Category: 2019

Artists Appearing at 2019 Festival

Bourbon Swing Band

If you’re in love with the sweet and soulful sounds of New Orleans then you can’t afford to miss The Bourbon Swing Jazz Band, one of the best Dixieland bands...

Chris Taplin Blues Band

Regulars at Belfast’s American Bar, the Chris Taplin Blues Band is a 4 piece band, inspired by the music of Muddy Waters to SRV, Howlin ‘ Wolf, Albert King, Hendrix...

Eilidh Patterson

Eilidh (pronounced I-Lee) is a singer/songwriter from Derry, N. Ireland. In recent years, she has performed in the States, the UK and in Europe, captivating audiences with her voice and...

High Heeled Converse

High Heeled Converse are an acoustic duo from North West Donegal. Pat Muldowney on guitar and vocals is surely one of the finest working guitar players in Ireland today. He...

Hip Joint DC

Hip Joint DC is a seven-piece funk band with members from Tyrone, Derry and Donegal, that have known each other for many years. The Hip Joint DC line-up includes… Aidan...

Hot Tamales

Hot Tamales are an acoustic duo who mix diverse blues, country and americana influences and have earned a reputation throughout northwest Ireland for memorable live performances. Featuring fine guitar picking...

Invisible Jug Band

Back again for 2 gigs at the 2019 festival, and hailing from the wild west of Ireland, The Invisible Jug Band are a rag tag collective of some of Galway...

Joan Talbot & Jazz Gazette

Joan Talbot from Dublin joins up with the “Boys” who hail from Strabane & Omagh to perform in various Jazz festivals during the year – including Derry Jazz Festival, Doonbeg,...

Lee Hedley Blues Band

A good auld mix of Blues and Rock with a little soul thrown in. Serious musicianship and a highly entertaining frontman. No set list required. Bring yer dancing shoes. Not...

Limavady Big Band

With a fantastic repertoire of sophisticated jazz standards and swing favourites, The Limavady Big Band Sound brings you an unforgettable swing experience. Their programme includes music from the days of...

Little Wilgar & The Crackpot Preachers

Rockin blues originals and classics – from high energy rock blues to moody deep down classics. Little Wilgar Mike Wilgar The Crackpots Speedo Wilson Phil Smith Ben Flavelle-Cobain

Lonesome Highway Blues Band

Based on the North Coast of Northern Ireland and displaying a deep passion for the blues, Lonesome Highway Blues Band are no strangers to the local music scene, each having...

Mark Black Band

Mark Black Band are a power trio unlike any other traditional blues based outfit.  Featuring amplified 12 string acoustic guitars, lap steel, didjireedoo, pumping driving roots rhythms grooves that make this act...

Martello Jazz Band

The Martello Jazz Band was formed in the autumn of 1985 by a group of enthusiastic musicians who had played previously in other bands. Their aim was to produce a...

Men N Black

The pick of local Jazz musicians, Men n Black are a highly-polished combo, who’s extensive repertoire draws from material from 1920s to the modern day. They play songs from the...

Modern Swing Collective

The Modern Swing Collective is keeping Gypsy Jazz alive in Belfast ! With Mathew Dowie on lead guitar, Les Bamber on rhythm guitar and vocals, James Cunningham on clarinet, Michael...

Portabello at Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Limavady

Portabello

Portabello are an 8-Piece band from Derry.  The Band have been together for 7 years and have gigged extensively. Combining a set influenced by the best of rhythm & blues,...

Rab McCullough

Rab McCullough is an Irish blues legend having been an active contributor in the 60s and 70s when the blues baby came of age, sharing stages with his peers, who...

Rick Swann

Coleraine born Musician Rick Swann had his ‘first professional gig’ at Limavady Jazz & Blues Festival in 2002 featuring as a guest in Frank Owens Yard. Since then he has...

Sam Davidson’s “Taste”

Sam comes from a deep musical background, with his Grandfather playing piano for, among others, Rinty Monaghan – as did his Mum ! He started his playing career in 1968...

Shawn Jones & Stephen Inglis

We are officially trembling with excitement to announce that the fabulous Shawn Jones will be returning to Irish shores for this year’s festival (and other gigs!!). Joined this year by Stephen Inglis Music...

Soulseekers

Fresh from Derry Jazz Festival come the Soulseekers. Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Bad Manners – quite a mix, put your dancing shoes on !!

The Clara Rose Band

After a brief sabbatical in 2016, we are pleased to announce the return of Clara Rose to the beautiful North West for our 21st Festival. Powerful, sassy & soulful, The...

The Daylight Wobblies

A high octane, mostly ‘unplugged’ jam session from some of the North West’s top musicians, featuring guitar, bass, drums, piano, organ, harmonica and mandolin from former and current members of...