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

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(...)

Norma Winstone: one of the bona fide vocal superstars of contemporary jazz

Fri 4 – JAZZ FESTIVAL Howth Jazz and Blues Festival Various venues, Howth, Co Dublin, no cover charges; continues until Monday, facebook.com/HowthIs(...)

Simon Jermyn

FRIDAY 07 TERRA INCOGNITA Fireplace Dragon Courthouse, Ennistymon, Co Clare (Friday); Black Gate, Galway (Saturday); Arthurs, Dublin (Sunday afternoo(...)

Sometimes, unlikely combinations reveal qualities in musicians, and in their material, that more conventional line-ups leave unexplored. This meetin(...)

Sue Rynhart: “It’s  important to get the opportunity to talk to other musicians from other countries”

It’s a quarter of a century since the Improvised Music Company (IMC) first began to operate in the jazz and world music fields. Current director Kenn(...)

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(...)

On stage, in full flight, there’s an exuberant creativity and abandonment to the moment in Derry-born guitarist Tommy Half(...)