Leo Mullane x Tom Jordan


Date/Time: 8PM, January 14th

Venue: The Roundy Bar

Admission: Donation


Leo Mullane and Tom Jordan present Songlines on Thursday 14th January at 9pm.

Songlines’ is a series of monthly showcases highlighting the talent for original music that abides in Cork. Past performers have included Fintan Lucy, Jake Kalilac, Michael Cassidy, Orlagh de Bhaldraithe, Bobby Lee, Angelique Everitte, Moody Roots, Dhani O Sullivan,Tracy Harper, Dara O’Brien… the list goes on.

Hosts Leo Mullane and Tom Jordan are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists whose collaborative work fuses elements of contemporary folk with older forms of popular music including soul, reggae and jazz. Leo and Tom wish to reveal their latest collaborations on the Roundy stage in company with other musicians.

All original artists are welcome to apply for a slot to join them in this monthly showcase

This Months guest performers are:

Yossi J Valdman
Liz Butt
Stephen Springall
Yossi Valdman will perform a set of his own songs on the 14th. Here is musical story in his own words.
“I was born in Jaffa, Israel and to came Ireland in 1981. My first band, “Blue Ocean” was formed in 1986. I joined as a drummer and percussion player. I also played drums with Medussa Redwood and in 1988 with Ton Ton Macoute or Tongs of Fire as they became known, Sinéad O’Connor’s former band. I formed my own first band in 1989, “Camouflage Blues Band” in Galway. Later I formed “The12 Bar Blues Company” in which I was guitarist and vocalist. I was also a member of Macnas street theatre company until 1992 when I went to London and formed ‘Acoustica’ with Rik Appleby who now runs “Lion Production” in West Cork. I came back to Ireland and worked as a solo jazz standard guitarist and vocalist joining Access music project from 1999-2001. I came to cork to study in the Cork Academy of Music and formed an academy band called Nothing Mad but Cool, a 7 piece. Later that year I formed a trio, Valdman Smith & Baus, known as VSB. Throughout that time I participated in singer & song-writer events organised by Bill Kennedy in Charlie’s bar and Geoff O’Hegan in the Slate bar. I have recently worked with the performance poet Rab Urquhart in his Sunday socials. I am currently working as a session musician playing jazz, trad and folk.”

It is exciting to have Liz Butt coming to play for us at Songlines on the 14th.
Liz was a member of the The Joyful Mysteries for seven years and was also a vocalist with Ian Richards and the Soul Masters and the Fabulous Solfa’s. Liz was a singer/songwriter/arranger and keyboard player with the Joyful Mysteries who toured Ireland, England, Norway, Germany, Austria and France, performing in venues such as The National Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, Whelan’s and Mother Red Caps. In this capacity Liz played support to Mary Black, Sharon Shannon, Paul Brady and Phil Coulter. Liz is a music graduate from UCC (hons) and has recently performed in venues such as The Park Hotel (Kenmare), The Pavillion and The Crane Lane and many other pubs in Cork along with a few open mic nights in San Francisco and Smalls Jazz Club in New Jersey. Liz shall perform her own compositions and songs including some accapella Jazz standards.

Stephen Springall is a Cork-based singer-songwriter, currently studying Music Management and Sound at Coláiste Stiofán Naofa.

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