, Kilkenny’s long-running jazz and creative music series, is moving from its home at Billy Byrne’s bar to the Yulefest Bandstand on Parade at Kilkenny Castle for Christmas week.

Programmed by Irish Times jazz critic and Sofa Sessions curator Cormac Larkin, the evening concerts at 7pm on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd will present some of the biggest stars in Irish jazz in suitably festive form: internationally renowned bassist Ronan Guilfoyle’s Brazilian project, Tudo Bem! (20th); Dublin blues eminence Nigel Mooney’s special Christmas show (21st); and legendary rock guitarist Jimmy Smyth with his Xmas Organised band (22nd).

Fód - new release from Ríona Sally Hartman / amhrán nua  le Ríona Sally Hartman

New Release from Riona Sally Hartman entitled Fód which is the Irish word for Sod or a piece of earth. This wonderful new track is about finding courage and hope in nature. Available from November 11th from Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.

“I would love it if tomorrow you got a pair of headphones, stepped out the door and went for a six-minute walk and listened once through from start to finish. No doom scrolling, no checking emails, just walking and listening. Is that a lot to ask? Yes, it is. I know it is, but that's what I'd love for this song. That's my wish that I'm putting out into the universe.”

- Riona Sally Hartman

AOIFE DOYLE shares new song THEY SAY from upcoming album INFINITELY CLEAR

Irish singer songwriter Aoife Doyle will release THEY SAY, the third single from her upcoming album on 16th November. It's a soulful song with fabulous brass arrangements by Michael Buckley and impeccable backing vocals from Margot Daly.

'Aoife Doyle combines the guts and vulnerability of a blues singer with the poise and musicianship of a well-schooled jazz artist .... Her albums to date have charted her growth from singer to songwriter, and she always keeps impeccable musical company.'

THE IRISH TIMES

'One of the most eagerly awaited albums... and it doesn't disappoint. It's right up there with anything I have heard this year.' 

LINLEY HAMILTON BBC Radio Ulster

"THEY SAY is about learning to trust your gut and intuition. There are so many influences in this world and if we don't cultivate a strong sense of inner direction they can pull us in every direction and make for a confusing life.'

Aoife Doyle is originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow now living in Co. Clare. While she has been performing for many years, it was upon moving to the West Coast of Ireland that she found her songwriting voice.