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Claire Daly @ Pendulum

Kilkenny singer Claire Daly made her move to Edinburgh in 2003, and her adopted city has taken her very much to heart. These days, she’s hailed as an exciting new voice on the Scottish jazz scene, and noted for her fresh approach to the jazz vocal repertoire, with standards plucked from obscurity, vocalese readings of music of Wayne Shorter, and a linguistic mobility that embraces songs in Italian, Portuguese and Irish. Recent appearances include London’s Pizza Express, an important proving ground for vocal talent. She plays The Pendulum as part of an extensive Irish tour, with her working band of pianist Paul Kirby and drummer Nelide Bandello, joined by a further ex-pat in Dublin bassist Ed Kelly, who, like Daly, has been based in Edinburgh in recent years.

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