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The Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio play Bennigan’s in Derry on Wednesday
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  • August 3, 2019, 05:00

Saturday 03 Dirty Jazz Club   Arthur’s, Dublin, arthurspub.ie  Over the last year, these monthly Saturday nights with the Dirty Jazz Club h(...)

The musical romance between Derry guitarist Tommy Halferty and London vocalist Norma Winstone began when they met as tutors on the now-legendary jazz (...)

Disproving the notion that little of musical interest happened in Ireland until the mid-to-late-1970s punk rock pogrom, Buntús Rince (“basic rhythms” (...)

Jazz bassist and composer, Ronan Guilfoyle

For a jazz composer, Ronan Guilfoyle had a better start than most. At a time when rock’n’roll was sweeping all before it, the Guilfoyle house in leafy(...)

Tommy Halferty

SATURDAY JUNE 9 Carmel McCreagh/Flo McSweeney/Fiachra Trench Arthurs, Dublin, 9.30pm, €12, arthurspub.ie It sounds simple – two singers, one pianist(...)

Radio head: Ian Wilson, who will leave RTÉ in 2018 after 40 years with the station. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everyone in the RTÉ canteen seems to know Ian Wilson. The radio producer has a nod and words for every table, from the production team taking a break (...)

Jazz musician Hugh Buckley (r) has appealed for anyone with information on his missing Gibson L4 guitar to contact Mountjoy Garda station. Photograph: Hugh Buckley

A Facebook appeal for a guitar that was stolen from a car in Dublin on Tuesday night has gone viral, after fans and musical colleagues took to social (...)

President Michael D Higgins offers condolences to Elizabeth (wife of late jazz guitarist Louis Stewart) during the latter’s funeral at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Louis Stewart was a gentle, humble person whose life brought joy and consolation to many, his funeral was told on Tuesday. Mourners for the jazz gui(...)

Late Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart in action.

Renowned Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart has passed away in Dublin. The first Irish jazz musician of international stature, he was idolised by s(...)

Luke Kelly: “someone saw him in the street and asked him to play”. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Dublin in the 1960s had many folk clubs and sessions, but Foxrock Folk Club was different. For a start it wasn’t in a city-centre basement. And it was(...)

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