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Hugh Buckley live from The Source Arts Centre

IMC's Navigator Jazz Residency programme, in partnership with The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, welcomed Irish jazz guitarist Hugh Buckley to Tipperary for 10 days during April-May 2021 to develop his solo work, write new music and engage with the local scene.

Set in the heart of Thurles town and on the banks of the River Suir, The Source Arts Centre has a year-round programme of cultural events including theatre, live music, comedy, dance, art-house cinema, children’s theatre, youth arts, and ballet. The Source shares a building with Thurles Library. The Source Gallery is a shared space programmed year-round by both The Source Arts Centre and Thurles Library.

Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed with a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists including James Williams, Peter Bernstein, Ronnie Drew and Van Morrison. He has released a number of acclaimed albums as a leader, including, “Yes Indeed”, “Spirit Level” and “Sketches of Now”, besides featuring on numerous recordings as a sideman.

Enjoy Hugh's unique arrangement of 'Rainy Days & Mondays' by The Carpenters, filmed live onstage at The Source Arts Centre on the final day of the residency.

Another tune performed live at The Source was Hugh's original tune 'Shona'.

Exploring music by Thelonious Monk, a third piece that Hugh performed at The Source was his beautiful arrangement of Monk's 'Reflections'.

The exciting new residency programme 'Navigator' is in line with IMC's commitment to further developing the national scene for jazz and improvised music, improving artist touring mobility, developing audiences nationwide, and developing creative opportunities for musicians.

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