Saturday Festival Club: BLUES SPECIAL with Nigel Mooney Septet

Glasshouse Saturday 20 July 10.30pm followed by jam session. Adm €10
Nigel Mooney – gtr, vcls,          Johnny Taylor – piano         Dan Bodwell – bass    Dominic Mullan – drums     Linley hamilton – trumpet   other horn(s) TBC
 “…one of the most enjoyable jazz albums to emerge in many a year.”
– Donald Helme, RTE Lyric FM

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“Great tunes, great sound…Mooney may have another hit on his hands.”
– Irish Times
 
“…nothing less than stunning…” – Hot Press
 
Nigel Mooney has long been regarded as Ireland’s leading blues singer/guitarist. His sensitive tenor voice, soulful jazz guitar stylings and preference for an acoustic-sounding, jazz approach to the blues have made him a unique and popular artist. Mooney’s Gripewater Blues Band was a significant group on the Irish blues scene of the eighties, but the Mooney of today was first documented on debut first album ‘All My Love’s In Vain’ (Rubyworks). It became the island’s biggest selling jazz album of 2005, with major airplay from champions such as RTE’s Ryan Tubridy, and chart placements for the single ‘Beautiful Day’.
 
‘The Bohemian Mooney’, his much-awaited second album, sees him in both small group and big band settings, with VIP appearances by international music icons Georgie Fame and Louis Stewart. Debuting at number 1 on iTunes following an RTE album of the week placement on Radio 1 and a TV appearance on RTE’s The Late Late Show, it features his working group of Johnny Taylor (piano), Dan Bodwell (bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums), with Richie Buckley (Van Morrison), Linley Hamilton (Paul Brady) and Michael Buckley (Glen Hansard) among the horn section.