Welcome to Magy's Farm

Where music grows

A unique jazz venue in the Dromara Hills

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"I've been to club gigs all over the world but there is something unique about the atmosphere at Magy's Farm.
No wonder musicians love it!"

Joyce Smyth
Manager, The Rolling Stones

Magy's Farm member Cara Quinn Magy's Farm member Lára O'Donnell Magy's Farm member Rhian Brownlow

Magy's Farm is a unique, independent jazz venue based at the home of Irish jazz veteran and educator Linley Hamilton and his wife author and poet Maggie Doyle.

It's an intimate, forty seater performance area in a re-purposed barn at their home in the Dromara Hills in Co Down, Northern Ireland. They've been hosting jazz gigs here since 2019 and have featured most of the top players in the industry globally as well as contemporary performers from Ireland and the UK.

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Our goals

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Nurturing growth

Creating an environment where jazz can be performed and experienced in an intimate, pindrop setting stimulating the growth of the genre and the audience's appreciation of this rich and complex art form.

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Honouring the past

Respecting our ancestors who maintained the farm, moving the focus from cultivating the land to growing music through performances and mentorship.

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Looking to the future

Supporting established and emerging jazz performers from around the world, building a supportive community of musicians and audiences to ensure the continuation of the music for years come.

Magy's Farm Sessions

Magy's Farm Sessions

A unique experience for performers and audiences of jazz

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What they say...

Dan Loomis

Magy's Farm is the most exclusive jazz venue on the North European circuit. You simply have to experience it to believe it !

Dan LoomisAmerican bassist/composer
Rob Luft

Jazz needs more grassroots venues like Magy’s Farm for musicians of all ages to perform in. It's a self sustaining music and this incredible location allows it to thrive.

Rob LuftAward winning jazz guitarist and composer
Eddie Henderson

Magy's Farm is a unique, intimate venue for jazz and I look forward to playing here again.

Eddie HendersonUS Jazz trumpeter extraordinaire
Larry Goldings

I love playing at Magy’s Farm where the welcome is warm and the jazz is fresh off the farm!

Larry GoldingsUS Jazz keyboardist and composer
Sara Coleman

A wonderful venue in every way, such warm, kind hosts, delightful audiences - so memorable and we didn't want to leave!

Sara ColemanSinger-songwriter, pianist and composer
Gilad Hekselman

The music world needs more places like Magy's Farm - a wonderful space where music grows!

Gilad HekselmanJazz guitarist

Magy's Farm as a venue is a perfect and unique blend of intimacy, friendship and really top quality jazz, all set within the beauty of the Dromara Hills. There's nowhere like it. Long may Maggie and Linley continue to roll. It's magic!

DavidAudience member

Keep up to date with the latest news at Magy’s Farm

Magy’s Farm shortlisted for Parliamentary Jazz Awards

08.11.2023 in General

Magy’s Farm was one of three venues shortlisted for Best Jazz Venue in the UK

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Maggie makes the shortlist for the Seamus Heaney New Writing award

13.06.2023 in General

Maggie was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney award for New Writing (Poetry) in April and read her poem ’The Ponies’ at the event at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace

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Rhian Releases "A Quiet Love"

04.08.2022 in Collective

Congratulations to Rhian on her single release!

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