BBC Music Day | BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Two NI
Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 June 2017
BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Two Northern Ireland
BBC Music Day is a UK-wide annual celebration of music that aims to unite communities and generations through their love of music
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BBC Music Day is a UK-wide annual celebration of music that aims to unite communities and generations through their love of music. The theme for this year’s BBC Music Day is the power of music – to bring people together, to enhance feelings of well-being and to create unforgettable memories.
It will be broadcast across BBC Radio and BBC Local Radio and BBC Television and this year will take place not just on Thursday 15 June but also in the week leading up to and after BBC Music Day.
Locally Sean Coyle will be live with a special programme from Drumcullen in County Armagh on Thursday 15 June, on BBC Radio Ulster from 10.30am, while his colleague Hugo Duncan broadcasts live from the Earlies Potato Festival in Comber, County Down from 1.30pm, followed at 3pm by Kerry McLean presenting a Music Day special from Studio 8, BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast.
Caption: From left, jazz musicians Joseph Leighton, Lewis Smith, Katharine Timoney, Steve Davis, Matt Evans, Scott Flanigan, Linley Hamilton, James Anderson, Rebecca Montgomery and Jack Kelly ahead of recording for the Blackstaff Sessions in the BBC’s Blackstaff studios in Belfast recently. Jazz World with Linley Hamilton is on Friday 16 June on BBC Radio Ulster at 10pm
Later in the day viewers can enjoy ATL@30 on BBC Two Northern Ireland at 10pm, a live concert specially recorded for BBC Music Day, celebrating over 30 years of BBC Northern Ireland’s longest running new music programme ‘Across The Line’. There will be performances from established and emerging acts including The Divine Comedy, Villagers, Therapy?, The Four of Us, Soak, R51 and Saint Sister. BBC Music Day continues its celebration in Northern Ireland across the weekend with bespoke content on BBC Radio Ulster.
On Friday 16 June at 10pm Jazz World with Linley Hamilton presents some of the best, young, local jazz musicians recorded recently in the BBC’s Blackstaff Studios, Belfast, including Joseph Leighton, Scott Flanigan, Steve Davis, Rebecca Montgomery, Matt Evans, Lewis Smith, Jack Kelly and Katharine Timoney.
While from 3pm on Sunday 18 June Classical Connections with John Toal offers a platform for some of the best, young, local Classical musicians recorded in the BBC’s Blackstaff studios with soprano Elaine Pelan, flautist Kristan Swain, pianist Rowel Friers, violinist Sam Kane, recorder player Rebecca Doherty and guitarist Anselm McDonnell.
Rounding off the weekend of bespoke local music will be Folk Club with Lynette Fay at 7pm, as Lynette presents a programme of the best, young, local Folk musicians also recorded in the BBC Blackstaff studios in Belfast.