REPORTS of the ‘best festival yet’ have been flooding in from Ballydehob as the organizers relax after the Ballybehob Jazz festival last weekend.
Headliners including The Neil Cowley Trio and the Swingin’ Blue Cats were just two of the musical treats on show in Ballydehob. ‘This was the best festival yet with great music and plenty of free gigs for the many hundreds of people who arrived in Ballydehob for the bank holiday weekend,’ festival PRO Susan Coughlan told the West Cork Times.
As well as great music the weekend in Ballydehob had poetry slams, swing dress class, fantastic buskers, a street market and a pub trail. ‘We’ve had people from the UK this year and of course our regulars from Cork city. The festival is getting bigger and better every year and I want to thank all the volunteers who have worked so hard to get the village ready and to ensure that everybody enjoys the music and the fun. I would also like to thank all our sponsors and our local Gardá Jonathan McCarthy for all the support. Also Dave Walsh from the Woodford pub in Cork and thanks to Swing out Cork for their wonderful swing dance workshop, which everybody really enjoyed,’ Susan concluded.