After many months of patient waiting live music is back at Portico Ards. This August you can enjoy performances by Insieme Brass and Brendan Quinn and his guests.

Insieme Brass

Sat 21 August 2021 From 19:30 to 21:15

Tickets: £15

Insieme, the Italian word for together, is giving brass players the chance to practice and learn new music.

On a mission to establish brass music as serious chamber music, Insieme Brass is developing pace-setting programmes, commissioning new works and collaborative projects, and engaging in broadcasts and educational performances.  

Performing live, they bring an exciting expression of chamber music to Belfast this August.

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Brendan Quinn: Country Meets Trad

Saturday 28th August 2021 From 19:30 to 21:30

Tickets: £20

Country singer Brendan Quinn invites you to enjoy his live performance, where country meets traditional Irish music. Bringing the accordion and fiddle is Dermot Byrne and Ciaran Tourish, from Donegal group Altan. Together, they will perform a series of acoustic shows with a mix of Country, Trad and Americana.

With over 50 years of music behind him, Brendan Quinn has many hit songs, such as It’s Four In The morning, Bandy The Rodeo Clown and Daddy’s Little Girl. His recent albums ‘Tickin’ Over’ and ‘Lockdown’ have received critical acclaim and airplay from the likes of Ronan Collins (RTE).

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