Debuting at our festival this year is the Antoinette McAllister Trio. An exponent of the revered School of Music at Univesity of Ulster Magee, Antoinette recently performed for Linley Hamilton’s Jazz World on BBC Radiio Ulster. Don’t miss this brilliant young talented trio of musicians. A special treat at the Alexander Arms to ease you into Friday evening…
Sample a taste below…
Fronted by Alan McKelvey on guitar and vocals , having shared the stage recently with such as Chris Farlow , the Norman Beaker Band, Eric Bell and the great Van Morrison, Alan’s soulful vocal is unrivalled on the local scene.
Alan’s trio are a band of similarly experienced musicians who have graced the stages of all on the major festival events across the country and internationally.
A treat for those who enjoy their blues soulful and funky.
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 the big bands of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Erroll Garner, Duke Ellington right up to big band arrangements of the Beatles and Van Morrison numbers.
The band draws its personnel from Limavady and the wider North Coast area and includes a wide range of age groups.
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 sound reminiscent of the Dixieland bands which were commonplace in the New Orleans of the 1920’s and 1930’s, but also to stamp on it their own brand of drive and flair.
The resulting music is fresh and full of vitality, while still retaining the traditional flavour.
This recipe has been successful in introducing a wide range of audiences to this form of music, even those who previously did not consider jazz to be to their taste!
Originally from Belfast, bass and drum duo ‘The Armstrong Experience’ have supported some of Northern Ireland’s finest performers for many years.
They have laid down a steady drum and bass groove for artists such as Ken Haddock, Brian Houston and Willie Byrne and they formed the backbone of Belfast Acid Jazz band Wavy Gravy.