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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. With slots at Body & Soul, Electric Picnic, Battle Of The Bay …

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Freedoms Trio

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

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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 …

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The East Coast Jazz Band

Yay – the brilliant East Coast Jazz band are coming back to play at the 2017 Ballydehob Jazz Festival 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 …

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Nelson Lunding

Nelson Lunding is a modern-day version of the travelling piano men, a tradition that traces roots back to the early 1890’s. Lunding is a saloon piano player, band leader, juke joint singer, itinerant troubadour, and keeper of the flame. He plays a rocking, muscular piano propelled by a driving left hand. It is a gripping kinetic music that demands to …