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Other jazz festivals and events in Ireland

See our What’s Happening page for upcoming events and gigs. Here you can find some of the great annual jazz festivals around Ireland.

Kildare Jazz Festival

The Kildare Jazz Festival is Ireland's newest jazz festival offering and takes place at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare, from Nov 10–12 2023.

Bray Jazz Festival, WICKLOW

Bray Jazz Festival is Ireland's leading contemporary jazz and improvised music festival to be held within the Greater Dublin Area, each year, May Bank holiday weekend.

Letterkenny Blues and Roots Festival

The Letterkenny Blues and Roots Festival takes place every summer in Donegal. The next edition runs July 5–7, 2024.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City each October bank holiday weekend and has been running since 1978.

Sligo International Summer School & Jazz Festival

Sligo International Summer School & Jazz Festival is a festival running in Sligo each July which aims to promote jazz and improvised music by hosting world-class, inclusive events that inspire, educate and entertain.

Limerick Jazz Festival

Limerick Jazz Festival has been promoting music in the mid-west of Ireland for over 35 years. The festival features the best of live Irish and international contemporary Jazz, and takes place in Limerick at the end of September.

Moving On Music, BELFAST

Moving on Music is the leading promoter of jazz, folk, roots, traditional, classical and ‘other’ music in Northern Ireland.

Brilliant Corners Festival, BELFAST

Brilliant Corners is a festival of jazz in Belfast, presented by Moving On Music, Northern Ireland's leading not-for-profit promoter of Jazz/Folk/Trad/Classical/Roots music. The week-long festival takes place in March each year with a programme of live music, film and workshops.

City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival, DERRY

City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival is an annual celebration of jazz and big bands which features artists from all over the world and welcomes more than 60,000 revellers over the May bank holiday weekend.

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival, CORK

Doonbeg International Jazz Festival is a weekend festival which features bands from Europe, USA, and all over Ireland, including swing, dixie, and jazz music on their programme. Usually May/June.

Ballydehob Jazz Festival, CORK

Ballydehob Jazz Festival is a small weekend festival which sees over 40 performances that range from big name concerts to small workshops; from lively pub gigs to intimate side shows and a healthy dose of fringe attractions to compliment. Usually May bank holiday weekend.

Django sur Lennon Gypsy Jazz Festival, DONEGAL

Django sur Lennon Gypsy Jazz Festival is a not-for-profit annual festival celebrating the music of the great Django Reinhardt in the picturesque village of Ramelton in Donegal. Dates: 27th - 29th September 2019

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