Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
31st July - 4th August 2017
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Special Events

Special Events


‘Ceathair - Four’ - Barry Kerr
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

‘Ceathair - Four’ - Barry Kerr

‘Ceathair - Four’

Barry Kerr's vision for his upcoming exhibition was cultivated from the word ‘CEATHAIR’ — the Irish word for ‘Four’.

Kerr has chosen four inspirational figures from the Irish musical tradition from each of the four provinces and has created a body of work inspired by their music, poetry and song.

He has drawn on and responded to the work, emotions and experiences of these musical and poetic masters to bring us on a powerful journey into the essence of their music, poetry and song.

The work is underpinned by themes including connection to land, place and the sea; music, song and language passed down through the generations; and representations of the otherworld in traditional Irish music.

The exhibition will be launched with a musical performance by Barry relative to the works, along with special guests Séamus Begley, Síle Denvir and Dónal O’Connor.


 

 

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'The Fox's Lament' - Martin Meehan - CD Launch
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

'The Fox's Lament' - Martin Meehan - CD Launch

Music by Martin Meehan (Flute), Paul Meehan (Guitar) & Francis McIlduff (UIlleann Pipes, Bodhrán & Whistles)

Martin Meehan is originally from Manchester but now living in Armagh. He learnt music from Michael McGoldrick and Peter Carberry in Manchester and later he learnt to play the uilleann pipes at the Armagh Pipers Club. Martin currently teaches flute at the club and has released a solo flute CD entitled 'Three's Company'. Today he releases his second solo flute album entitled 'The Fox's Lament'.

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Belfast Traditional Music Trail
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Belfast Traditional Music Trail

Thursday 3rd August 4pm - 6.30pm
Tickets: £15
Website: www.belfasttradtrail.com

The Belfast Traditional Music Trail is a unique way to experience Irish music. With two professional musicians as your guides, walk through cobbled alleyways, past famous landmarks and on to private bars in some of the city’s oldest buildings. At each of the three stops you will be treated to a performance of traditional tunes, songs and stories, all of which make up your own personal ‘session’. Enjoy a local beer, cider, whiskey or Guinness while learning about the instruments, language, customs and history that make up Ireland’s vibrant musical tradition. Join us on this interactive experience and discover why Belfast is considered one of Ireland’s best cities for Traditional Irish Music.

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‘Tadhg and the Pockel’ by Michael Sands - Book Signing & Session
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

‘Tadhg and the Pockel’ by Michael Sands - Book Signing & Session

Michael Sands hails from Newry, Co Down and has been involved in folk and traditional music his whole life. He now resides in Ballycastle, Co Antrim and is a regular on the local traditional music scene as both teacher and player. He has also released three books - a children’s novel ‘Nut Hollow, the Knife and Nefairious’, and two collections of poetry – ‘Away with Words’ and ‘A Moment’s Notice’. This latest book is set in a world he knows well and is an honest look at traditional music, her musicians and the sheer joy, fun and talent therein.

Join the Author for a book signing and live music session. 

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'The Light of Other Days'
Jul
31
to Aug 4

'The Light of Other Days'

During the 2017 The Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music, an exhibition of photographs of traditional musicians will be on show in the foyer at the Ulster University, York St., Belfast

 

The photographs are by Belfast based photographer Jim Maginn. The work is from his personal archive and feature portraits made since the mid 1980s. 

 

The exhibition, 'The Light of Other Days' was last shown in Belfast in 2012. It has been shown at the Void Gallery Derry, The Gallery of Photography Dublin and Oulu Finland. The show will include new work. 

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