Sam Clague is a unique kind of artist. Armed with the imagination of a Salvador Dalí and the musicality of a Jeff Buckley. He blends delicate finger-pickings with sultry jazz tones to create his very own brand of Kaleidoscopic Chamber Music. – exploring themes like Friendship, Death and Love with a reanimated outlook. His debut EP “Balloons” marks the culmination …

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Fandango Duo

Fandango Duo exist to bring lively, fun, energetic, and soulful music to the concert platform. Whether it be the relentlessly rhythmic Tangos of Astor Piazzolla, the fiery Spanish dances of de Falla, or the fascinating chord combinations and pop sensibilities of the Beatles, Fandango Duo aim to make every live performance a memorable occasion.

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One of Australia’s most compelling and favourite bands performing jazz influence indie folk pop .Oh Pep’s 2016 debut album Stadium Cake has been described as “miraculous” (Paste Magazine), “faultless folk-rock” (Rolling Stone) “instantly captivating” (Stereogum) and “filled with magic” (NPR).. On release of the record the duo have toured with Valerie June Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Lord Huron, …

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Niwel Tsumbu with Éamonn Cagney

Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are touring their explosive live show nationally and internationally throughout 2018. This duo has been enthralling audiences for over a decade, while making numerous recordings and videos, with regular appearances on national media. Expect a highly engaging concert, both intimate and elaborate, a musical river whose sources range from classical to Central Africa, with pulsating …

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Described by RTÉ Lyric FM as an ‘exceptional talent’ and HOTPRESS as ‘passionate and alluring’, Clare Sands is a young multi-instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter hailing from the vibrant musical city of Cork. She has a unique ability to blend folk, jazz, blues, and Irish music- a fantastic feisty fusion- while her alluring voices ebbs and flows throughout her eclectic music. …

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Trainman Blues is a 4 piece modern blues/roots band, soaking the rawness and simplicity of 50’s style blues with modern production techniques. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark,  the band is the brainchild of Irish singer/guitarist Richard Farrell ( and Laust Nielsen ( Producer/bass, John Primer, Gene Taylor og Jimmy Burns). Featured on the album and playing in live setting are Ronni Boysen on guitar (Kokomo king …

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Acapellabella: Ballydehobs’ very own community choir join the Sunday service…..bringing their harmony – filled sound into St. Matthias Church. Jazzabella is a fusion of two West Cork based Choirs led by Caz Jeffreys. Enjoy a collection of contemporary songs rich with harmonies and rhythm.


“Sassy, Soul/Swing Sounds from the South”     THE VIBE  With a voice husky as Amy Winehouse and distinctive as Dinah Washington, Runaway Retros’ charismatic vocalist, Colette Forde, blends together Sassy Soul and Retro Swing songs into a hugely entertaining set. Together with other founder members, Dave Barry, Upright and Electric Bassist who drives the rhythm with passion and precision …

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  The Jazz Cannibals were formed in early 2011 in New Orleans USA. Jimbino Vegan gathered musicians with a flair for fun to play his original songs and some old jazz classics. After moving back to Europe in 2015 Jimbino Vegan continued the band with some European musicians who he had met in New Orleans. Along with the original numbers …

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BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES  Ballydehob Jazz Festival welcomes Barrence Whitfield & The Savages –  A full on Soul man coming this far West will be the spark  igniting Saturday’s Party taking the Festival Hall to new Heights.  Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, and Solomon Burke. Described as the owner …