NI’s Top Musicians Take to the Waterfront Stage in Honor of Key Workers Who Helped Society During the Pandemic
Some of Northern Ireland’s best musicians, actors and comedians will take the stage for a concert honoring key workers who have helped the company weather the pandemic.
ive at the Waterfront on Friday October 22 will feature the best of local musical and artistic talent – past, present and future.
Described as a celebration of extraordinary talent, the acts will be performed free of charge to thank charities and workers in the health, social service and food retail industries.
Programming includes Ash, Cara Dillon, Foy Vance, May McFettridge, Ian McElhinney and NI Opera.
Organizers say it is “a forward-looking and inclusive event to recognize and showcase talented people from across Northern Ireland”.
Joe Dougan, Shine Concert Promoter and Carolyn Mathers, Director of Snow Water Productions, said: “We are extremely excited about Live at the Waterfront! concert.
“This is a unique opportunity to showcase the fantastic artists and performers we have in Northern Ireland, to support the arts sector and bring them together to perform live after so many months of theaters and concert halls closed. .
“We are grateful for the financial support from the UK government which made this event possible. “
Over 60% of tickets will go to key workers in health and social services, food retail and charities.
Audience members will enjoy music ranging from rock, classical, indie, traditional and opera to americana.
On the program, platinum-record rock band Downpatrick, Ash, who scored several songs in the UK Singles Chart’s top 40; Grammy-nominated Irish folk group Beoga, who co-wrote Galway Girl with Ed Sheeran; and award-winning Foy Vance, whose music has featured on numerous television shows.
Ryan McMullan, whose songwriting talent has led to sold-out shows around the world; and JC Stewart, who co-wrote with Lewis Capaldi, Niall Horan and was named MTV’s Artist of the Month for his latest EP.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Martin, who has performed across the world from Mostar Bridge and the Royal Albert Hall, in addition to being performed on the International Space Station, will perform on Uilleann’s pipes; while Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Soak also received the Irish Choice Music Prize Album of the Year.
A selection of our beloved comedians will make an appearance, including Paddy Raff, Tim McGarry, Micky Bartlett and May McFettridge, who completed 30 years at the Grand Opera House.
Audiences will also be treated to a mix of highlights from recent films and TV series produced in Northern Ireland. Additionally, some of our top actors, including Ian McElhinney, will be reading clips from works such as Ciaran Carson, Leontia Flynn and Seamus Heaney.
People can request tickets through local media.
The concert is jointly produced by NI’s Shine and Snow Water Productions, and will be filmed for television by Green Inc Film and Television.
It is supported by the BPI, Arts Council NI and NI Screen and funded by the Northern Ireland Office.