THE Ulster Orchestra's 2018/19 Pops Series will get under way with the return of its popular I Love The Movies! night at Belfast's Waterfront Hall. On Saturday October 27 I Love The Movies! will feature musical moments from film favourites such as Jaws, Psycho, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones.The Ulster Orchestra's Burns Night concert on Saturday January 19 will offer an evening of jigs, reels and the poetry of Robert Burns, while on Saturday March 16 guests and soloists will join the orchestra for a St Patrick's weekend celebration of Irish Music featuring folk favourites and traditional airs, plus a few surprises. On Saturday April 27, the orchestra will provide a musical salute to the 1980s with a 'mixtape' style selection of songs by some of the decade's biggest artists including Queen, Bonnie Tyler and The Weathergirls, before the Pops Series concludes on Saturday May 11 with a night of country classics old and new.:: Tickets available online at … [Read more...] about Ulster Orchestra’s Pops Season returns with I Love The Movies!
THERE'S a brewing hurling rivalry between Antrim and Derry and the Ulster final tomorrow provides the platform for its expression. Take it for granted, the 1998 Ulster final with its somewhat unique inclusion of Oak Leaf ash, will be one of promise. A promise of end to end action with the so-called weaker chasing the so-called superior ash swingers. The promise of the in red and white seeking history, Seeking to appoint themselves legends, unearthing from the shadow of its county's superstar footballers, to force upon its own people to recognise this alien game called hurling. For too long Derry boys have stood at the back of the hall. For 67 years Derry hurling has been waiting its call. For 90 years the expression of Derry hurling championship joy has not been witnessed. At the fore of the hall stand Antrim. A Saffron unit which for many lifetimes dictated the outcome of the Ulster Championships. A county which for many years took for granted the path to an All-Ireland hurling … [Read more...] about The Irish News Archive: July 4 1998: Derry hurlers aiming to end Ulster title famine against Antrim
ELECTRONICA and classical music will collide at this year's Celtronic Festival in Derry when DJ/producer Phil Kieran teams up with the Ulster Orchestra for a special live performance of new original work. Having previously worked with Peter Hook, Gary Numan, Green Velvet, Speedy J and David Holmes, Kieran became hooked on the idea of composing original orchestrally enhanced music since performing live in Australia with a 12 piece chamber orchestra in 2016. Kieran, who had already approached the Ulster Orchestra while working on his last album Blinded by The Sun, this year became their electronic music ambassador through the European Orchestra Laboratory, which aims to develop new audiences for orchestras.He embarked on a six month project collaborating with viola player Jonathan Simmance and three local musicians, Eoin O'Callaghan, Neil Burns and Leon Crockett at Celtronic Studios. He explains: "Although there are a lot of good reinterpretations of dance music by orchestras and … [Read more...] about Ulster Orchestra joins forces with DJ/producer Phil Kieran at Derry’s Celtronic fest
0 Comments Catholics should get married in Belfast City Hall if they back abortion, says priest BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Belfast priest has said that Catholics who do not wish to abide by the Church's teaching on abortion can "get married in City Hall" rather than being "hypocritical and dishonest by using the church for a day". https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/catholics-should-get-married-in-belfast-city-hall-if-they-back-abortion-says-priest-36960128.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36960126.ece/a711f/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-30_new_41350028_I1.JPG Email A Belfast priest has said that Catholics who do not wish to abide by the Church's teaching on abortion can "get married in City Hall" rather than being "hypocritical and dishonest by using the church for a day". Father Patrick McCafferty, of Corpus Christi Parish, said it was "dishonest to have a wedding in a church if you don't respect or regard what the faith is … [Read more...] about Catholics should get married in Belfast City Hall if they back abortion, says priest
1. When did you think about a career in comedy and what were your first steps into it? It just happened. I fell in with a bad crowd. I entered an improv competition by accident and won. Off the back of that I ended up acting in theatre. Then a guy I knew needed a compere for a comedy gig, I said yes and that was that. 2. Best gigs you’ve been to? Desmond Dekker and the Aces at the Art College, Belfast – in 1990, I think. I was at the art college and wandered into the gig by accident. I also have fond memories of Stiff Little Fingers, Ulster Hall, in February 1982. I was 13 years old and it was so loud my young ears rang for three days solid. 3. Fantasy wedding/birthday party band? The band aren’t the issue, it’s the guests that ruin wedding bands with their stupid Ed Sheeran requests. Or those 'classy' weddings with a jazz band. Sorry, but your guests hate you. I’d have Pulp and only invite guests that like Pulp. 4. The record you’d take to a … [Read more...] about Arts Q&A: Comedian Colin Murphy on Pulp, Stiff Little Fingers and water polo