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Calendar

Mar
1
Sun
MOM-The Dime Notes
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm

Diving into the blues-drenched, clarinet-driven sounds of 1920s New Orleans, The Dime Notes deliver an irresistibly fresh take on a timeless style.

Unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems from musicians such as Johnny Dodds and Jelly Roll Morton, The Dime Notes push forward with propulsive grooves and sultry melodies which made early jazz revolutionary, controversial, and wildly popular.

The stellar line-up features Dave Kelbie on rhythm guitar (of Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole), one of London’s most in demand jazz clarinet players David Horniblow, American pianist Andrew Oliver and London bass player Louis Thomas.

Having toured the globe, we are delighted to welcome The Dime Notes to these shores as they embark on their very first NI tour.

“Inspired” – Sunday Times

“Lovingly curated examples of great music from the ancestral repertoire of jazz” – Jazz Da Gama

“Swings from start to finish” – Just Jazz

Apr
30
Thu
CQAF-GoGo Penguin / European Tour 2020
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm

In association with Moving on Music

Thursday 30 April, 8.00pm

Tickets £17.00

GoGo Penguin have been hailed as hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music.

Their 2014 album v2.0 (Gondwana Records) was named a Mercury Prize album of the year alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle.

In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and released the albums Man Made Object in 2016 and A Humdrum Star in 2018. Their EP, Ocean in a Drop (Music for Film) was released in October 2019 and they are currently mixing a new album for release in 2020.

GoGo Penguin are: Chris Illingworth – piano, Nick Blacka – bass, Rob Turner – drums, Joe Reiser – sound.

‘Powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff.’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘Glistens with niggling bass and stabbing piano chords …..contemporary British jazz’s great experimenters’ -BEARDED

Doors 7.30pm | Unreserved seating

May
17
Sun
MOM – Flook
May 17 @ 8:00 pm

Taking inspiration from their roots in the Irish and English traditions, Flook have an enviable trademark sound, weaving and spinning traditionally rooted tunes over precise acoustic grooves, with a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

There is certainly no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the various flutes, frets and skins.

With a remarkably busy schedule this Moving on Music tour of the north will see the band perform music from their incredible new album ‘Ancora‘, which was released in early 2019 after a 14-year recording hiatus.

Twenty-four years after their first gig together, Flook continue to inspire and enchant, firmly cementing their reputation as one of the all time best.

RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards Best Folk group nominee, 2019

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Album nominee, 2019

“iconic, ground-breaking, progressive and all-round brilliant” – BBC Radio Ulster

“A sensational live act…. in the front rank of the innovators” – The Rough Guide to Irish Music

Contact us

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18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

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