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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The Charms – Ireland

The Charms hot swinging sound will take you on a sentimental journey of jazz standards from the 1920s through the 1960s.

They will play a superb programme of popular jazzy favourites that will surprise and delight. With decades of experience between them the hot rhythmic sound of the jazz age comes alive.

Catch their swinging rendition of ‘Papermoon’ on the national events guide for the Doonbeg Jazz festival.

The band will perform an excellent mix of popular jazz styles from Swing to Bossa Nova, Dixieland to Ragtime and Blues. They will wrap you up in the feel good factor.

Ms. Linda Galvin vocals, Mr. Brain Meehan keys, Mr.Mossy O’Shea on sax, and Mr. John Daly on drums.


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Jazz Main – Scotland

JazzMain is a four piece jazz band, based in Edinburgh, comprising a talented and experienced line up of Saxophone, Bass, Keyboards and Drums.