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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 Ogham. Artist...

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 Assembly...

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 that...

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 has...

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 artists...

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 light...

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 weekend...

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 endured. Following...

Musician Pat McManus To Perform At Annual Tribute to Rory Gallagher at Belfast City Blues Festival 2022

Northern Ireland musician Pat McManus is to perform at the Belfast City Blues Festival as part of the festival’s annual tribute to blues legend Rory Gallagher. Gallagher, who made Belfast his second musical home, will be remembered by some of the country’s top musicians at the Black Box on the afternoon of Saturday 25th June at...

Brian Kennedy Gears Up For The Gathering

Singer songwriter looking forward to show at St Joseph’s Community Hub It’s a big week for Brian Kennedy, a new album being released and headlining The Gathering Festival at Belfast’s Sailortown’s St Joseph’s. Brian will wrap up the four-day festival, on June 12, featuring music, theatre, choral performances, exhibitions, heritage, a market and even a pet pageant. It...