Multicultural Blues and Jazz Jam Launch in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

Blues and Jazz Jam Launch

Mayor of Newry and Mourne, Cllr Mick Murphy and the Joint Chair of the PEACE III Southern Partnership, Cllr Charlie Casey have launched an exciting new project that aims to integrate local minority ethnic and indigenous communities through the medium of blues and jazz music.

The ‘Newry & Mourne Multicultural Blues and Jazz Initiative’ is a partnership between the PEACE III Challenge of Change programme and the Blues on the Bay Festival and is supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Ian Sands of the Blues of the Bay Festival said: ‘We are inviting all blues and jazz musicians to come along to our very first multicultural blues and jazz night on Saturday 19th February at 7 pm in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.

Come along and jam with our house bands or simply come and listen.’

No matter what your musical interests or skills, we’d love to have you join us for our first multicultural blues and jazz jam session!

There will be fantastic selection of musicians who you can be on stage with you, or, if you want to bring fellow musicians, that is also fine.

Admission is free and the evening is also a family-friendly event.

For more information or to register please contact Justyna McCabe on 028 3031 3189 or visit

(Details also available on the Newry and Mourne Blues and Jazz Facebook website).