The Irish Times' Best Jazz of the Week, Emilie Sings Billie, Culture Night at the RHA & ...
Good morning folks!
I hope you're all keeping well and getting out into the sun ... and the water! I've been in the sea at the Allihes, Achill, Kiliney and Seapoint ... and it's the best thrill! But, for music trills........read on!
JAZZGate: The Music of Billie Holiday Featuring Emilie Conway with guitarist Aengus Hackett, Dan Bodwell, bass and Barry Duffy, drums.
Ten years ago, I put together a 50th Anniversary tribute to Billie Holiday with a small tour supported by the Arts Council. I'm delighted to re-visit this repertoire and the work and life of Billie Holiday for a performance in Galway this Thursday. It's been an ingenious idea by guitarist Aengus Hackett to curate a series of concerts over the summer to bring the music of some of the creators and legends of the sound of jazz from Monk to Miles to Ella to Billie to jazz audiences in Galway - and the Galway folk have been showing up in their droves with concerts selling out. So this week, à la New York traditions, we're putting on two concerts, one at 7 and one at 9pm. Info here.
Culture Night at RHA Gallery Friday, September 20
Stop by the RHA Gallery for art and music where I'll be with Johnny Taylor and co. View new work by Niamh O’Malley, Tommy Weir, Myra Jago and privately owned works by Melanie le Brocquy also be on display. Suitable for children too with the RHA Kids Art Cart and RHA Kids packs available.
My new website, finally !!! It's a work in progress ...and I'm actually making it myself and, it's LIVE!!! Thank you, artist, Eoin Byrne for the initial training. Visit it here and I'll welcome any feedback you might have !! www.emilieconway.ie
In June, I was notified that I had received an award from the Arts Council's Arts and Disability Ireland Connect Scheme. This award allows me to deeper study Brazilian and Afro Brazilian rhythms which will further inform my ongoing Brazilian jazz project!! I'm delighted. We had a sold out concert in Arthurs back in April, thank you for coming out! And we're working on a recording also ........
Arts Disability Ireland invited me to give an interview earlier this year which you can read here: Meet an Artist: Emilie Conway
Take care of yourselves and each other and hope to see you soon !