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Galway Jazz Festival

The Galway Jazz Festival returns to Galway this year from October 5th–8th.

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  • Location : Galway City

About the Galway Jazz Festival

According to the Irish Times, the Galway Jazz Festival is a ‘boutique festival with a big heart and growing international credibility’ and it is returning this year from October 5th – 8th. This is a popular destination for jazz lovers not only locally and nationally but internationally.

Musicians come from all around the world to join in on the festivities every year with artists from Germany, Britain, United States and Norway known to make the trip to Galway annually. Irish artists also feature prominently in the lineup. Here are just a few examples of world-renowned artists who made an appearance last year:

  • Christian Wallumrød
  • Lauren Kinsella
  • Andy Sheppard
  • Cuar
  • Aerie

The festival is known for pushing artistic boundaries from traditional jazz music to contemporary takes on classical pieces by the greats as well as flavours of modern hip hop being heard throughout the event. This year promises to be better than ever with live performances, discussion panels and impromptu jamming sessions taking place all over the city.


  • St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
  • Il Vicolo
  • Biteclub and Electric
  • Roisin Dubh
  • The Salthouse
  • Bierhaus
  • Hotel Meyrick
  • Maoin Cheoil na Gaillimhe

Galway has a strong cultural tradition for music and especially for jazz with events happening year round. This festival celebrates this tradition and aims to promote jazz as a contemporary art form in the west of Ireland.

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If you’re interested in attending the festival, why not stay in Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway? Located ideally just 10 kilometres from the city centre but avoiding all the traffic, it’s the perfect place for your visit to Galway.

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