New Piano Music in 2020!

 

Performances of new piano music in February and April - see dates for details

Upcoming Dates

Tudo Bem!

Billy Byrne's, John Street, Kilkenny

Ronan Guilfoyle presents Tudo Bem! - a celebration of the music of Brazil Aleka Potings - vocals Chris Guilfoyle - guitar Leopoldo Osio - piano Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Andre Antunes - drums

The music of Brazil is rich, melodic and above all one of the most groove-laden musics on the planet. Blessed with a long tradition of great composers and songwriters, and a vast range of regional styles, the music has been hugely influential, moving far beyond its own borders to find a place in so many other musical traditions, including jazz and popular music.

Brazilian music has been a passion of bassist and composer Ronan Guilfoyle for many years, and in this group he has assembled some of the finest players in the jazz and Brazilian idioms to play classic Brazilian pieces, known and loved the world over. Outside Brazil, people often think of Brazilian music as being confined to Bossa Nova, but this is only one small part of the huge tradition of Brazilian music and Tudo Bem! explores many of these styles as well as many of Brazil’s greatest composers. Expect Baions, Forros, Partido Altos, Sambas, Xaxados and more, and music by Toninho Horta, Caetano Veloso, Joao Bosco, Chico Pinheiro, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Rita and Joyce. Above all expect the joyous, infectious rhythms and grooves of Brazil played with an authentic feel ,and a celebration of one of the world’s great music traditions.

New Piano Music

Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin, Dublin

Svetlana Rudenko - piano Michael Buckley - saxophone Ronan Guilfoyle  - bass   A programme of composed and improvised pieces in the lovely surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery. The concert will feature the premiere performance of my new piano composition, 'Short (&) Suite for Piano', by the great Ukrainian classical pianist Svetlana Rudenko, and I'll also be joined by my long standing colleague Micheal Buckley on saxophones.

Free!

New York State of Mind - with Dave Liebman

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Arthurs Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin D08 VF83

Dave Liebman - saxophones Mike Nielsen - guitar Ronan Guilfoyle - bass Conor Guilfoyle - drums

A three-set a night recreation of a typical 1060s New York jazz club gig, featuring the legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone with his long time Irish collaborators the Guilfoyle/Nielsen Trio

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  • Tim Brosnan
    Tim Brosnan
    Ronan - Enjoying your blog (although I couldn't get the "Follow" button to work. I publish a music blog you might enjoy called "The Eclectic Ear". It can be found at: http://timbrosnan.wordpress.com

    Ronan - Enjoying your blog (although I couldn't get the "Follow" button to work.
    I publish a music blog you might enjoy called "The Eclectic Ear". It can be found at: http://timbrosnan.wordpress.com

  • Marie-Louise Bowe
    Marie-Louise Bowe
    Ronan, just wanted to congratulate you on your amazing work....loving the blogs. Best wishes, from NY

    Ronan, just wanted to congratulate you on your amazing work....loving the blogs. Best wishes, from NY

  • Liam McElwain
    Liam McElwain
    Ronan, Congratulations on the premiere of your composition "Hands". I was lucky enough to get to see and hear the preview during the week. It was fantastic! Well done. I enjoyed Rick Peckham's playing and spoke to him after the preview, I thought his "tone" really complimented the orchestra especially the strings. I got a real Gil Evans "out of the cool" atmosphere from some of your arrangements. Looking forward to you driving the "Rolls Royce" in the future. Great Stuff! Liam

    Ronan, Congratulations on the premiere of your composition "Hands". I was lucky enough to get to see and hear the preview during the week. It was fantastic! Well done. I enjoyed Rick Peckham's playing and spoke to him after the preview, I thought his "tone" really complimented the orchestra especially the strings. I got a real Gil Evans "out of the cool" atmosphere from some of your arrangements. Looking forward to you driving the "Rolls Royce" in the future. Great Stuff! Liam

  • andy whittaker
    andy whittaker
    hi ronan, was thinking about returning to cork jazz this year, the first time in about 5 years..It was getting a bit hectic. We saw your trio, with Mike Buckley in the Metropole I think it was saturday afternoon, maybe 7 years ago. Incredible gig,, I'll never forget it...Andy

    hi ronan, was thinking about returning to cork jazz this year, the first time in about 5 years..It was getting a bit hectic. We saw your trio, with Mike Buckley in the Metropole I think it was saturday afternoon, maybe 7 years ago. Incredible gig,, I'll never forget it...Andy

  • Pete McCullough
    Pete McCullough
    Thank you so much for your insights on rhythm. I recently obtained your creative rhythm book from your website and have begun the long, and hopefully fulfilling, journey towards a mastery of rhythm.

    Thank you so much for your insights on rhythm. I recently obtained your creative rhythm book from your website and have begun the long, and hopefully fulfilling, journey towards a mastery of rhythm.

  • Essayweb
    Essayweb
    nice looking website

    nice looking website

  • Rosarii Falvey
    Rosarii Falvey
    Roman Amazing - we have a music school in Connecticut USA, and run Rock Band camps during the summer - any interest in coming and giving a bass guitar clinic? Rosarii

    Roman

    Amazing - we have a music school in Connecticut USA, and run Rock Band camps during the summer - any interest in coming and giving a bass guitar clinic?

    Rosarii