Gary Lightbody celebrates birthday with intimate acoustic performance
The second Other Voices Belfast weekend at The Duncairn & Bullitt Hotel plugged into the incredible seam of creativity energy that makes Belfast the city of music that it is. The big message from the Other Voices weekend is that our artists and creative communities see the future as bridges, not borders.
“We left the Duncairn last night refreshed,inspired and energised by thoughtful passionate words and truly wonderful music and in the knowledge that Belfast has again confirmed its preeminent position as the world’s most wonderful city of music.
We intend to return to Belfast again in 2020 and we thank all our artists, our audience and followers, our wonderful partners at The Duncairn, Belfast City Council, RTÉ, BBC and the Reconciliation Fund of The Department of Foreign Affairs for helping us make Other Voices Belfast happen.”
– Philip King
Following the success of Ward Park III, Snow Patrol returned to Belfast on Saturday night to play an acoustic set to an audience of 180, which was recorded for music television show Other Voices. This will be broadcast in the coming weeks.
Last night’s event also included performances from ROE, Joshua Burnside and The Academic. Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra performed music from their new record ‘Borders’ and were joined by special guests Moya Brennan (Clannad) and Stephen James Smith.