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New Or­leans Swamp Don­keys Sugar Club, Dublin, 8pm, ¤10, the­sug­ar­

In this, the 100th an­niver­sary of the first ever jazz record, is tra­di­tional New Ore­lans jazz mak­ing a come­back? Maybe. When the Original Dix­ieland Jass Band recorded Tiger Rag back in 1917, the mu­sic was so new, no-one was en­tirely sure how to spell it. Now US hip­sters, the New Or­leans Swamp Don­keys, are re­claim­ing the j-word, try­ing to make old-style tra­di­tional jazz cool again. The pres­ence in the Sugar Club of the kind of mu­sic that has, for the past half a cen­tury, been con­signed to sub­ur­ban ho­tels on a Sun­day af­ter­noon, sug­gests it might be work­ing.

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