Warm Welcome At Open House

It's festival time up North as Belfast comes alive tonight and into the weekend at the Coors Light Open House Festival.

Running until Sunday, 27th September, it is all happening around the city's arts & cultural flavoured Cathedral Quarter.

English singer-songwriter Beth Orton opens events and over 50 acts, including established international and local performers, will also take to the stage.

Music genres featured in this year's line-up include Americana, New-Folk, Irish Traditional, Bluegrass, Cajun and Punk-Blues.

Carrick-on-Shannon based Traditional musician, Harry Bradley, (pictured) plays support with Michael Clarkson and Seamus O'Kane tomorrow night as the lead singer and pianist for the Hothouse Flowers, Liam O'Maonlai tops the bill at the Black Box.

Along with Donal O'Connor, Martin Meehand and Seamie O'Dowd, the passionate musician and singer will blast the venue with his own brand of trad music.

There are a number of free events too, including the ChilliFest Marquees, at the Custom House Square, offering free admission as part of Culture Night Belfast on Friday.

Free sessions are also scheduled over the entire period in McHugh's, the Duke of York and the John Hewitt as well as one on Sunday in the festival HQ, the Premier Inn Hotel.

A Sunday highlight will be the double Grammy award-winner Steve Earle who appears on the main stage at Custom House Square.

For more details see: Open House


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