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Area: Ards North Down

The Category Ards and North Down is a subset of South East of Northern Ireland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ards and North Down which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Ards Choral Society

- Comber Brass

- Peninsula Choir [Ards]

- Wellington Memorial Silver Band

 

! Ards and North Down KEY
VISITS (to Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)153

‘A jam packed programme of the some of the world’s most talented guitarists! ... This annual event remains fresh and vibrant with sell out performances every year.’ Held Early April.

 

* Ards International Guitar Festival
VISITS (to Website)101
VIEWS (of this Record)226

'Set in the beautiful seaside town of Bangor, just 15 miles from Belfast, with easy access by sea and low cost air travel, this highly successful Festival offers classes in Youth, Mixed, Ladies and Male Voice Choirs, Ladies and Mens' Barbershop, plus Madrigal, Sacred and Light Entertainment Sections, all of which offer substantial monetary prizes, with the Open Choral Competition offering a top prize of £1000!' Held Early April.

 

* Bangor International Choral Festival
VISITS (to Website)369
VIEWS (of this Record)577

Founded 1948: ‘A competitive festival for amateurs of all ages. There are classes for Piano, Vocal, Instrumental, Irish Traditional, Choral and Music Theatre ... Supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council’. Held Mid November.

 

* Holywood Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)349

'In 2005 the local Council of the borough of North Down conferred the status of Borough Ambassador on Bangor Ladies Choir. This is the first conferment ever to an external Organisation outside of the Council Membership and the Choir were privileged and proud to accept this unique position. As Ambassadors the Choir represent the Borough of North Down on all of their travels, and, whether it be Province wide or worldwide, they carry out their duties with pride.'

 

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Bangor Ladies Choir
VISITS (to Website)332
VIEWS (of this Record)681

'We are men in Northern Ireland, from all walks of life, living reasonably close to the seaside town of Donaghadee on the North East corner of County Down, meeting every Monday evening for practice and enjoying concerts, church services, performances for charity events in locations one may not expect to see or hear a male voice choir. Competitions have been attended with many successes over the years but our greatest achevements have been the continued charity work and the enjoyment of choral singing with friends from all corners of the world.'

+ Donaghadee Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)255
VIEWS (of this Record)528

‘An SSAA choir based in Comber. It was formed in September 2012 by Edwin Gray and former pupils of Strathearn School, Belfast, but a warm welcome is extended to all female singers aged 18-35. The Choir aims to perform a wide variety of music to a high standard; their repertoire is extensive and includes pieces from many musical periods and styles – including sacred, folk, jazz and spirituals. The choir performs at venues both in Ireland and further afield ... The Miskelly Chorale has also, since its inception, enjoyed considerable success at Festivals.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Miskelly Chorale
VISITS (to Website)87
VIEWS (of this Record)219

'A multi-purpose venue for everyone to use. It will host cultural, educational and heritage events and activities to include film shows, concerts, exhibitions, literary events, talks and much more ... The ethos of the organ restoration was to encourage the general public to explore and play the instrument. In addition, much of its inner workings have been encased with glass - uniquely allowing a fascinating appreciation of the workings of the instrument.'

 

@ The Portico of Ards
VISITS (to Website)464
VIEWS (of this Record)422

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