Tag - belfast

Stranger Crows Hootenanny: Showcasing Local Talent At Oh Yeah Music Centre

Four up and coming bands will take to the stage at the Oh Yeah Music Centre as part of a local showcase this Friday, December 2.  A collaboration of the online zine Stranger Dais and local talent promoters Old Crows Promotions, Stranger Crows Hootenanny will see music fans from across the city show their support...

Local Artist Donates Painting To Cathedral Buildings Fire Fund After Husband Loses Studio

A local artist has donated a large piece of artwork to be auctioned off for the tenants of the Cathedral Buildings fire last week. Esther O’Kelly, whose husband Paul Kelly had his entire studio incinerated in the fire, said she was devastated to hear the news last Monday morning. She said: “It was shocking to hear...

Discover Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter This Summer By Following The Fionn’s Window Ogham Plaque Trail

A series of interactive wooden plaques have been hidden around Belfast's Cathedral Quarter as part of an art installation launched at the beginning of the summer. Led by the Cathedral Quarter Trust, Fionn's Window Ogham Trail is giving arts, heritage and culture fans the chance to discover the magic of the ancient druidic language of...

Gathering To Call For Action On Belfast’s Assembly Rooms

‘Manifestation’ urges action to save the site of Harpers’ Assembly 230 years ago The public has been urged to join a gathering on Saturday July 16, to urge Belfast City Council to save the historic Assembly Rooms that sit at the junction of North Street and Waring Street. The event – entitled ‘The Manifestation: Belfast Harpers...

13 Events Happening At The Harps Alive Festival This Weekend

Harpers and historians will join forces in July to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly with five days of music and heritage in a unique cross-community series of events. Organised by the Harps Alive partnership, the festival will bring together the finest harpers from across the island to recognise the landmark event...

Dublin Harper To Perform At Belfast Music Festival Concert This Weekend

By Zahra Baz Dublin-native Anne-Marie O’Farrell will be taking to the stage this weekend as one of the many harpers due to perform at the Harps Alive│An Chruit Bheo│Harps Leevin festival Gala Finale Concert. Growing up surrounded by music and with Mary O’Hara serving as an inspiration, Anne-Marie’s passion for music and the harp in particular...

29 Artists Taking Part In The 2022 Belfast City Blues Festival

Running from June 24-26, the Guinness Belfast City Blues Festival will be taking place in venues across the city, coming back in full swing after a virtual event in 2020 and a successful run in 2021/22 at The Guinness Blues Café at the Deer’s Head. The three-day festival allows for both established and budding blues...

Bringing LIGHT to Black Box Belfast City Blues Festival 2022

Throughout the 1970s’ the band LIGHT dominated Belfast’s rock scene playing rock blues numbers across the city – and now they are set for a Black Box performance as part of the 13th Belfast City Blues Festival. With virtuoso guitar player and local hero Jim Armstrong with singer and bassist Albert Mills, they kept the...

The Gathering Festival Hailed A Success For Sailortown Belfast

Organisers over the moon after a packed weekend Sailortown Regeneration is celebrating after a successful Gathering festival saw the area flooded with residents, former residents and those sampling the historic area of Belfast for the first time. The festival which took place from June 9th to 12th saw headline acts such as Brian Kennedy amongst a...

Fionn’s Window Launches In Cathedral Quarter

Look up, Look Around, Look in as Ogham trail weaves around the art heart of Belfast Visitors to Belfast’s historic Cathedral Quarter are invited to divine their way around the area in a journey of discovery and inspiration which has its origins in the Druidic traditions of our collective past and the mythology that has...