Burntollet Sons of Ulster taking part in Jazz Festival
This weekends City of Derry jazz Festival sees another involvement for the members of the Burntollet Sons of Ulster who will play two debut gigs- at 3.30 pm on the Saturday 29th at Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership and at 5pm in the Craft Village the following day, Sunday 30th. During both gigs the band will be accompanied by a quartet of jazz musicians led up by Birmingham based Sid Peacock who has previously worked with the band in 2013 on two projects Beyond The March and their involvement at the All Ireland Fleadh.
Speaking about the performances Burntollet Band master Ryan Simpson said “Working with Sid and other musicians in 2013 was certainly one of the strangest but exciting projects the band had possibly taken part in. Who would ever have thought that a marching blood and thunder flute band could hook up with a jazz band and actually work. When Eamonn Baker contacted the band about possibly taking part in something similar for the Jazz Festival and working with Sid again we snapped at the chance. Another chance to showcase our music to a whole different audience again.”
Derek Moore, coordinator of the Londonderry Bands Forum added “Our aim in the forum is to encourage local young, and not so young bandsmen, to show that musicians, regardless of the bands, groups or settings that they play in, are simply there to perform and entertain”