Music

LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE, CASTLEBAR

Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo. T: 094 9023733 E: linenhall@anu.ie

 A GYPSY JAZZ CELEBRATION AT THE LINENHALL

The Gypsy Jazz Quartet celebrates the musical genius of one of the true jazz greats, Django Reinhardt, in a unique multimedia presentation “The Django Story” at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday 15th January at 8.00pm.

“The Django Story” is a multimedia performance complete with live music that celebrates the colourful life and music of genius Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and his band, from its roots in the clubs of 1930s Paris.

The Gypsy Jazz Quartet is led by Castlebar native Frank Kilkelly, a highly regarded guitarist who has toured extensively with a string of well-respected acoustic groups and artists including Sharon Shannon, Mairtín O'Connor, Finbar Furey and the Café Orchestra. Completing the impressive Quartet line-up is Paul O'Driscoll (double bass) well known for his work with Deiseal and Josephine Marsh, Bertrand Huve (saxes and clarinet), and Damian Gilligan (rhythm guitar) from The Hot Club of Dublin.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Gypsy jazz sound live, performed by one of the top acoustic jazz outfits in the country. People say jazz is cool. But remember, some like it hot.

COMPOSER DONAL SARSFIELD & FRIENDS

Join Mayo composer and musician Donal Sarsfield and friends for a diverse and diverting Music Night at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday 26th January at 8.00pm.

This is the first in a series of Music Nights at the Linenhall with Donal, each celebrating a different theme through music and song. In the company of invited musicians David Bremner (piano), Anna Houston (cello) and Elaine Madden (vocals), Donal will present an eclectic evening’s entertainment on the theme of Longing, a musical miscellany encompassing chamber music by way of jazz, folk, pop and poetry. Best known locally for his role as Director of the Castlebar Gospel Choir, Donal's work as a composer has been recognised both at home and internationally.

From Renaissance music to Rufus Wainwright, and Schubert to Brad Mehldau, the evening is a unique showcase of music to distract from a cold winter’s night.