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Condell’s Quiet Mastery Brings Poetry To Life

Seize The Day Sonny Condell – Patrick Kehoe (Self-released) If every poet could get a top songwriter to give their work a musical make-over we would all be on much more intimate terms with our poets. Mike Scott and The … Continue reading

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Old World Elegance and Charm from Swedish Jazz Maestro

Potsdamer Platz: Jan Lundgren (ACT) Just last week I met Wexford’s most famous Swede Fred Karlsson on the town. He was in fine form, attentive and courteous as always, and full of stories. One would never have known that Fred … Continue reading

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Modern Jazz Quartet: Django

On my turntable right now the album Django (1955) by the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lovin’ it. Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LFsuH1-YoM This is what The Guardian says: https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2010/mar/24/modern-jazz-quartet-john-lewis

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Vesala’s Musical Homage to Helsinki

Helsinki Soundpost Martti Vesala Soundpost Quintet (Ozella Music) Helsinki Soundpost is an aural pleasure from start to finish. Eight tracks, 50 minutes of majestic music. From the first insistent single note repetition of “Smoke” right through to the epic grandeur … Continue reading

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

Wexford Echo 14 March, 2017: 032EC2017-03-14e1   033EC2017-03-14e1

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Morten Schantz – Godspeed

Godspeed is the name of a new trio headed by Danish composer, pianist and keyboardist Morten Schantz. He is joined by Norwegians, and fellow JazzKamikaze members, Marius Neset (soprano and tenor saxophones) and Anton Eger (drums). The band’s debut album, … Continue reading

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Trí ailt agus dán álainn – Wexford Echo

Cúpla ailt ón Wexford Echo, 4 Aibrean, 2017: 046EC2017-04-04e1  047EC2017-04-04e1

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