Jazzology are a group that have been together for many years and had featured many talented musicians from Limerick and the Mid West. This particular quartet will feature four of the finest performers on the national jazz scene Namely Bryan Meehan on keys a most seasoned professional who will be ably supported by Limerick drummer and founder John Daly who is a major force on the Irish jazz scene guitarist Joe O Callaghan who has played with some of the worlds best and vocalist Aoife Doyle a most versatile singer who is steadily building a reputation for herself with an album already to her credit.

This quartet can only be described as a tour de force when it comes to entertaining a live audience. Be prepared for a pulsating performance.

Deise Brass

The Deise Brass Band – talented veterans of the brass era will bring a taste of classic New Orleans music to Doonbeg Jazz Festival when they play jazz, blues, and gospel.


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Riff Raft

Guitarist and singer, Bren Ó Ruaidh, came back from a trip of a lifetime to New Orleans full of inspiration. Having played with some of the best musicians in the world, and experiencing the pure joy of jazz in the Big Easy, he has brought that magic back to Cork with his new band, Riff Raft.

All sorts of songs from Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt and more, with some bebop and a few contemporary songs thrown into the mix. This band will get you on the dancefloor and you’ll never want to leave. Get on the raft and party!

Bren Ó Ruaidh (Guitar and Vocals)
Matthew Hart (Guitar)
Dave O’Keefe (Trumpet)
Tony Adams (Clarinet)
Ronan Hickey (Drums)

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The Underscore Orkestra – Portland Oregon

Formed in Portland, Oregon

Now based in Cork Ireland, with members hailing from many corners of the globe, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and Americana music, both original and traditional. Entire sets in each style can be heard or a nice melange of all. They are often joined by live Belly Dance. Their Performance evokes the old world and the new, the eerily haunting sounds from the east, with definite roots in the west. Influences are far and wide but range from New Orleans Jazz, to Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music, Manouche Swing, to Acoustic Metal.

Guaranteed to get you up and moving!!!

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East Coast Jazz Band

Described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”, the East Coast Jazz Band perform an eclectic mix of popular jazz styles ranging from Dixieland, Ragtime and Swing to Bossa Nova and Blues.

Hailing from the sunny south east, the band has been playing festivals and gigs throughout Ireland for almost twenty years. They had their inaugural performance at the world renowned Guinness Cork Jazz festival in 1998 and have been welcomed back EVERY year since. This culminated at 2013 festival when the band played 3 performances at the flagship Metropole festival club in addition to other venues.

Their high energy take on jazz classics ensure they appeal to all walks of music fans. The band tours various festivals throughout Ireland, including the Kilkenny Arts Fest, Arklow Maritime Fest and the Jazz festivals at Doonbeg, Ballydehob and Bray.


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La Orquesta Kalamares – Galway

A small band with a big sound. This three-piece Salsa band was formed only last year in Galway and has since been appearing regularly in and around Galway to the delight of latin music enthusiasts and dancers.

Jazz Lite – Limerick

Good Ol’ Bevis “That’ll be extra”, and his friends are back with “Jazz Lite” from Limerick and will be entertaining us with their music. This four piece band have appeared regularly at the Cork Jazz Festival as well as many functions in the Limerick area.


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Downtown Dixieland Band – Limerick

Downtown Dixieland Band formed in 2007. Played its first public gig in Boston during that year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Band formed along the traditional 7-piece Dixieland band lineup: 4 Horns [Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone/Euphonium, Tenor Saxophone], Guitar/Banjo, Bass, Drums

Downtown Dixieland band plays the original arrangements of well-known and not-so-well-known standards from the traditional jazz repertoire of the 1920s straight through to the advent of the Big Band sound of the 1950s. The Band’s own repertoire – which is continually expanding – stands currently at 175 tunes [e.g. Down by the Riverside, Creole Jazz, Trouble in Mind, Tin Roof Blues, Bourbon St. Parade, When the Saints, High Society, On the Sunny Side of the Street…]

Dixieland Jazz (aka Tradjazz, New Orleans Jazz) is a very rhythmic, uplifting type of music which was the precursor of ‘swing’ music. The Downtown Dixieland band continues this tradition of playing ‘feel-good’ music that always gets the punters tapping their feet or singing/dancing along to the infectious beat.

To date the Band has limited its playing to Jazz Festivals (e.g. Cork Jazz Festival, Doonbeg Jazz Festival – where it was voted band of the festival on three occasions), and both private and corporate functions, such as Wedding Anniversaries, Birthdays, Press Receptions, Book Launches etc.

In the past year, the Band has widened its ‘playing out’ area to include pubs, hotels, street recitals and arrival receptions at weddings.

Downtown Dixieland Band is also called upon regularly to perform at charitable functions and fundraising events in Limerick City and its environs.

PR/Booking Manager: Damian Daly (+353831208169)


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