Nigel Mooney with The Johnny Taylor Trio
Hailed by the B.B.C. as ‘Ireland’s King of the Blues’, Nigel Mooney is long established as Ireland’s leading jazz singer/guitarist. Steeped in the blues from an early age, Mooney formed his Gripewater Blues Band in the early 1980’s.
He was spearheading Ireland’s blues movement; working with the likes of B.B. King, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Hubert Sumlin and Louisiana Red. Since the mid-1990’s, he has been a leading figure in Ireland’s jazz scene. His 2013 album, The Bohemian Mooney, was awarded Jazz Album of the Year by The Irish Times. It also featured guest appearances by Georgie Fame and Louis Stewart. ‘Ireland’s most popular jazz performer’ (Irish Times);
Mooney has played with Larry Coryell, Joey de Francesco and Bobby Watson. He has recently toured with Jean Toussaint and Jim Mullen. His new record, Mooney’s Blues, is due for release in 2019. Nigel Mooney will perform at Clifden Arts Week with his regular band, featuring Johnny Taylor on piano, Barry Donohue on bass and Dominic Mullan on drums.
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