26 - 28 September 2019, Ramelton
Gypsy Jazz, Jazz Manouche, Swing Gitan, Hot Club Jazz or whatever label you wish to put on it, was born from a unique style developed by a couple of guys back in the 1930s Parisian Jazz scene, namely Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. As Denis Chang writes, when Django first heard American jazz he immediately fell in love with the music; this hot jazz was very reminiscent of the Gypsy spirit of virtuosity and improvisation.
We celebrate the enduring style and jazz innovation of Reinhardt and Grapelli here in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland at a music festival we like to call Django Sur Lennon. Every September, we invite some of the greatest ambassadors of Gypsy Jazz on Earth to land on the shores of the river Lennon.
This year, we are especially excited to announce our fabulous 2019 lineup, with some of the most talented and novel players among the heirs to Djangos spark.
We also have a totally new offering: an amazing September 2019 master class series brought to you by of some of our planets best creative artists in Jazz Manouche, Swing Gitan, Gypsy Jazz, and all points in between!
Feast your eyes on this!
Paulus Schäfer Quartet with Noah Schäfer, featuring Nicola Giammarinaro and Mathieu Châtelaine
Fapy Lafertin and Tcha Limberger Ensemble with Dave Kelbie, featuring Mozes Rosenberg and Sani Van Mullem
Christophe Astolfi Quartet with Florent Gac, Samuel Hubert and Stéphane Chandelier
Samuel Farthing and Friends
Emmett Mahoney and Friends
Master classes with renowned artists and instructors! Christophe Astolfi will be our master of the Bal Musette and French valses. We are in discussions with a number of show-stopping musicians you know and love to headline and complete the roster.
So why not make a bee-line down to the picturesque heritage village of Ramelton this September and experience this Gypsy Jazz music! We can assure you: you will not be disappointed. In fact youll be knocked out, bowled over, flabbergasted, fascinated and dazzled and eh, all that stuff! See you there!