Upcoming Release 'Murray's Law' by Murray Brothers

The debut album "Murrays Law" is a milestone in a remarkable journey for the Murray Brothers - Out July 9th 2021 on Lyte Records.

Born in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, twin brothers Micheal and Conor Murray have been playing jazz since the age of twelve. Growing up around traditional music, they sparked the curiosity of leading Irish jazz musician David Lyttle at the age of 16, going on to study with him and, in more recent years, touring with him professionally. Now 24 and graduates of Glasgow's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Tommy Smith, their debut album Murrays Law cements their reputations as Irish jazz stars on the rise and young international voices to take note of.

Alfa Mist announces a headline show for Whelans, Dublin 8th December 2021

To celebrate the release of his brand-new album ‘Bring Backs’ due for release on Friday, 23rd April 2021, Alfa Mist has announced a headline show for Whelans, Dublin 8th December 2021.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, 16th April 2021 at 10AM from Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie

First teaching himself to produce beats as a schoolkid in East Ham, London, Alfa then went on to discover jazz through the sampling of hip-hop of producers like Hi-tek, Madlib and J Dilla. Delving deeper, he taught himself the piano by ear as a means to dissect these formative records’ harmonic intricacies, gradually forming his own production style of head-nodding rhythms combined with the immediacy of jazz improvisation, all tied together with a pervasive sense of melody.

Ballydehob Announces the Annual Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2021

Ballydehob Jazz Festival has against all the odds this year rolled out another outstanding festival programme featuring some of Irelands finest contemporary Jazz artists.

May Bank Holiday Weekend ( 30th April – 3rd May)

While we will not be taking to the streets this May Bank Holiday Weekend or piling into venues to watch live music , Ballydehob Village have been working hard to plan events so we can celebrate the Community, the Art and the Music that makes this the best small festival in the West!

Last year BJF, which has been running since 2007, had to go online and like all of Ireland, the streets went quiet.  

“It’s been the strangest, toughest year in anyone’s living memory and we’re still not out of it yet, but the show must go on. We had to ask ourselves what we can do to keep musicians and artist going. Not to mention to bring a bit of life back to the streets, “

Joseph O’Leary, Ballydehob Jazz Festival Director.

Nigel Mooney "Mooney's Blues" Fund it Campaign Launched

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland's leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980's, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. Mooney’s much-anticipated fourth album sees him collaborating with some well-known players in the recent history of jazz to create his finest work yet.

A fund it campaign has been launched to help the album come to fruition.

The Jones Way announces new EP “Self-Portrayed Stories”

On 26th March, the fusion jazz duo The Jones Way releases their debut EP “self-portrayed stories”

This is a small collection that includes covers and the original songs “Apartment 2”“Apartment 2 (Reprise)” and “Girotondo”

“self-portrayed stories” will be available for streaming and purchasing on all digital platforms.

“self-portrayed stories” is a journey to discover who they are and what brought they this far. 

Their story intertwines with other stories and sets the listeners imagination free, is a growth path full of human connections built step by step by Silvia Segatori and Annalia Bruschini

Listen/purchase “self-portrayed stories” via the platform of your choice

Cory Wong announce a headline show at The Button Factory, Dublin 27th October 2021

Grammy nominated American guitarist, bassist, songwriter Cory Wong has announced he will perform live in Dublin The Button Factory, 27th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie €25.00 includes booking fee from Friday 26th March at 10 am.

You instinctually hum a tune in order to get pumped up in the morning, for fuel on the treadmill, to soundtrack your commute, or as the pre-game to a big night out. As much as he treasures his roles as a guitarist, composer, and producer, Cory Wong fashions himself “a hype man, first and foremost. Living up to this classification, he slings a Stratocaster and hurls “dad jokes” from the stage with the same panache, poise, and power.

Upcoming Release 'Navigator' by Karl Clews

The official release date of Karl Clews second album of original material for bass, entitled Navigator, is due out on 2nd April 2021!

As the title suggests, this album sees Karl exploring further the concept of the bass as a solo and lead instrument, with more expansive compositions drawing on a wider range of influences, from African to South American styles, from jazz, funk and fusion to hip-hop, and a wider tonal and textural palette, incorporating piccolo and tenor basses. With the exception of guest spots on a handful of tracks by Galway musicians Bernard Huvé and Adam Daniel on sax, Ciaran Storey on guitar and Richie Dittrich on drums, all the sounds on the album are made by basses, and it provides a demonstration of just how versatile - and misunderstood - the modern electric bass can be.