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Cork Jazz Festival
23rd October - 26th October 2015
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival takes place in late October each year in Ireland's scenic southern capital of Cork. It is one of Ireland's flagship arts and cultural events, attracting visitors from all over the world. The festival has gone from strength to strength with a outstanding programme of world class jazz and jazz related sounds in over 90 venues. It is renowned as one of the best jazz festivals in Europe. Over the years the many of the top names in jazz have featured including Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Corea , Herbie Hancock , Dizzy Gillespie and dozens more. There's a superb music trail offering music free of entrance charges and a buzzing Festival Club - plus street entertainment, workshops, lectures, a jazz choir, a Jazz Camp for student musicians, and lots of participation events. Cork becomes Europe's jazz capital at the exciting Guinness Cork Jazz Festival weekend!
My 17 yr. old son and I took this tour in June, 2008 and I would just like to tell you what a fabulous time it was. Not only was our tour of 22 people more personal and intimate as a group, but our driver/guide, Liam Murray, was wonderful. He added so much to the total package every day - all day and even into the evenings that I know we wouldn't have had the same experience with anyone else. What a wonderful man and what wonderful memories he gave us of Ireland!!
Katie Tallon, Youngstown OH