McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle

Doors 7.30pm - Show 7.45pm
£15
BYOB


“It’s about flying by the seat of your pants, about playing from the heart,” BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner John McCusker says of performing with this trio of maestros at the top of their game. He’s played with Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and produced albums for Eddi Reader and Kris Drever. John Doyle is an Irish music linchpin, a founder of Solas, and has worked with Joan Baez and Linda Thompson. And Mike McGoldrick is another BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, a founder of Lúnasa, plays with Capercaillie, and worked with Mark Knopfler. Hint: Buy tickets early and buy often.

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Paint and Pour with Maeve Monahan
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Paint and Pour with Maeve Monahan

‘Paint and Pour’ is a painting class with a twist!


A unique opportunity to create your own masterpiece in one evening whilst enjoying a glass of wine or other favourite tipple!

No previous painting experience is required as you will be gently guided through the steps to creating the acrylic painting of the evening - "bluebells near cavehill'.

It is a really fun and relaxing night out and is open to all over 18.

On arrival you receive a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink, and you are welcome to BYO drinks and snacks.

Book early as limited spaces.

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Matt McGinn Band introducing Zahira
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Matt McGinn Band introducing Zahira

Doors 7.30pm - Show 7.45pm
£12
BYOB


Now this is an interesting mix. Americana UK gave
9 / 10 to Matt McGinn’s latest album, The End of the Common Man. They called it: “An outstanding blend of soulful passion and melody that will haunt and inspire.” Multi-instrumentalist McGinn is a singer, songwriter and producer from Co. Down, with a warm, worn, powerful voice that soulfully carries the worldly-wise lyrics of his songs. He’ll be joined on the night by Irish R&B artist Zahria, whose sound forms a surprisingly captivating combination of musical inspirations such as Sade and Lianne La Havas, as well as the classical piano she has been studying for 10+ years. 

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Joshua Burnside & Once There Was A King
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Joshua Burnside & Once There Was A King

Doors 7.30pm - Show 7.45pm
£15
BYOB


Singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside is one of the first artists to blend Irish and Scottish folk sounds whilst weaving elements of world music, experimental rock, pop, Americana and electronica to create a sound that is wholly unique and modern yet firmly rooted in tradition. His debut album Ephrata won 2017’s Northern Ireland Music Prize, while his latest EP, All Round The Light Said, is described as updating Irish folk music for the 21st century.
As part of what will be a terrific evening we also welcome Dublin-based trio Once There Was A King, performing music that intersects traditional, free improvisation, and folk. Imagine that on The Duncairn’s stage. Perfect.

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John Spillane Curates a Very Special Evening
Dec
8
7:45 PM19:45

John Spillane Curates a Very Special Evening

Doors 7.45pm - Show 8pm
£15
BYOB


“John Spillane is my favourite songwriter for the last 10 years,” Christy Moore famously said of the gifted musician and songwriter. He’s an artist variously described as a storyteller, a poet, a dreamer. And he’s a long- term friend of The Duncairn. So, when we wanted to celebrate the run-up to Christmas, we could think of no one better than the man himself. Curating a night of his own music, John will perform solo and with some of his favourite collaborators. ( Maybe, if we’re lucky, there’ll be a hint of that new album? ) This night will celebrate the coming season in its truest spirit. Nollaig shona daoibh!

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Craobh Rua Christmas Concert (in aid of St . Patrick's Soup Kitchen)
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Craobh Rua Christmas Concert (in aid of St . Patrick's Soup Kitchen)

£10
BYOB
16+


CRAOBH RUA return for their now annual Christmas concert at the Duncairn, this year in aid of St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen. The band has had a busy year touring England and Germany, and recently performed at the launch of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards.

A Belfast institution for nearly 30 years, CRAOBH RUA invite you to a special concert of seasonal and traditional music in aid of a great cause. With support from the Glengormley School of Traditional Music and special guest Sarah Caldwell.

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DAVID KEENAN
Jan
5
7:30 PM19:30

DAVID KEENAN

"Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down"

Pat Carty Hotpress Magazine

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Armagh Pipers Club Fundraising Concert
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Armagh Pipers Club Fundraising Concert

Jarlath Henderson, Cúig, Niall Hanna,
Rioghnach Connolly & more

Tickets £25 inc pre-concert reception.

Drinks reception 6.30 - 7.30. Concert starts at 8pm.
This is not a BYOB event - Strictly No alcohol at the concert

In the 2018 BBC Radio Folk Awards, Armagh Pipers Club, the traditional music teaching charity founded in 1966, received the prestigious ‘Good Tradition’ award. This recognised the work of the Club over five decades, during which it has trained thousands of musicians and nurtured some of the brightest and best in today’s folk music scene.  At present the volunteer-led Club has almost 200 students attending up to 50 classes per week, delivered by 30 tutors of professional standard.  It organises the longest-running international festival of pipe-based music, the William Kennedy Piping Festival, now in its 25th year. 


The Piper’s Club is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a benefit concert in the Duncairn Arts Centre, fixed for Saturday 19 January 2019.  Several distinguished past pupils of the club have volunteered their services, including Jarlath Henderson, uilleann piper, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist; the brilliant young group Cúig; award-winning vocalist Niall Hanna, and the world-renowned vocalist and instrumentalist Ríoghnach Connolly.  There will also be a superb group of musicians from the Club including current and past tutors, led by harpers Eilis Lavelle and Emer Mallon, along with sister and brother Méabh and Tiarnán Smyth. 

Tickets can be ordered from the Duncairn (www.theduncairn.com), at £25 including a pre-concert reception.  Armagh Pipers Club hopes that fans of traditional music will support this special event, knowing that every pound raised will go towards securing the future of one of Ireland’s longest-established music teaching centres.

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Equal Notes Community Choir
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Equal Notes Community Choir

Doors 7pm - Show 7.15pm

Fundraiser : admission £6


A warm welcome to Equal Notes, the community choir for adults with learning disabilities from across the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust area. This incredible, innovative choir is a place where everyone can use their innate creative skills. It’s about showing what people with disabilities are capable of and not what they can’t do. Choir members choose the material to sing, who will sing the songs and where they want to perform. And they chose The Duncairn. Result! We’re privileged to present this show — and here’s something else — Equal Notes will be donating the proceeds of the concert to Children in Need.

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Cormac & Benny
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Cormac & Benny

Doors 7.30pm - Show 7.45pm
£10
BYOB


A Scotsman and an Irishman walk into The Duncairn last June to open up for trad superstars Lúnasa. 
The Irishman says, “What do you reckon, would this place be perfect for our CD launch? And the Scotsman says, “Yeah, perfect.” Gifted Belfast guitarist Cormac Crummey has been playing with the talented fiddler Benedict Morris from Glasgow for a few years now. During this time, they’ve compiled a vast collection of music, mostly new compositions penned by themselves and some of Scotland and Ireland’s most notable musicians. This combined with progressive, yet tasteful accompaniment is going to make for a refreshing and enjoyable CD launch. Well done lads!

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The Fiddle Case & Special Guests
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Fiddle Case & Special Guests

Doors 7.30pm - Show 7.45pm
£15
BYOB


They’re the real thing, The Fiddle Case, a four-piece traditional band from County Clare. You’ll notice when you see them that It’s Eoin O’Neill’s bouzouki that carries their sound. He’s an integral part of
the traditional music scene in Ireland you see, an international player for nigh on three decades. Kieran O’Connell’s love of Irish ballads and rocking country music adds those extra details to his bodhrán, guitar and vocals. Then you add the ace fiddle, percussion and vocals of Adam Shapiro ( originally from South Africa ), while Jon O’Connell’s double bass and guitar manage to ground the band, creating and playing the rhythm.

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FIFTY #4 - Anna Mieke and Alfi
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

FIFTY #4 - Anna Mieke and Alfi

Tickets £8
Doors 8pm


Two fresh, fascinating talents for tonight’s Fifty. Wicklow musician, songwriter and composer, Anna Mieke composes and performs on guitar and bouzouki, and uses cello and piano in other projects. Presently working on her debut album, her travels have strongly influenced her music, but traditional Irish such as Sean-nós singing and fiddle have been a focus as well. She’ll share the evening with the Dublin-based trio Alfi who at just one year old have plans for releasing their first EP. With an unusual line-up of harp, five-string banjo, uilleann pipes, whistles and vocals, you’ll hear how Alfi’s sound combines American old-time and traditional Irish music and song.

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Kris Drever
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Kris Drever

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm

Tickets £15

BYOB

16+


Kris Drever is one of the Scotland’s finest and most prolific songwriters. 

Returning to Ireland following his acclaimed If Wishes Were Horses album and awards for BBC Folk Awards Best Singer and Best Original Song. 

Much of 2018 has been spent touring playing a best of his career to date set and preparing a new album with Lau. 

This is a rare chance to see Kris in an intimate concert setting. 

If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever’s recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings.

Helping Kris realise the album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals.

Drever’s voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O’Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

Alongside the new material from If Wishes Were Horses, Kris will revisit old songs from across his back catalogue playing many outside of the recording studio for the first time. Fans can get involved by posting, on his Facebook page, old songs they would like to hear; Kris will then pick from those selections.

“Kris Drever is a serious talent”

— MOJO

“The folk revival has a new standard bearer”

— Q Magazine

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Stick in the Wheel
Oct
25
7:45 PM19:45

Stick in the Wheel

Doors 7.45pm - Show 8pm
£12/£8 concession
BYOB


Presented by Moving On Music

“We play the music of our people,” east London folk five-piece Stick In The Wheel told No Depression. “We sing in our own accents. We record in our kitchens and living rooms. This is our culture, our tradition.” With four BBC Folk Award nominations, their 2015 debut, From Here, won fRoots Album of the Year and MOJO Folk Album of the Year. The Guardian reckon their second album, Follow Me True: “maintains their fierceness while broadening their sonic palette and embracing a more diverse approach.” Needless to say, they’re right up our street, and this show at The Duncairn is their first time in Belfast.

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Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (The Gloaming) & Special Guests: Landless
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (The Gloaming) & Special Guests: Landless

Doors 8pm - Show 8.15pm
£12.50
BYOB


We’re delighted to open our doors to this man again. “Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh blows away all the staid olds tereotypes of the traditional musician,” according to The Irish News. Playing his 10-string hardanger d’amore, he performs around the globe, either solo, in one of several duos, as a member of The Gloaming, or in the band This Is How We Fly. He’s collaborated with the likes of Laurie Anderson and Icelandic band Amiina, and has fifteen recordings under his belt. Nick Kelly of Irish Independent reckons he is: “The missing link between Martin Hayes and Purple Haze.” And he’s returning to The Duncairn.

Landless are Lily Power, Meabh Meir, Ruth Clinton and Sinead Lynch. Formed in 2013 and based in Dublin and Belfast, they sing unaccompanied traditional songs in four-part harmony.

Book Early

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The Historical Harp Society of Ireland
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

The Historical Harp Society of Ireland

CONCERT : 1pm
FREE TALK: 2pm
WORKSHOP: 3pm
Tickets : £12.50 / £8.50 Concession


The Irish harp is the iconic instrument of Ireland, it’s depicted on the national emblem, but how much
do you know about it? The Duncairn is delighted to host the Historical Harp Society of Ireland who are running a day of discovery, starting with a concert by harpist Siobhán Armstrong, and prize-winning singer, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin. There will also be a beginners’ workshop using copies of ancient Irish harps — no musical experience is necessary but advance booking is advisable. And you can learn about the early Irish harp in a free illustrated talk given by world expert, Simon Chadwick. 
 

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Connla
Oct
11
7:45 PM19:45

Connla

Doors 7.45pm - Show 8pm
£12/£8 concession
BYOB
16+


Presented by Moving On Music

Interested in fresh young bands who are making an impact on the Irish folk / trad scene? Well take a look at Connla. With flutes, whistles, harp, uilleann pipes, guitar, vocals and percussion, they’ve been described by Songlines Magazine as: “A must see act,” and are noted for a fresh and exciting approach to traditional music. About their second album, The Next Chapter, Folk Radio say: “… panache, energy, and style abound. Connla certainly have plenty of accolades under their belt already as well as a smattering of all-Ireland champion instrumentalists in their ranks, and this pedigree shines through in their masterful second album.”

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Navá & Special Guests
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Navá & Special Guests

Doors 8pm - Show 8.15pm
£15
BYOB


Let’s be honest, it doesn’t always work, the mixing and mashing of musics from different cultures, we know that. But if you trust us, if you believe that we do know when something works, come to this concert. Nava’s delicate, multi-layered sound is created by two Irish folk / bluegrass musicians, and two Iranian born brothers, describing themselves as: “A group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia.” We agree with Carl Corcoran of RTE’s The Blue of the Night: “One would think the two musical cultures of Persia and Ireland had been historically connected. They haven’t… until now. A pioneering musical collaboration.”

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FIFTY #3 - The Ocelots and Amy May Ellis
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

FIFTY #3 - The Ocelots and Amy May Ellis

Tickets £8
Doors 8pm


For this Fifty we have a musical pairing that we know will blow you away. After playing The Duncairn last April supporting Slow Moving Clouds, we’ve asked Amy May Ellis to return. “This precocious, magical North York Moors songwriter quietly takes the breath away,” according to The York Press, and we agree. Sharing the evening will be The Ocelots, best described by The Irish Times: “Twin brothers Ashley and Brandon Watson may be young pups but their music comes from another age – a mature classic folk drawing inspiration from the Everly Brothers and Dylan.” We’ve seen them, it’s true. Don’t miss this gig.

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DIABLO PLAY
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

DIABLO PLAY

Doors 7pm - Show 7.30pm
16+

 

Spanner in the Works Theatre Company celebrates 20 years of creativity with the return of the internationally acclaimed DIABLO in a new extended version. Diablo is a play about human trafficking set here in Belfast - in an ordinary house, in an ordinary street — it could be your street; it could be next door. Be a fly on the wall as Helena from Poland, Olya from the Ukraine and locals Alannah and Cain fight for survival. Criminal gangs are involved in Human trafficking because unlike drugs, humans can be sold repeatedly. Suitable for 16+. Strong language and scenes that some might find upsetting, including scenes of sexual violence.

Donations welcome on the night.

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Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader

Friday 21st September

Doors 8pm

Tickets £17.50

£15 early bird before August 31st


The Alan Kelly Gang, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary trad acts, team up with Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader, of Fairground Attraction fame and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas. The result is sheer musical synergy in its most natural form. Brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and buoyant harmonies this is a wonderful union of Scottish and Irish traditional and folk music from true masters. Originally put together as a once off collaboration, the idea has since developed into a global headlining act; their performances have been praised for leaving audiences spellbound. Scotland’s The Living Tradition magazine has described it as ‘an astonishing concert’.

Alan Kelly has long been declared Ireland’s innovative piano accordion maestro and not only described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’ but also credited with ‘making the piano accordion hip in Ireland again’ (fRoots). He is joined by, acclaimed New York singer and flautist, Steph Geremia and the masterful and innovative guitarist, Shane McGowan. The gang delivers a unique and diverse perspective to the Celtic repertoire. The sheer energy and variation in repertoire that they infuse into their live performance has set them apart from the mold and placed them at the cutting edge of the traditional and world music scene.

Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, with an MBE, a number 1 single and 7 acclaimed solo albums behind her, what sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener, but to connect her experience to that of her audience. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi extinguishes the preordained boundaries of genre, bringing joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. Eddi is joined by husband, John Douglas, a highly gifted songwriter and guitarist and member of the Scottish band, The Trashcan Sinatras. He has penned such powerful and timeless classics including, Wild Mountainside, which is included on Eddi’s classic 2003 album, The Songs of Roberts Burns.

 

★★★★★ The Irish Times   ★★★★ “Exceptional” R2     ★★★★ Folk Radio UK

★★★★ “This is a party looking for a crowd” Irish Times

 

“one of the best Irish bands playing today” New York Irish Arts

 

“Eddi Reader is one of my favorite singers of all time, she has one of the most amazing voices, on a whole other level. No one sounds like her; she has the power and strength of a singer from another age. I like to imagine that, before music was recorded, this is what the great singers sounded like. You don’t have to know anything about music, but something hits you as soon as you hear her sing.” Jools Holland

 

“one of Scotland’s greatest national treasures” The Scotsman

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Class: Sewing and Textiles
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Sewing and Textiles

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Bernadette Carlin


* Tuesday Classes beginning 18th September - For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Come along to our friendly relaxed beginner and intermediate sewing classes. Learn to use a sewing machine and gain some foundation sewing skills. 
These classes are designed to build the knowledge and confidence necessary for participants to complete a number of sewing projects over the course of 8 weeks. Each class  will introduce you to new skills and techniques and give you something to take home and be proud of!
Some of the projects will include: bunting, a lined tote bag, a lined make-up bag with a zip and an introduction to free motion embroidery.
If you have your own sewing machine please bring it along if not, we have some machines available.
This is a great opportunity to learn new or improve your sewing skills.

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Class: Intermediate Painting and Drawing
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Intermediate Painting and Drawing

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £75.00 concession rate
Taught by: Patricia Campbell.


* Tuesday Classes beginning 18th September - For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

This exciting course is ideal for those who have completed an introductory course in painting and drawing, who would like to develop their skills further.
Participants will explore and build upon their core skills and confidence in exploring line, tone and colour by engaging with a range of techniques and media. Throughout the course, we will study a range of interesting past and contemporary artists work to inform your own art practice. 
We will cover a range of topics, such as portrait painting, observational/perspective techniques and colour theory with a focus on developing your passion for drawing and painting.

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Class: Photography
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Photography

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£70.00 full rate + £60.00 concession rate
Taught by: Stan Nikolov


This course will provide an introduction to digital photography. You will learn how to control the settings of the camera and how that affects the image. You will learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, focus, depth of field. We will look at how cameras and lenses work and how to get the best out of yours. The course will explore a variety of creative composition techniques and different lighting techniques and how that can dramatically change your photographs. There will be practical exercises and you will be able to use different lighting set ups. At the end of the course you will also have the chance to get a large print of one of your photographs.

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Class: Follow On Ceramics
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Follow On Ceramics

Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Eimear O’Caoilte


* Tuesday Classes beginning 18th September - For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *
Have you completed the beginner’s ceramic course? Well come along to the follow-on class! During these 8 weeks participants will take the knowledge they have gained during their beginner’s sessions and develop their skill and creativity further. Introducing new clays and making techniques, participants will expand on their designs and finished products to a higher and more professional finish.

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Class: Gaeilge/ Irish Language
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Class: Gaeilge/ Irish Language

Mondays 7-9pm
8 week course
Donations Appreciated
Taught by: Tarlach Ó Branagáin & Fionntán Mac Coitir


* Monday Classes beginning 17th September - Registration is free, Donations are appreciated *

BUN RANG ÍOCHTAR / LOWER BEGINNERS CLASS

If you have never had previous contact or have only had very minimal contact with the Irish language, then this is the class for you. Each September, the bunrang íochtar starts afresh with a new cohort of learners and we assume that you have had no previous knowledge of Irish.

Teacher: Tarlach Ó Branagáin

MEÁN RANG UACHTAR / UPPER IMPROVERS CLASS
For learners who have developed significant confidence in their conversational and reading ability through Irish. This class would also be suitable for people who were previously proficient in the language but who have lost some vocabulary and / or confidence in their ability to converse in Irish.

Teacher: Fionntán Mac Coitir

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An Introduction to Print Making
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

An Introduction to Print Making

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Lucy Turner


* Monday Classes beginning 17th September - For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *


A course to enable students to experiment with four printmaking techniques. Students are asked to bring visual material on first day.

This course is open to beginners.

Week one
— Housekeeping
— Look at past examples discuss ideas from imagery brought by each student
— Mono printing

Week two
— Simple book binding with last week monoprints for note taking over the duration of the course
— Start collagraph plate

Week three
— Finish collagraph plate
— Start dry point plate

Week four
— Print collagraph plate
— Finish dry point
— Start lino cut

Week five
— Look at the three examples of printmaking & consider working now with one discipline

Week six
— Print all plates
— Start specialising

Week 7
— Print to edition

Week 8

— Print & conclude

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Class: Crafting for Beginners
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Crafting for Beginners

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
6 week course
£60.00 full rate
Taught by: Debbie Young


* Monday Classes beginning 17th September  *

All ye beginners get ready for a new adventure in arts and crafts. 6 weeks of glorious, fun filled permission to play activity!!!

We will be working with a wide variety of arts and crafts materials to make work such as, a miniature piece of felt textile art, or perhaps have a go at crafting a new member to your family in the guise of a felted Angel; we will be jumping into embroidery to design and create your very own piece of hoop art; getting sticky having a dabble at one of the widely enjoyed trend crafts of the day Decoupage, and if we aren’t exhausted by all this new learning then we can have a go at Victorian Quilling and Interior Wreath making.

Geared towards absolute beginners, this short course gives you insight into how easy it is to bring out your creative side, while making quality work that you will be proud to keep or give as a gift. We all have it in us, come give it a try

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Class: Intro to Ceramics
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Intro to Ceramics

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Eimear O’Caoilte


* Monday Classes beginning 17th September - For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *


This introduction class is designed solely for beginners to learn and gain experience in hand building ceramics. Through the course of the 8 weeks, participants will develop their making skills and learn different hand building techniques from pinch pots to slab building a vase. Finishing off with glazing techniques, participants can develop further creative ways to complete their work.

Its for beginners, so come along and have some fun!

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Class: Intro to Painting and Drawing
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Intro to Painting and Drawing

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
8 week course
£80.00 full rate + £70.00 concession rate
Taught by: Patricia Campbell.


* Monday Classes beginning 17th September - For concession rate, please call us on 02890747114 *

Participants will be taught and guided in a relaxed, creative and fun environment by Ulster Watercolour Society Artist, Trisha Campbell. This course is ideal for beginners wishing to learn new drawing and painting skills and for those would like a refresher course.

Throughout the course we will experiment with a range of traditional and experimental artistic techniques, covering a range of subject matter. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media including: pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, inks and pastels. We will look at past and present artists work to inform your own creative ideas and artwork.

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Class: Fashion Design: Quick Makes
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Fashion Design: Quick Makes

Mondays 6.30-8.30pm
6 week course
£60.00
Taught by: Chloe Dougan


* Monday Classes beginning 17th September  *

This informal class is fun for all skills level. The class will be split into 2 easy make projects throughout the duration of the 6 weeks and you will be making your very own kimono and
easy fitting top. The class will learn sewing skills, basic pattern cutting knowledge and sewing terminology.

Sewing skills helpful but not necessary. You may bring your own sewing machine and tools if you wish although centre will provide these.

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Class: Box Fiddle Making
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Class: Box Fiddle Making

Mondays 6.30-9.00pm
15 week course
£90.00 full rate + £80.00 concession rate
Taught by: Rab Cherry


Belfast born Master Craftsman Rab Cherry has been making instruments for more than forty years and is recognized not only as one of Ireland’s greatest craftsmen but as an authority on all things to do with Irish fiddle music. Participants
will learn woodworking skills including how to use planes, scrapers, knives, chisels and gouges, as well as how to maintain and sharpen these tools, how to prepare and use traditional woodworking glue ( hide glue ), how to clamp up the various parts of the box fiddle while gluing, making some clamping blocks, etc. A basic understanding of the function and manufacture of the various parts of a box fiddle will also give an insight into the workings and manufacture of instruments of the violin family. Best of all, everyone will get to make and take away their very own instrument.

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Class: Improver's Fiddle
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Improver's Fiddle

Mondays 6 - 7pm
8 week course
£40.00
Taught by: Conor Caldwell


A tune a week! Build your traditional music repertoire with this Eight-week intensive course in traditional fiddle music. Led by Conor Caldwell (Craobh Rua and North) this class is ideal for improving musicians, especially those looking to increase their knowledge of session tunes.

 

Each class will include advice on ornamentation, variations and good technique in violin playing. Students will also get the chance to listen to rare archival recordings and increase their knowledge of the history of Irish fiddle playing.

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Michael Cunningham
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Cunningham

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm

Tickets £10

BYOB

16+


Enjoy a brilliantly entertaining night of great music & craic with singer songwriter Michael Cunningham & his superb 7-piece band.  Michael is a very talented and popular musician originally from North Belfast. He’s played at many top venues including the last two years as lead singer at Belfast’s biggest independent gig at the Titanic Quarter to a Halloween audience of over 30,000.

Michael is making a home-coming appearance at the Duncairn Centre for Arts & Culture on Saturday 15th September. He’ll be playing songs from his recently released debut album "Hidden Treasure" and a selection from his next album "Patiently Impatient” 

Both releases are a compelling mix of catchy melodies & clever lyrics, all based around the timeless subjects of Love, Loss & Loneliness.

Don’t miss this special treat for music lovers everywhere!  

The support act on the night is singer songwriter Kevin Young with a great selection of original material. 

 

Doors open 7.30pm, tickets £10 each and BYOB..!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIFTY #2 - Joseph McNulty, Lemoncello and Lorkin O’Reilly
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

FIFTY #2 - Joseph McNulty, Lemoncello and Lorkin O’Reilly

Tickets £8
Doors 8pm


By its very nature, tonight’s Fifty will be greater than the sum of its Celtic parts. The fiddle and bodhrán of Co. Mayo’s gifted Joseph McNulty will bring an undiluted spirit of Irish traditional music to ground the Fifty stage. And we’re delighted to welcome back Irish duo Lemoncello, whose fresh harmonies and vocal melodies are accompanied essentially by cello and guitar, giving them a natural, homespun touch. Don’t go yet though! Fifty also proudly presents acoustic songwriter Lorkin O’Reilly whose reputation is growing in the New York City folk scene for his skilful lyrics and guitar style evoking the likes of Bert Janschand Nick Drake.

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