Guinness Jazz Festival
Cork has held its jazz festival every October since 1978, attracting more than 400,000 music lovers each year. If you fancy attending, you can visit this informative site to see who is playing, find accommodation and arrange your travel. But even if you can’t make it, there’s plenty to see. Each artist page has a brief biog and a video so you can get a flavour of their music. There’s also a Jazz Playlist showcasing musicians from the line-up, which you can stream via Spotify. Tickets can be booked via links to third-party sites and you can watch some acts for free at the Festival Club.