The Improvised Music Company is hosting the third in the series of Trí60 concerts on 15 October in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. These performances juxtapose musicians from disparate improvisatory backgrounds who not performed together previously.
The concert will be preceded by a conversation earlier that morning between the four musicians: Bothy Band alumnus Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (voice and piano), Montreal-based Chinese traditional pipa player Liu Fang (pictured), Australian-turned local Steve Cooney (guitar) and Belgian violinist Wouter Vandenabeele.
Tickets to the concert at 7.30 pm are €15 (concessions €12).
Tickets to the two-hour conversation are €5; it begins at 11am.
Later in October, Palooka, a multi-national ‘improvising funk/pop-band’ led by Irish musicians Justin Carroll (hammond organ) and Kevin Brady (drums), featuring Bjorn Vidar Solli (guitar), Graeme Blevins (tenor sax) and Graeme Flowers (trumpet) will be performing as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. The event takes place on 28 October at 11pm and tickets are €10/8.
This is followed by a three-day tour:
3 November Wexford Arts Centre, 8pm, €15/12
4 November JJ Smyths, Dublin, 9pm, €12
5 November Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, Co. Wicklow, 9pm, €17/15
For more info and booking: www.improvisedmusic.ie/events
Finally, on 2 November at the Grand Social, Dublin, IMC presents four young contrasting Irish bands: OKO, Zoiband, Thought-Fox and Umbra. Spanning a range of improvisational styles and taking influences from funk, contemporary jazz, electronic music and free improvisation, this concert is the fourth in the colourful Whirligig series.
Tickets are €12/10, although bookings are not being taken to date.
Published on 10 October 2011