Cloughtoberfest irelands’ festival of gypsy jazz 11-13th october


noel potraitCloughjordan’s gypsy-jazz festival (Click to tweet) is back for another dose of top quality concerts and sessions.Friday October 11th begins with a concert from Frank Vignola andVinny Raniola.Saturday has a trad/manouche jam session in Graces bar from 12:30 p.m. with contributions from yours truely along with manuche rhythm guitarist Nicolas Deschatrettes and gypsy guitarist Robert Stulka ,along with virtuoso violinist Rudolf Bado from Dublins'”locoswing”.Saturday also has concerts from ‘petite annonces’ and the cloughtoberfest all stars who comprise Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli,fom Germany clarinetist Jerry Senfluck, from Quebec guitarist Denis Chang and from Galway former ‘deisel’double bassist Paul o Driscoll.There are rumours that Frankie Gavin of ‘De Dannan’may have a jam with Rudolf Bado.All weekend those willing to sample the wares of ‘the Irish craft brewers’products ,will not be lacking in variety with many fine local brews such as ‘Ruby red’, o haras and 8 degree brewing products available throughout the weekend !

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