Book now to avoid disappointment, limited availability, by far the best weekend in Kinsale, music in all the pubs nearly all day every day for the entire weekend. Just 20 minutes from Cork if you want to be part of the Jazz weekend in the City for a day.
Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival is an offshoot of the Cork Jazz Festival and has a slightly less frenetic pace than the larger festival but there is still plenty on offer for Jazz lovers. With over 100 events running every day from lunchtime to late night at some 20 venues in the town, you may well find there is no need to ever leave Kinsale and head to Cork.
Sinéad Dunphy, the new Festival Director has high hopes for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. “Jazz music is constantly evolving so it’s only fitting that Ireland’s largest Jazz Festival continues to evolve too. We’re bringing it through an exciting new phase of rejuvenation and expansion, so it will be a bigger and better celebration of arts than ever before. Attendees can expect a fresh, authentic and downright jazzy feel this year, as we get back to the roots of the Festival and reflect what’s going on right now in the Jazz world. There will be an unparalleled blend of headline acts, gigs and fringe events, along with exciting new elements including the ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ Jazz Parade and a very hush, hush secret jazz trail.”
“I’m delighted to work with Guinness and the local Jazz Festival committee to ensure this year is the best yet so that Cork maintains its status as the home of jazz in Ireland, and one of the most important jazz festivals in the world.”