Latest from Jazz & Blues HQ

Festival Opener with Clara Rose

Festival Opening Night with Clara Rose Band & Special Guests at @The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Thursday 13th June, doors open 7.30pm. Here’s a wee taster of Clara getting...

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...

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...

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...

Festival 2019 Dates

We are delighted to announce this year’s confirmed festival dates are Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June 2019. Thank you to all our loyal and values sponsors who make this...

A Schweet Thursday Night

Legend of blues guitar, Ronnie Greer graces our festival again this year, with a stellar line up accompanying him including Anthony Toner and Kyron Bourke, both widely known and talented...

Villiers and The Villains

Often pegged as a blues act, Tony Villiers and the Villains are actually much trickier to define than that. Sure they have a definite blues edge, but The Villains’ sound...

The Jambons

Yvonne Holmes is a superb jazz vocalist and as so has been lead vocalist with a number of big bands in the North West, including Nightheat and The Soul Seekers....

Soulseekers

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

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...

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

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...

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...

Oh Danny Boy…Kaz is Back !

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 20th April at 9.00am – only available from our ticketing partner website at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dannyboyblues The all new Kaz returns to launch our 2018 festival...

Oktoberfest Tickets : NOW ON SALE !

Purchase your wristband tickets online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dannyboyblues. Tickets on sale from 9.00am on 11th August 2017. Kaz Hawkins Band. Supported by Coco and the Fellas. Snacks by Crusoes Coffee Shop. £15 per...

Gig Guide 2017 – Online NOW !

Less than a month to go till the 21st Anniversary Festival kicks off on 7th June !  Get your dancing shoes out of the cupboard and get them polished up...