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Jazz Festival Jazz Funeral

The Ballydehob Jazz Festival features a Jazz funeral which, on two days over the bank holiday weekend, is staged late afternoon through the streets of the Village. The Jazz Funeral features efforts of local and visiting Artists, Musicians, Dancers and Puppeteers, which with the participation of local school children makes for a wonderful fun event for families and festival attendees. …

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CLARE SANDS

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

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 ( https://www.richardfarrellmusic.com) 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 AND JAZZABELLA -Choirs at Jazz Fest 2018

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.

RUNAWAY RETROS

“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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JIMBINO VEGAN AND THE JAZZ CANNIBALS

  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

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 …

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Trio Balkan Strings

What an honour it is to have Trio Balkan Strings play the opening show of the Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2018 – This internationally virtuosic guitar trio who play in Concert Halls across the World will perform a gig at our Festival not to be missed by music lovers and aficionados The Trio Balkan Strings are Zoran Starcevic and his two …

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Closing Party 2017

This years closing part happens in Levis Corner house on Monday evening at 8ish. STEPHANIE NILLES AND THOMAS DEAKIN DUO will be playing along with ANTONI O’ BRESKEY & CONSUELO NEREA (AKA – NOMADIC PIANO DUO) and they will be joined by some friends. See you there!