Nashville may earn a firm reputation as the country music capital but you can hear a diverse range of genres in Music City. Live jazz, rock and R &B are performed throughout Nashville but if you want to hear classical, there’s no better place than Schermerhorn Symphony Center where the Nashville Symphony performs along with a host of other ensembles. Read More »
Category: Music & Theatre
Nashville nurtures its reputation as the music city of the U.S. by supporting hundreds of venues and opportunities for musicians but there’s no place that left as big an impression on me as the Bluebird Cafe. Most people have heard of the Grand Ol Opry and Nashville’s storied honky tonks but the Bluebird Cafe, a tiny 100-seat room in the middle of a non nondescript strip mall, provides just as much star power. Read More »
JazzSí Club Taller de Músics is tucked into the edgy Raval neighborhood in central Barcelona. This is not a fancy place, but it is an excellent spot to see live music for cheap. JazzSí Club Taller de Músics offers up flamenco, pop, rock, blues, Cuban tunes and jazz on different nights of the week. A Jam Session open to all musicians happens every Saturday at 7:45pm for those who play play jazz. On Sunday there’s another Jam Session at 6:30pm for those who play jazz. You can just come and watch, too, for €6.00 which includes a drink.
On Fridays JazzSí Club Taller de Músics puts on a flamenco show and it is one of their more popular events. This show begins at 8:45pm and is €8.00 with a drink. I’ve been to this flamenco performance and can vouch for it. However, the musicians at JazzSí Club Taller de Músics often change from show to show.
On Thursdays check out their Cuban grooves at 8:30pm for €7.50. Wednesdays entrance is free but you must buy something at the bar, same goes for Tuesdays. Mondays there’s a jazz show at 7:45pm, and entrance is just €5.00. The nice thing about this club is that the shows begin early, meaning you could eat afterwards.
See more on JazzSí Club Taller de Músics here: http://www.tallerdemusics.com/jazzsi-club/
Post and photos by Regina Winkle-Bryan. See more of her tips on Spain at : The Spain Scoop.
When in Dublin they say that one must drink Guinness, and so I did and in great quantities. While I did not do the Guinness factory tour while in Dublin, I did sample the black beverage in many a fine pub.
Apart from sipping Guinness, one is also told to visit the popular, albeit a tad touristy, Temple Bar area and indeed the Temple Bar itself. I did not go inside Temple Bar, but I did pub-hop one evening in the zone where there seems to be live music in every bar on the street. One place I ducked into was Quay’s, where a Guinness goes for €5.00 a pint. There was live music on around 8pm, so I stayed and saw a couple sets. The bar also has a restaurant that has pretty decent ratings on Trip Advisor, but I didn’t eat there.
The whole area around Temple Bar is really hopping on the weekend. While perhaps a bit commercial, it’s a fun scene and good people-watching.
Quay’s Bar12 Temple Bar – Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
Post and photos by Regina Winkle-Bryan. See more of her tips on travel at : The Spain Scoop.