Tuesday 7th July
Upstairs @ Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2
Doors 8pm (Music starts 8:30pm)

Admission: €12

Sami Moukaddem: composer and guitarist based in Dublin, with 4 original CDs to his name, brings a soulfulness in his lead playing and an earthy playfulness in his rhythmical playing. His original music is a mixture of Arabic,  Jazz, and World elements. Each tune is based on a story or sentiment from a wide range of spectrums, from the divine to the sublime, marrying the humorous with the spiritual. Music for the head, heart and feet.

“Sami Moukaddem draws fruitfully on his Middle Eastern heritage to create this fascinating jazz hybrid” – Irish Times

“Blending traditional Arabic grooves with contemporary jazz harmony, Moukaddem has crafted a fascinating album” – (Irish) Sunday Tribune

Sami Moukaddem Quartet

Sami Moukaddem: guitar
Brendan Doyle: saxophones
Jose Carlos Flores: bass
Phil McMullen: drums


Wednesday 8th July
JJ SMYTHS-  12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Doors 8:30pm (Music starts at 9pm)
Admission €10


JJ Smyths is the home of live Jazz in Dublin and will become the venue for PalFest Jazz on July 8th.

With a fantastic line up of artists including The Johnny Taylor Trio ( Johnny Taylor, piano, Dan Bodwell, bass and Dominic Mullen, drums) and guests Carmel Mc Creagh, Fiachra Trench, Nigel Mooney, Hugh Buckley, Cormac Keneavey, Honor Heffernan,

You never know who might drop in on the night….


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances


Sweeney’s Bar, Dame Lane, Dublin
Wednesday 8th July
Bloodyends 10pm – 11pm
Donal Dineen Sally Cinnamon 11-2:30am
Admission Free, donations welcome


Bloodyends who will preform from 10-11pm, have one foot in the murky world of analogue, the other jerks with digital. There is a body of music to be laid out. A short, sharp pointless existence. Bass has a pride of place , the only guitars that you will see here are of the bass sort, often two at once, this is where the sounds usually start. Nina plays bass, glamors recycled keyboards and skip paraphernalia. Gillian beats out beats with  attitude. Paul cranks the lead bass to conjure up tunes, adds words and dubious dances. Mark sings, spins yarns and casts dark, beautiful shadows.

Donal Dineen and Sally Cinnamon two of Ireland’s foremost dj’s know how to fill a dance floor, individually and as a pair.



Liberty Hall, Dublin

Saturday 11th July, 8pm

Tickets €10, and available at –


Following last year’s event LIBERTY4GAZA, PalFest Ireland will be bringing another night of music and culture to Liberty Hall in support of Palestine in the finale gig of the festival on Saturday 11th July at 8pm. LIBERTY4PALESTINE presents an outstanding line-up of Irish and Palestinian artists ensuring this is a night not to be missed!

Prepare for an incredible evening with the musical phenomenon that is Kíla, Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum and band, Honor Heffernan and Trevor Knight, Tig Linn and Cormac Breathnach, Raymond Deane, and a special screening of the short dance film ‘ETERNAL’ by Steve Woods and John Scott set in Ramallah.


ETERNAL is a short modern dance film which takes resistance as its theme. In this case the political and cultural resistance of the Palestinian people.

Shot in Beit Jella as part of a cultural exchange between the Irish Modern Dance Theatre – Dublin, Ireland and Al Harah Theatre – Beit Jella, Palestinian Territories.

Main Dancer – Michael Pomero.

Other Dancers – Al Harah Theatre, Beit Jella.

Choreographer – John Scott, Irish Modern Dance Theatre.

Workshop Supervisor – Aisling Doyle.

D.O.P. – Tim Fleming.

Music – Ray Harman.

Director – Steve Woods.

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