Atlantic Sessions | Midsummer Sessions

Atlantic Sessions | Midsummer Sessions

Portstewart, Various Venues • 06 – 09 July 2017

 Over 30 of our finest musicians will perform live in Portstewart during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open – all admission free!

Following the sell-out success of Atlantic Sessions in 2016 and its 2017 NI Tourism Award, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be bringing Midsummer Sessions to Portstewart during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Over 30 of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians will perform live in coffee shops, hotels, restaurants and bars across the four days – all admission free!  Visitors will have an opportunity to see high profile artists in an intimate setting, with the stunning Atlantic as a backdrop.  Each artist will play their own music for one hour on the hour, and this will form a music trail across Portstewart.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE, said: “Following the recent success of Atlantic Sessions at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards I am delighted to welcome Midsummer Sessions to Portstewart. With huge numbers of visitors expected in the area for the Irish Open it provides an exciting showcase for our home grown musical talent. World class golf coupled with this fantastic line-up of entertainment means Portstewart is tee-ing up for a memorable start to the summer season.”

With a rise in the number, and quality, of musicians and bands making headlines and enjoying success in the international marketplace, and new and innovative music businesses based here, Midsummer Sessions has a significant role to play in developing music tourism, appreciating the ongoing success stories and showcasing this on the global stage.

As with Atlantic Sessions, programming of Midsummer Sessions is by Snow Water, this time in association with Third Bar, and its Director Carolyn Mathers commented:

“Northern Ireland is extraordinary in the richness of its artistic talent and Midsummer Sessions is a perfect opportunity to showcase our creative energy to international audiences, who will have an opportunity to witness our finest singer-songwriters and bands play live in intimate environments. We’re very grateful for the support of the hospitality sector and delighted that interest in Northern Ireland’s music scene is stronger than ever.”

With over 10 venues in Portstewart taking part, artists involved include Beauty Sleep, Brand New Friend, Callum Stewart, Chris Keyes, Cup o Joe with Eilidh Patterson, Emer Maguire, Gerry Norman, Larks, Mandy and Graham Bingham, Matt McGinn, Peter J McCauley, Rory Nellis, Joshua Burnisde, No Oil Paintings, Sam Wickens, Son of the Hound, Tony Villiers & the Villains and Verse Chorus Verse.

Thursday 06 July 
TIME
ARTIST
VENUE
4pm
Sam Wickens
The Paper Fig
7pm
Chris Keyes
Manina Restaurant
9pm
Callum Stewart & band
Harry’s Shack
11pm
Tony Villiers & the Villains
The Anchor Complex

 Friday 07 July

TIME
ARTIST
VENUE
4pm
Son of the Hound
Warke’s Deli
7pm
Beauty Sleep
Shenanigans
9pm
Larks
Harry’s Shack
11pm
Cup O Joe with Eilidh Patterson
The Anchor Complex

 Saturday 08 July

TIME
ARTIST
VENUE
4pm
Peter J McCauley
The Three Kings
5pm
Matt McGinn
Roughan’s Ice-Cream & Coffee Shop
6pm
Gerry Norman
New York Inn
7pm
Verse Chorus Verse
Manina Restaurant
8pm
Brand New Friend
Shenanigans
9.30pm
Mandy & Graham Bingham
Cromore Halt
 
Sunday 09 July
TIME
ARTIST
VENUE
4pm
Emer Maguire
Warke’s Deli
5pm
Rory Nellis
Manina Restaurant
6.30pm
Joshua Burnside
Harry’s Shack
7.30pm
No Oil Paintings
The Anchor Complex

 

Join us again for Atlantic Sessions: 16 – 19 November 2017!
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