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A unique musical collaboration between this star of Irish Music with two of the most sort after UK Jazz stars Liam Noble & Paul Clarvis. Out of lockdown reflection time, emerged this unique and exhilarating trio…the world of Irish folk meets jazz in an streaming YouTube set mixed with Mose Allison blues. Cathy Jordan, Liam Noble & Paul Clarvis joined forces to create a new big sound from small resources for a lockdown commission. Since the lockdown video the three have gone on to record their unique set of tunes and this is the first date of a UK tour.

Liam and Paul first met playing and touring in Moondog’s band in NYC, collaborating in many joint projects, and they all met at the Sligo Jazz Festival in Northern Ireland.

One of those songs - Paris by Moondog - is here for you to listen to:

Cathy Jordan

Was born in county Roscommon is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bodhran, bones and bouzouki. she has been the lead vocalist for the traditional Irish music band dervish since 1991, and is a solo performer as well. Jordan is also a member of the group the unwanted. her first solo album, entitled all the way home, was released in January, 2012. at the end of 2019 dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, a fitting tribute to the band after over 30 years of recording and performing all over the world. described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”

Liam Noble

After studying music at the university of oxford and the postgraduate course at guildhall school of music and dram, noble became the regular pianist with Stan Sulzmann (in both duo and quartet settings) on John Taylor’s recommendation. he went on to work in the bands of Anita Wardell, Harry Beckett, Tim Whitehead and john stevens as well as recording and touring with cult minimalist composer Moondog. 

Paul Clarvis

The original Enfield sound started playing drums at school…has collaborated with some of the world’s best composers and performers from Birtwistle and John Adams to Stevie Wonder and mick jagger…combined with a professorship of drum set, latin american & ethic percussion at the royal academy of music…he was the late Leonard Bernstein’s preferred percussionist in London and featured as a soloist on the last night of the proms in a concerto for saxophone and drum kit by sir Harrison Birtwistle…Paul also helped rick smith with the drum arrangement for the London Olympic 2012 opening & now the regular percussion player in the BBC strictly come dancing show.

Line Up: Kathy Jordan – Singer/Multi-Instrumentalist, Liam Noble – Piano & Paul Clarvis - drums