To call Ronan Guilfoyle a bassist and composer is not simply to describe him – it also hints at the creative tension between improvisation and writing(...)

‘There was no apology for the clear ludicrousness of the situation,’ our reader says of his experience at Debenhams in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Above, a Debenhams outlet in London

Ronan Guilfoyle wants to tell us about an experience he had with Debenhams “that shows the lengths companies will go to avoid giving you a personalise(...)

Tommy Halferty is a leading light of the generation of Irish guitarists who came out of Dublin in the 1980s, and his first trio (with John Wadham a(...)

Guilfoyle-Nielsen trio: bassist Ronan Guilfoyle, drummer Conor Guilfoyle and guitarist Mike Nielsen have admirers around the world

The Guilfoyle-Nielsen Trio are back where they started 30 years ago, in a room barely big enough to swing a guitar, poring over charts of fiendishl(...)

The German philosopher Liebniz said that music is the pleasure the mind takes from counting without realising it, but even for the advanced listene(...)

Indian percussionist Ramesh Shotham

Back in 2001, I travelled to India with Irish trad-meets-jazz supergroup Khanda, to make a television documentary for RTÉ on their collaboration with(...)