All Weekend there will be a Live Music Trail across the village featuring over 30 performances from Irish and International acts (Donal Dineen, The Bonk, The Lava Birds  & more to be announced). Entry to all performances is FREE.

See all the MUSIC TRAIL ( 03 – 6 MAY ) on

This Music Trail would not be possible without the support of the village venues

Working Artist Studios , Levis Corner House

Rosies  O’Briens Bar The Irish Whip

Bally Bia, The Sandboat,  Ballydehob Community Hall

& Ballydehob Playground

Thank you All !


2024 Ballydehob Jazz Festival Music Trail Artists !

DONAL DINEEN An Irish photographer, filmmaker, DJ and broadcaster, who has spent more than twenty years exploring Ireland’s most exciting and experimental sound makers .
TACLA A wonderful Welsh gypsy jazz quartet guaranteed
to take you back to the swinging 30’s and 40’s.
The Schmoozenbergs This Bristol based band, play Gypsy Jazz and 1930s inspired music, which is upbeat, playful and full of energy.
The Blue Mocking Birds ( Belgium) resurrect century-old tunes in tasty and fresh arrangements, as well as composing original songs with the unique and unrestrained sound of the early jazz era.
Dueling Pianos Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Dylan Howe, renowned jazz pianist Killian Browne & Vocalist Becca Ruana promise a great set of wide ranging of styles from jazz to funk to blues.
Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy “Gimme A Pigs Foot” Paul Dunlea (trombone) and Cormac McCarthy (keys), are welcomed back for their fifth year playing together at BJF. Enjoy their effortless and sophisticated sound.
Lava Birds Vintage tunes from the golden age of swing and blues; mixing lush vocal harmonies with a variety of ukuleles.
Rebecca Ruane Vocalist, songwriter, poet,
Boolaboom Super-sized brass and percussion big-band playing acoustic house, jazzy techno and drum & bass belters
Jawbone A Cork commune (The Bonk) folk, bluegrass and blues music
The Bonk A band playing with music at the end of its tether.
The Underscore Orchestra Hot Jazz n Blues,, Klezmer, Balkan, Swing and Americana formed in Portland
Hewan Mulugeta A Dublin Resident DJ originally from Ethiopia, jazz to reggae, funk and soul.
Acapellabella Community Choir, and Ballydehob Community Band Local Community Choir led by the amazing Caz Jeffreys
67 Times Naked play raw blues and old jazz with all the joy, sexiness, creativity and grit of the early jazz musicians. Some people find them shocking or challenging but still can’t look away because the talent, originality, power, confidence and beauty of their performances.