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Street Market

Walk Main Street and take in the small craft stalls which will be selling their wares on the day. Whilst perusing the many stalls, listen to the smooth sounds of Jazz: 10am – 5pm – Saturday and Sunday

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Busking Competition

Adults Competition: Saturday May 3rd – Main Street 1pm Childrens Competition: Sunday May 4th – Main Street 1pm Please meet Richard Miles by the stage on Main Street at 1pm Prizes for each day will be: First Prize € 45 Second Prize € 35 Third Prize € 30 Fourth Prize € 20 Note: There will be two prizes awarded for …

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Nigel Mooney

Headline Concert – Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980’s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. Entry: ONLY €15 Venue: Ballydehob Cotton Club (Community Hall) Time/Date: Sunday 5th May – …

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Soul Driven

Celebration of Swing Night Soul Driven- seven piece groove masters, Soul Driven have been kicking down venue doors all over the country with their hard-hitting, brass infused mixture of soul, funk, jazz and blues. Whether at the Waterford Spraoi Festival, Guinness Jazz Festival, or Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, the band has yet to fail in their mission to …

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Pete Hurt

Pete Hurt Pete Hurt has quietly been part of the London jazz scene for almost four decades and has developed one of the most uniquely distinguishable sounds and styles. Apart from his great saxophone playing he has also been recognised for his compositional and arranging skills. Pete’s unique musical contribution is featured on Chris Biscoe’s new album Profiles Of Mingus. …

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Pocket Groove

Pocket Groove are a Cornish Jazz Band based in Truro, with links to Ballydehob. Young and up and coming with some great tunes that match their appetite for playing Jazz. Play mostly “Jazz, Swing, anything with a real groove” Catch them at the Festival!!   Here’s a selection of their sounds:  

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Gary Baus DJ

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, as opposed to Baltimore, West Cork, Gary found his way to a high school for the arts where he focused on literature. His early appreciation of story and poetry bled into his ripening talent on the saxophone. Since 1998 he’s spent his adult life in Europe. First in Prague, Czech Republic where he honed his horn-playing …

Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz There will be a quiz in Ballydehob on Friday 25th April in aid of this year’s festival. Lots of Prizes to be won and a raffle too!! Venue: IRISH WHIP Time: 9PM €5 each 4 persons max per team

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Ruby and the Night Hawks

Ruby Spilsbury is the heart and soul behind Ruby and The Night Hawks. The Cork City based singer, songwriter and pianist hosts an eclectic mix of influences giving the music such diversity. Coming from a musical background, Ruby began playing piano at 14. She quickly showcased her talents by winning 1st place @ The Cork Teen Idol competition back in 2006. …

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East Coast Jazz Band

East Coast Jazz Band Hailing from the sunny south east, the East Coast Jazz Band have been playing festivals and gigs throughout Ireland for the last twenty years. They are regulars on the jazz trail for the annual Cork Jazz Festival. They appeal to all walks of jazz fans and tour various festivals throughout Ireland, including the Doonbeg jazz festival, …