On Tuesday evening next Improvised Music Company (IMC) present way out west, a showcase of jazz from Ireland. IMC have offered readers of this wee blog a pair of tickets to the launch and a copy of the way out west CD. The launch includes performances by Metier, Francesco Turrisi Trio, Trihornophone, Dorothy Murphy’s Circleways, Mike Nielsen and Organics. A stellar line-up by any gig standards, the evening will be a great celebration of Irish jazz. Leave a comment on this post to be in with a chance to win the tickets and CD! (I wanted to come up with a more fun way to win but it’s been a verrrrry long day.)
I’m going to be a little late for the gig as I’ll be coming from the Rastrelli Quartet presented by Music Network in the Coach House. I work part-time with Music Network managing the Music Capital Scheme and one of the perks of the job is working on the wonderful concerts in the Coach House.
In other notes, Caoimhín O’ Raghallaigh performed a solo set tonight at the launch of the first Ergodos Festival Off Grid in the hushed surroundings of the Unitarian Church. The festival is running in the National Concert Hall and the Unitarian Church until Saturday 25 April. In addition to a whole heap of performances there are workshops and talks and I’m going to try to make it to as many of the events as possible although it’ll be a challenge! In the CEC (Current Economic Crisis!!!) it’s a relief to get a festival pass for all events priced at a wallet friendly €39. Get ’em while they’re hot!