Bourbon Swing Jazz Band
|Friday 1 June||Comerford's||10pm|
|Saturday 2 June||Igoe's||10pm|
|Sunday 3 June||Madigan's||1-3pm|
|Sunday 3 June||Tubridy's||6-8pm|
The Bourbon Swing Jazz Band, one of Northern Ireland's best Dixieland bands, was formed a few years ago by a group of friends who were asked to play together a charity fund raising event.
Since then it has evolved, into a band which plays in the New Orleans tradition and draws both capacity crowds and visiting musicians who play alongside at the band's Thursday night residency at the Parador Hotel, Belfast.
Under the leadership of Bill Cheney (trumpet) the band stays faithful to the tradition of the Delta, drawing upon a substantial repertoire of tunes from the early 20th Century. The band's influences range from King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong. Most of the band has played at international jazz events around the globe, for instance Sacramento USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Scotland and England.
The top class line up for Doonbeg Festival
Bill Cheney: Trumpet
Legendary Gay McIntyre: Clarinet / Sax
Fabulous John Trotter: Trombone
Fingers David Smith: String Bass
Piano virtuoso: Malcom Gooding
Tony Martin: ex Tony Martin All Stars