Jazz for every occasion

Nerve wracking times with the plague. Keep practicing. You will be a better player coming out the other side of this.

Ballydehob Jazz Festival

Looking forward to getting on down to the marvellous town of Ballydehob this weekend to perform for the jazz festival. Gig details are here You can find out the other acts that are on by checking out the program You can find out what is a free event and what isn’t check out by ticketing on the…

The Bodega

Always a great scene in the Bodega. The folks enjoyed the jazz and a great time was had by all. Paul Dunlea is a master of the trombone and first class arranger and bandleader with limitless energy.    

Neil Ologhlen and I had a great night playing in the bar at Foyle’s Hotel. It was well received and the sound was great.  We are doing it again with bass and drums added tonight. Matt Berrill will join us on saxophone and Dan Walsh will be at the drums.  Come on down tonight for…

Garryvoe Hotel

The scene at Garryvoe has been growing. It’s such a great space to play some music in. Come on down; you will love it.


We had a great time playing at the Derry Jazz festival. The Harry Connelly Allstars were sounding great. We played in various venues about the town and everyone enjoyed the music. I also manage to catch up with the fabulous Janet Seidel Trio. Great to see some Aussie mates. Thank you all, for a great…

Derry Jazz Festival Day 1

We got here in the afternoon and settled into the City Hotel which is more or less festival HQ. We had a nice set with the band. The legendary Gay Macintyre sat in on alto for “Body and Soul.” He played great and has nice harmonies and tone. I enjoyed him and he enjoyed me.…

Radisson Video

Fellow with a camera got all creative with his camera work at the Raddison a couple of weeks ago. Check out the video.


It was marvellous to play in the newly refurbished Garryvoe Hotel. Such a great sound and ambience. We were received very enthusisatically by the staff and patrons and we absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to do it again. Join the mailing list so I can let you know when we are back.