Ballydehob Jazz Festival is delighted to welcome back Niwel Tsumbu & Eamonn Cagney with a very special guest.

Built on 16 years of constant collaboration, Niwel and Éamonn are known for their incredible musical chemistry and exciting, joyous performances. Hailing from Congo and Donegal, 16 years ago they met in the south of Ireland and have then have built a special and rare bond, reflected in their spellbinding concerts and exquisitely crafted albums.

For this special night the duo will be joined by the powerful singer Camilla Grieshel whom they have collaborated in many occasions.

Camila Griehsel is a diverse and passionate performer with over thirty years professional singing experience. Camilla has been singing in front of an enraptured audience since she was five years old and living in Sweden. A long time resident of Ireland, she formed the band ‘Dogtail Soup’ with Colin Vearncombe (Black), Fergus O’Farrell (of Interference), and Maurice Seezer. They played across Europe, and as part of the group ‘Interference’ opened for the Swell Season in The Radio City Music Hall, New York. 2018 saw the launch of Mamasongue, Camilla’s two-hour stage show featuring songs from across the world. The show was performed in five languages and weaves stories of magic and mystery in between tangos and lullabies, gospel and blues, laughter and tears.


“Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney’s duo is one of the most authentic, organic and exciting cross cultural musical encounters to emerge in the Irish world music scene.”
Mel Mercier : Director, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance