Ian Patterson's Best Live Shows of 2013

Ian Patterson's Best Live Shows of 2013
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After seven amazing years covering jazz/creative music throughout much of South East Asia I have relocated to Ireland. It's been a real pleasure to reconnect with the music scene in my home country after a long absence. The country boasts a vibrant music scene, particularly in Dublin, where a good number of innovative musicians are producing some excellent sounds. In addition, a number of progressive music agencies are doing tremendous work in attracting outstanding international acts to Ireland. The following list is a baker's dozen of the best concerts I caught in 2013.

April 12: Matthew Bourne, Dave Kane and Steve Davis: Salford Quays, Manchester, England

May 3: Christy Doran's New Bag: Bray Jazz Festival, Ireland

May 26: The Multiverse: Workman's Club, Dublin, Ireland

July 10: Jeff Ballard Fairground: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

July 18: Eddie Lee/David Lyttle, Barinthus Suite: Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo, Ireland

September 08: Khanda: Meeting House Square, Dublin

September 20: Magnus Ostrom: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland

September 27: Larry McKenna Quartet: Limerick Jazz Festival, Limerick, Ireland

September 28: Christine Tobin: Limerick Jazz Festival, Limerick, Ireland

October 23: Girls in Airports: Elmswood Hall, Belfast, N. Ireland

October 27: Edmar Castaneda: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Ireland

December 1: Brad Mehldau: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

December 11: Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart: The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland

Photo Credit: Andrea Boccalini

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