Sinéad Dunphy Appointed Festival Director of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Sinéad Dunphy

Sinéad Dunphy Appointed Festival Director of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Current Cork International Choral Festival Director to take up new position on 1 February.

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has announced the appointment of Sinéad Dunphy to the new position of Festival Director. Currently Director of the Cork International Choral Festival, she will take up the new post from 1 February 2018.

The position consolidates the role of Artistic Director with other responsibilities and follows the departure of Artistic Director Jack McGouran and Administrator Deirdre Smith.

Rory Sheridan, Head of Partnerships at Diageo, the company which sponsors the festival through Guinness, said:

We would… like to express our sincere thanks to Jack McGouran and Deirdre Smith of Quest Communications; both have shown great passion and dedication over the last number of years in their roles as the Festival’s Artistic Director and Administrator respectively.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Sinéad on her appointment. Her expertise and energy will greatly add to the growth and artistic evolution of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. We are extremely proud of our association with the festival and we’ve seen it grow and develop over the years … we look forward to building on that legacy of success.

Commenting on her appointment, Dunphy said:

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to enter a role standing upon the shoulders of giants of those who have contributed to its long-standing success. I look forward to enriching its future furthermore with exciting plans already in train.

Dunphy has been involved in the arts for over twenty years as a performer in theatre and contemporary dance as well as being a producer, director and event organiser. She has a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from University College Cork.

The 41st edition of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival will take place from 26 to 29 October 2018.

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Published on 30 January 2018

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