Ireland’s first lady of jazz, Honor Heffernan, will perform this weekend at the Guinness Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival at a number of Kinsale Venues on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October. She will perform a few numbers in each venue so please keep an eye on this schedule so you don’t miss her! You can also keep up to speed on all our events listed on www.kinsale.ie by clicking this link.
Also, the colourful Lamarotte Jazz Band from Holland will perform as the Street Band on Sunday 28th October, leaving The Trident Hotel at 2.30pm, marching through the streets of Kinsale. They will finish up at The Spaniard at 4pm. This will be hugely entertaining for people of all ages, so save the date!
Honor Heffernan Schedule – Friday 27th October
5.30pm – Guest with the Billy Crosbie Trio at The Trident Hotel
9pm – The Blue Haven
9.45pm – Oscar Madison’s
10.30pm – The White House
10.45pm – Sam’s Bar
Saturday 28th October
1pm – Silent Banjo
2.30pm – The Armada Bar
Honor Heffernan – Biography
Honor Heffernan is an internationally acclaimed jazz/blues singer who has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’ and one duo album entitled “Two heads are better than one” with guitarist Hugh Buckley.
Singer/Actress Honor Heffernan began her career in 1971. Over the years she’s sung pop, folk, rock, blues and jazz, but has concentrated on jazz since the 80s. As an actress she is best known for her roles in Neil Jordan’s ‘Angel’ and the RTE soap opera ‘Fair City’.
Her jazz career took off in the early 80s when she began singing regularly in Dublin with the jazz pianist Jim Doherty and collaborated with Noel Kelehan. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’. Her second album ‘Chasing The Moon’  was recorded with Kelehan and featured Peter Ainscough, Richie Buckley, Mike Nolan and Martin Curry. Since then, she has sung with top Irish musicians such as Noel Kelehan, Stephen Keogh, Richie Buckley, Dave Fleming, John Wadham, Mike Nielsen and Louis Stewart. In October 2005 she released ‘Fire and Ice’ with Barry Green (piano), Jeremy Brown (bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums) which was very well received.
She became a regular attraction at the annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. She worked in Norway with the Knut Mikalsen Trio and the Sandvika Big Band conducted by trombonist/ arranger Rob McConnell. She also sang with the BBC Big Band, recording two concerts for radio with them.