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Ballyseedy Supper Club

It was a great scene at the Ballyseedy Garden centre at Carrigtwohill last night. The first night of their “Supper Club”. It’s a great space to play the guitar in with it’s high ceiling and natural reverb. They are planning on doing it once a month and the food prepared by a top chef and…

Hillybilly Bop

I have been enjoying playing the telecaster in the trio. The sound of the arch top jazz box was wearing thin on my ears. I was looking for something a little more subversive. Also telecasters sound best when played at an impolite volume. Noodling apologetically on an arch top guitar in the corner has less…

Ian Date Quintet CD

I have a new CD out. It’s called “Let’s Play” and is recorded in Sydney Australia. Personnel are as follows: Ian Date – guitar Nigel Date – guitar Chris O’Dea – tenor saxophone Stan Valacos – bass Andrew Dickeson – drums If you like to order a copy they are €15 including free postage anywhere…

First Gig at the Shelbourne The opening night was a huge success at the Shelbourne. a large and enthusiastic crowd came down to listen to the jazz. People of all ages were all loving it. Locals and tourists. It was a great scene.

Guinness Jazz Jam

Looking forward to playing with Harry Connelly in The Shelbourne bar Feb 18. See the gig page for more details Harry will get everyone going for sure!