GALWEGIANS LOOKING for jazz music during their lunchtime break can head down to the Black Gate Cultural Centre on St Francis Street, during the Galway Jazz Festival.
The festival runs from October 5 to 8 and the Black Gate will be its lunchtime hub with performances taking place at 1pm on Thursday 5, with poet Eva Bourke and music from multi-instrumentalist Olesya Zdorovetska; Friday 6 with the Irish Memory Orchestra Jazz Ensemble; and Saturday 7 with violinist Cora Venus Lunny and trombonist Colm O'Hara.
Little jazz gigs
A new development for the festival, in collaboration with Coffeewerk and Press and Kieran Moloney's Music Shop, will be a series of four intimate solo performances by a number of visiting artists, with the audience restricted to 15 people. The performers are cellist/vocalist Naomi Berrill; trumpeter Neil Yates; saxophonist Sam Comerford; and Rauno Niemenen, who performs on traditional Finnish instruments. Tickets for these shows are free but must be reserved.