Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2015

cqaf2015Spring is springing. Must be time for the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

CARA GIBNEY: This year it runs 30th April – 10th May, so you’ve plenty of time to squeeze in at least one show. Problem is, once you look at that programme, you’ll probably want to squeeze in more than just the one…

They’ve been doing all they can to keep the festival young and beautiful over the years. They’ve had the big hitters in the past like Martha Reeves and Ginger Baker just last year; and The Stranglers this year! They actively nourish the local music scene by providing a platform for local musicians like Ciaran Lavery who played a very short set at the launch.

THURSDAY 30TH APRIL

David O’Doherty – Has Checked Everything
Festival Marquee, Belfast – 8pm

Reassembled, Slightly Askew
The MAC (The Works), Belfast
Running from 30 April to 5th May

Camille O’Sullivan – Changeling
St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Little Barrie
The Black Box, Belfast

Ulrich Schnauss (Live) & Nat Urazmetova (Visuals)
The Belfast Barge, Belfast

Sarah McQuaid
Sunflower Public House, Belfast


FRIDAY 1ST MAY

The Dutiful Wife
The MAC (The Factory), Belfast

Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan & Sarah Jarosz
St George’s Church, Belfast

The Stranglers
Festival Marquee

Josh Rouse
The Black Box, Belfast

Ambient Forces
The Belfast Barge, Belfast


SATURDAY 2ND MAY

Martin Mor – Cheetah!
Dark Horse, Belfast – 8pm

Down & Out in Paris & London
101 The Redeemer, Belfast

Cait ‘Rocky’ O’Riordan
The Black Box, Belfast

The Charlatans
Festival Marquee, Belfast

Stealing Sheep
The Black Box, Belfast

Join Me in the Pines + guests
Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Jon1St
The Belfast Barge, Belfast

Looking for Johnny
Green Room, Belfast


SUNDAY 3RD MAY

Val McDermid
The Black Box, Belfast – 2pm

Paul Durcan – Reading from the Days of Surprise
The Black Box, Belfast – 5pm

Lucy Porter – Me Time
The Black Box, Belfast

The Kiss of the Chicken King
Green Room, Belfast

David Lyttle
Aether + Echo, Belfast

Rev Billy + The Stop Shopping Choir
Green Room, Belfast


MONDAY 4TH MAY

Bec Hill – In…Ellipsis
McHugh’s Basement, Belfast

Kitty in the Lane
Green Room, Belfast

Three Strikes
The Dark Horse, Belfast

Martin Mor – Funny Stuff for Happy People
The Black Box, Belfast

Jig of Life: The Kate Bush Project
Black Box, Belfast

The Staves
Festival Marquee, Belfast


TUESDAY 5TH MAY

My English Tongue, My Irish Heart
Waterfront Studio, Belfast
Running from 5th May to 9th May

Lords of Strut… present Chaos
Black Box, Belfast

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Festival Marquee, Belfast

The Lost Brothers
Black Box, Belfast

I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run
Green Room, Belfast


WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY

Martin Rowson
The Black Box, Belfast – 1pm

Andrew Maxwell
Festival Marquee, Belfast

Starman
Circus School

The Once
McHugh’s Basement, Belfast

Luke Bloom + Brigid O’Neill Trio
The Black Box, Belfast

Brooks Williams + The Mighty Mojos
John Hewitt, Belfast

Roar!
BFF Beanbag Cinema, Belfast


THURSDAY 7TH MAY

Lanciatore – The Juggling Man
Circus School
Running from 7th May to 10th May

Mojo Mickybo
101 The Redeemer

Melt Yourself Down
The Black Box, Belfast

Le Galaxie + Go Wolf
Aether & Echo

Lucy Rose + Jake Isaac
Festival Marquee, Belfast

Peter Broderick
McHugh’s Basement, Belfast

A Year in Burgundy
Direct Wine Shipments


FRIDAY 8TH MAY

Quentin Crisp – Naked Hope
101 The Redeemer

Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy
Festival Marquee, Belfast

The Primitives + The Sabrejets
R.O.A.B.

Divine Styler + Bahn DJs
Black Box, Belfast

The New Donegal Tradition
Sunflower Public House, Belfast

Artist in Residence – Ciaran Lavery
The Belfast Barge, Belfast

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe called Quest
Green Room, Belfast


SATURDAY 9TH MAY

The Other Half with Mark Billingham & My Darling Clementine
The Black Box, 2pm

Paul Muldoon – Reading from One Thousands Things Worth Knowing
101 The Redeemer – 8pm

The Secret City
Bridges Skate Park

Classic Children’s Saturday Morning TV
BFF Beanbag Cinema

Wilko Johnson + Billyboy Miskimmin’s Mercy Lounge
Festival Marquee, Belfast

Gaz Coombes
Black Box, Belfast


SUNDAY 10TH MAY

Tracey Thorn
The Black Box, Belfast – 8pm

Barbara Nice – Squirrel Proof
Black Box, Belfast – 2pm

Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide)
John Hewitt, Belfast

Mary Gauthier
Festival Marquee, Belfast

Hackney Colliery Band
Aether & Echo, Belfast

Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay
Green Room, Belfast


This is a guide only and may contain errors. For the full correct programme and information, please visit: http://www.cqaf.com/2015/