Traditional Music and Song

july, 2022

sun24jul5:00 pmNiamh Parsons and Graham Dunne with Sinéad McKennaBelfast Tradfest5:00 pm The John Hewitt, Donegall Street, Belfast

Event Details

One-time Belfast resident, Niamh Parsons from Dublin is regarded as possessing one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons with such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny. She has recorded seven solo studio albums and two live albums to date, and has been a guest on numerous other albums. Niamh is accompanied by her partner, Graham Dunne, on guitar.

Sinéad McKenna is a fiddler from County Tyrone and a recent recipient of the TG4/Belfast City Council Bursary Award. To recognise five successful years of Belfast hosting TG4’s prestigious Gradam Ceoil awards, Belfast City Council along with TG4 have created a bursary scheme (2022 -2027) for young emerging traditional musicians in the city. Each year, three new recipients will receive support from the scheme. The objectives of the scheme are to enhance traditional music in Belfast, support creativity and cultural expression, professional development and to help promote Belfast as a UNESCO city of music. In partnership with Red Shoe Media, The Duncairn Arts Centre will provide support, media training and mentorship as well as producing a broadcast-quality music video for each recipient.

Tickets costing £15 each are available from


(Sunday) 5:00 pm


The John Hewitt

Donegall Street, Belfast


Belfast Tradfest

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