Tommy Halferty’s Life­time

Crane Lane, Cork (Tues­day); Na­tional Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire (Wed­nes­day); Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny (Thurs­day); con­tin­ues to Ben­ni­gans, Derry (Sun­day 16th) and Base­ment Bar, Belfast (Fri­day 21st)

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

The trio for­mat of Ham­mond or­gan, gui­tar and drums is a line-up that punches far above its weight, thanks to the deci­bel heft of all three in­stru­ments. It was the great Jimmy Smith who orig­i­nally set the tone for such trios, but the for­mat re­ceived a ma­jor kick in the arse when ex-Miles Davis drum­mer Tony Wil­liams formed his Life­time trio with gui­tarist John McLaugh­lin and or­gan­ist Larry Young at the end of the 60s. Ven­er­a­ble Derry gui­tarist Tommy Halferty, cel­e­brat­ing his 70th year, will be in his el­e­ment re­vis­it­ing the mu­sic of his louder, cal­lower youth, with ris­ing Belfast or­gan­ist Scott Flani­gan and front-rank Dublin drum­mer Kevin Brady.

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