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Cork Jazz Festival 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,479 ✭✭✭saabsaab




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,937 ✭✭✭Pen Rua


    I figured that the be the case, but moreover I presumed they would have opted to take bookings closer to home rather than risking booking gigs abroad where they won't be as in the loop re restrictions. Still a shame. The bands I remember most from 2019 were the ones from the "mainland" of Europe.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,235 ✭✭✭✭leahyl


    Just back from town - weather was shocking altogether. We went to pigalle for food first - delicious meal and cocktails! I would most certainly recommend! Lovely staff too and great atmosphere!

    Then walked down town in the driving rain and strong winds :-(, after walking around for about 15/20mins trying to find somewhere we could get in, we got a table in the Woodford, great atmosphere even though no jazz or live band but music was great anyway! Cocktails great there too! All in all an enjoyable night, and I think Cork will do well this weekend despite all the Covid stuff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭YFlyer


    Remember going to Liberities and Gorbies back on the day during the jazz festival. No jazz played there...lol



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,585 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Someone on Twitter put op the poster for "Jazz me Bollix" in the Shelter on Tuckey Street. Whipping Boy, Palace Brothers, Toasted Heretic, etc. etc. It was a fantastic indie/rock weekend.

    I assume you mean The Liberty Bar? (The Liberties being in Dublin)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭YFlyer


    Yes the Liberty. Concrete stairs to the jacks. Ran by a school teacher, I heard. Buy the flagon and put behind the counter for next day if not finished.



  • Registered Users Posts: 489 ✭✭timmyjimmy


    It should be called the Cork Music Festival, was there even any jazz in Cork's biggest venue, the Opera House?



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,585 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    He was a School teacher at the beginning of that incarnation of The Liberty but gave up teaching somewhere along the line. And yes, regulars did keep their 2 Litres behind the bar. Stairs was wooden, though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,585 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    I know there was some serious jazz in The Everyman and most years there is actual jazz in The Metropole and The Opera House too but apart from a handful of venues, I agree that it has become just another generic city music festival. It's been that way for years, though. I think I realised this years ago when The Waterboys were the festival headline act!

    This year, I've realised that most people seem to think that if it's played on a brass instrument - it's jazz. I reckon that the most played song over the jazz festival was "7 Nation Army". I don't think I need to ever see another brass band with a drum kit playing pop and rock songs !

    While I can see the attraction to broaden the appeal of the festival - I think that they have, over the years, destroyed what was once an internationally regognised, highly regarded jazz festival (second biggest in Europe at one time). Now it's just one of hundreds music festivals across Europe.



  • Registered Users Posts: 489 ✭✭timmyjimmy


    I've been to a few jazz gigs in the Metropole and Everyman over the years, i've also been to gigs in the opera house that had nothing to do with jazz, Beach House in 2012 was a huge booking for the Opera house and a gig in which I was happy to attend but there a plenty of contemporary jazz acts that would appeal to the same audience.

    Right now, contemporary acts with flavours of jazz like Floating Points, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Bad Bad Not Good etc would easily fill the opera house and put the jazz fest back on the map but we're stuck with shi!te like Jenny Greene and King Kong Company playing the biggest venue in Cork. It's simply now a jazz fest with larger fringe acts playing to appeal to the masses. Fair enough, covid had something to play with this years books but it had been that way for years way before covid.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,511 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    It would be utterly ridiculous if a Country music festival had a chunk of its lineup that wasn't Country, or likewise if it were a Classical music festival... or a Rock festival etc etc

    It is fashionable for the great unwashed to sh1t on jazz as they think all jazz music is like a Fast Show skit.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,479 ✭✭✭saabsaab


    I see that a Cork Organ was sent to Limerick where it sat unused for years but has been restored to use again thankfully. A pity it couldn't have been put to use in Cork.



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