Following on from last year’s  successful Ballydehob Jazz Poetry Slam, the Festival is delighted to feature some of Irelands finest young poets and spoken words artists including Annie Peter, David Hynes, Julie Goo, Pól O Cólmáin & more.

The Jazz Festival has partnered with Working Artist Studios on the main street of the village to host the poetry slam.

Entrance is FREE, however space will be limited so booking is essential. EMAIL

Please note there will be pop-up poetry events over the weekend so keep an eye (& an ear) out.

Ballydehob Jazz Poetry Slam

Working Artist Studio, Main Street Ballydehob.

2pm, Sunday 30th April

Artists :

Julie Goo

Julie is a fresh voice in Irish poetry, reflecting on human connections, equality, gender, and the abstract with both fierceness and sensitivity. She is also published in the Irish language under the name ‘Julie Field’.

Annie Peter (Poetry Kiln Collective )

Annie Peter ( Dublin), writer and spoken word artist who connects her poetry performances with music, rhythm, and free movements.

David Hynes (Poetry Kiln Collective )

Poet and comedian David Hynes brings soul-searching poems written in pain and humour born out of necessity.

Paul Ó Colmáin (W.A.S)

Paul Ó Colmáin is a published poet, musician and visual artist with a deep interest in the Irish language. A director of Working Artist Studios in Ballydehob, he has been curating and hosting poetry events for 20 years.

Fergus Costello

Fergus Costello is a spoken word artist, a force of nature and is fondly regarded as a semi legend and unofficial spokesperson by the discombobulated, lost and confused tribes of this world.