Fireplace Dragon Embark on Debut Tour

For over ten years, NYC-based German guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, NYC-based Irish bassist Simon Jermyn and Irish drummer Matthew Jacobson have performed together in numerous constellations. Among others: Jacobson and Jermyn in Roamer; Matsuno and Jacobson in FarJam; Matsuno and Jermyn in the Jim Black Quartet.

Summer 2017 will see the long-awaited (at least by themselves) debut public performances of these three innovative artists as a trio with four dates in Ireland. They share a wide range of influences including artists such as Tortoise, Battles, Paul Motian and Morton Feldman, resulting in a dynamic group capable of shifting between heavy grooves, washy electronic soundscapes and lyrical melodies.


Thurs 6th July | Billy Byrne’s, Kilkenny | 9pm | Free entry
Fri 7th July | The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon | 8pm | €8
Sat 8th July | The Black Gate, Galway | 8pm | €10 *double-bill w/ Zinc
Sun 9th July | Arthur’s, Dublin | 3.30pm | €10

Formed in 2014, Zinc​ are a Galway-based trio that combine hypnotic grooves with raw textures to bring the listener on a trip. Stylistically, their music is under the wide umbrella of post-rock, but hip-hop and electronica also play a huge role in defining their sound



“A European jazz artist of growing charisma”
John Fordham, The Guardian on Jacobson

“… they represent the vanguard of American improvised music and, with records like this, Simon Jermyn is claiming a place among them.”

Cormac Larkin, Irish Times on Jermyn’s Trot a Mouse album

“Guitarist Keisuke Matsuno is one of the most exciting new voices in New York”

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