Thursday 26 July

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE EXCEPT WHERE STATED


4:30pm Hargadons: Official Festival Launch party | Ken Haddock and Friends

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A rare Sligo visit for sensational Belfast blues singer Ken Haddock with two of Ireland’s most respected bluesmen, Ronnie Greer and John McCullough.


6pm Riverside Hotel: Jam Session

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Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school





8pm Hawks Well Theatre €20/18/10 | SJP Big Band - NIGHTFLY & OTHER STORIES

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Featuring Malcolm Edmonstone, Liane Carroll, Ryan Quigley, Mike Walker & many others. Music by Donald Fagen, Mike Walker and Linley Hamiton.

One of the UK’s finest arrangers Malcolm Edmonstone has arranged Donald Fagen’s legendary Nightfly album for big band and singers. SJP’s stellar big band will perform arrangements from this repertoire and other big band numbers composed and/or arranged by members of its 2018 Faculty including Linley Hamilton & Mike Walker. Expect a stellar lineup including singer Liane Carroll, trumpet ace Ryan Quigley and the amazing Paul Booth on saxophone.


7pm Tricky’s McGarrigles | Ronnie Greer Blues Trio

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Three of Ireland’s most respected bluesmen: Ronnie Greer John McCullough and sensational Belfast blues singer Ken Haddock
Ronnie Greer Blues Project - Three of Ireland’s leading exponents of the blues combine forces to present a varied programme encompassing many of the various styles of this iconic musical art form.  Ronnie Greer, Guitar and vocals, Ken Haddock, Guitar and vocals, John McCullough, Keyboards plus Paul Clarvis drums.
“Greer, the doyen of Irish blues guitar” - Allaboutjazz.com


10.30pm Riverside Hotel: Jam Session

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Jam Session featuring a host of international talent from Europe’s premier jazz summer school