WOW!!! It's our Christmas party and it's gonna be a real cracker!!! Alan Doherty, Pauline Scanlon, Tola Custy and Donogh Hennesy will round off the year with a barnstorming concert along with special guests Ye Vagabonds. Specially commissioned by The Duncairn Arts Centre, this collaborative evening comprises four world class musicians who have all performed at the centre previously, however, this is the first time they will have performed together in north Belfast. The line-up is: Alan Doherty from Dublin on Flute and vocals, Tola Custy from County Clare on Fiddle, West Kerry based guitarist Donogh Hennessy and Dingle native Pauline Scanlon on vocals. Having been associated with some of the brightest and biggest stars in contemporary Irish folk, including Lúnasa, Aldoc, Sharon Shannon, Lumiere and Guidewires, this concert promises improvised, traditional and self-penned tunes, arresting vocals and driving accompaniment. Expect humour, groove, soul and a little (or a lot) of the unexpected! You couldn't beat this with a big stick!!
We’re huge fans of these guys and are delighted to welcome them back for what promises to be an unforgettable night. As they prepare to record their debut album, few bands can claim accomplishments as broad or boast the level of interest from their musical peers as Ye Vagabonds before they had so much as a recorded track. After a chance meeting at their Electric Picnic gig, Ye Vagabonds most recently came to the attention of Glen Hansard who, after seeing them play, immediately invited the pair to join him on his recent European tour.
Ages 16 and up only. Patrons aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No admittance for patrons under 16.