Django Sur Lennon Jazz Festival
27th – 30th October 2017, Ramelton
One of the world’s top gypsy jazz guitarists, Romane, is performing at the first ‘Django Sur Lennon’ festival over Halloween weekend in Ramelton, County Donegal.
‘Django Sur Lennon’ is already being described as the biggest gypsy jazz event in Ireland in 2016. Other top names on the way include guitarists Dario Napoli (Italy), Irene Ypenburg (Amsterdam) and Kourosh Kanani (London).
The festival weekend will feature a series of concerts in Ramelton Town Hall, as well as gigs and acoustic sessions in local pubs. All Musicians both local and visitors, no matter what level you are at or what instrument you play, are more than welcome to bring their instruments and join in. There will also be guitar and fiddle workshops for both gypsy jazz enthusiasts and players from other genres, including classical and traditional.
The ‘gypsy jazz’ style is associated with the playing of one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived, Django Reinhardt (1910 – 53), a Romany gypsy in France. He formed a famous partnership with the jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli.