Ballydehob Jazz Festival Favourites. ‘ The Canibal Dandies’ are back!


The Cannibal Dandies formed in 2011 while collaborating with French swing dance scene staple, les SwingJammerz in Montpellier. The band had a vision to take swing, jazz and blues out of its niche and find bigger, more diverse audiences on the international stage.

This ambition helped the band form a new repertoire. They play what you could call “traditional jazz and blues”, with a contemporary twist that developed from understanding how this musichas evolved and is played in New Orleans today. Between originals and standard New Orleans jazz, their playing brings a new life to this music.

Eleven years and three albums later, The Canibal Dandies have established their own musical identity and a unique vitality. In three words: Blues, energy and joy!

The Canibal Dandies concert performance will be followed by the Moonshine Shindig Festival Club – DJs & Dancing til late O’Clock.


with Marta Garr & Lucas Delgado opening the show and continuing the tunes and dancing until late O’clock.