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Jimmy's Cousin - I'll Never Love Again - Official Music Video

Jimmy's Cousin is the later ego of Irish recording artist Ian Dodson. His debut album ‘Waxwings’ was released in May 2019. In support of the album he completed an Irish tour with MCD and is heading for the UK and Germany later this year as well as playing four more dates in Ireland this November. We’ll be in touch with these dates in the coming weeks.

When asked about the song Jimmy’s Cousin had this to say;

“The song was written in a fit of anger and humour. At the end of a relationship you begin to question yourself and wonder about the qualities you wish you had, that might have kept it alive. Wishing that you were cleverer or taller or prettier or smarter or anything you think that would’ve made you more palatable to the person who has left you. It’s actually a kind of self-affirming song and a declaration that I’ll never love again in a bad way, in a way that would see me doubt myself or wish I was different to what I am.”

I’ll Never Love Again’ is the third single from the album ‘Waxwings’

Another jazz classic “Ella & Louis Porgy & Bess” to get RTÉ Concert Orchestra treatment

‘Inspired by conversation with Russell Garcia, I have always wanted to perform this score, and this concert is a culmination of many years of research into this project.’

Ryan Quigley

After the sell-out success of Kind of Blue Orchestrated in May, the next jazz classic to get the RTÉ Concert Orchestra treatment is the iconic 1958 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong album Porgy and Bess.

Recreating Russell Garcia’s arrangement, award-winning jazz trumpeter Ryan Quigley has painstakingly recreated the lost score from the recording. The RTÉ CO presents the first ever concert version. Taking the title roles are Nicola Emmanuelle (‘the real deal’ – Time Out) and five-time British Jazz Awards winner Enrico Tomasso – who as a child actually knew Louis Armstrong.

New Ross Piano Festival 2019 - Press Release - Gwilym Simcock

This is one for the diary………..

New Ross Piano Festival’s brochure with the programme for this September is now widely available. And one of the stand-out pianists is a man who has made a huge name for himself in the jazz piano world. He is the charismatic Welsh pianist, Gwilym Simcock and he will be performing in St Mary’s Church, New Ross on Thursday, September 26th. Do not miss him.

New Irish Jazz Orchestra with Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador, Martin Hayes Returns to Cork

The New Irish Jazz Orchestra, directed by Ireland’s premier Jazz export, Paul Dunlea, returns to CIT Cork School Of Music featuring the inimitable fiddle player and Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador, Martin Hayes as its special guest on Sunday 16th June for a special matinee performance at 4pm. Paul is hot off a UK tour with Canadian crooner Michael Bublé and will be ready to lead this inimitable orchestra. The concert will also feature original compositions from Irish composers such as Ronan Guilfoyle, Brian Byrne, Cormac McCarthy along with the orchestra’s director Paul Dunlea.

Liv Monaghan “Feathers” Video Release

Paris based, Irish vocalist and songwriter, Liv Monaghan, has released a music video for her song, Feathers, from her latest album, Slow Exhale.

The film is a collaboration with Artistic Director, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe and Cinematographer, Kris Tagupa. Following on from Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, this marks her second music video collaboration with Tagupa.

The song, inspired by a real event, takes us on a journey back to childhood, where a tiny fallen bird takes up residence in a little boy’s life.

Stars of Jazz to Headline 20th Bray Jazz Festival

Two of the most decorated stars of modern American jazz are set to headline the 20th anniversary edition of Bray Jazz Festival, this coming May Bank Holiday weekend.

Guitar legend John Scofield,  who has won three Grammy Awards for his work in recent years, and 14-times Grammy nominated jazz pianist Fred Hersch are amongst the big name stars who will play this year’s festival, which returns on May 3rd, 4th and 5th next.