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BJF 2013 – It was built and they came

As this music festival grows in stature and standard one need only consider the highlights of the 7th annual Ballydehob Jazz Festival to understand why organisers return annually to such an arduous task. Looking to introduce jazz music to the unbiased, there was distinct relief when a room full of National School children enthusiastically interchanged with musicians during a school workshop …

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And the Winners are……

Thank you all for supporting the raffle this year.  It is an integral part of funding the festival. And here are the winners of the 2013 raffle. Prize Winner 1st – Donagh Carey painting Laura Buckley (aged 5) c/o Shanahan, Ballydehob 2nd – John Minihan Photograph of Samuel Beckett Lizzie Fleming, Kilmichael 3rd – Drimoleague, Combat & Fitness Vouchers Mike Buttanshaw, …

THANK YOU!

Record numbers attended this increasingly popular music festival. It simply would not be possible without the participation if many people, which we will try to thank here. Though impossible to name every steward and ticket taker, suffice it to say that we, the organizing committee are indebted to at least 100 individuals for practical and financial support, which is especially …

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Wasps Vs Humans

WASPS vs HUMANS, usually a one man performance poetry project takes on a commentary based style observing snap shots of life; political and humorous, his take on the world is delivered with a growl and a smile. Originally a playwright, the man behind Wasps vs Humans has written plays for theatre, all produced, including a UK national tour and taking …

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Celebration of Swing

Live music by Ireland’s leading Jump’n’Jive band, the Swingin’ Bluecats of Kilkenny featuring a performance by Swing Out Cork – a group of swing dance enthusiasts from Cork who love to spread the good news of Swing! Don your flapper dresses and wing-tip shoes to enter our Swing Era costume competition! Entry: €15 smackers toots Venue: Ballydehob Cotton Club (Community Hall) …

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Youth Gig

Back by popular demand, West Cork’s very own StanZa Traffic perform a mixture of Funk/Reggae/Blues/Rock/Ska in the Ballydehob Youth Centre.  This concert is organised in a non-pub atmosphere specifically with teens in mind.   Don’t let that fool ya… these are young musicians with skill and presence worthy the attention of any discerning music lover.  All welcome! Eve Clague – …

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Support and Win Big!

Great care is taken to feature spectacular prizes offered by generous local sponsors.  An important part of festival funding, raffle ticket sales go directly toward hiring and promoting top notch live musicians and artists making the Ballydehob Jazz Festival an important cultural and community event. Raffle tickets are sold in local shops…  Look for our poster! 1st Prize: Donagh Carey, …

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Original Painting by Donagh Carey

1st Prize: Donagh Carey, Schull ––– Original Painting (value €500) Donagh Carey is self-trained and worked in many disciplines from airbrush to 3D prop construction. His last position was art director with Campaign HTDS in Clonskeagh.  With styles varying from photo realism to abstract, Donagh retraces the paths of his childhood, recording the derelict farmhouses, villages and dramatic seascapes that …

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Original Photograph by John Minihan

2nd Prize: John Minihane, Skibbereen ––– Original Photograph (value €300) Minihan is perhaps best known for his photographs of Samuel Beckett. Minihan first expressed a desire to photograph Beckett in 1969, following Becketts winning of the Nobel Prize for literature, having noticed that all the available photos of Beckett were of a poor quality; Among his numerous photographic publications are Photographs: Samuel …

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Real World Combat and Fitness

3rd Prize: Real World Combat &Fitness, Drimoleague ––– Vouchers (value €240) Real World Combat & Fitness is Cork’s largest martial arts fitness gym providing seminars, classes and private training groups on martial arts, fitness, and health & well-being. Real World Combat & Fitness offers a wide variety of fitness classes for all ages including aerobics, pilates, Zumba, fitness bootcamps and a Pro …