Music fans have plenty to look forward to this Summer, as Dublin City Council are bringing you an incredible series of free weekly lunchtime music sessions for the month of July.
Grab your lunch and your friends and come down to the beautiful Civic Offices Amphitheatre every Thursday in July from 1 – 2pm. The concerts will also be broadcast LIVE by our media partners Near FM, who will feature interviews with artists and interesting details!
Programmed in association with IMC, First Music Contact, Music Network and The Contemporary Music Centre, there’s something for everyone from jazz to rock to contemporary classical, from some of Ireland’s best up and coming, and established acts. Check out all the great acts performing HERE.
Be sure to come along on Thursday 11th July for some excellent outdoor jazz, presented by IMC, featuring the Charlie Mooney Quartet and RBG Trio.
Charlie Moon Quartet
Charlie Moon - guitar & vocals / Johnny Taylor - piano / Barry Donohue - bass / Dominic Mullan - drums
With jazz music well and truly in his blood, Charlie is the son of singer Mia Parsons and jazz guitarist Nigel Mooney (Ireland's King of the Blues - BBC). From an early age he was immersed in music, leading him to graduate from Newpark Music School with an honours degree in Jazz Performance, graduating top of his class. He has since tackled a Jazz Performance Msc in DIT. Recent engagements include the prestigious Cork, Limerick and Bray Jazz Festivals. Named “Rising Star” of jazz by The Irish Times in 2018, Charlie adding to his reputation on guitar has established himself as one of the most exciting male jazz singers to emerge this decade. He is increasingly in demand as both a leader and as a side man, on stage and in studio, regularly playing with a host of the top jazz musicians across the country.
Read more about Charlie on his WEBSITE
Listen to him on SOUNDCLOUD
Meilana Gillard - saxophone / Kevin Brady - drums / Dave Redmond - bass
Ohio-raised saxophonist and composer Meilana Gillard emerged as a rising star on the New York scene while studying at the New School in the early 2000’s. She has worked with U.S. icons Charli Persip, Christian McBride and also Greg Osby, who released her debut album “Day One” on his ‘Inner Circle Music’ label in 2009. Completing the trio are Ireland’s most experienced rhythm section with Kevin Brady (drums) and Dave Redmond (bass). The trio recently played at the Eurojazz Festival in Mexico and have given well-received performances at a number of venues in Ireland.
Read more about Meilana at her WEBSITE
Listen to her on SPOTIFY
Every Thursday lunchtime in July will see a high-quality concert in the Dublin City Civic Offices amphitheatre, beginning with acts presented by First Music Contact on the 4th July, and continuing with acts presented by the Contemporary Music Centre on the 18th July and Music Network on the 25th July. Follow Wood Quay Summer Sessions on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date.
Thursday 4th July: First Music Contact present Erica Cody (RnB/pop) & JYellowL (hip-hop/rap)
Thursday 11th July: Improvised Music Company present Charlie Moon Quartet (jazz guitar quartet) & RBG Trio (Dave Redmond, bass; Kevin Brady, drums; Meilana Gillard, saxophone)
Thursday 18th July: Contemporary Music Centre present Garth Knox (viola/viola d'amore) & Ultan O'Brien (viola/fiddle)
Thursday 25th July: Music Network present Miriam Kaczor & Alec O'Leary (flute/classical guitar) & Liam O'Conor (fiddle), Sean McKeon (uilleann pipes), John Blake (guitar)