Ballydehob Jazz Festival celebrating 10 years in style

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Posted on: 4th April, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Meschiya Lake and The Lil Big Horns

Ballydehob Jazz Festival is 10 years old and celebrating in style! Since its inception, the festival’s programme has grown in standard and stature and every May Bank Holiday Weekend, the West Cork Village has hosted a string of extraordinary musicians and eclectic events. This year, the festival is launching its most ambitious programme to date, which will secure Ballydehob’s place on Ireland’s music festival calendar.

The 2016 Ballydehob Jazz Festival will run over four days — Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2 — and includes two International headliner acts (Lake Street Dive and Meschiya Lake and The Lil Big Horns), a free Jazz Trail with over 40 performances throughout the village, a New Orleans Funeral Parade, an Artisan Food and Craft Market, a full weekend of Jazz Dance Work Shops, all leading up to a swinging Moonshine Party on the final night.

This festival is run entirely by volunteers, a mad bunch of music lovers and festival buffs who share a vision to promote the arts and bring people to the remarkable and unique corner of the world that is Ballydehob, West Cork.

Tickets available online at ballydehobjazzfestival.org.

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Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

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