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Rhythm Lord Brothers

Traditional jazz, The Roaring Twenties, The Big Band Swing Era, speakeasies, house rent parties, vaudeville shows, flappers, ragtime, women smoking cigarettes, sexual emancipation, gangsters, hedonism, and Prohibition symbolize what is also known as The Jazz Age. Despite all the careless behavior, illegal liquor and raucous parties, all of this delicious debauchery never lost its proper form or posture; dodgy cats …

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Dance Workshops

A central part of this years festival programme are the Jazz Dance Workshops, which are open to all. Our guest dance teachers have put a short, fun and concentrated program together for absolute beginners of all ages- their “Zero to Hero” workshops will put everyone one at ease, teaching simple skills for partner dance, and fun tricks for solo dancing, …

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Home Jazz Band Feating Milda Stasaitytė

Who better to rule the roost at the Moonshine Shindig than the returning heroes, travelling all the way from Vilnius, Lithuania -The Home Jazz Band. This Year also featuring the enigmatic lead vocalist Milda Stasaitytė. This band will have swing dancers tearing up the dance floor all night long. Home Jazz Band are an innovative and playful traditional  jazz and …

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Icarus Laughs

Ballydehob’s very own Siobhán Heapes (vocals), Tim Abbott (guitar) and Dick Richards (percussion) deliver a thoughtful, emotional, and engaging set of songs from different genres and eras

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Grace Notes

Led by Caz Jeffreys, this vocal project delivers inspiring favourites and original work with a dynamic, harmony-filled sound

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Paul Dunlea Quartet

Although at home in a variety of musical styles, Cork trombonist/composer/arranger Paul Dunlea concentrates primarily on Jazz and Improvisation. This has furthered his reputation as one of Irelands most in demand trombonists. Dunlea has performed/toured/recorded with the likes of Mick Flannery, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Bryce Dressner (The National), Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Billy Drummond, Greg Gisbert, Tim Ries, …

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The Backroad Smokers Club

  Psychedelic funk rockers Backroad Smokers Club are Waterford’s most exciting up and coming band. Freddy (Vocals), Chez (Guitar/Bass), Cal (Vocals/Guitar/Bass), Killian (Keys/Banjo) and Darragh (Drums) have been tearing up the national live circuit with their 70’s inspired riffs since their inception a little over a year ago, performing at Body & Soul, Electric Picnic, Battle Of The Bay and …

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Freedoms Trio

FREEDOMS TRIO is a remarkable international collaboration. A meeting between the extraordinary Norwegian acoustic guitarist Steinar Aadnekvam (Norway), amazing drummer and singer Deodato Siquir  (Mozambique), and bass virtuoso Rubem Farias (Brazil). In February 2016 the new album Freedoms Trio was released by the respected Norwegian label Losen Records. (www.losenrecords.no) This is Steinar Aadnekvams 5th studio album and followed a series …

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Antoni O’ Breskey & Consuelo Nerea

The Nomadic Piano Journey Trad meets the Blues “Pure sonic reverie” The Irish Echo Boston 2016 Antoni O’ Breskey is a composer, pianist, singer, trumpet player, writer and music educator. “He is a man for whom the notion of borders means very little, a genius whose music is without frontiers, and whose originality makes him one of the most innovative …

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Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin Duo

Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles blew audiences away when she played Ireland for the first time in 2016. Averaging 150 gigs a year through the US, Canada and Europe, Stephanie captivates listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober. Having studied piano and cello since the age of six, Stephanie was …