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Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2010

Seventeen acts will feature across the programme with Michael Buckley, widely acclaimed as the one of the most important and influential musicians to arrive on the Irish jazz scene in recent times, performing in a headline concert at 8pm on Saturday 1st May.

Ballydehob is also happy to welcome Andreas Varady, a 12 year old Hungarian jazz guitar prodigy from Limerick, who will be playing with his father, Ondrej. Andreas is expected to be world class and his talent is already drawing wide attention.

The festival now in its fourth year is going from strength to strength. Most performances are free and either take place in the open air, or in bars and other local venues for a more intimate experience. Outdoor activities also include childrens entertainment, street theatre, busking competitions, and a market traders fair adding to the carnival spirit.

The festival retains an international flavour with artists hailing from various European destinations, and the music covers a broad range of traditional and contemporary jazz styles. There will be over 30 performances and the full line-up includes:

Michael Buckley
Andreas Varady
Austin Durack
De-Hally-Bob Guitar Club
Cork City Jazz Band
Corks Got Talent
Darktown Strutters
Dawn and Dusk
The Fireflies
Les and Sam Clague
Molly O’Mahoney and Norman Collins
The Samuel Hudson Quartet
Some Like It Hot
The Swing Kings

Further information and full programme details on the official website at

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Michael Buckley
  • Press Release Date: April 30- May 3rd 2010
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