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Region: North East N. Ireland

The Category Antrim and Newtownabbey is a subset of North 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 Antrim and Newtownabbey 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):

- Antrim Community Choir

- Ballyclare Music Festival

- Ballyduff Silver Band

 

 

! Antrim and Newtownabbey KEY
VISITS (to Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)134

The Category Causeway Coast and Glens is a subset of North East of Northern Ireland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Causeway Coast and Glens 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):

- Flowerfield Arts Centre

- Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre

 

! Causeway Coast and Glens KEY
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of this Record)53

The Category Mid and East Antrim is a subset of North East of Northern Ireland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Mid and East Antrim 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):

- 1st Larne Old Boys’ Association Silver Band

 

! Mid and East Antrim KEY
VISITS (to Website)34
VIEWS (of this Record)41

'The Festival takes place during February and March in the new Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena which has modern facilities for most major performing arts. The Festival provides a wide opportunity for performers at all stages of music, speech, drama and dance. There are two Gala Nights : the Instrumental Festival Night on the first Saturday evening of the Music weeks and the Vocal and Prizewinners Gala on the last Saturday evening.'

 

* Ballymena Festival of Music Speech and Dance
VISITS (to Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)657

'Amateur festivals have been active for over a century in our local communities and increasing leisure time and better educational opportunities are producing many talented amateur musicians, speakers and actors. Preparing for and performing at a festival involves young people in group activity and individual achievement. They gain a deeper appreciation of their repertoire and of the work of others. Each performer receives an adjudication from an expert in the genre entered. The inspiration gained from skilled adjudicators raises standards in amateur work throughout the country and all performers should leave with a sense of achievement.'  Held Late April - Early May.

 

* Carrickfergus Musical Festival Association
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)510

‘Offers one to one tuition to children and adults alike in a wide variety of musical instruments ... Causeway School of Music opened in January 2006. It is now a thriving community of talented people, young and not so young, aspiring to master the instrument of their choice. Our catchment area for students currently stretches from Cushendall to Ballykelly and Portrush to Randalstown.‘

 

* Causeway School of Music
VISITS (to Website)308
VIEWS (of this Record)301

'Has become a regular fixture of Limavady’s social calendar since 1997. As a non profit making organisation, the Festival has only been made possible by the generosity of the local community and business owners, and we’d like to say “Thank You” to each and every one of you.' Held Mid June.

 

Category Jazz Festivals
* Danny Boy Jazz & Blues Festival
VISITS (to Website)317
VIEWS (of this Record)458

'A completely voluntary body ... We provide tuition and opportunities to anyone wanting to try their hand at Traditional Irish Music, and over the course of 15 years have provided these to over 1,900 budding musicians.'

 

* Glengormley School of Traditional Music
VISITS (to Website)239
VIEWS (of this Record)423

Friends of the Festival Scheme  'Each year the Festival is an excellent means of encouraging and unearthing the vast musical talent found in Larne, its environs, and the East Antrim area. The Executive Committee needs financial support to ensure the continuance of this important event, and to that end the Friends of the Festival Scheme has been introduced. This brings together keen supporters of music who are willing to contribute £10-£40 annually to ensure that Larne Music Festival remains an integral part of the Northern Ireland Festival scene.' Festival held Early April.

 

* Larne Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)221
VIEWS (of this Record)548

'Would you like to be involved with an organisation that offers friendship and fellowship? As well as engagements in many parts of N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland there could also be the opportunity to undertake short trips to Britain and Europe and on occasions to perform in festivals and with leading British and Irish artists ...'

+ Ballyclare Male Choir
VISITS (to Website)261
VIEWS (of this Record)527

'BCO is a charitable organization that exists to promote classical music through concerts, festivals, schools programmes and workshops. The Orchestra consists of musicians from Ballymena and across Northern Ireland: professional musicians, teachers and advanced students, and welcomes applications for new membership. The orchestra is supported by a voluntary committee which oversees all aspects of orchestra life and development.'

 

+ Ballymena Chamber Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)211
VIEWS (of this Record)391

'A cross-community organisation, affiliated to Holy Trinity Church in the Parish of Ballywillan, Portrush, which seeks to promote and encourage all aspects of Theatrical Arts in an environment of friendship, support and responsibility ... The main BDG production is, of course, their musical in which most time, effort and money is invested.'

 

+ Ballywillan Drama Group
VISITS (to Website)238
VIEWS (of this Record)450

‘50 strong mixed voice choir ... singing a varied repertoire of sacred & secular music ... It has singers from all professions who base themselves in Ballyclare, a town well known for its musical traditions. Regular singing throughout the province keeps them busy and they are always adding to their membership and repertoire.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Clare Chorale
VISITS (to Website)241
VIEWS (of this Record)282

'The Main Society  performs a week of concerts in November each year in the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl. These concerts are reprised on a number of occasions throughout the rest of the season (Sep-May), often as fundraising events for local churches, clubs and societies. In addition to the concerts, we perform a musical show for a week in the Theatre at the Mill, usually in March ... FMS Youth performs a full-length show each year. They may also take part in the main society’s concerts, if this can be accommodated.'

 

+ Fortwilliam Musical Society
VISITS (to Website)437
VIEWS (of this Record)587

'The Choir sings a wide range of secular and sacred music, both classical and modern. The concerts raise funds for national charities and also support smaller local ventures. The Choir has performed in the past to a wider audience in Ireland, Great Britain, Germany and Canada. Come and join us ...'

+ Seven Towers Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)176
VIEWS (of this Record)397

'In addition to contesting and concert performances individual members and groups have scored notable successes in various Music Festivals throughout the Province. The younger players connected with our Junior Band have been particularly successful in these events ... After a continued and consistent run of wins over a number of years a decision was made in August 2015 that the band would move up to the Championship Section after an absence of almost 30 years.'

 

+ Third Carrickfergus Band
VISITS (to Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)463

'The Riverside is unique, in a Northern Ireland context, by having both a totally variable stage and seating facility. It can offer facilities for traditional proscenium arch (i.e. “end-on”, the traditional theatre style) and also for thrust (where the audience is seated on three sides around a horseshoe-shaped performance area, bordered by a two-foot deep moat). It can also facilitate an orchestra pit, in the centre of the auditorium, for up to twenty players.'

 

@ Riverside Theatre
VISITS (to Website)303
Also indexedUlster University
VIEWS (of this Record)385

Summer Music at St Patrick’s ‘A series of summer recitals by local, national and international artists  ... Admission free.’

 

@ St Patrick’s Coleraine
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)229

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