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10th Anniversary of the Ballydehob Jazz Festival

With Spring throwing up an array of some marvellous weather, the draws of the upcoming Summer season are finally drawing close. And in West Cork, the upcoming month of May introduces us to some of the most noted and beloved summer festivals of West Cork.  One of these popular festivals is the Ballydehob Jazz Festival which takes place on the not too distant May Bank Holiday Weekend (29th April- 2nd May).

The picturesque and quirky village of Ballydehob, is set to come alive on the May Bank Holiday Weekend with its now annual Jazz Weekend festival. Always attracting top of the range and noted jazz performers to its annual festival, the Ballydehob Jazz Festival, is a must for lovers of good jazz music in a scenic and relaxed setting. Situated just 14 kilometres from Ballydehob, the West Cork Hotel offers an excellent West Cork accommodation choice, ideal for those looking for hotels near Schull or Ballydehob.

This year to celebrate the festivals 10th anniversary a New Orleans funeral parade with a multi-coloured coffin, a 20 piece brass band and a 10 ft “widow” puppet complete with a trailing black veil is also planned for the popular festival.

The colourful four-day May Bank Holiday Weekend festival, which usually attracts approximately 3,000 visitors to the peninsula village with fewer than 300 inhabitants, has earned an international reputation since it commenced. It has attracted some of the world’s top and best jazz names from New Orleans, New York, Boston, Portland Oregon, Guatemala, and Berlin.

Each May Bank Holiday weekend sees over 40 performances  ranging from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate sideshows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment...and all just a short drive from our hotel in West Cork!

If you are looking for whats on in West Cork this May Bank Holiday weekend the Ballydehob Jazz Festival is the place to be!