Seventeen years and going from strength to strength each year, the Limavady Jazz and Blues Festival brings thousands of people to the town for one weekend in June.
And this year, chairman Rory Clements says, those who attend any one of the many gigs around town over the three days are in for a treat.
There is no one big act on the schedule, because each artist is just as good as the others, says Rory.
“We’re a small, grass roots festival and we want to keep our feet on the ground, and have music for all. Our small committee of six is all voluntary. We don’t take anything from the festival, and we all work closely together, each with their own pockets of jobs to do.”
Rory says the community is a fantastic supporter of the festival. Throughout the town businesses are supportive - for example providing venues for gigs - and that helps the festival stay strong, says Rory.
Work for next year’s festival has already begun before this year’s has even started. Rory says; “I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to the committee members for their hard work.”
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