See the sligolive website for the full line-up of artists including Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (18 Oct) to appear across a number of genres. Festival dates are 18-28 October.
• Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are also playing in Westport, County Mayo on 23 October.
Second helpings for Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory
The Ubuntu label have announced the fact that they will release a second album by trumpeter Mark Kavuma and his band the Banger Factory, a collective from Brixton, south London which along with Kavuma features Mussinghi Brian Edwards and Kaidi Akinnibi (saxes), Artie Zaitz (guitar), David Mrakpor (vibes), Reuben James (piano/organ), Deschanel Gordon (piano), Michael Schrimpling (double bass) and William Cleasby (drums). Kavuma is quoted by the label: “As Keith Richards once said, ‘Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death’.” More here.