Mike Nielsen Quartet play The Space

The Space at The Dock welcomes the superb Mike Nielsen Quartet this Friday, October 7 for an intimate café style concert of acoustic jazz.

The Space at The Dock welcomes the superb Mike Nielsen Quartet this Friday, October 7 for an intimate café style concert of acoustic jazz.

The Mike Nielsen Quartet is a new exciting acoustic quartet assembled by guitarist Mike Nielsen that brings together some of the finest musicians on the music scene today: Boston born vocalist Ellen Demos; clarinetist, Brendan Doyle and percussionist Shane O’Donovan. The music, composed by the leader, is innovative and comprises an eclectic mix of musical influences from jazz, classical, rock and traditional cultures.

You can expect musicianship of the highest caliber and a programme that touches on all the essential elements of modern jazz with no small amount of exciting improvisation along the way.

As an added bonus Mike Nielsen will give a masterclass in guitar on the afternoon of the performance from 4.30 to 5.30pm. Places are limited to six and the masterclass will cost w10. Those who take part will also get a ticket to the evening performance.

Tickets for the intimate evening concert are w15/w12.

Don’t forget All Ireland Poetry Day at the Dock this Thursday, October 6 where all are welcome to come and enjoy readings by two locally based poets Gerry Boland and Michael Herron and Leitrim native Mary Guckian who is now resident in Dublin. The evening will feature readings by each poet from their collections of work and will also give other emerging poets an opportunity to read through an informal open mike session.

Tickets and information on (071) 9650828.