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Improvised Music Company

Ronan Guilfoyle 60: Flyin’Hi - The Music of Tommy Halferty


Tickets €20 include both sets on the night. Door at 8pm. First set starts at 8.30pm sharp.

*for those who can not attend both sets, there will be €12 tickets available on the door.

('Flyin' Hi - The Music of Tommy Halferty' and 'Always Know - For Thelonious Monk')

IMC celebrates the work of one of the champions of Irish Jazz, Ronan Guilfoyle in his 60th year with a series of special concerts at Arthur’s this May 9th and 10th. Musician, composer and educator, Guilfoyle observes this milestone by gathering a cornucopia of Irish and International talent for 4 very distinct sets of music penned, arranged or orchestrated by Guilfoyle.

Flyin'Hi - The Music of Tommy Halferty

In 2016 Guilfoyle arranged for 7-piece band, a suite of Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty’s original music to celebrate the Irish guitarist’s 70th birthday, at an event produced by IMC called ‘Flyin’ Hi - Tommy Halferty at 70’

Both Halferty and Guilfoyle have been extremely influential figures on the Irish jazz scene over the past 40 years, not just as artists, but as composers, educators and mentors to many musicians over the years.

Throughout his rich and varied career Tommy Halferty’ssignature guitar sound, tonally heavy, brimming with juicy bebop lines and fat chordal arrangements has been instrumental in shaping the sound of the Irish jazz.

'If, like me, you have been playing professionally for nearly 40 years, it's good from time time, to take stock and celebrate the journey so far. I have asked some of my best friends and colleagues in music to join me in a celebration, both of my 60th birthday, and in music itself - especially jazz music. I'm very happy to be doing this on the 9th and 10th of May in Arthur's, by celebrating my 60th birthday along with 17 of my closest colleagues. In choosing the music for this celebration I wanted to include players and projects with whom I have a long track record and I am delighted to have such a stellar cast with me over the two nights.' - Ronan Guilfoyle

Doors 8pm for 8:30pm Performance

TICKETS €20 includes both Thursday night performances

'Flyin' Hi - Tommy Halferty at 70' + 'Always Know' - For Thelonious Monk'

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