Django Sur Lennon Jazz Festival
28th – 30th October 2016, 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.
Romane, who has released a series of acclaimed CDs, will play a concert in Ramelton Town Hall on Friday 28th October. He will also give a guitar workshop in the venue on Saturday 29th.
‘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.
Weekend tickets for ‘Django Sur Lennon’ are available at An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny and on www.angrianan.com, price €55.