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New Orleans Style Jazz Funeral in Ballydehob Saturday at 6pm

*NEW ADDITION** to the Ballydehob Jazz Festival this year…a New Orleans style Jazz Funeral…this is march down the village accompanied by as many of the musicians playing in the festival as possible. Music starts off slow and sombre..but builds up to a wild and raucous crescendo where everyone is encouraged to “ cut the body loose “ in a celebration …

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Ringo: Music Bingo – Sat 25th in Levis Corner House – Jazz Fundraiser

Carlsberg don’t do music-intro/comedy based games, but if they did it wouldn’t be as good as… RINGO: MUSIC BINGO A hit at music festivals, pubs, staff parties and even weddings, it’s Ringo: Music Bingo. Ronan plays the intros to well known songs, if that band is on your sheet you cross them off (it’s a game, not a quiz, he …

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C.R. Avery

Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or to the lucky few who make it inside the packed speak-easy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres – blues, hiphop, spoken word and rock & roll. “he’s blowin’ my mind” …. Tom Waits C.R. Avery is playing in Levis Corner House …

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The Cork School of Music Big Band

Sponsored by Ger & Tonya Casey The CSM Jazz Big Band consists entirely of 3rd level students enrolled at CIT Cork School of Music. The band has shared the stage with many iconic jazz figures including Billy Taylor, John Faddis, Bobby Watson and Gerard Presencer. In addition to maintaining a strong local presence, particularly at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, …

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Dr. Feelgood & the Electric Mayhem

Dr Feelgood & the Electric Mayhem are a collection of west cork musicians that produce an eclectic sound of progressive funk, soul and R &B rock. Featuring on Vocals & Guitar – Adrian Best , Drums – Anto Noonan , Keys – John Fitz and Bassist – Sonny Sampson. This is Real Music for Real Music People Playing on Friday …

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Marlene Enright

Musician, Songwriter, member of The Hard Ground. Performing solo at the Ballydehob Jazz Festival, Marlene will perform old school jazz in her own beautiful style and unique voice. Marlene is a favourite at the Ballydehob Jazz so get there early. Catch Marlene at Budds Restaurant on Saturday at 5pm or in The Porcelain Room on Sunday at  4pm

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Blue Velvet

Jeanie, Justin and Robin have been playing their particular brand of relaxed jazz, blues and ballads around Ireland for nearly ten years now and make a welcome return to Ballydehob this year. Featuring the unique voice of Jeanie Jones, Blue Velvet play jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. Blue Velvet are playing in The Sandboat at 4.30pm on Sunday

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Poco Rio

A latin jazz band of family and friends from Cork, Edinburgh and Dublin.  Flavours of Brazil and upbeat jazz from Bossa Novas to Van the Man. Harmonies from vocalist sisters Claire & Louise; Col on congas, Linda on flute and Paddy on keyboards. Poco rio are playing 3 times over the festival Sunday at3pm in Budds Restaurant and again at …

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Claire Marie Barton

Singer-songwriter Claire Marie Barton is inspired by nature and the Sea.  With her laid-back jazz style of ukulele playing, Claire plays an eclectic mix of songs featuring her own songs as well as bossa novas  and covers of Suzanne Vega and Sade. Claire Marie will be playing a solo show in The Porcelain Room on Saturday at 3pm  

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Paula Ryan – Dance Workshops

Always one to be seen on a social dance floor somewhere, Paula’s experience in treading the boards, like most, spans across nations. She began learning the craft of Lindy Hop whilst living in Sydney some years ago, but further developed her skills and style after moving back to Perth in 2000. Here, she discovered a love not only for Lindy …