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Posted By: MartinRyan
03-Dec-13 - 06:35 AM
Thread Name: '60's 'Dublin Folk' magazine online
Subject: RE: '60's 'Dublin Folk' magazine online
Not a lot of jazz in Athlone in 2013.

Very true - although tiny Kinvara, where I now live, had a Louis Stewart/Honor Heffernan/Jim Doherty gig just the other week.

The year after the Cork Jazz Festival was founded, the local Athlone Junior Chamber (of Commerce) attempted to run a copycat festival. They pulled in a few fairly local trad/Dixieland bands into, if I remember correctly, the Jolly Mariner pub. The one exception was a modern jazz group led by flautist Brian Dunning. Despite a last minute drummer, the latter were great - but the local audience couldn't make head nor tail of it and wandered off looking for "real jazz"… I think Junior Chamber reverted to Table Quizzes the following year!