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Monday, May 22, 2017

Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 24th. May 2017 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on

Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 24th. May from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM with guest Ruba Shamshoum who launches her debut album in Whelans upstairs tomorrow night ( Thursday ) SEE BELOW

On Thursday May 25th, Palestinian vocalist Ruba Shamshoum will celebrate the launch of her debut album ‘Shamat’ (Beauty Spots) with a full-band-gig at Whelan’s upstairs, with the support of IMC - Improvised Music Company .
Ruba guests on this edition of Midweek Music Miscellany with chat, tracks from Shamat plus other picks from Ruba music favourites.
Bob Dylan celebrates his birthday today 24th. May so a track or two from him also.

Ruba is influenced by a wide range of music, from her roots of Palestinian traditional music to rock, pop and jazz, which is abundantly heard in the songs through the unique vocal melodies, catchy hooks, tight grooves and powerful chord progressions. She sings in both Arabic and English, and uses music to deal with identity, anger, lack of communication, fear and love.

Bob Dylan ( born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24. 1941) 76 TODAY WEDNESDAY 24th. May. Happy birthday.

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 24th. May 2017 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM



1. Once Upon A Time ( 3.26 ) - Bob Dylan - CD Triplicate Columbia Records

2. Blowin' In The Wind ( 3.09 ) - Bob Dylan - LP The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Columbia Records

3. As Time Goes By ( 3.12 ) - Bob Dylan - CD Triplicate Columbia Records

4. Shadowlands ( 3.57 ) - Greenshine - SINGLE

5. Carousel Of Love ( 3.26 ) - Ruba Shamshoum - CD Shamat

6. Love On The Weekend ( 4.08 ) - John Mayer - CD The Search For Everything Columbia Records

7. Intro. to Shamstep ( 5.35 ) - 47 Soul - EP Shamstep

8. Randomness Of Beauty Spots ( 5.35 ) - Ruba Shamshoum - CD Shamat

9. Ya Watan ( 2.52 ) - Alsarah & The Nubatones - CD Manara


The Joey Alexander Trio
Start Date Wednesday 12-07-2017 20:00

Room: Main Stage
Prices: €40, €35, €30
Concessions: €36, €31.50, €27
Children aged 17 years and under: €20
10% discount for Groups of 10 or more
15% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall

Joey Alexander Piano
Willie Jones III Drums
Alex Claffy Double Bass

Teddy D Promotions in association with are very proud to present the jazz phenomenon of our generation, Joey Alexander.

Vocal Jazz Weekend Intensive

Sat, Jun 17th at 12.00 noon
Venue: Camden Recording Studios, 67 Pleasant's Place

Adm: €0.00

Edel Meade - Vocal Coach

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th June from 12noon – 5.00pm each day.

The 2-day intensive is suitable for singers who would like to learn the basics of jazz singing. Participants will learn how to sing popular jazz standards while emphasis will be placed on swing music and the blues. The weekend will be jam-packed with lots of singing, improvisation and lots of fun!

Sun, Jun 18th at 8.00pm
Venue: Whelan's, Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Adm: €18.00 (Early Bird €14.00 Before Thur 18th May)
Gadi Stern - Piano, Keys
David Michaeli - Double Bass
Matan Assayag - Drums

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 10th MAY in association with Teddy D Promotions ltd. are proud to present Shalosh, one of the most energetic bands on the European circuit today. Over the last two years the band have had a meteoric rise which see them playing in Dublin for the first time followed by a double appearance in London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Paris’s Duc Des Lombards. A powerful rhythmical sound built on a jazz foundation. Shalosh is an up and coming force in the international jazz scene, with close to one hundred international concerts in 2015-16. The genre-bending, Acoustic, Progressive, raw Jazz band, has been turning heads of audiences internationally since the release of their debut album “The Bell Garden” in March 2014. Despite the classic Jazz trio format (piano, bass and drums) and the band members’ deep root in Jazz and improvised music. Shalosh’s music takes its own path across and between genres like Rock, Classical, Electronic, African and Middle Eastern music. The members of Shalosh have a connection not only through music, but also through a lifelong friendship. After years of working separately and internationally, both as sidemen as well as bandleaders, the three reunited to form a band with a tight-knit style of their own. In the past two years, Shalosh has generated a huge buzz around the world. Their music has grabbed attention in Europe, Japan, U.S.A and South America, and has been marked by the press, as one of the most prominent promising sounds of years to come. The band has toured in Japan, Korea, UK, Germany, Poland, The Czech Republic, Latvia. Belgium, France, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Albania, Holland, Turkey and Israel, and is planned to have shows USA and Canada in 2017-18 as well. In March 31st 2016 Shalosh embarked on a two months long tour, with 40 concerts all across Europe, promoting the music of their new album Rules Of Oppression (will be released January 2017, on contemplate records) This new album took the band’s sound another step forward in the creation of their unique voice. The band’s agenda is to make music that moves its audience in the greatest way possible, in order to break through the barrier created between the music and the listener, which is often found in intellectual music of this genre. Shalosh places as much emphasis on their collective sound as on individual virtuosity. Their music is derived from a deep place of musical friendship and is aimed towards the deepest and purest place within. Shalosh very much stands out from today’s Jazz scene, mainly due to the fact it is not led by a single artist, but co-led by its three members who enjoy an artistic evolution from years of collaborations and friendship. Moreover, for the past two years, the band released their first album and booked over 100 shows under their own management and label.

“…blending all sorts of cultural and rhythmic references without obscuring strong melodies, catchy hooks and refreshing grooves.” – London Jazz News

“… the music is so perfect that it’s almost enough to make you reflect on fate and destiny.” – All About Jazz

Gavin Povey & The Fabulous Oke She Moke She Pops
Live - Friday 26 May Leeson Lounge Dublin 10-12pm Feed The Kitty!
New Orleans style Piano Rhythm $ Blues
Simon Farrell - Dbl Bass Shane Atlas - Drums Brendan Doyle - Sax

Colette Cassidy & Nigel Clark

Wed, Jun 21st at 8.30pm
Venue: Arthur's Blues n' Jazz Club, Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Adm: €10.00


Colette Cassidy - Vocals
Nigel Clark - Guitar

Fresh from the successful launch of their debut album “Confetti Falling In The Rain” Colette Cassidy and Nigel Clark will be performing songs to captivate the imagination and touch the soul when they appear at Arthur’s in June.

Laura Martin is a Dublin based classical & jazz singer who will be hosting a Summer Concert at The Malahide Parish Centre ( with pianist Marian Doherty ) on Friday 9th. June 2017 at 7.30PM. Free admission but donation appreciated.

May 24th: On this Day

1956, The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs. Both Luxembourg and the winner Switzerland used the same singer for both. Switzerland won with 'Refrain' by Lys Assia.

1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Good Luck Charm' his 11th UK No.1 single. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.

1963, US blues guitarist and singer Elmore James died of a heart attack aged 45. James wrote 'Shake Your Money Maker', which was covered by Fleetwood Mac in 1968. Known as "The King of the Slide Guitar", James influenced Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Keith Richards.

1963, The Beatles recorded the first of their very own BBC radio program, "Pop Go the Beatles". The theme song for the program was a version of "Pop Goes the Weasel". The Beatles' guests for this first show were the Lorne Gibson Trio.

1966, Captain Beefheart appeared at the Whisky a Go Go. West Hollywood, California. Supported by Buffalo Springfield and The Doors.

1968, The Rolling Stones released the single 'Jumpin Jack Flash' in the UK, the track gave them their seventh UK No.1 hit. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: "Oh, that's Jack – that's jumpin' Jack."

1969, Bob Dylan's album Nashville Skyline peaked at No.3 in the US chart. The singer's ninth album, it also scored Dylan his fourth UK No.1. The album featured 'Lay Lady Lay', which became one of Dylan's biggest pop hits, reaching No.7 in the US, his biggest single in three years.

1969, The Beatles with Billy Preston started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Get Back', the group's 17th US No.1. Credited to "The Beatles with Billy Preston", it was the Beatles' only single that credited another artist, 'Get Back' was also the Beatles' first single release in true stereo in the US.

1970, Peter Green played his last gig with Fleetwood Mac when they appeared at the Bath Festival, Somerset, England.

1974, American composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington, died of lung cancer and pneumonia aged 75. Worked with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday. Awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966. In 2009 the United States Mint launched a new coin featuring Duke Ellington on the reverse side of the coin.

1974, David Bowie released his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid's genitalia.

1975, Earth Wind and Fire went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shining Star', the group's first and only US No.1.

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