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Matthew Halpin Trio Plus guests
Tenor Saxophonist Matthew Halpin fronts this gig at The Twister Pepper. The audience can expect a different sort of jazz jam with a a visual accompaniment to the set, costumes and contemporary dancers. The set has been put together specifically for the 10 Days festival and their sound is described as a “vague caricature of jazz” or “surreal circus music” but definitely grooving. Matthew Halpin has an impressive CV of music training and is currently studying performance at Berklee College of Music, Boston as one of the two international Presidential Scholars of 2009. For jazz and jam lovers, this is for you.
The Twisted Pepper. 06 July Doors 8pm Show 8.30pm. €7/5
You may know Jarlath Regan from such programmes as Russell Howard’s Good News, Craig Doyle Live and The Panel. Or maybe you’ve read the rave reviews or seen the shows. Either which way you might know him as a funny man who tells funny jokes and that’s what he’s back to do for 2 out of 10 Days in Dublin. The Edinburgh Festivals Magazine said he “had the audience shaking so violently with laughter they could probably have charged their phones.” If you like your comedy electric, this is where it is at.
06 + 07 July, New Theatre, Dublin