penguin2004Keith Copeland
Three Stars  “Round trip” Steeplechase Label

Keith Copeland (drums)
Tommy Halferty (guitar)
Ronan Guilfoyle (bass)

Halferty's thick tone and juicy blend of bebop lines and fat resonant chords tend to dominate this record, though Copeland and Guilfoyle are no slouches and the resultant trio has plenty of grip. Highlights would be a somewhat Latinized "You don't know what love is" and a very gritty blues called "Minor Infringement". A rare example of Steeplechase recording in Ireland!

Tommy Halferty quartet provided the most solid material of this jazz Cascias Festival in portugal. It was a reflection of the rising stature of the Irish guitarist

Brian French – Sunday Tribune – 86

Harmonically and melodically, Halferty is a distinctive guitarist

The Irish Times – 93

There are few Irish Jazz Guitarists that can deliver with gusto and taste at this level, Tommy Halferty is one of them

Newsletter Belfast – 96

Halferty is an interesting player that fans of guitarists Scofield and Catherine should be aware of

New York Jazz Times – 97

He (Keith Copeland) will be delighted to introduce the excellent Tommy Halferty to a wider audience

Mark Gardner (Co-Author, "The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz")

Tommy Halferty's superb duo album with Mike Nielsen is perhaps the finest Irish jazz recording ever made

The Sunday Tribune