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Launch Party Hodown in the Woodford

There’s going to be a launch party in The Woodford in Cork city on Thursday the 9th of April. There will be a bus leaving from Ballydehob and returning late that night (or early the next morning!) Live jazz & Complimentary finger food on the night. Get your tickets from the Post Office or from Levis Cornerhouse. www.thewoodford.ie

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The Underscore Orkestra

American Band, The Underscore Orkestra play a blend of balkan, klezmer, gypsy jazz and swing, with a repertoire of both original and traditional material. For their Irish tour this year they will be accompanied by live bellydancing from Cork based bellydance troupe, Suadela Bellydance www.theunderscoreorkestra.com www.suadelabellydance.com Catch the Underscore Orchestra on Saturday in Levis Corner house at 9.30 and again on …

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Cookie and The Vaudevilles

Five distinctive musicians whose original sound and lyrics are a melting pot of their individual influences and worldwide experiences. With hints of Jazz, hues of the Blues, a peppering of Rock, the finesse and style of the Classics and the sizzle of musical theatre, Cookie and The Vaudevilles have a proven appeal to every audience. And it’s not just the …

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The East Coast Jazz Band

Described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”, the East Coast Jazz Band perform an eclectic mix of popular jazz styles ranging from Dixieland, Ragtime and Swing to Bossa Nova and Blues. Hailing from the sunny south east, the band has been playing festivals and gigs throughout Irelandfor almost twenty years. They had their inaugural performance …

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Alchemy – featuring Max Taylor & Sarah Greenham

Sarah Greenham Taylor is a singer, songwriter, performer and music teacher living in Skibbereen in the beautiful West Cork. Classically trained in piano, she studied music in University College Cork and then went on to complete a Masters in Community Music from the University of Limerick. Since graduating she has directed church music groups and facilitated music workshops around the …

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The Darktown Strutters

The Darktown Strutters all share a particular penchant for 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s jazz. It’s the unique idiom of that jazz era that really inspires a musical conversation between themselves and their audience. Their songs convey the real emotional meaning of uptempo “good time” swing to slow “heart break” ballads. The Darktown Strutters are a quartet that enjoy sharing the …

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New Dance Element Added to the Jazz Festival

This year we are bringing some of the top European dance instructors to Ballydehob. There will be workshops in Jazz Roots, Lindy Hop & Swing over the Jazz Festival weekend. Full details to follow. If you would like to partake in the workshops contact us

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Speakeasy, Rum Running, Bootlegging, Prohibition Party

It’s quite a mouthful, but we will be having a shindig in the Community Hall on Saturday night. There’ll be prizes for best speakeasy fancy dress, live music, Jazz DJ, Lindy Hop and Swing Dancers and lots more fun. The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra will be in residence. They are an 18 piece brass band and will be playing swinging prohibition tunes …

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Festival Market

This year the market will be a be held in the Community Hall. The market will take place on Sunday the 3rd during the festival, If you are interested in having a stall at the market please contact Dick Myles at dickmyles77@gmail.com or call into Levis and ‘Talk to Joe!’

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Gary Baus DJ

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, as opposed to Baltimore, West Cork, Gary has graced many welcoming venues for the last 13 years as a saxophonist and dj in his adopted home of Ireland. He has a passion for American music of the early 20th century and in 2002 he founded the legendary swing dance night ‘Doubletime’ in Cork City to great …