Listen at Arthur’s, 16 March
24 March 2016
Music Network is delighted to be involved with Listen at Arthur's, a monthly night of creative music and spoken word at Arthur's Pub, Thomas Street, Dublin 8. Enjoy a showcase of some of Ireland's finest musicians and artists at the next event on Saturday 16 April at 8pm. On the bill are some masters of modern and traditional music.
Tom Johnson studied privately with Morton Feldman and established himself as a composer of the minimalist group in New York in the 1970s, later settling in Paris, where he has lived since 1983. Among his works are The Four Note Opera, Failing, Narayana’s Cows and the Bonhoeffer Oratorio.
At Listen at Arthurs, he will be performing a series of spoken word works.
Anda trio is a new chamber project with Tommy Halferty (guitar), Greg Felton (piano) and Derek Whyte (bass).
They bring a wealth of experience and influences from jazz and blues to classical and folk to create a fulfilling improvised musical experience. With a focus on original arrangements of jazz standards as a starting block for improvised counterpoint and feel-good swing. This is a group of stunning soloists and it's a pleasure to hear them communicate together in this unique drummer-less group.
Harry Bradley (flute) & Seán McKeon (uilleann pipes)
Known for his unique tone and driving rhythm, Harry Bradley has come to be recognised as one of the most distinctive flute players in Ireland today. He will be joined by the renowned uilleann piper Sean McKeon. The music they will be playing will be rooted in the repertory and aesthetic of the uilleann piping tradition, complemented by the traditional flute playing styles of counties Sligo and Leitrim.
Both musicians are award winning, international touring artists with an unsurpassable passion for the music. Bradley was awarded TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year in 2014 and has toured and recorded with groups such as Cran and Altan. McKeon is a member of the Damien Dempsey band with whom he has toured worldwide, and appears on his most recent album “Almighty Love”, which was nominated for a Meteor Choice Music Prize.
Twin Headed Wolf
Twin Headed Wolf are an eccentric folk flavoured double act hailing from the wilds of West Clare. Described by Hotpress Magazine as "a playful, experimental, ingenious mix of old and new" their stage show is a carousel of ever changing instruments most recently including a typewriter, some bones, half of a teacup and of course a saw and an old milk jug! Drawing their inspiration from the each other’s imaginations, bonfire singsongs, circuses and scrapyards, their twin edged harmonies juxtaposed with sinister lyrics and a raw sound lend an ethereal flavour to folk music.
They have developed their stage show into what can only be described as a happening, on a smaller scale with saws and bones, invocations of the Muses and murder ballads sung by dollies. Their larger scale theatre show involves stilt walkers and human puppets, sacrifices and ritualistic dances, radio theremins and three legged fiddle players, five part harmonies and a band of sprites, handmade instruments and processions, contemporary dance and improvised wilderness.
The next Listen At Arthur's concert will take place on Saturday 21 May.
More details on the event and the other concerts in the Listen at Arthur's series can be found here.