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Region: West N. Ireland

The Category Derry City and Strabane is a subset of West of Northern Ireland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Derry City and Strabane 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):

- Walled City Music

 

! Derry City and Strabane KEY
VISITS (to Website)69
VIEWS (of this Record)91

The Category Fermanagh and Omagh is a subset of West of Northern Ireland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fermanagh and Omagh 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):

- Fermanagh Choral Society

- Fermanagh Concert Band

- Letterbreen Silver Band

- Maguiresbridge Silver Band

- Omagh Music Society

 

! Fermanagh and Omagh KEY
VISITS (to Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)137

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

- Craic Theatre & Arts Centre

- Dungannon Silver

- Murley Silver Band

 

Category Mid Ulster
! Mid Ulster KEY
VISITS (to Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)67

'Created as a joyous celebration of choral music-making, the festival provides opportunities for competitive and non-competitive participation for singers across a wide range of styles, ensembles and ages. School, national and international choirs are invited to take part in a range of competitions across the five-day festival including Equal Voice, Mixed Voice, Youth, Sacred, Popular, Jazz & Gospel, and Vocal Ensemble categories.' Held Mid October.

 

* City of Derry International Choir Festival
VISITS (to Website)530
VIEWS (of this Record)475

‘Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s Regional Resource Centre for the Meitheal Uladh Region. This region incorporates Counties Antrim, Derry, Donegal, Down & Tyrone. Dún Uladh, along with the 6 other Meitheal Regional Centres across Ireland, makes the Comhaltas vision to “give people genuine access to the traditional arts” a reality. This is a unique centre for authentic Irish traditions, promoting Irish music, song, dance, drama and other native art forms, situated in the heart of Ulster. The centre provides facilities for Comhaltas members from across the region and across the Country. It hosts performances ranging from professionally produced concerts to informal sessions. The Centre also hosts music classes, Seminars and workshops for musicians and office bearers as part of the Comhaltas development plan.’

 

* Dún Uladh
VISITS (to Website)304
VIEWS (of this Record)313

'Established in 1921 and from small beginnings it has developed into the flourishing festival it is today.A Music week takes place in the first week of March each year followed by a Verse Speaking and Drama week. Well over a thousand young people from across the community participate annually, performing as individuals, groups and in the increasingly popular section for choirs. An experienced team of local volunteers is responsible for planning and organising the Festival which has become an important annual event in the Dungannon area.'

 

* Dungannon Music and Drama Festival
VISITS (to Website)352
VIEWS (of this Record)410

Fermanagh's only Arts Festival ... Running even a small festival takes a mammoth amount of time and effort. So why do I and my team of helpers bother? The answer, which is well known, is that festivals are good for you!! They are your mental “five-a-day” - or should that be Flive-a-day! It is also a fact that societies with a rich cultural life are better to live in. Many have realised this which is why festivals like Edinburgh, Galway, Sligo and Belfast continue to grow year on year. So here's your opportunity to enjoy, locally, a range of live, artistic experiences that aim to bring people together socially for their collective enjoyment.' Held Early October.

 

Category Arts Festivals
* Fermanagh Live
VISITS (to Website)311
VIEWS (of this Record)585

‘The Festival comprises an extensive programme of events including concerts, workshops, masterclasses, choral events, events for children, community events, session trail, band competition and much more. It features some of the world’s finest musicians from Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandinavia and Canada, with music from a wide range of genres represented, including Irish traditional, roots, world and folk ... The Irish tradition of spontaneous, unplugged traditional music sessions is one of our most exclusive cultural offerings, and it is the backbone of the festival, ensuring that even the most casual visitors will be immersed in a unique cultural tradition throughout the festival.‘ Held Late January - Early February. (Imbolc ‘is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox’. [Wikipedia 17 January 2018])

 

Category Arts Festivals
* IMBOLC International Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)440
VIEWS (of this Record)343

'Established in 2004, we are the leading music school in Magherafelt and the Mid Ulster area. Our music lessons cater for all ages, tastes, and abilities ... If you love music and performing as much as we do, then get in touch for more information or to book us for your event!'

 

* Mid Ulster School of Music
VISITS (to Website)287
VIEWS (of this Record)401

'The School is self-funded and has an extensive programme of outreach and community work, incorporating not only musicians, but other cultural groups and organisations from within the city. The aim is to provide a dynamic and supportive environment that can help young musicians discover their talents and flourish. With new facilities and a favourable location, the eventual addition of the best local instrumental teachers, concerts and competitions, as well as musical ensembles, students have the ability to unleash their full potential.'

 

* St Columb’s School of Music
VISITS (to Website)95
VIEWS (of this Record)97

‘We have fully qualified professionals with a wealth of experience & ability in providing expert tuition ... and are opened 6 days a week after school hours to provide the people of the town and surrounding area opportunities to learn new instruments and be part of an organisation that produces new work, allows formal examinations (Trinity Board) and provides means with which people can perform and develop their creative and artistic education.'

 

* The Arts Academy Strabane
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)488

Formed 2001: ‘Codetta is an internationally acclaimed chamber choir based in Derry, N. Ireland ... From an initial group of two choirs, the scheme has now expanded to cater for over 200 choristers performing in a variety of ensembles: Primary Girls, Junior Girls, Boys, Youth and Codetta. Codetta’s members are all originally from Derry but now live, work and study in towns and cities throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe. The wide-ranging repertoire that the choir performs is prepared at intensive weekend rehearsals held monthly throughout the year’.

+ Codetta
VISITS (to Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)309

'A cross-community choir that has its base in St. Swithin's Church, Magherafelt. The choir has members from numerous surrounding towns, especially Cookstown, but also from Draperstown, Dungiven and Coleraine. Sperrin Choir have been giving a number of concerts every year in different locations including the Burnavon in Cookstown, as well as concerts in Limerick, Sligo, Roscommon and Brittany (as part of the Town Twinning Scheme).'

Category Community Choirs
+ Sperrin Choir
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of this Record)609

'With an eclectic mix of events including music, comedy, dance, drama, workshops, festivals, exhibitions, and family shows, there is certainly something for everyone ... at The Alley.’

 

@ Alley Arts & Conference Centre
VISITS (to Website)438
VIEWS (of this Record)415

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is an award-winning Irish language, arts and cultural centre in Derry City ... Alongside a year-round programme of arts activity and performances, the organization has delivered several large-scale festivals ... and continues to produce a challenging and diverse programme to cater for all ages and communities.’

 

@ Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
VISITS (to Website)205
VIEWS (of this Record)275

‘Opened in August 2001 following many years of campaigning that began as far back as the 1960s! The opening of the Millennium Forum marked a new beginning in the city’s cultural life. The £14m project brought to fruition the city’s ambition to have a world class purpose- built 1020-seat theatre, conference centre and community facility for everyone.'

 

@ Millennium Forum Theatre
VISITS (to Website)240
VIEWS (of this Record)448

‘Gateway to the ancient Hill of The O’Neill and the adjoining Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre featuring a free interactive history exhibition as well as hosting a diverse range of arts and cultural activities ... Step inside the old Belfast Bank in Dungannon, now transformed into Ranfurly Arts and Visitor Centre, and you stand not just in a beautifully renovated Victorian centrepiece at the heart of the town, but also at the threshold of one of the most ancient sites in Ulster – The Hill of The O’Neill.‘

@ Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre
VISITS (to Website)368
VIEWS (of this Record)619

‘The Cathedral is widely recognised locally, nationally and internationally for its active promotion of ecumenical and bridge-building activities and this role is reflected in the regard in which the building is held as a religious venue which is acceptable to all sections of the community.'

 

Category Cathedrals
@ St Columb's Cathedral
VISITS (to Website)699
VIEWS (of this Record)580

'Since opening in 2007, Strule Arts Centre has welcomed hundreds of thousands of patrons to be entertained by performances from professional hire, community and amateur based organisations including school performances, workshops, classes, art exhibitions and conferences. Strule Arts Centre offers creative outlets and opportunities for local, national and international talent.'

 

@ Strule Arts Centre
VISITS (to Website)346
VIEWS (of this Record)494

’Offers a year-round programme of drama, classical music, opera, ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, blues, comedy, country music as well as school performances and community events.'

 

@ The Ardhowen
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)402

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