Ó Bhéal jazzing up the Verse

27 October 2008

At the tail end of Cork’s Jazz festival, a full house swayed to the improv fusions of Keith Armstrong and The Honeyfeet, who met for the first time in the afternoon to rehearse for an hour, and they made magic.

Keith’s lyrical verse and tenor tones balanced superbly with the zesty quintet from Manchester, with Alabaster de Plume on saxophone, Samuel J Double Bass Buckley, Rick Warren on harmonica, Ríanna Ní Chonghaile on flute and vocals and Alice Davis on guitar. Videos of Newcastle poet Guy Hudson’s reading follow afterwards.

Keith Armstrong and the Honeyfeet

Night Jazz and their Allies

The Bird Woman of Whitley Bay

Baby Seahorses

Che Guevara in Hanrattys Hotel, Limerick

Those Bald Barber Blues

Poem for a Blues Harmonica



The Honeyfeet

Gypsey Jazz

A Song

Guy Hudson

The Barmaid


The Body Politic

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