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Limerick Jazz Festival Friends Scheme 

The seventh annual Limerick Jazz Festival will take place on the weekend of September 27th – 30th 2018.  Once again, we will be presenting a mix of outstanding Irish and international musicians and a programme that combines quality, accessibility and great value for money.

Our international artists this year are multi award-winning saxophone player Julian Siegel with his acclaimed new quartet and the genre-spanning 12-piece Renegade Brass, who combine jazz, funk and hip-hop and feature a scratch DJ and MC alongside brass and percussion.  From Ireland, we welcome back the trumpeter Linley Hamilton with a 13-piece ensemble under the direction of Cian Boylan, trombonist Paul Dunlea and a Sunday afternoon double bill of Irish jazz doyen Jim Doherty and vocalist Aoife Doyle.

This year our ticketed events are:

As in previous years there will be free performances across the city over the festival weekend. On the evening of September 27th our Guinness Jazz Trail will feature live bands and DJs across seven Limerick city venues. On Saturday, there will be a free children’s music workshop and a Joe O’Callaghan master class at the Hunt Museum.

Limerick has the most active jazz scene in Ireland outside Dublin. Limerick Jazz Society has been bringing outstanding jazz performers to the city since the 1980s and Limerick Jazz Workshop has been providing jazz education since 2007.

Limerick Jazz Festival is working to capitalize on this track record by creating an event with national reach.  The successful regeneration of UK cities such as Glasgow and Liverpool shows that a stronger cultural profile has been vital in transforming their image.   As we reach our seventh year we are a well-established part of Limerick’s cultural calendar and receiving positive national media coverage.

The festival is being promoted by Limerick Jazz Society and is supported by the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council.  We are also pleased to welcome Sirius Aviation Capital as our main sponsor and Guinness as first-time sponsor of our Jazz Trail. More information is available at

To make this all happen we need your support.  A typical festival in Ireland is funded equally by grant aid, ticket sales and private financial support. By becoming a friend of the Limerick Jazz Festival, you will play a vital role in our success and get to enjoy great music by world-class performers.  

To become a festival friend for 2018 costs €300.  The benefits are:

  • Six complimentary tickets for any combination of this year’s concerts:
  • Priority booking for four places at our very popular free music workshop for kids (3 and up). This takes place at Ormston House from 10.30-12.30 on Saturday 29th, so quality time is guaranteed all round! and;
  • Acknowledgement on the Limerick Jazz Festival Website.


For more details, contact Ed Hansom

Phone 086 6025661

Cheques should be made payable to Limerick Jazz Society and sent to Ed at Ryedale, Ballyclough, Limerick

Electronic payments can be made to our bank account:

Account Name: Limerick Jazz Society
Account Number: 43259183
Bank: AIB Bank plc, 106-108 O’Connell St., Limerick
Sort Code: 93 52 47
IBAN: IE75AIBK93524743259183


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