The fourth annual Dunfanaghy Jazz and Blues Festival will take place from Thursday, September 8 until Sunday, September 11.
The Dunfanaghy Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a series of free live gigs from 24 bands in 10 different music stages in pubs, café and hotels throughout the village of Dunfanaghy and extending to Creeslough for the second time.
This will be an impressive line-up of musicians from across Ireland and Northern Ireland performing at the festival, which has been increasing its crowds every year.
The extra activities continue this year with a “Young Person’s Jazz Workshop” on Saturday, September 10, from 10.30 pm -12.30 pm with a public performance at 12.30pm, in Holy Trinity Church Hall. Learn some jazz tunes and improvisation skills with jazz vocalist Triona Sweeney and double bass player Peter Doherty. Dance enthusiasts will welcome the ‘Salsa, Latin, Cha Cha Cha & American Swing Dance Workshop’ being held by Marian Sheils in the Ozanam Centre on Saturday, September 10, from 2pm – 4pm. You don’t need a partner to take part and the class is suitable for beginners and those with more experience.
The classes finish with a bang on Sunday, September 11, from 11am to 2pm in Holy Trinity Church Hall with Ed and the Skool of Rock’s Sound Recording Workshop.
This unique project involves the essence of hip hop beats to produce a free-form and improvised verse which would be very similar to the original musical creative recording process of pure jazz musicians.
The final recordings will be played at Arnold’s Hotel from 7.30pm-8pm on Sunday evening.
All the classes are offered free of charge.
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