Jarlath Henderson Band
Jun
3
8:00 am08:00

Jarlath Henderson Band

Jarlath Henderson Band

Jarlath Henderson, Hamish Napier (keyboards, flute), Innes Watson (fiddle, guitar) and Duncan Lyall (double bass).”

“A stupendous young musician” (Mojo)
“One of the brightest young talents on the current piping scene” (The List)
“Jaw-dropping. . . startlingly gifted” (fRoots)
“A benchmark for the new generation” (Scotland on Sunday)

Ye Vagabonds and David Keenan
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Ye Vagabonds and David Keenan

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.

Cobwebs “This stopped me dead in my tracks” Hozier

David Keenan is one of our best he is extraordinary, it's our duty to support fine talent when we hear it, see it, experience it " Glen Hansard

Remembering Sean Maguire’
Jul
31
8:00 pm20:00

Remembering Sean Maguire’

Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music present

Remembering Sean Maguire’

With Harry Bradley, Siobhan Peoples, Cillian King, Tara Breen, Allan McDonald, Steven McWhirter, Ríoghnach Connolly and Brian McGrath

 

Monday 31st July. Tickets £10. Doors 8PM

The word genius may be over-used these days, but there’s no other way of describing the
phenomenon of Sean Maguire in the world of traditional music. The Belfast man rewrote
the book on fiddle playing after bursting onto the scene in the 40s with a combination of dazzling virtuosity, high creativity and passion for performance. It was a style which pushed the boundaries, nettled the fundamentalists and which he himself called ‘progressive traditional’. Tonight we pay tribute to the man and his music.

 


Back West
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Back West

Featuring Tyrone's legendary virtuoso PJ McDonald (tin whistle and guitar), Galway's well known brother and sister duo Maureen and Brendan Browne (fiddle and button accordion) and Lord of the Dance's Peter Vickers (percussion and dance) this four piece is not just any four piece. They bring together three realms within both live and recorded performances: music, song and dance!

 

The Rapparees 15th Anniversary
May
14
5:00 pm17:00

The Rapparees 15th Anniversary

'The Rapparees have been playing music together since school and this year celebrate their 15th year making folk music. As part of a series of gigs across Ireland and Europe, the lads will be doing back to back shows in Duncairn on Saturday 13th, and Sunday 14th May. 

The Rapparees 15th Anniversary Weekend
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Rapparees 15th Anniversary Weekend

'The Rapparees have been playing music together since school and this year celebrate their 15th year making folk music. As part of a series of gigs across Ireland and Europe, the lads will be doing back to back shows in Duncairn on Saturday 13th, and Sunday 14th May. 

 

 

The Furrow Collective
May
10
8:00 pm20:00

The Furrow Collective

Described by MOJO as “a mouthwatering collaboration”, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship.

Skipper's Alley
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Skipper's Alley

Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered critical praise. 

Goitse
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Goitse

The multi award-winning quintet Goitse, was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy. 

ÍMAR
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

ÍMAR

With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes — including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles — Ímar are: Adam Brown (bodhran), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amina (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle). 

Trad Music Concert for Adam's Camp NI
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Trad Music Concert for Adam's Camp NI

A Traditional Music Concert will be held at the Duncairn Centre for Arts and Culture, Antrim Road, Belfast on Saturday 08 April 2017 from 7.30pm. This concert will raise funds towards the running costs of Adam’s Camp NI in 2017. 

Amy McAllister
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Amy McAllister

Amy McAllister is a new exciting talent on the traditional music scene. Hailing from Co. Antrim, Amy is much in demand as a harpist and singer. Drawing on her traditional roots, she adopts a contemporary approach to her music with clear and distinctive vocals and a contemporary harp style.

Matthew Schellhorn
Mar
25
7:30 pm19:30

Matthew Schellhorn

Born in Yorkshire in 1977, Matthew Schellhorn has been guest soloist at several international festivals and has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and Radio France. 

BEYOND SKIN #youth4peace
Mar
8
7:30 pm19:30

BEYOND SKIN #youth4peace

Heartbeat’s touring band — ambassadors from the larger Heartbeat community of Israeli and Palestinian musicians — raises up an exuberant call of protest and unity, demonstrating the power of bridges over borders and inspiring audiences to imagine and create the future we seek.  

Rioghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet
Mar
4
7:30 pm19:30

Rioghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet

The Manchester Music Review predicts that Honeyfeet are one Jools Holland appearance away from runaway success and who are we to disagree!

Evoking the afro-funk of Mulatu Atstake, the exuberant folk of Flook, and the blues of Junior Wells without ever sounding contrived or unoriginal, Honeyfeet have in Ríoghnach Connolly one of the most striking front-women on the scene at the moment.

Cúig
Feb
25
Feb 26

Cúig

Hailing from Armagh and Tyrone Cúig have established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming trad bands in Irish music today. Their combination of ery Irish tunes; infused with a strong rock based backbone is totally unique and sets them apart from any other act on the trad scene in recent years.

David Munnelly Trio
Feb
4
7:30 pm19:30

David Munnelly Trio

David Munnelly is one of the most in uential Irish accordion players of his generation: having played with De Dannan and the Chieftains. David works on a wide variety of projects, ranging from the multi-award winning pan-European accordion ve-piece Samurai, duo McGowan/Munnelly, to the high-energy trad band Mórga.

The Super Sunday Big Breakfast Sessions
Jan
22
May 7

The Super Sunday Big Breakfast Sessions

The coffee is brewing, the papers are opening and the food is on its way. The kids are enjoying themselves working on arts and crafts and you can relax. Why? Because you are at the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Art’s Sunday sessions which return again for Autumn.

The Whileaways and Joe Fury
Jan
21
Jan 22

The Whileaways and Joe Fury

Three powerful forces in Irish roots music in their own right, Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy combine as The Whileaways to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs.

Songs for a Winters Evening
Jan
14
Jan 15

Songs for a Winters Evening

Born and raised on the Antrim Road, Belfast. Joe McKeague has been singing with world renowned folk band the Rapparree’s for 15 years and is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s finest ballad singers.

 

Síomha Brock
Dec
15
7:30 am07:30

Síomha Brock

Síomha Brock and Band

After a stunning guest appearance with Moxie in early October we moved quickly to ensure that we got Síomha back to the Duncairn as part of her Irish tour. Síomha castthe Duncairn audience under her spell and we have no doubt that you'll be smitten too.

Co. Clare native Siomha left Ireland in 2014 to take up life in Vancouver, Canada. She is returning to Ireland this winter to release her new single 'Why Did We Fall in Love?'.

Siomha plays at The Dunciarn Center with her band on December 15th as part of her Irish tour. Door 8pm. Tickets £10.

 

Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden
Dec
10
8:00 pm20:00

Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden

A feast of traditional Ulster songs from two of our finest local singers Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden who are launching their solo albums ‘Silverbridge’ and ‘The Tern and the Swallow’ at a special event here at Duncairn.

Atlas & Tonnta
Dec
3
7:30 pm19:30

Atlas & Tonnta

Atlas is the new and exciting venture from Limerick men, Cillian Doheny (Moxie) and Cillian King (Notify).

Tonnta is a newly formed traditional band based in Dublin made up of four well established musicians from around the country. 

Jack O'Rourke Band
Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

Jack O'Rourke Band

The lone figure of Jack O’Rourke seated at a piano is one that Irish gig goers are becoming more accustomed to seeing. 

John McSherry Album Launch and Concert
Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

John McSherry Album Launch and Concert

Full of stunning, new compositions for Uilleann Pipes and low whistle.

John McSherry's second solo outing, "The Seven Suns", is a musical journey into the heart of ancient Ireland, richly inlaid with elements both personal and national, the mundane and the mythical. 

The Manchester Irish Night
Nov
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Manchester Irish Night

The Manchester Irish traditional music scene has produced a long line of Internationally acclaimed, award winning and innovative musicians to rival any city in Ireland and the UK. 

Oct
28
8:00 pm20:00

Charity Fundraiser Night for The Children’s Heartbeat Trust

“Aodan was diagnosed congenital heart disease prior to being born. It is every parents’ worst fear knowing your child is going to be born unwell and Aodan’s specific condition of hypoplastic right heart syndrome, was something we had to learn about very quickly. The support we received in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children was amazing. Please come along to the music night in support of this wonderful charity.” Aoibhinn & Jake Ryan

Furnace Mountain
Oct
22
8:00 pm20:00

Furnace Mountain

“Furnace Mountain sound like a marriage between Be-Good Tanyas and the best bits of Nickel Creek — except with true Appalachian soil caked onto their boots”  THE HERALD 

North
Oct
21
8:00 pm20:00

North

On their new duo album North, Belfast-born fiddle players Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond blend shared northern musical heritage with the fruits of further-afield musical adventures to create a landmark contemporary Irish fiddle recording.