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Cian Boylan

Cian has over twenty years experience as a professional session pianist and keyboardist. He has performed and recorded with many leading Irish and International pop, rock and jazz artists, including: VAN MORRISON • SINEAD O CONNOR • BONO • RUFUS WAINWRIGHT • GREGORY PORTER • JAMIE LAWSON • DAVID GRAY • GARY LIGHTBODY • ELLA HENDERSON • ANNE MARIE • IMELDA MAY • DUKE SPECIAL • THE VILLAGERS • THE BLIZZARDS • GEORGE MICHAEL • THE BLADES • SISTER SLEDGE • CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN • WENDY JAMES • DAVE STEWART • BRIAN ENO • BRONAGH GALLAGHER • MARIA MCKEE • JERRY FISH • MARTHA WAINWRIGHT • ELEANOR MCEVOY • MUNDY • DECLAN O’ROURKE • RICCARDO COCCIANTE • THE FOUR OF US • GABRIELLE APLIN • HUDSON TAYLOR • RUTH ANNE • LUCY WAINWRIGHT • SAM PALLADIO • LOAH • CATHY DAVEY • GLEN HANSARD • AN EMOTIONAL FISH • MARY COUGHLAN • ASLAN • HOTHOUSE FLOWERS • NEIL HANNON • SOMETHING HAPPENS • PADDY CASEY • PAUL BRADY • UNA HEALY • ANDREW STRONG • CIARAN LAVERY • ROISIN O • BRESSIE • JULIET TURNER • RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA • ULSTER ORCHESTRA • IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA • DR LINLEY HAMILTON • ADAM NUSSBAUM • MARK EGAN • NEW ORLEANS SWAMP DONKEYS • BEN CASTLE • CORMAC KENEVEY • DARREN BECKETT • GEORGIA MANCIO • POLLY GIBBONS • DANA MASTERS His arrangements have been performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra, The Sofia National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Camden Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Liberty Orchestra, San Diego Brass Ensemble amongst many others. Recently he was Musical Director and Arranger for Sinead O Connor for Feile 2019 and her stunning performance of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Rainy Night In Soho” on the Late Late Show alongside the Irish Chamber Orchestra which received over 2M views on Youtube within it’s first three days. Cian also recently produced and arranged “Homeward Bound” for the Street Lights Album which also reached number 1 in the Top 100 Irish Single Charts in 2018

Album

For The Record

Label: Teddy D Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Right Angle; Mo' Hip; And I Love Her; Split; Origin; Sure Would Baby; Sea Saw; Holly's Moment.

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Article: Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2020

Read "Brilliant Corners 2020" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Brilliant Corners 2020 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland February 27 to March 7, 2020 Maybe it's global warming, for just as the first bloom of spring in these strange times appears in February, so too, Brilliant Corners starts ever earlier. From its first, modest edition over three days ...

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Article: Album Review

Linley Hamilton Quintet: For The Record

Read "For The Record" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Linley Hamilton's fifth album is a cross-Atlantic affair. Alongside regular collaborators Cian Boylan and Derek 'Doc' O'Connor, the Irish trumpeter has enrolled the services of New York heavyweights Adam Nussbaum and Mark Egan—fellow instructors at the annual Sligo Jazz Project where Hamilton has long been a fixture. The quintet rounded off a short Northern Irish tour ...

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Article: Live Review

Bray Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Bray Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Bray Jazz Festival Various Venues jny:Bray, Ireland May 4-6, 2018 From the hilltop vantage point the Irish Sea lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger ...

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Article: Album Review

Linley Hamilton: Making Other Arrangements

Read "Making Other Arrangements" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Making Other Arrangements has been a long time coming--over 25 years, since trumpeter and broadcaster Linley Hamilton first heard Freddie Hubbard's Ride Like The Wind and decided that one day he, too, would make an album with a large ensemble. It's been worth the wait. Hamilton's third album as leader is lush, romantic and beautifully performed. ...

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Article: Interview

Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached

Read "Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Nearly all recordings are labours of love. Passion and a huge amount of work are the essential ingredients. Some recordings in particular, however, mark the realization of a life-long dream. For Northern Irish trumpeter, BBC jazz broadcaster and university lecturer Linley Hamilton, Making Other Arrangements (Teddy D Records, 2018) is just such a recording.


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