The Mysterious Mr Valentine & Friends


The MMV Jazz Duo will be playing a mix of wellknown old jazz standards
and contemporary songs. For this acoustic event the MMV has invited
fellow musicians to join in for a new mix of musical cocktails.
In their very own style some Bossa & Tango, Manouche, Blues, Funk & Reggae
will be dancing on the Shannon that night!

Birgit Burhenne / Vocals
Rory Keane / Guitar
Ger O’Donnell / Double Bass, vocals
Tony Adams / Clarinet
Markus Kraeber / Saxophone

Rory has played guitar since his late teens; concentrating on jazz over the last ten years.
Since moving to the Mid-West he has played regularly with the Limerick Jazz Workshop drawing inspiration and learning from the workshop tutors and all the musicians he has had  an opportunity to play with.Outside of workshop gigs, Rory has played regularly with vocalists in and around Limerick in range of settings; and has developed his skills as an accompanist and solo player open to both tradition and the righteousness of a good song – regardless of where it hails from. His accomplished and personal fingerprint provides pure pleasure to the ears.

For the last 20 years Birgit has sung with many different ensembles and choirs ranging from gospel to folk to soul, jazz and blues.

Her comprehensive range, colourful tone and wide musical interest give her space to manouvre playfully within her very personal sound and expression.
She was part of the Limerick Jazz Workshop and has also attended the Jazz Summer-school/France for a number of years, being inspired and taught by fabulous jazz singer and tutor Liane Carroll/England. She also joined Lauren Kinsella’s masterclass in Limerick in 2012.

Birgit runs her own graphic design company nestbox.illustation&design in Co. Limerick.