5 Gigs You Need To See In Belfast This Year
May 19, 2017 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

One of the most enjoyable things you can do in Ireland is check out local gigs and concerts. Whether it’s because you like the people, group or singers in concert or you simply just enjoy the buzz and atmosphere that comes with a great gig. We’re looking up north at 5 gigs you need to see in Belfast in 2017.

1. The Beatles Are Back

made-in-liverpool-beatles-tribute

Date: Saturday 01 July 2017

Location: Crumlin Road Gaol, North Belfast

Arguably one of the best bands, The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.

Made in Liverpool, Beatles tribute Band are resident at The Cavern Club Liverpool. Originally named The Fab Four, they were the first Beatles tribute band to play the Cavern when it re-opened. Born and bred in Liverpool, the band perform at venues world-wide and can be booked for landmark celebrations, corporate events and festivals.

Their performance as The Beatles is unique, uncontrived and mind blowing, their show is without doubt exciting and not to be missed! Like John, Paul, George and Ringo, Made in Liverpool are all Liverpudlians and they naturally sound like The Beatles.

2. An Evening with The New Irish Choir and Orchestra

new-irish-arts-belfast

Date: Saturday 17 June 2017

Location: Belfast Cathedral

This amazing concert sounds like an experience and a half.

The New Irish Choir and Orchestra are known for their large events in the Waterfront Hall each Christmas and for regular appearances on BBC and RTÉ radio and television.

This event promises to be a unique and intimate concert featuring a smaller group of players and singers performing with the audience seated around the performers. I would 100% recommend going to see this concert, especially if you have an interest in classical music!

3. The Beach Boys

the-beach-boys

Date: Saturday 20 May, 2017

Location: SSE Arena Belfast

A personal favourite of mine, The Beach Boys are an iconic band who were formed in 1961 in California. They are one of the most influential groups of the rock era with songs like; Good Vibrations, Surfin’ USA, Kokomo and many, many more.

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them in the US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and are listed at No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

I would definitely recommend going to see The Beach Boys, their music is catchy and still very much listened to today.

4. A Summer Night With The Country Stars

a-summer-night-with-the-country-stars

Date: Thursday 25 May, 2017

Location: The Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island

Now even I have to say that I had to do some research into this show, but it sounds very intriguing and is something you should consider attending if you’re free or enjoy country music.

It sounds like something the whole family could enjoy.

Join six of Ireland’s top singers for a fantastic ‘A Night with the Country Stars’ show all at one event. The night will feature Louise Morrissey, Ritchie Remo, Eamon McCann, Stephen Smyth, Joe Moore and Tony Kerr, with a fantastic full live band. Each act will showcase their trade mark Country classics in a show that must not be missed.

5. A Special Audience with Sir James Galway and the Ulster Orchestra

james-galway-flute-new

Date: 1 June 2017

Location: Belfast Waterfront, City Centre

Sir James Galway, OBE (born 8 December 1939) is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed, “The Man with the Golden Flute.” Galway became one of the first flute players to establish an international career as a soloist.

He has played with Sadler’s Wells Opera, Covent Garden Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Sir James Galway is obviously well used to playing with orchestras and even conducting them which means that this concert will be absolutely phenomenal. Fun Fact – After his education, he spent 15 years in an orchestra!

The Ulster Orchestra is the only full-time professional orchestra in Northern Ireland. It gives concerts across Northern Ireland, including performances at the Belfast Festival, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The orchestra currently employs 63 full-time musicians and 17 administrative support staff. This sounds like a very relaxing evening to spend in the company of a true musical legend.

So there you have it, 5 gigs that are not to be missed in Belfast this year. They are all coming up soon, so if one takes your fancy, I suggest you get yourself some tickets right away.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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5 Gigs You Need To See In Belfast This Year
May 19, 2017 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

One of the most enjoyable things you can do in Ireland is check out local gigs and concerts. Whether it’s because you like the people, group or singers in concert or you simply just enjoy the buzz and atmosphere that comes with a great gig. We’re looking up north at 5 gigs you need to see in Belfast in 2017.

1. The Beatles Are Back

made-in-liverpool-beatles-tribute

Date: Saturday 01 July 2017

Location: Crumlin Road Gaol, North Belfast

Arguably one of the best bands, The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.

Made in Liverpool, Beatles tribute Band are resident at The Cavern Club Liverpool. Originally named The Fab Four, they were the first Beatles tribute band to play the Cavern when it re-opened. Born and bred in Liverpool, the band perform at venues world-wide and can be booked for landmark celebrations, corporate events and festivals.

Their performance as The Beatles is unique, uncontrived and mind blowing, their show is without doubt exciting and not to be missed! Like John, Paul, George and Ringo, Made in Liverpool are all Liverpudlians and they naturally sound like The Beatles.

2. An Evening with The New Irish Choir and Orchestra

new-irish-arts-belfast

Date: Saturday 17 June 2017

Location: Belfast Cathedral

This amazing concert sounds like an experience and a half.

The New Irish Choir and Orchestra are known for their large events in the Waterfront Hall each Christmas and for regular appearances on BBC and RTÉ radio and television.

This event promises to be a unique and intimate concert featuring a smaller group of players and singers performing with the audience seated around the performers. I would 100% recommend going to see this concert, especially if you have an interest in classical music!

3. The Beach Boys

the-beach-boys

Date: Saturday 20 May, 2017

Location: SSE Arena Belfast

A personal favourite of mine, The Beach Boys are an iconic band who were formed in 1961 in California. They are one of the most influential groups of the rock era with songs like; Good Vibrations, Surfin’ USA, Kokomo and many, many more.

The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide, thirty-six of them in the US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), four reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time and are listed at No. 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”

I would definitely recommend going to see The Beach Boys, their music is catchy and still very much listened to today.

4. A Summer Night With The Country Stars

a-summer-night-with-the-country-stars

Date: Thursday 25 May, 2017

Location: The Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island

Now even I have to say that I had to do some research into this show, but it sounds very intriguing and is something you should consider attending if you’re free or enjoy country music.

It sounds like something the whole family could enjoy.

Join six of Ireland’s top singers for a fantastic ‘A Night with the Country Stars’ show all at one event. The night will feature Louise Morrissey, Ritchie Remo, Eamon McCann, Stephen Smyth, Joe Moore and Tony Kerr, with a fantastic full live band. Each act will showcase their trade mark Country classics in a show that must not be missed.

5. A Special Audience with Sir James Galway and the Ulster Orchestra

james-galway-flute-new

Date: 1 June 2017

Location: Belfast Waterfront, City Centre

Sir James Galway, OBE (born 8 December 1939) is an Irish virtuoso flute player from Belfast, nicknamed, “The Man with the Golden Flute.” Galway became one of the first flute players to establish an international career as a soloist.

He has played with Sadler’s Wells Opera, Covent Garden Opera, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Sir James Galway is obviously well used to playing with orchestras and even conducting them which means that this concert will be absolutely phenomenal. Fun Fact – After his education, he spent 15 years in an orchestra!

The Ulster Orchestra is the only full-time professional orchestra in Northern Ireland. It gives concerts across Northern Ireland, including performances at the Belfast Festival, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. The orchestra currently employs 63 full-time musicians and 17 administrative support staff. This sounds like a very relaxing evening to spend in the company of a true musical legend.

So there you have it, 5 gigs that are not to be missed in Belfast this year. They are all coming up soon, so if one takes your fancy, I suggest you get yourself some tickets right away.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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