'Hands' - my new CD!

 

'Hands' my new CD with Dave Binney, Chris Guilfoyle, and Tom Rainey, recorded in New York last year at the renowned Systems Two studios. You can buy it HERE

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    Hochschule der Künste Bern Bern

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Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Masterclass, Hochschule der Künste Bern
HKB Jazz, Eigerplatz 5a,
Bern CH-3000 Bern 14
Switzerland

Past Dates

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Masterclass, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Kr. Barona 1, Rīga
Riga
Latvia

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Masterclass, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Kr. Barona 1, Rīga
Riga
Latvia

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Masterclass, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
Kr. Barona 1
Riga LV-1050
Latvia

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Campbells Tavern
Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' - 17.30
Cloughanower
Headford, Galway
Ireland

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Tom Rainey – drums

 

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

Irish Times

 

 

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

 

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

 

‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.

 

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times

 

 

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.

Allaboutjazz.com

 

It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits

Londonjazznews.com

 

Worth spending some quality time with.

Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

 

 

 

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Wexford Arts Centre
Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' - 8.30
Cornmarket
Wexford
Ire
053 9123764

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Tom Rainey – drums

 

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

Irish Times

 

 

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

 

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

 

‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.

 

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times

 

 

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.

Allaboutjazz.com

 

It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits

Londonjazznews.com

 

Worth spending some quality time with.

Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

 

 

 

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' - 8.30
25 Wexford St
Dublin, IR IRE
IE
+353 (0) 1 478 0766

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Tom Rainey – drums

 

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

Irish Times

 

 

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

 

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

 

‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.

 

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times

 

 

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.

Allaboutjazz.com

 

It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits

Londonjazznews.com

 

Worth spending some quality time with.

Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' - 8.30
18-22 Hill St
Belfast
Northern Ireland

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Tom Rainey – drums

 

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

Irish Times

 

 

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

 

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

 

‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.

 

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times

 

 

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.

Allaboutjazz.com

 

It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits

Londonjazznews.com

 

Worth spending some quality time with.

Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' - 8.30
Dock Road
Limerick, Limerick
IE

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Tom Rainey – drums

 

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

Irish Times

 

 

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

 

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

 

‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.

 

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times

 

 

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.

Allaboutjazz.com

 

It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits

Londonjazznews.com

 

Worth spending some quality time with.

Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

 

 

 

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Duo Music - Lars Jansson and Ronan Guilfoyle - 12.00 (noon)
Parnell Square
Dublin, Dublin
IE
Price: Free

Lars Jansson - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

 

A concert dedicated to the beautiful compositions of Lars Jansson in the very special surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery

Lars Jansson was born in 1951, and grew up in Örebro, Sweden, where he was bored by his lessons at the community music school. In his early teens, a relative lent him records with Miles Davis, Ben Webster, and Mose Allsion. During the 1960s, he followed the fashion and developed an interest in the organ. He listened to Kjell Öhman play with the Telstars, to Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, and to Hammond organ music. Drummer Sjunne Ferger became an important figure in his life, and together they formed a duo: "Takt & Ton" (Beat & Pitch).


In 1970, after graduation from upper secondary school, he took a semester off, planning to go on and study medicine. He ended up at dental school, but after a year and a half he decided to switch to music. He was accepted at the Göteborg College of Music, where all the professional musicians had their jam sessions at night. That gave him the opportunity to play with Ove Johansson, Jan Forslund, Conny Sjökvist, Gilbert Holmström, Gunnar Lindgren, and others, and he discovered Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, Lennie Tristano. Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
Lars became a member of Björn Alke's quartet, with Gunnar Bergsten. He also played with the Arild Andersen Quartet. He went on to play with Radka Toneff and various Norwegian musicians including Knut Riisnaes and Jan Garbarek, and then with Hawk On Flight, Equinox, Red Mitchell, Joakim Milder, Crystal Eagle, and many other groups, both Swedish and Danish. Today, the Lars Jansson trio is, and has long been, one of the most well-renowned jazz groups in Sweden. Originally, the other two members were Anders Jormin and Anders Kjellberg. Lars Danielsson succeeded Jormin as the trio's bass player in the mid-1980s, and since January 2005 he has been succeeded by Christian Spering.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Performance of 'A Love Supreme' Suite, with Lars Jansson - 8.00pm
1 Crow Street
Dublin 2
Ireland

Michael Buckley - Tenor

Lars Jansson - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Kevin Brady - drums

The first performance in Ireland of the iconic 'A Love Supreme' suite by John Coltrane with the great Swedish pianist Lars Jansson as special guest. 

Lars Jansson was born in 1951, and grew up in Örebro, Sweden, where he was bored by his lessons at the community music school. In his early teens, a relative lent him records with Miles Davis, Ben Webster, and Mose Allsion. During the 1960s, he followed the fashion and developed an interest in the organ. He listened to Kjell Öhman play with the Telstars, to Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, and to Hammond organ music. Drummer Sjunne Ferger became an important figure in his life, and together they formed a duo: "Takt & Ton" (Beat & Pitch).


In 1970, after graduation from upper secondary school, he took a semester off, planning to go on and study medicine. He ended up at dental school, but after a year and a half he decided to switch to music. He was accepted at the Göteborg College of Music, where all the professional musicians had their jam sessions at night. That gave him the opportunity to play with Ove Johansson, Jan Forslund, Conny Sjökvist, Gilbert Holmström, Gunnar Lindgren, and others, and he discovered Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, Lennie Tristano. Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
Lars became a member of Björn Alke's quartet, with Gunnar Bergsten. He also played with the Arild Andersen Quartet. He went on to play with Radka Toneff and various Norwegian musicians including Knut Riisnaes and Jan Garbarek, and then with Hawk On Flight, Equinox, Red Mitchell, Joakim Milder, Crystal Eagle, and many other groups, both Swedish and Danish. Today, the Lars Jansson trio is, and has long been, one of the most well-renowned jazz groups in Sweden. Originally, the other two members were Anders Jormin and Anders Kjellberg. Lars Danielsson succeeded Jormin as the trio's bass player in the mid-1980s, and since January 2005 he has been succeeded by Christian Spering.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Performance with Eric Ineke - 8.30
28 Thomas St
Dublin
Ireland
+3531 402 0914
Price: €12

Eric Ineke - drums

Michael Buckley - tenor

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle


True European jazz royalty, the legendary Eric Ineke has a career that spans nearly 50 years, during which he has performed with some of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Raney, Woody Shaw, Pete Christlieb, Gary Bartz, Carmell Jones, Tal Farlow, Pepper Adams, Sonny Fortune, Frank Foster, David Liebman, and many others. Erik has also performed at numerous festivals in Europe (North Sea Jazz festival, Grand parade du Jazz in Nice, Pori Jazz), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal), and the USA (Duke Ellington Conference Pittsburgh, North Carolina 1991 International Jazz festival, JVC New York). He can be heard on over 90 recordings, including five under his own name. He is Professor of Jazz Drums at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and is the author of ‘The Ultimate Sideman’, a fascinating book outlining his life in jazz and the great musicians he has performed with.

 Eric’ swinging playing is legendary both in Europe and in the US, and his mighty beat has made him the first call drummer for some of the greatest players in the history of the music.

 For this visit, Eric is joined by three of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians. Michael Buckley is without doubt Ireland’s finest saxophonist, with an international career and one of the most in-demand of all Irish musicians from people as diverse as the Mingus Big Band to Glen Hansard. Bassist and noted composer Ronan Guilfoyle is another Irish jazz musician with an international career. Over more than thirty years he has played with a who’s who of jazz notables including people such as Brad Mehldau and Joe Lovano. Chris Guilfoyle is an up and coming guitarist who though young, has already played with such jazz notables as Dave Liebman and Ralph Peterson and whose band Umbra was selected to play at the prestigious ’12 Points’ Festival in 2015, and the Jazzy Colours Festival in Paris.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Performance with Eric Ineke - 8.30
PHOENIX STREET
Cork, IR IR
IE
+353 (0)21 427 8487

Eric Ineke - drums

Michael Buckley - tenor

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle


True European jazz royalty, the legendary Eric Ineke has a career that spans nearly 50 years, during which he has performed with some of the greatest musicians in the history of jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Raney, Woody Shaw, Pete Christlieb, Gary Bartz, Carmell Jones, Tal Farlow, Pepper Adams, Sonny Fortune, Frank Foster, David Liebman, and many others. Erik has also performed at numerous festivals in Europe (North Sea Jazz festival, Grand parade du Jazz in Nice, Pori Jazz), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal), and the USA (Duke Ellington Conference Pittsburgh, North Carolina 1991 International Jazz festival, JVC New York). He can be heard on over 90 recordings, including five under his own name. He is Professor of Jazz Drums at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and is the author of ‘The Ultimate Sideman’, a fascinating book outlining his life in jazz and the great musicians he has performed with.

 Eric’ swinging playing is legendary both in Europe and in the US, and his mighty beat has made him the first call drummer for some of the greatest players in the history of the music.

 For this visit, Eric is joined by three of Ireland’s finest jazz musicians. Michael Buckley is without doubt Ireland’s finest saxophonist, with an international career and one of the most in-demand of all Irish musicians from people as diverse as the Mingus Big Band to Glen Hansard. Bassist and noted composer Ronan Guilfoyle is another Irish jazz musician with an international career. Over more than thirty years he has played with a who’s who of jazz notables including people such as Brad Mehldau and Joe Lovano. Chris Guilfoyle is an up and coming guitarist who though young, has already played with such jazz notables as Dave Liebman and Ralph Peterson and whose band Umbra was selected to play at the prestigious ’12 Points’ Festival in 2015, and the Jazzy Colours Festival in Paris.



Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Wangarratta Festival The Long Way Around - 12.30
33-37 Ford St
Wangaratta, Victoria VIC 3677
Australia

The Long Way Around

 

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Matthew Jacobson - drums

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

'The Long Way Around' - 12.30
33-37 Ford St
Wangaratta, Victoria VIC 3677
Australia

Ronan Guilfoyle's 'The Long Way Around'

 

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Matthew Jacobson - drums

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Performance of 'A Shy-Going Boy - 20.30
33-37 Ford St
Wangaratta, VIC 3677
Australia

Scott Tinkler - trumpet

Jamie Oehlers - saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Andrea Keller - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Matthew Jacobson - drums

Australian premiere of Ronan's new large scale piece written about his Grandfather Joe Guilfoyle who took part in the 1916 Rising, and was one of Michael Collins' closest associates during the War of Independence.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The Long Way Around - 20.00
Harris St
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Australia

The Long Way Around

 

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Matthew Jacobson - drums

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The Reg
Things We Like - the Music of Jack Bruce - 8.00pm
The Mall
Waterford, Waterford
Ireland
+353 51 583 000

A celebration of the music of the great Jack Bruce featuring:

Margot Daly – vocals
Michael Buckley – saxophones
Joe O Callaghan - guitar
Izumi Kimura – keyboards
Ronan Guilfoyle – bass
Brendan Doherty - drums

Jack Bruce is probably the reason why I play the bass. Although I was raised on jazz at home, and have spent my musical life in jazz, it was hearing Bruce’s great bass lines with Cream that first made me think of how much I liked that sound, and how this could be something I’d like to check out for myself. At one point I obsessively listened to Cream, really focusing on the bass playing and it inspired me to buy my first bass.

Although I migrated fairly rapidly to jazz, I was always checking Jack Bruceout and hearing how different and individualistic his music was – on his solo albums, and with Lifetime, with Mike Gibbs etc. His own background was jazz and he took what he knew into the rock world and did some revolutionary things, as well as writing some of the great rock classics such as ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ and ‘I Feel Free’.

Years later I met him and hung out with him at Ronnie Scott’s, and apart from it being a great thrill for me, I found him to be a great guy – very funny and warm with no ‘superstar’ vibe about him – a real musician, and I still am thrilled to have had the chance to meet him and spend a little time with him.

When he passed away last year, it made me think about him again and I wanted to do a project based on his music and great songs. So I’ve had a great time going through his enormous songbook and picking tunes I love and trying to find a way to do them that are both respectful to the songs while allowing myself to respond to them in a personal way.

I’m lucky to have a great band with me – Margot, Michael, Joe, Izumi, and Brendan are ideal musicians for this, with the incredible range of skills necessary to do justice to one of the great musicians of the 20th Century.

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Premiere of "Bystanders', new piano piece performed by Micheal McHale - 13.05pm (lunchtime concert)
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, IR
IE
+353 (0)1 417 0077
Price: €10 (€5 concessions)

Premiere performance of my new piano piece, performed by the brilliant Michael McHale, commemorating the civilians killed in the 1916 Rising, and of all civilians killed in war.

In the discussions about the 1916 Rising, what's often forgotten is that the vast majority of the people killed in that event were civilians. 184 civilians were killed, with over 200 wounded. Many of these casualties were children. As always in modern warfare, it was the local people, trapped between two warring armies, that suffered the most. The centre of their city destroyed, unable to get food for days, risking death by going outside their homes, and sometimes dying in their homes, the civilian victims of 1916 have a resonance with contemporary civilians in the Middle East, where hundreds of thousands are daily forced to flee their homes. This piece is about, and dedicated to all of these innocent victims of events beyond their control

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Things We Like - the music of Jack Bruce - 8.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

A celebration of the music of the great Jack Bruce featuring:

Margot Daly – vocals
Michael Buckley – saxophones
Joe O Callaghan - guitar
Izumi Kimura – keyboards
Ronan Guilfoyle – bass
Brendan Doherty - drums

Jack Bruce is probably the reason why I play the bass. Although I was raised on jazz at home, and have spent my musical life in jazz, it was hearing Bruce’s great bass lines with Cream that first made me think of how much I liked that sound, and how this could be something I’d like to check out for myself. At one point I obsessively listened to Cream, really focusing on the bass playing and it inspired me to buy my first bass.

Although I migrated fairly rapidly to jazz, I was always checking Jack Bruceout and hearing how different and individualistic his music was – on his solo albums, and with Lifetime, with Mike Gibbs etc. His own background was jazz and he took what he knew into the rock world and did some revolutionary things, as well as writing some of the great rock classics such as ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ and ‘I Feel Free’.

Years later I met him and hung out with him at Ronnie Scott’s, and apart from it being a great thrill for me, I found him to be a great guy – very funny and warm with no ‘superstar’ vibe about him – a real musician, and I still am thrilled to have had the chance to meet him and spend a little time with him.

When he passed away last year, it made me think about him again and I wanted to do a project based on his music and great songs. So I’ve had a great time going through his enormous songbook and picking tunes I love and trying to find a way to do them that are both respectful to the songs while allowing myself to respond to them in a personal way.

I’m lucky to have a great band with me – Margot, Michael, Joe, Izumi, and Brendan are ideal musicians for this, with the incredible range of skills necessary to do justice to one of the great musicians of the 20th Century.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

World Premiere of 'A Shy-Going Boy' - 8pm
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022

Nick Smart - trumpet

Michael Buckley - saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Izumi Kimura - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

The premiere of Ronan's new large scale piece written about his Grandfather Joe Guilfoyle who took part in the 1916 Rising, and was one of Michael Collins' closest associates during the War of Independence.

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Performance with Dave Liebman and Gerry Hemingway - 8.30
25 Wexford St
Dublin, IR IRE
IE
+353 (0) 1 478 0766

Dave Liebman - saxophones

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Gerry Hemingway - drums

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Tudo E Som - The Music of Hermeto Pascoal - 8.00
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022

A concert devoted to Brazlian music and the music of Hermeto Pascoal, arranged by Phil Ware

 

Marie Séférian, voice

Matthew Halpin, saxes

Miguel Gorodi, trumpet/flugel

Dermot Dunne, accordion

Orlando Molina, guitar

Phil Ware, piano

Ronan Guilfoyle, bass

Sean Carpio, drums

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Performance with Eric Ineke - 8.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Eric Ineke - drums

Michael Buckley - saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

 

The iconic Dutch drummer makes his first appearance here in ten years - expect some mighty swing!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Kaleidoscope's Little Christmas - 8.30pm
1, Portobello Harbour
Dublin
Ireland

Performance with Michael Buckley (saxophones)

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

3G with Special Guest Gerhard Ornig - 9pm
26 Abbey Street Lower
Dublin D1
Ireland

Gerhard Ornig - trumpet

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

 

 

The name ‘Guilfoyle’ has been synonymous with the highest echelons of domestic jazz making for almost three decades and now, with the addition of young guitarist Chris Guilfoyle, the future is assured.

Collectively, this new quartet, formed specifically for STRUT with the addition of the up and coming trumpet virtuoso Gerhard Ornig, will showcase one of the most invigorating live experiences jazz has to offer.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Performance with 3G at Cork Jazz Festival - 8pm
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

 

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Rhythm Masterclass - 8.30pm
Oosterdokskade 151
Amsterdam 1094 AJ
Netherlands

Lars Moeller - saxophone

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Jonas Johansen - drums

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Holmen 1
Copenhagen
Den

Lars Moeller - saxophones

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Jonas Johansen - drums

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Rhythm Masterclass
Slemdalsveien 11
Oslo
Norway

Lars Moeller - saxophone

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Jonas Johansen - drums

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Performance with Dave Allen - 4.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Dave Allen - guitar

Michael Buckley - saxophones

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Brendan Doherty - drums

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Performance with Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen - 8.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Jamie Oehlers - tenor

Tal Cohen - Piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Performance with 3G - 8.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

3G

 

Chris Guilfoyle – guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

 

What band consists of two brothers, a father and son, and an uncle and nephew yet is only a trio? The answer to this future question on a jazz trivia quiz is 3G, A trio consisting of brothers Ronan and Conor Guilfoyle, and Ronan’s son Chris Guilfoyle. Ronan and Conor have been pillars of the Irish jazz scene for more than 20 years, have been hugely influential with their work on rhythm both nationally and internationally, and have performed and taught all over the world. Chris is very much following in the family business, graduating with a BA in Jazz Performance from Newpark Music Centre, and an MA from Lucerne Hochschule in Switzerland, leads and composes for his own band ‘Umbra’, and has already performed with such international luminaries as George Kontrafouris, Ralph Peterson and Dave Liebman.

With such a background and given the history of the brothers Guilfoyle, you might expect 3G to be concerned a lot with rhythm and you wouldn’t be wrong! The trio espouses a virtuoso approach to both playing in general and rhythm in particular, and their music is muscular, forthright and swinging. With a repertoire comprising of original compositions and reinvestigations of classic jazz standards, 3G’s music both refers to the jazz tradition and revels in areas yet to be fully explored. The music is often rhythmically complex yet never loses sight of the traditional jazz virtues of swing and groove, interplay and interaction, exploration and surprise.

3G - three Guilfoyles, two generations, three individuals yet one collective identity and one musical mission – tearing it up!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Performance with Christy Doran and Gerry Hemmingway - 8pm
Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Switzerland

Performance with Christy Doran and Gerry Hemmingway as part of the International Association for Improvised Music annual conference.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

'Things We Like' - the music of Jack Bruce - 8.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

New project celebrating the music of Jack Bruce

 

Line-up TBA

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Performance with New Trio - Ternary - 8pm
5 Rue Irlandais
Paris 75005
Fra

Marie Krüttli - piano
Ronan Guilfoyle - bass
Christophe Lavergne - drums

The piano trio has an honoured history in jazz, its perfect instrumental form making it ideal for both the spontaneous flexibility of jazz and its formal beauty. Ternary represents three generations of musicians, and three different countries, featuring as it does the brilliant young Swiss pianist Marie Krüttli, one of France's most established drummers Christophe Lavergne, and the leader - Irish composer and bassist Ronan Guilfoyle. Ternary also represents another tradition in jazz - where an established musician hears young talented musicians and brings them into his or her own groups. Ronan heard both Marie and Christophe while working in a  teaching capacity and was so impressed he wanted to involve them in his performing life. Christophe has since worked with Ronan many times, but this is the first time for Marie to perform with Ronan. 

As part of Ronan's CCI residency, he will compose new music for this new group, which will be performed in three sections. Three musicians, three countries, three new compositions - good things sometimes come in threes!

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Counterparts - Joyce in Dublin and Paris - 8pm
5, rue du Plateau (au fond de l’impasse)
Paris 75019
France
01 42 41 28 22

‘Counterparts’

Music based on the works of James Joyce

 

Dominique Pífarely – violin

Stéphane Payen – alto sax

Hugues Mayot – tenor sax

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Christophe Lavergne - drums

 

'Following the performance of Guilfoyle's triumphant Indo-jazz suite "Five Cities" at the Down With Jazz festival in Dublin in September, "Counterparts" stakes a further claim for Guilfoyle as amongst the most innovative voices in contemporary jazz' - All About Jazz.com

 

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Teaching at Paris Conservatoire
14 rue de Madrid
75008 Paris
Fra

Rhythmic Masterclasses

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Rhythm Masterclasses
Juliana van Stolberglaan 1
The Hague 2595 CA
Nederlands

Giving masterclasses to the talented students at the renowned jazz programme in Den Haag

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Trio concert with John Ruocco and Eric Ineke - 15.00
Willem Buytewechstraat 45
Rotterdam 3024 BK
Nederlands
010-477 57 00

A chance to play some Monk and more with these two masters of the tradition!

 

John Ruocco - Saxophone and Clarinet

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Eric Ineke - drums

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Performance of 'A Little Blues' - presented by Con Brio - 8pm
The Mall
Sligo Co Sligo
Ireland

A performance of my piece for piano trio, performed by the wonderful Fidelio Trio

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

New School for Jazz
International Rhythm Studies Meeting
55 W 13th St
New York, NY 1011
USA

Attending and making presentations

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New School for Jazz
International Rhythm Studies Meeting
55 W 13th St
New York, NY 1011
USA

Attending and making presentations

Monday, January 12th, 2015

International Rhythm Studies Meeting
55 W 13th St
New York, NY 1011
USA

Attending and making presentations

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Trilogue in Concert - 12.00 (Noon)
Parnell Square
Dublin, Dublin
IE
Price: Free admission

New edition of my chamber trio, playing in the beautiful surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery

 

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Izumi Kimura - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Rhythm Workshops
Yahata-cho 4-9-22, Nada-ku,
Kobe city, Hyogo
Jap

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Rhythm Workshops
Yahata-cho 4-9-22, Nada-ku,
Kobe city, Hyogo
Jap

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Counterparts - Joyce in Dublin and Paris - 8pm
Main St. Bray
Bray, Wicklow
IE
353-1-2724030

A performance of my acclaimed and innovative musical piece inspired by the music quoted in the works of James Joyce  - specifically the works written in Dublin and Paris. The piece uses text from various works both as a generator for the music, and in spoken word format as an integral part of the piece. I’m delighted to have such great musicians playing with me - Dominique Pifarély, (violin), Michael Buckley, (saxophones), Stéphane Payen, (saxophones), and Christophe Lavergne, (drums) 

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Counterparts - Joyce in Dublin and Paris - 1.05pm
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022

A performance of my acclaimed and innovative musical piece inspired by the music quoted in the works of James Joyce  - specifically the works written in Dublin and Paris. The piece uses text from various works both as a generator for the music, and in spoken word format as an integral part of the piece. I’m delighted to have such great musicians playing with me - Dominique Pifarély, (violin), Michael Buckley, (saxophones), Stéphane Payen, (saxophones), and Christophe Lavergne, (drums) 

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Teaching at Ionian University
72, Ioannou Theotoki str
Corfu 491 00
Gre

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Teaching at Ionian University
72, Ioannou Theotoki str
Corfu 491 00
Gre

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Teaching at Ionian University
72, Ioannou Theotoki str.
Corfu 49100
Gre

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Teaching at Ionian University
72, Ioannou Theotoki str
Corfu 491 00
Gre

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Performance with Michael Buckley Quartet - 8pm
Nuns Isalnd
Galway
Ire

Michael Buckley - saxophones

Leo Osio - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

John Wadham - Ten Years ON - 8.30
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Playing with Tommy Halferty and Conor Guilfoyle in a tribute to the great drummer John Wadham

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Khanda - 5 Cities - 3pm
Temple Bar
Dublin
Ire

The first performance in 10 years of my '5 Cities', with the band that is was written for - 'Khanda' 

 

Here's a clip from the original performance!

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Performance with Kenny Werner - 8pm
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022

Kenny Werner - Piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Performance with Kenny Werner - 9pm
Dock Road
Limerick, Limerick
IE

Kenny Werner - Piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Performance with Kenny Werner - 8pm
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, IR 353
IE
+353 (0)1 417 0077

Kenny Werner - Piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Workshop - 10.00am
Yahata-cho 4-9-22, Nada-ku,
Kobe
Jap

Teaching at Koyo Conservatory

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Workshop - 10.00am
Yahata-cho 4-9-22, Nada-ku,
Kobe city, Hyogo
Jap

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Performance with Pekka Pylkkanen - 8pm
Kohlenberg 20 CH-4051
Basel
Swi

Same as October 16th

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Perormance with Pekka Pylkkanen - 8pm
Kohlenberg 20 CH-4051
Basel
Swi

Pekka Pylkkanen - alto

Greg Burk - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Carlos Ezequiel - drums

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Performance with Michael Buckley's Standard Time - 4pm
Temple Bar
Dublin
Ire

Michael Buckley - saxophones

Tommy Halferty - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Performnce with 3G - 9.30pm
Temple Bar
Dublin
Ire
Price: Free

3G

 

Chris Guilfoyle – guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Conor Guilfoyle - drums

 

What band consists of two brothers, a father and son, and an uncle and nephew yet is only a trio? The answer to this future question on a jazz trivia quiz is 3G, A trio consisting of brothers Ronan and Conor Guilfoyle, and Ronan’s son Chris Guilfoyle. Ronan and Conor have been pillars of the Irish jazz scene for more than 20 years, have been hugely influential with their work on rhythm both nationally and internationally, and have performed and taught all over the world. Chris is very much following in the family business, graduating with a BA in Jazz Performance from Newpark Music Centre, leads and composes for his own band ‘Umbra’, and has already performed with such international luminaries as George Kontrafouris, Ralph Peterson and Dave Liebman.

 

With such a background and given the history of the brothers Guilfoyle, you might expect 3G to be concerned a lot with rhythm and you wouldn’t be wrong! The trio espouses a virtuoso approach to both playing in general and rhythm in particular, and their music is muscular, forthright and swinging. With a repertoire comprising of original compositions and reinvestigations of classic jazz standards, 3G’s music both refers to the jazz tradition and revels in areas yet to be fully explored. The music is often rhythmically complex yet never loses sight of the traditional jazz virtues of swing and groove, interplay and interaction, exploration and surprise.

 

3G - three Guilfoyles, two generations, three individuals yet one collective identity and one musical mission – tearing it up!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Performance of the music of Bill Evans with Marie Séférian and Tommy Halferty - 12.00 noon
Parnell Square
Dublin, Dublin
IE
Price: Admission Free!

For a taste of the music click here!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Wexford Arts Centre
Performance of the music of Bill Evans with Marie Séférian and Tommy Halferty - 8pm
Cornmarket
Wexford
Ire
053 9123764

See here for a taste of the music!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Trio performance with George Contrafouris and Carlos Ezequiel - 9pm
The Kila, Seven Style Mile, Opposite the Qutub Minar,
Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030,
Ind

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Trio performance with George Contrafouris and Carlos Ezequiel - 9pm
Mumbai, INA 400 013
IN

Friday, January 20th, 2012

World Premiere of 'Hands' - my new Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra - 8pm
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, IR 353
IE
+353 (0)1 417 0077

The first full performance of 'Hands' - my new Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, featuring Rick Peckham as soloist and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. The concert will also feature music by John Adams and Shostakovitch!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Preview of 'Hands' - my new Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra - 1.05pm
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, IR 353
IE
+353 (0)1 417 0077
Price: Free!

A preview and explanation in workshop format of 'Hands' - my new Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra, featuring Rick Peckham as soloist and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. As well as an explanation of the music, the piece will be fully performed during the concert

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Performance with Lingua Franca - 8.00pm
5 Rue Irlandais
Paris 75005
Fra

Lingua Franca has been Ronan Guilfoyle's vehicle of choice to feature his original music, touring extensively and twice venturing into the studio with memorable results. Bird and Exit stand as two exceptional jazz releases, one reworking standards associated with Charlie Parker, the other a radical deconstruction of elements of Irish traditional music.
A decade on, Guilfoyle is revisiting the band’s repertoire and adventurous approach with a potent new line-up:
With Michael Buckley (tenor), Chris Guilfoyle (guitar),Ronan Guilfoyle (bass) and Matt Jacobson (drums)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Rhythm Workshop
14 rue de Madrid
75008 Paris
Fra

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Rhythm Workshop
14 rue de Madrid
75008 Paris
Fra

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Rhythm Workshop
14 rue de Madrid
75008 Paris
Fra

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Rhythm Workshop
Yahata-cho 4-9-22, Nada-ku,
Kobe city, Hyogo
Jap

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Rhythm Workshop
Yahata-cho 4-9-22, Nada-ku,
Kobe city, Hyogo
Jap

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Performance with Dave Liebman - 8.00
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022

Trio Performance with Dave Liebman (saxophones) and Jussi Lehtonen (drums) 

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Performance with Dave Liebman - 9.00
Dock Road
Limerick, Limerick
IE

Trio Performance with Dave Liebman (saxophones) and Jussi Lehtonen (drums)

 

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Miles Davis lecture by Dave Liebman
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, IR 353
IE
+353 (0)1 417 0077

Saxophonist Dave Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music, with a career stretching over forty years and nearly 350 recordings. He has played with many of the masters including Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and of course, Miles Davis. 


Join Liebman as, in the 20th anniversary year of Miles’ death, he talks about working with one of the most influential musicians of the last century. 
Liebman will then join Dublin-based Trilogue -- Ronan Guilfoyle (bass), Sarah Beuchi (voice) and Izumi Kimura (piano) – in a performance of Miles’ music.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Performance with Dave Liebman - 8.30 pm
25 Wexford St
Dublin, IR IRE
IE
+353 (0) 1 478 0766

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Performance with Ralph Peterson, Michael Buckley and Chris Guilfoyle - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin
IE
3531-4752565
Price: €10

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Newpark Music Centre - Glasthule Campus
Performance with Berklee Faculty Rick DiMuzio and Russ Hoffman - 7.30pm
Glasthule Road
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Ire

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Trilogue in Concert - 12.00 Noon
Parnell Square
Dublin, Dublin
IE
Price: Free

Trilogue

Sarah Buechi – voice
Izumi Kimura - piano
Ronan Guilfoyle – bass


Ireland’s most renowned jazz composer brings his experience of writing for both classical and jazz formats to bear in this new improvising chamber group featuring the talents of the Swiss jazz singer Sarah Buechi and the Japanese contemporary classical pianist Izumi Kimura. Over the past twenty years the lines between jazz and contemporary composed music have blurred, opening up new possibilities for both musics to find fresh inspiration and break fertile new ground. Trilogue exploits these new possibilities to the full, utilising the virtuosity of all three players and their wide experience of both improvised and composed chamber music. With a repertoire of newly composed pieces by Ronan for the group, Trilogue’s music covers a wider range of timbres, moods and dynamics than is usually heard in jazz or classical music – true contemporary creative music for the musical times we live in.
 

 

This concert will feature new arrangements by Ronan of the music by Bela Bartok

 

Trilogue on Myspace

Trilogue on DailyMotion

 

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Wexford Arts Centre
Trilogue in Concert - 8.30
Cornmarket
Wexford
Ire
053 9123764

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

With Pekka Pylkkanen Quartet - 8pm
Honk Kong Jazz Festival (venue TBA)
Hong Kong
Chi

I'll post more details as I get them 

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Trilogue at the Pocket Jazz Festival - 8pm

 

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Stroman/Jonnson Project with 200 Voice Choir! - 7.45
Gloucester
Eng

Jazz Vespers - a major new work by Scott Stroman featuring the Stroman/Jonnson Project with a 200 Voice Choir!

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Stroman/Jonnson Project - 10pm
Eastgate Street
Gloucester, GB 01452 503050
GB

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Stroman/Jonnson Project - 8pm
Bond Street South
Bristol BS1 3EN
Uni

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Stroman/Jonnson Project - 8.30 pm
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ
London
GB
0044-020 7254 4097

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Trilogue - 8.30
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Performance with my new improvising chamber group featuring Sarah Buechi (voice) and Izumi Kimura (piano)

 

Trilogue

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Performance with Tommy Halferty and Conor Guilfoyle - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Kaleidoscope - 9pm
3 Dame Lane
Dublin 2
Ire

A performance by Trilogue at the contemporary music series in the Odessa Club

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Duo with Nguyen Le - 8pm
5 Rue Irlandais
Paris 75005
Fra

A first meeting with the great French guitarist

Friday, May 28th, 2010

MSG - 8.30
Port of Hamburg
Hamburg
DE

Rudresh Mahanthappa - alto

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Chander Sardjoe - drums

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Trilogue - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Sarah Buechi - voice

Izumi Kimura - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Dun Laoghaire - A Life in the Day - 8pm
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Ire

A Film by Ellen Cranitch with music by Ronan Guilfoyle

 Another chance to see the this innovative project featuring  a great score performed Live by some of Ireland’s finest Jazz Musicians

 April 30th, 2010, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

 Michael Buckley – saxophones, Joe O Callaghan – guitar, Justin Carroll – keyboards, Izumi Kimura – keyboards

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass, Sean Carpio - drums

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

M-Base - The Music of Steve Coleman - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565

Music of Steve Coleman

Michael Buckley - saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Justin Carroll - keyboards

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Sean Carpio

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Newpark Music Centre
Trilogue - 12 Noon
Newtownpark Ave
Blackrock, Dublin Co Dublin
Ire
353-1-2883740
Price: Free!

Sarah Buechi - voice

Izumi Kimura  - piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - bass

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Arguelles/Guilfoyle/Black - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565
Julian Arguelles - saxophones Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Jim Black - drums

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Arguelles/Guilfoyle/Black - 8pm
Main St. Bray
Bray, Wicklow
IE
353-1-2724030
Julian Arguelles - saxophones Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Jim Black - drums

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Arguelles/Guilfoyle/Black - 8pm
Tobin Street
Cork, Cork
IE
353 21 427 2022
Julian Arguelles - saxophones Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Jim Black - drums

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Arguelles/Guilfoyle/Black - 9pm
Dock Road
Limerick, Limerick
IE
Julian Arguelles - saxophones Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Jim Black - drums

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Métier - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565
Michael Buckley - saxes Joe O Callaghan - guitar Justin Carroll - rhodes Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Sean Carpio - drums

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Odense Jazz Club
With Pekka Pylkkanen - 8pm
Odense
DK
With Pekka Pylkkanen (alto), Greg Burke (pno) and Carlos Ezequiel (drums)

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Tango y Vino
With Pekka Pylkkanen - 8pm
Herluf Trolles gade 9
Copenhagen
DK
Pekka Pylkkanen (alto), Greg Burke (pno) and Carlos Ezequiel (drums)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Nasjonal Jazzscene
Métier - 8pm
Karl Johans gate 18C - N-0159
Oslo
NO
Michael Buckley - saxes Joe O Callaghan - guitar Justin Carroll - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Sean Carpio - drums

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Trilogue - 12 Noon
Parnell Square
Dublin, Dublin
IE
Price: Admission free!
Improvising Chamber group with Sarah Buechi (voice) and Izumi Kimura (piano)

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Stroman/Jonnson Project CD Launch - 8pm
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ
London
GB
0044-020 7254 4097
Scott Stroman - voice Cennet Jonsson - saxophones Zoltan Lantos - violin Justin Quinn - guitar Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Paul Clarvis - drums

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Debut of Trilogue - 8.30 pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565
Debut of new improvising chamber group featuring Sarah Buechi (voice) and Izumi Kimura (piano)

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Métier National Tour - 8pm
South Bank Centre
London
UK
Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Métier National Tour - 8.30
Cornmarket
Wexford
Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Métier National Tour - 9pm
Dock Road
Limerick
Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Electric Miles - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565
Music of Miles Davis Paul Williamson - tpt Michael Buckley - tnr. Tommy Halfferty - gtr Justin Carroll - kyb. Ronan Guilfoyle - bs, Shane O Donovan - dms

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Electric Miles - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin, Dublin Wicklow
IE
3531-4752565
Music of Miles Davis Paul Williamson - tpt Michael Buckley - tnr. Tommy Halfferty - gtr Justin Carroll - kyb. Ronan Guilfoyle - bs, Shane O Donovan - dms

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Cabinteely House
Cabinteely House Concert Series - 8pm
Cabinteely House
Dun Laoghaire
Ireland
Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Cabinteely House
Cabinteely House Concert Series - 8pm
Cabinteely House
Dun Laoghaire
Ireland
Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Cabinteely House
Métier with special guest Nils Wogram - 8pm
Cabinteely House
Dun Laoghaire
Ireland
Métier are joined by renowned trombonist Nils Wogram for a programme of music commissioned from Nils by Métier. Nils Wogram - trombone Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Altered States - 8pm
Ormeau Road
Belfast
N. Ireland
Performance with Mark McNight (guitar) and David Lyttle (drums)

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

Middleheim Festival
Performance with MSG - 8pm
Park Den Brand
Antwerp
Belgium
Rudresh Mahanthappa - alto Chander Sardjoe - drums

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Live performance of New Film Music! - 8pm
Temple Bar
Dublin
Ireland
Performance of new composition to accompany a silent film about Dun Laoghaire, performed by Métier with special guests Paul Williamson and Izumi Kimura Michael Buckley - saxophones Joe O Callaghan - guitar Justin Carroll - keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Sean Carpio - drums with special guests Paul Williamson - trumpet Izumi Kimura - keyboards

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Electric Miles - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dun Laoghaire
Electric Miles', with Paul Williamson, Michael Buckley, Joe O Callaghan, Justin Carroll and Sean Carpio

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Electric Miles - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Electric Miles', with Paul Williamson, Michael Buckley, Joe O Callaghan, Justin Carroll and Sean Carpio

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Solo Bass! - 12.00 Noon!
Parnell Square
Dublin
Rare solo bass performance of original material and standards in the beautiful surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio - F***ed Up Classics! - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
First performance in four years for this renowned trio! Expect a programme of odd metre standards

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Performance with Michael Buckley (saxophones) and Chander Sardjoe (drums) - Pendulum @ JJ Smyths - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Performance with Michael Buckley (saxophones) and Chander Sardjoe (drums) @ Bray Jazz Festival - 8pm
Main St.
Bray
Ireland

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Halferty/Guilfoyle Trio at Wexford Arts Centre - 8pm
Cornmarket
Wexford
Ireland
Performance with Tommy Halferty (guitar) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Méttier at JJ Smyths - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
The first outing for the new formation of Métier Joe O Callaghan – Guitar Michael Buckley – saxes and flute Justin Carroll – keyboards Ronan Guilfoyle – bass Sean Carpio – drums

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Plays Coltrane - 9pm
Aungier Stree
Dublin
Ireland
Michael Buckley (tenor) Ronan Guilfoyle (bass) Conor Guilfoyle (drums) This long standing trio explore the possibilities of Coltrane's classic compositions

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Spirit of Coltrane - 8pm
Conrmarket
Wexford
'Spirit of Coltrane' - performance of the music of John Coltrane with Michael Buckley (saxophones), and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Dublin Premiere of 'A Little Blues' - 12.00
Parnell Square
Dublin
Price: Free!
Dublin Premiere of Ronan's 'A Little Blues' for piano trio, performed by Ensemble Avalon, who commissioned the piece

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Stromann/Jonnson Project CD Release concerts - January 11-18 2010
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ
London
GB
0044-020 7254 4097
Scott Stroman - voice Cennet Jonsson - soprano Zoltan Lantos - violin Justin Quinn - guitar RG - bass Paul Clarvis - drums

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Ho Chi Minh City
European Music Festival - 8pm
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
Performance by Tommy Halferty, Ronan Guilfoyle, Conor Guilfoyle - at the European Music Festival in Hanoi

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Hanoi
European Music Festival - Vietnam - 8pm
Hanoi
Vietnam
Performance by Tommy Halferty, Ronan Guilfoyle, Conor Guilfoyle - at the European Music Festival in Hanoi

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Teatro Arriaga
Music for Soprano Sax and String Quartet - 8pm
Bilbao
Spain
A performance of 'Music for Soprano Saxophone and String Quartet', featuring Andrzej Olejniczak (soprano), as part of the 'Ciclo de Musica de Camara de la Bilbao Symphony Orchestra'

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Tommy Halferty Trio @ JJ's - 9.00pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Tommy Halferty (guitar) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

'Artists in Residence' - 8pm
5, rue des Irlandais 75005
Paris
France
Performance with Izumi KImura (piano) and Stéphane Payen (alto)

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Workshop at Birmingham Conservatoire
Paradise Place
Birmingham
UK
Workshop at Birmingham Conservatoire

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Recording with Stroman/Jonsson Project
London
UK
Recording with Stroman/Jonsson Project Scott Stroman - Vocals Cennet Jonsson - Soprano Sax Justin Quinn - Guitar Zoltan Lantos - Violin Ronan Guilfoyle - Bass Paul Clarvis - Drums

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

South Bank Centre
Performance with LPO Renga - 8.pm
South Bank Centre
London
UK
Performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra 'Renga' Ensemble

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

TBC
Kopasetic Festival - 8pm
TBC
Malmo Sweden
Performance with Scott Stroman/Cennet Jonnson group

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Sugar Club
Tommy Halferty Trio @ Sugar Club - 8pm
Leeson Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Tommy Halferty (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Métier at Airfield - 8pm
Dundrum
Ireland
Performance with Métier at Airfield House

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Whelans
8pm
Wexford Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with John Abercrombie, Joey Baron and Michael Buckley

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

TBA
8pm
TBA
Belfast
N. Ireland
Performance with John Abercrombie, Joey Baron and Michael Buckley

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Triskel Arts Centre
8pm
Tobin St.
Cork
Ireland
Performance with John Abercrombie, Joey Baron and Michael Buckley

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Dolan's
8pm
Limerick
Ireland
Performance with John Abercrombie, Joey Baron and Michael Buckley

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Ventry Recording Studio
Recording 'Renaissance Man' with John Abercrombie and Conor Guilfoyle

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Ventry Recording Studio
Dublin
Recording 'Renaissance Man' with John Abercrombie and Conor Guilfoyle

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Cabinteely House
Métier at Cabinteely House - 8pm
Cabinteely Park
Dublin
Métier’s 2nd Concert Series - with Paul Williamson (tpt), Michael Buckley (tnr), Justin Carroll (pno) and Sean Carpio (dms)

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

MSG @ JJ's - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Performance by MSG at the Pendulum@ Jj Smyth's - with Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto) and Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

MSG at the Electric Picnic - 8pm
Stradbally, Co. Laois

Ireland
A performance by MSG at the renowned Irish festival

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Cabinteely House
8pm
Cabinteely House
Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Performance with Lars Jannson (piano) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Cabinteely House
Métier at Cabinteely House - 8pm
Cabinteely Park
Dublin
Métier’s 2nd Concert Series - with Paul Williamson (tpt), Michael Buckley (tnr), Justin Carroll (pno) and Sean Carpio (dms)

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Métier CD Launch Concert! - 8pm
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Ireland
Métier launch their debut CD, featuring new compositions by all the members of the group.

Friday, June 27th, 2008

9.00
Aungier Street
Dublin
Performance with Tommy Halferty and Sean Carpio

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Performance with Scott Tinkler (trumpet) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums) - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
First Irish performance by the virtuoso Australian trumpeter

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Francesco Turrisi's ''Tarab' - 8pm
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Francesco Turrisi, Gabriele Mirabassi, Roman Bunka, Bijan Chemirani

Friday, April 18th, 2008

JJ Smyths
Electric Miles’ at jj Smyths - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
’Electric Miles’ with Paul Williamson, Michael Buckley, Tommy Halferty, Justing Carroll and Sean Carpio

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Métier - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Métier’s play JJ’s prior to recording - with Paul Williamson (tpt), Michael Buckley (tnr), Justin Carroll (pno) and Sean Carpio (dms)

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Black Box
8pm
Belfast
UK
Performance with Jean Toussaint, Francesco Turrisi and David Lyttle

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

’50/50’ Ronan’s musical 50th birthday celebrations! - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
50th birthday celebration with Michael Buckley, Tommy Halferty, Conor Guilfoyle, and ’Tudo Bem’ featuring Paul Williamson, Phil Ware, Aoife Doyle, Tommy Halferty and Sean Carpio

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Mermaid Arts centre
'Beginning to End' - 8pm
Main St.
Bray
Return of the innovative Beckett project with Christy Doran, Isa Wiss and Sean Carpio

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Hugh Lane Gallery
Premiere of 'Sonata for Violin and Piano II' - 12 noon
Parnell Square London
Dublin
Price: Free
Premiere of 'Sonata for Violin and Piano II' featuring Michael D'arcy (violin) and Izumi Kimura (piano)

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby
Aungier St.
Dublin
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby, Michael Buckley and Justin Carroll

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Venue TBA
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby
Belfast
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby, Michael Buckley and Justin Carroll

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Flowerfield Arts Centre
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby
Portstewart
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby, Michael Buckley and Justin Carroll

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

North Down Heritage Centre
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby
Bangor
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby, Michael Buckley and Justin Carroll

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Regional Culture Centre
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby
Letterkenny
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby, Michael Buckley and Justin Carroll

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Premiere of new piece for Orchestra - 8pm
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin
Ireland
National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

JJ Smyths
Lindsey Horner Quartet - 9pm
Aungier St.
Dublin
Performance with Lindsey Horner, Tommy Halferty, and Conor Guilfoyle

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

JJ Smyths
'Electric Miles' - 9pm
Aungier St.
Dublin
'Electric Miles', with Paul Williamson, Tommy Halferty and Sean Carpio

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Debut performance of Métier at JJ's
Aungier St.
Dublin
Debut performance of Métier at JJ's - featuring Paul Williamson (tpt), Michael Buckley (saxes), Justin Carroll (piano, Sean Carpio (dms)

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Printing House, Trinity College
Solo Concert - 4.30pm
Trinity College
Dublin
Ireland
A rare solo performance of improvised and composed pieces for acoustic bass guitar

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

MSG Tour - 9pm
Aungier St.
Dun Laoghaire
Ireland
Performance with MSG - Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto), RG, Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

National Gallery of Ireland
Music for String Quartet - 8pm
Merrion Square
Dublin
'Music for String Quartet' performed by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

MSG Tour - 8pm
Tobin Street
Cork
Ireland
Performance with MSG - Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto), RG, Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Mermaid Arts Centre
Music for String Quartet - 8pm
Main St.
Bray, Co. Wicklow
'Music for String Quartet' performed by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Sonic Arts Research Centre
MSG Tour - 8pm
Belfast
N. Ireland
Performance with MSG - Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto), RG, Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle
Music for String Quartet - 8pm
Parade Tower
Kilkenny
'Music for String Quartet' performed by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

MSG Tour - 8pm
Cabinteely
Waterford
Ireland
Performance with MSG - Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto), RG, Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Aula Maxima
'Music for String Quartet' - 8pm
Aula Maxima, UCC
Cork
Performance of 'Music for String Quartet' performed by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Aula Maxima
World Premiere of 'Music for String Quartet' - 8pm
Aula Maxima
UCG Galway
World Premiere of 'Music for String Quartet' performed by the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

9pm
Aungier St.
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Microclimate featuring Joe O Callaghan (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Cabinteely House
2nd Concert by Métier - 8pm
Dun Laoghaire
Paul Williamson - trumpet Michael Buckley - saxophones Justin Carroll - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Sean Carpio - drums

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Cabinteely House
Haikus - 8pm
Cabinteely
Dun Laoghaire
Ireland
Premiere of 'Haikus' a new series of pieces based on the Japanese poetic form, featuring Microclimate with speacial guest Vincent Courtois (cello)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Mermaid Arts Centre
Terms and Conditions Apply - 8pm
Main St.
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Second performance of ground breaking social commentary piece featuring Paul Williamson - trumpet Michael Buckley - saxophones Joe O Callaghan - guitar Justin Carroll - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Sean Carpio - drums

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Cabinteely House
Debut of Métier - new Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Jazz Ensemble in Residence - 8pm
Dun Laoghaire
Paul Williamson - trumpet Michael Buckley - saxophones Justin Carroll - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Sean Carpio - drums

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Jean Toussaint - 8pm
Belfast
Performance with Jean Toussaint (sax), Francesco Turrisi (pno) and David Lyttle (dms.)

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Mermaid Arts Centre 5th Anniversary Celebrations - 8pm
Main St.
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Ireland
Performance with Michael Buckley (sax), Tommy Halferty (gtr), and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Michael Buckley (tenor sax) and Tom Rainey (drums)

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Crawdaddy's
Liebman Celebration
dublin
ireland
Major new piece written in celebration of Dave Liebman's 60th year, and featuring Liebman (soprano sax), John Ruocco (clarinet), Nils Wogram (trombone), Joe O Callaghan (gtr), RG, and Tom Rainey (drums)

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Dave Liebman's Dublin Project - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Dave Liebman (sax), Michael Buckley (sax), Mike Nielsen (gtr), and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Francesco Turrisi (pno), and Andrea Piccioni (percussion)

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Wales Millenium Centre
8pm
Cardiff
Wales
Performance by Graham Jones of 'Music for Bass Clarinet'

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Sonata for Solo Violin - 8pm
Tobin Street
Cork
Ireland
Premiere of 'Sonata for Solo Violin' written for and performed by Ioana Petcu-Colan

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Beginning to End
Basel
Switzerland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Vortex
8pm
Gillett Street
London N16 8JN
UK
020 7254 4097
Performance with Scott Stroman (vocals), Cennet Jönsson (soprano saxophone), John Parricelli (guitar), Brian Abrahams (drums).

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Hugh Lane Gallery
Artists in Residence - 12 noon
Parnell Square London
Dublin
Ireland
Dublin Premiere of 'Artists in Residence' with Julian Arguelles (soprano sax) and Izumi Kimura (piano)

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Microclimate - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Microclimate - with Joe O Callaghan (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums) and special guest Julian Arguelles (saxophone)

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Bleu Note
9pm
Capel Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Mihaly Borbeli, Tommy Halferty and Conor Guilfoyle

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Bleu Note
9pm
Capel Street
Dublin
ireland
Performance with Maria Pia DeVito, Francesco Turrisi and Mike Nielsen

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Bilgi University
Istanbul
Turkey
Guest teacher at Bilgi University, Istanbul from 16-19 April

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Sugar Club
Gianluigi Trovesi/Francesco Turrisi
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Gianluigi Trovesi (reeds), Francesco Turrisi (piano) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Terms and Conditions Apply - 8.00.pm
39, East Essex Street
Dublin
ireland
Premiere of major new piece, featuring Paul Williamson (tpt), Michael Buckley (tnr sax), Joe O Callaghan (gtr), Justin Carroll (kybds), and Sean Carpio (dms)

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

JJ Smyths
Mark Levine - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Mark Levine (piano) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Microclimate
Dublin
Performance with Microclimate - Joe O Callaghan (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Garter Lane Art Centre
Microclimate
Waterford
Ireland
Performance with Microclimate - Joe O Callaghan (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Dolan's
Microclimate
Limerick
Ireland
Performance with Microclimate - Joe O Callaghan (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Francesco Turrisi - 9.30pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Ireland
Performance with Francesco Turrisi, Michael Buckley and Sean Carpio

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Hugh Lane Gallery
Premiere of 'Sonata for Violin and Piano II' - 12 noon
Parnell Square London
Dublin
Price: Free
Premiere of 'Sonata for Violin and Piano II' featuring Michael D'arcy (violin) and Izumi Kimura (piano)

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

Tudo Bem - 9pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Performance with 'Tudo Bem' - the Music of Brazil, with Paul Williamson (trumpet), Tommy Halferty (guitar), Phil Ware (piano) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Guilfoyle/Buckley/Guilfoyle - 8.00.pm
Mermaid Arts Centre
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Trio performance with Michael Buckley (saxophones) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Liebman/Guilfoyle/Rainey - 9.30pm
Christopher Street, Greenwich Village
NYC
Performance with Dave Liebman and Tom Rainey

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Small's
Tanya Kalmanovitch's Hut 5
183 West 10th Street (at 7th Avenue)
NYC
USA
Performance with Tanya Kalmanovitch's Hut 5 - Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Rick Peckham (gtr) and Owen Howard (dms)

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

JJ Smyths
Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio - 9.00pm
aungier Street
dublin
The first gig in 2 years for the groundbreaking Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio - a must-see event!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Galway Jazz Club
8.30
Cellar Bar
Galway
Trio performance with Michael Buckley (saxophones) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

9.00pm
Aungier Street
dublin
Ireland
Trio performance with Michael Buckley (saxophones) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Project Arts Centre
7pm
Essex St.
Dublin
Performance with Microclimate - with Joe O Callaghan (guitar) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

JJ Smyths
9pm
Aungier St.
Dublin
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

2.30pm
Triskel Arts Centre
Cork
Ireland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Chur
Werkstatt
Switzerland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

ONO-Theater
Bern
Switzerland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Friday, October 20th, 2006

ESS E-Bar
5pm
Winterthur
Switzerland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

D. Kulturring
Winterbach
Switzerland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Lucerne Kleintheater
Luzerne
Switzerland
'Beginning to End' Collaborative project based on the works of Samuel Beckett with Christy Doran (guitar), Isa Wiss (voice) and Sean Carpio (drums)

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

9.00pm
Aungier St.
Dublin
Performance with MSG: Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto), and Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Solstice
8.00.pm
Navan
Ireland
Performance wih MSG; Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto) and Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Sounds
8pm
Brussels
Belgium
Performance wih MSG; Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto) and Chander Sardjoe (drums)

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

JJ Smyth's
9.00pm
Aungier Street
Dublin
Performance with Ariel Hernandez (guitar), Seán Og (saxophones), Kelan Walsh (saxophones) and Conor Guilfoyle (drums)

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Berklee Performance Centre, Boston
4 pm
Performance with Rick Peckham (guitar), Jim Odgren (Alto) and Joe Hunt (drums)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Berklee College of Music, Boston
Teaching rhythm studies at Berklee's Guitar Sessions, 22-24 August

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' - 8.30
Dock Road
Limerick, Limerick
IE

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Tom Rainey – drums

 

Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master

Irish Times

 

 

Ronan Guilfoyle’s ‘Hands’ represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York’s finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

 

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz’s finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

 

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

 

‘Hands’, as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan’s long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation.  As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom’s twenty year association.

 

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – ‘Hands’ is state of the art jazz music for our times

 

 

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.

Allaboutjazz.com

 

It’s music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits

Londonjazznews.com

 

Worth spending some quality time with.

Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

 

 

 

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Performance with Christy Doran and Gerry Hemmingway - 8pm
Château-d'Oex
Château-d'Oex
Switzerland

Performance with Christy Doran and Gerry Hemmingway as part of the International Association for Improvised Music annual conference.

2007

Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby
Aungier St.
Dublin
Tour with David Lyttle Group featuring Greg Osby, Michael Buckley and Justin Carroll