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12TH UNITED AIRLINES BELFAST NASHVILLE

SONGWRITERS

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FESTIVAL & CONVENTION 2nd – 6th March 2016 A–Z Artists

Iain Archer Stephen Bishop (USA) Gallagher & Lyle (SCO) Brian Houston James Huish Music City RootsShow Anna O’Byrne (AUS) Derek Ryan, Triona, & Gary Burr (USA) Ulaid & Liam Ó MAONLAÍ & Many More

Tickets online at

www.belfastnashville.com Visit - Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Sq North (Opposite City Hall)

Tel: 028 9024 6609


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PANARTS PUTTING SONGWRITERS CENTRE STAGE... AMERICANA CONCERT PAGES 12, 14, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 35, 36, 38 BLUEGRASS CONCERTS PAGE 7 IRISH TRADITIONAL & SCOTS IRISH SONGS PAGES 4, 6, 12, 30, 34 MUSIC CITY BELFAST PAGES 6, 8, 13, 14 COUNTRY PAGES 5 & 11 JAZZ & SWING PAGES 9 & 26 MUSICAL THEATRE SONGS PAGE 28 WORLD MUSIC PAGE 8 POP & ROCK PAGES 14, 17, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34

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5 Days 40 Concerts 100 Songwriters It’s been a great year for Panarts with our Song Writing Programme running throughout the year and now the finale, BelNash 2016. We have our regular concerts featuring the very best of Roots Music; Bluegrass, Americana and Country. Our unique concert series ‘Songwriters in the Round’ links international American artists such as Stephen Bishop, Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman and Jim Lauderdale with local talent on stage together. This year we’re branching out and celebrating more wonderfully creative people in the world of music. West End star Anna O’Byrne (AUS) will be performing beautiful songs, from The Musicals, with Belfast School of Performing Arts. Jazz and Swing features in The James Huish and The Savage Five concerts. We’re particularly pleased that Ulaid are performing with Liam Ó Maonlai, of Hothouse Flowers fame. In the Music City Roots Show, filmed for television and broadcast into 60 million homes across America, we are celebrating the musical links between Belfast and Nashville. None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and the work of the Panarts Trustees and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who is performing and we know that audiences will once again enjoy BelNash. Thanks to Nick Martin for his work on the website, Sean Harty, Les Hume and the Dawsons Team. Colin Magee Anne Coulter

Panarts Director Festival Manager

Free Song Session in Olympic Bar, Clayton Hotel everyday during the BelNash from

7.30pm – 9.30pm. Bring a guitar and join the circle...two songs each

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IRISH TRADITIONAL SONGWRITERS WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

ULAID & LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ IN CONCERT

One of Ireland’s most charismatic musicians Liam Ó Maonlaí will share the stage with the highly innovative traditional band Ulaid. Liam had global success as frontman of rock band Hothouse Flowers and is also described as one of Ireland’s best sean-nós singers. A master pianist, Liam also performs on guitar, harp, tin whistle and bodhrán John McSherry, Dónal O’Connor and Sean Óg Graham are the creative force behind Ulaid. For twenty years, Uilleann piper John McSherry has been a major figure in Irish music. Fiddle player

Dónal O’Connor has toured the world and has composed music for theatre, television and film. One of Ireland’s finest accompanists, guitarist and accordion player Seán Óg Graham has performed with many artists and was founding member of acclaimed band Beoga. These four fearless musical adventurers will chart a path from the ancient music of the Gael to the contemporary shape of traditional Irish music today. ulaidmusic.com liamomaonlai.ie Olympic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 6.00, Show 6.30 - 8.00pm, Unreserved Seating

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JOHN T DAVIS

IN FILM & SONG, LAST WESTERN COWBOY, CD LAUNCH & HEART ON THE LINE FILM Enigmatic filmmaker and musician, John T Davis has earned great acclaim for his realistic documentaries.’ Heart on the Line,’ directed by John offers a rare insight into the lives, dreams and attitudes of Nashville’s songwriters. Last Western Cowboy features original songs born of

John T Davis’ love affair with the American West. With 4 star reviews, John will perform some of his songs live. johntdavisfilmandmusic.com Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 7.00pm, Show 7.30 - 9.00pm, Seated

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

JOHN T DAVIS HIS OWN TRAIL....

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DIRECTED BY PAUL MCPARLAND

This film explores John T Davis’ unique outlook on life and his talents as a musician. Interspersed throughout is footage of John travelling through America.

Lensed in black and white, Director Paul McParland captures John performing his music and reflecting on his life and films. Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 9.30pm, Show 9.50 - 11.00pm, Unreserved Seating

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WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

POIGNANT & TASTELESS GARVIN CRAWFORD & STEVE AMOS Garvin and Steve deal with the great issues in life such as love, death, loss, joy, sorrow, disappointment and failure, all of which they are very familiar with. Their treatments of these

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great issues are however decidedly different. Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 8.00, Show 8.30 - 10.00pm Unreserved Seating

JESS & JEREMIAH WILLIS IN CONCERT NASHVILLE’S WILLIS CLAN SONGWRITERS

SOCIETY SESSIONS SPECIAL

Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor

feature every week at Society Sessions

Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast,

The Empire Belfast, Botanic Avenue

Wednesday 2nd March

Downstairs Bar, Doors 9.30pm

Doors 8.00pm Show 8.30pm-10pm

Free Admission

Tickets £5

Over 18s

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE NI AT BELNASH 2016 The very best of local Singer-Songwriters

Free Song Session

in Olympic Bar, Clayton Hotel everyday during the BelNash from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Bring a guitar and join the circle...two songs each

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BLUEGRASS SONGWRITERS

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH

CUP O’JOE IN CONCERT - GORSEFIRE Cup O’Joe is made up of two brothers, Benjamin, Reuben and a sister Tabitha, who play an energetic style of Bluegrass & Gypsy Jazz music.

Five of Ireland's finest bluegrass musicians have joined forces as Gorsefire bringing together all

Close family harmonies can be heard throughout their music.

Doors 9.00pm, Show 9.30 - 11.30pm,

their experience in a fresh bluegrass sound. Olympic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast Unreserved Seating

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THURSDAY 3 MARCH

DUBLIN STAGE TONY FLOYD KENNA, RHIANNAH WARM JO JO O’DONOGHUE, RYLAN WOODS, MICK BRADY, CHRIS BURKE The Musicians & Songwriters Collective Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

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Doors 6.00pm, Show 6.30 - 7.30pm Admission - FREE

THURSDAY 3 MARCH

DAWSONS SHOWCASE IN ASSOC WITH PANARTS CORA KELLY, CHRIS WILSON, CLAIRE HILL, TRAVIS GILBERT

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‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.00 - 8.30pm

THURSDAY 3 MARCH

BEYOND SKIN PRESENTS ORCHESTRE DES RÉFUGIÉS ET AMIS A NIGHT OF MUSICAL SOLIDARITY WITH A DIVERSITY OF ARTISTS From Folk Coloratura to Sahara Blues - a musical voyage to delight the ears. So come and experience some of the best music you’ve never heard. The night is a fundraiser for the Orchestra of Refugees & Friends project to assist the

integration of refugees as they arrive to our shores. More information www.beyondskin.net Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor Clayton Hotel Ormeau Avenue Belfast

Doors 7.00pm, Show 7.30 - 930pm Admission is by donation

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PANARTS, AER MUSIC & DOOTDOOT MUSIC PRESENTS

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DON BAKER & CLARA ROSE, LUCY ROBINSON, THE LAZY FLIES Inspired by his daughter Amy’s love of music, Mark Reid established AER after she sadly passed away from cancer aged just 20. Their aims are to promote local music, tell Amy’s story and fundraise to support children and

young people affected by cancer loveamy.co.uk aermusicclub.co.uk Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 8.30pm, Show 9.00 - 11.00pm Unreserved Seating

THURSDAY 3 MARCH

JAMES HUISH BAND JAZZ & SWING SONGWRITERS

With a full eight piece backing band, professional singer and London’s West End Theatre performer, James Huish will bring you back to the heady days of swing and jazz. Celebrating the great songwriters from this musical genre, James will perform some of the

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biggest songs ever written for stage and film including Cole Porter’s ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin,’ Paul Anka’s ‘My Way,’ ‘Luck Be A Lady Tonight’ by Frank Loesser and many more. jameshuish.com Empire Music Hall, Botanic Ave, Belfast

Doors 8.00, Show 8.45pm, Part Seated, Over 18s

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COUNTRY SONGWRITERS THURSDAY 3 MARCH

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GARY BURR (USA), DEREK RYAN, TRIONA

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‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’ - MC DOWNTOWN RADIO'S BIG T One of Nashville’s most successful songwriters with 32 top forty hits, 24 top tens and 14 number ones;

Gary Burr has written for artists that include Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and Kelly Clarkson. In just over two years Derek Ryan’s rise to stardom on the country scene has been phenomenal, with sold out concert tours, Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year at the Sunday World Country Music Awards.

A BelNash favourite Triona, has also been part of Panarts’ showcase programme in Nashville. Now a regular visitor to Music City, Triona is co-writing with some of the biggest names in the business garyburr.com derekryanmusic.com facebook.com/TrionaMusic Olympic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 9.00pm, Show 9.45 - 11.15pm, Unreserved Seating

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PANARTS & FRONTIER PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

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KRISTA DETOR, COLUM SANDS CHARLIE MCGETTIGAN ‘IN THE ROUND’ CONCERT’ Indiana based pianist/singer-

Charlie McGettigan’s songs have been recorded

songwriter Krista Detor’s wonderful

by artists including Maura O’Connell and

way with words and music, offers

Eleanor Shanley. With Paul Harrington and Brendan Graham, he won the Eurovision Song

warm, insightful and empathetic

Contest in 1994.

observations of life and human

kristadetor.com columsands.com

emotions. A universal storyteller Colum Sands draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave

facebook.com/CharlieMcGettiganMusic Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 9.30, Show 10.00-11.30pm, Unreserved Seating

songs for the world.

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FRIDAY 4 MARCH

SONGS FROM THE HEART JANET HENRY, MANDY BINGHAM, EDELLE MCMAHON ’IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Supporting is multi talented 12 year old Ben Cutler singing his original songs. An intimate and relaxing evening of wonderful original songs, with three of Northern Ireland’s foremost female songwriters. Acoustic instruments and exquisite vocals are sure to

create a unique and mellow atmosphere. Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 7.00, Show 7.30 - 9.00pm

GARRY JACKSON (CAN), SINEAD COLL, AL BLACK

AMANDA ST JOHN RORY NELLIS, UNA CLARKIN

Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor,Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, Fri 4th March Doors 7.00pm, Show 7.30pm-9pm Tickets £5

Pretoria Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast, Fri 4th March, Doors 10.00pm Show10.30pm - 11.30pm Tickets £5

‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

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BELFAST TO FRIDAY 4 MARCH PANARTS PRESENTS

MUSIC CITY ROOTS SHOW BELFAST TO NASHVILLE MC JIM LAUDERDALE (USA) GALLAGHER & LYLE IAIN ARCHER, BRIAN HOUSTON SCOTT MILLAR (USA) CIARA O'NEILL & BRIGID O'NEILL SAM WICKENS & AMANDA AGNEW & RADIO PRESENTER, RALPH MCLEAN

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Music City Roots Show, Belfast to Nashville is a special one-off concert featuring amazing artists from both sides of the Atlantic, celebrating Sister Cities with a shared musical heritage. Scottish hit writers Gallagher & Lyle, who wrote ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Stay Young’ are joined on stage by Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale and Nashville’s Scott Millar. Northern Irish songwriter Iain Archer, nominated for a Grammy for co-writing ‘Hold Back The River’

with James Bay, is joined by Belfast’s Brian Houston and some of Northern Ireland’s best new songwriters. Panarts are bringing The Music City Roots Show award winning TV crew to Belfast and the concert will go out live on the internet. In October, Belfast to Nashville will be broadcast into 60 million homes on PBS channels across USA. Empire Music Hall, Botanic Ave, Belfast

Doors 6.30, Show 7.30 - 10.30pm

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FRIDAY 4 MARCH

AVALON GUITARS & PANARTS PRESENT

STEPHEN BISHOP

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IN CONCERT

Legendary singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop wrote the hit songs ‘On and On’, ‘It Might be You’, ‘Save It For A Rainy Day’, ‘Looking for the Right One’ (Art Garfunkel) , ‘Red Cab to Manhattan’ and his Academy Award-nominated song ‘Separate Lives’ (Phil Collins). His songs have featured on a number of movie soundtracks including National

Lampoon’s Animal House, Tootsie and The Money Pit. Other artists including Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops and Pavarotti have recorded his songs. In Eric Clapton’s autobiography he mentions Stephen as one of his favourite songwriters. A concert not to be missed! stephenbishop.com Olympic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 9.00, Show 9.45 Unreserved Seating www.avalonguitars.com

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AT A GLANCE - Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Performance

Venue

Time

Price

Ulaid & Liam Ó Maonlaí in concert

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 6.00pm

£15

John T Davis in Film & Song - Last Western Cowboy, CD Launch & Heart on the Line film

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

£6

Song Session

OLYMPIC BAR CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.30pm

FREE

Poignant and Tasteless - Garvin Crawford & Steve Amos

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 8.00pm

£6

Jess & Jeremiah Willis in Concert

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 8.00pm

£5

Bluegrass Songwriters Cup O’ Joe & Gorsefire in Concert

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.00pm

£5

John T Davis - His Own Trail

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.30pm

£6

Society Sessions Special

EMPIRE MUSIC HALL, BOTANIC AVE BELFAST

Doors 9.30pm

FREE

AT A GLANCE - Thursday 3rd March 2016 Performance

Venue

Time

Price

Dublin Stage, Tony Floyd Kenna, Rhiannah Warm, Jo Jo O'Donoghue, Rylan Woods, Mick Brady, Chris Burke

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 6.00pm

FREE

Dawsons Showcase - Cora Kelly, Chris Wilson, Claire Hill, Travis Gilbert

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 6.30pm

£5

Beyond Skin

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

Donation

The James Huish Band

EMPIRE MUSIC HALL, BOTANIC AVE, BELFAST

Doors 8.00pm

£12

Panarts, Aer Music & Dootdoot presents - Don Baker & Clara Rose, Lucy Robinson, The Lazy Flies

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 8.30pm

£5

Gary Burr, Derek Ryan, Triona - In the Round

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.00pm

£15

Krista Detor, Colum Sands, Charlie McGettigan

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.30pm

£12


AT A GLANCE - Friday 4th March 2016 Performance

Venue

Time

Price

Kevin Gordon, Wilfie, Matt McGinn, Nathan O’Regan

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 5.30pm

£6

Music City Roots Show - Belfast to Nashville

EMPIRE MUSIC HALL, BOTANIC AVE, BELFAST

Doors 6.30pm

£12

Songs from the Heart, Janet Henry, Mandy Bingham, Edelle McMahon - In the Round

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

£6

Garry Jackson, Al Black, Sinead Coll

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

£5

The Long Stay, support Una Clarkin

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

£5

Song Session

OLYMPIC BAR, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

FREE

Avalon Guitars & Panarts present Stephen Bishop in Concert

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.00pm

£18

Amanda St John, Rory Nellis, Una Clarkin

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 10.00pm

£5

Georgia Middleman, Simon Murphy, Stephen Macartney - In the Round

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 10.00pm

£6

Gavin Ferris, David Browne Murray, Matthew Malcom, Sara Dylan

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 10.00pm

£5

AT A GLANCE - Saturday 5th March 2016 Performance

Venue

Time

Price

Noel McClean, Aidan Logan, Stephen Randall Hall - In the Round concert

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 12.30pm

£5

Brian Hassan, Andrew Davidson, Chrisy McCullagh - In the Round Concert

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 12.30pm

£5

Jim Lauderdale, Sonia Leigh, Sam Wickens - In the Round Concert

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 12.30pm

£7

The Savage Five, The Sandrunners, Used

EMPIRE MUSIC HALL BOTANIC AVE, BELFAST

Doors 1.00pm

£6

James Elliot, Amanda Agnew, Alan Patterson In the Round Concert

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 2.30pm

£5

Georgia Middleman, Donal Scullion, Robb Murphy, Rab Wishart

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 2.30pm

£5

Gary Burr, Peter McVeigh, Ryan McMullan - In the Round Concert

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 4.00pm

£6

Anna O’Byrne &BSPA, Musical Theatre Songwriters

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 4.15pm

£6


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AT A GLANCE - Saturday 5th March 2016 Performance

Venue

Time

Price

Drew Ramsey, Lauren Bird, Bruce Joseph In the Round Concert

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 4.30pm

£5

Scott Millar, Brigid O'Neill, Ciaran McElhinney

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 4.30pm

£5

Stephen Bishop, Iain Archer, Best Boy Grip - In the Round Concert

EMPIRE MUSIC HALL BOTANIC AVE, BELFAST

Doors 6.30pm

£15

Ciara O'Neill - Album Launch

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 6.30pm

£6

Finn McGinn, Wendy Jack, Mike Donaghy - In the Round Concert

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 6.30pm

£5

Song Session

OLYMPIC BAR, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

FREE

John Spillane & Anton Glackin - Album Launch

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 7.00pm

£10

Chase the River Album launch, support Lazy Flies

SUNFLOWER BAR, UNION ST, BELFAST

Doors 8.00pm

£5

Mark Graham - Album Launch

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 8.30pm

£6

Belmont University Nashville in concert with Belfast Met

PRETORIA CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.00pm

£4

Gallagher & Lyle in Concert

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 9.00pm

£25

Brian Houston Band in Concert

EMPIRE MUSIC HALL BOTANIC AVE, BELFAST

Doors 10.00pm

£15

Kevin Gordon in concert

TITANIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 10.00pm

£8

Heather White, Jason Clarke, Chelsey chambers, Conor McGuiness

SYRIAN CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Doors 10. 30pm

£5

AT A GLANCE - Sunday 6th March 2016 Performance

Venue

BelNash Birthday Bash James Elliot, Brigid O'Neill, Tony Villers, Sonia Leigh, Peter McVeigh, Drew Ramsey, Ryan McMullan, Kevin Gordon, Sam Wickens

OLYMPIC CONCERT ROOM, CLAYTON HOTEL

Time

Price

Doors 2.00pm

£6

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12th Panarts Song Writing Convention

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Academy Conference Centre, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue Belfast - Fri 4th – Sun 6th March 2016 Northern Ireland’s largest three day music conference returns with our best programme since Panarts started the event in 2005. Grammy Award winning artists and hit writers will pass on their skills and performance rights organisations PRS for Music, IMRO and BMI will hold 1-2-1 sessions and panel discussions.

Convention Events Include

“Songwriting Royalties and Rights” Performing Rights Organisations "Song Critique Session" with Jason Blume (USA). “Write a Song with Jason Blume-Nashville Style" "5 Tools to Get Over the Hump" Jason Blume “Meeting The Muse Halfway” Hit Writers Gary Burr (USA) & Georgia Middleman (USA)

“Songwriting ….From A to B” Gary Burr (USA) & Georgia Middleman (USA) “Kickstarting Your Co-Writes”

Professor Drew Ramsey, Grammy-award winner,Belmont University Nashville

“Give Your Lyrics A Lift”

James Isaac Elliott, Chair, Songwriting at Belmont University

Song Writing Skills Session with Krista Detor (USA)

Special BelNash™ Tickets 3 Day Song Writing Convention £50 Gold Ticket All Concerts £80 Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre City Hall), 028 9024 6609 Platinum Ticket All Concerts &(opposite Convention £110


2nd – 6th March 2016 “I write this from Northern Ireland at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. I can’t even begin to tell you how special it was. Though the word, worn out from overuse, falls short. So let’s also say awe inspiring, tear-jerking, heart-lifting, world-embracing. Craig Havighurst, Music City Roots, Nashville Tennessee”

PANARTS ANNUAL SONG WRITING PROGRAMME 2015/2016 12TH BELFAST NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS® FESTIVAL 2ND - 6TH MARCH PANARTS SONG WRITING CONVENTION SCHOOLS OUTREACH PROGRAMME PANARTS YOUNG SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 12TH YEAR SHOWCASING AND MUSIC INDUSTRY MEETINGS IN NASHVILLE SONGWRITER EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Free Song Session

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FRIDAY 4 MARCH

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THE LONG STAY ALBUM LAUNCH SUPPORT UNA CLARKIN

From Belfast, The Long Stay launch their eagerly awaited second Album “Fear of water”. Well known for their excellent vocals and hook filled songs this is an intimate gig well worth catching. facebook.com/thelongstay

Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 7.00, Show 7.30 - 9.00pm Belfast Guitar Society Event

BELFAST GUITAR SOCIETY PRESENTS

GAVIN FERRIS, DAVID BROWNE MURRAY, MATTHEW MALCOLM, SARA DYLAN Syrian Concert Room, 1st Floor Clayton Hotel Ormeau Avenue Belfast Doors 10pm, Show 10.30-11.30pm

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Festival Food & Drinks Promo At Clayton Hotel Belfast BelNosh 5-piece Platter £5 Glass of House Wine £4, Pint of Tennents £3 Show concert ticket for offers.

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FRIDAY 4 MARCH

GEORGIA MIDDLEMAN (USA), STEPHEN MACARTNEY, SIMON MURPHY ’IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

One of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters, Georgia Middleman wrote Keith Urban's 2010 charttopper ‘I'm In,’ Tracy Lawrence's ‘It's All How You Look At It’ and Sarah Buxton's ‘Innocence.’ Her songs have also been recorded by Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Reba McEntire. Stephen Macartney has garnered widespread critical acclaim for his delicately crafted songs that

speak powerfully about hope, truthfully about regret and mournfully about liquor. In 2015 Simon Murphy released his stunning album ‘Let it be’ and went on to win the Dawsons Singer Songwriter Competition. Part of Simon’s prize was to perform at BelNash 2016. georgiamiddleman.com simonmurphymusic.co.uk Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 10.00, Show 10.30pm

Special BelNash™ Tickets

3 Day Song Writing Convention £50 Gold Ticket All Concerts £80 Platinum Ticket All Concerts & Convention £110

Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


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FRIDAY 4 MARCH

KEVIN GORDON (USA) WILFIE, MATT MCGINN, NATHAN O’REGAN ’IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

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Now living Nashville, Kevin Gordon’s Swampy Lousianna music captivates audiences. His latest release, Gloryland, had rave reviews from the NY Times, Rolling Stone and others. In 2014 Wilfie travelled to Nashville with Panarts to showcase his music, Audiences loved his songs, sung with Wilfie’s unmistakable voice. Matt McGinn has made waves both at home and abroad with his sublime melodies and

heartfelt lyrics. We brought Matt to Nashville in 2013. From Cork, now living in Bangor, Nathan O'Regan is now established in the Northern Irish music scene and will be releasing his debut album this year. facebook.com/wilfiemusic mattmcginnmusic.com

nathanoregan.net

Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 5.30pm, Show 6.00 - 7.30pm

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

JIM LAUDERDALE, SONIA LEIGH SAM WICKENS ’IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

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Forestside School Song Challenge

Grammy Award winning musician Jim Lauderdale is one of the most respected artists in Americana music today. His songs have been recorded by artists including Patty Loveless and the Dixie Chicks. From Atlanta, Georgia Sonia Leigh’s gritty vocals and poetically compelling lyrics grab listeners and leads them on a journey into a glorious Georgia sunrise. From Bangor, Sam Wickens’ songs are full of life experience and

he sings with a rich soulful blues voice and he is only nineteen. The three young winners of the Panarts and Forestside School Song Challenge are the support artists for this show. jimlauderdale.com sonialeigh.com facebook.com/SamWickensMusic Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 12.30pm, Show 1.00 - 2.30pm Seated / All Ages

SATURDAY 5 MARCH

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£6

THE SAVAGE FIVE, THE SANDRUNNERS, USED Charismatic jazz vocalist and songwriter Suzanne Savage joins forces with a string ensemble from the Netherlands to create songscapes: vocal music where anything is possible. This is a special one-off concert at BelNash. Loaded with memorable melodies and driving danceable beats, the

Sandrunners style tips a hat to everything from Irving Berlin to Johnny Cash by way of The Band. Used is a pop/rock band with hip hop edges, formed by four friends in search of a groove in the Netherlands. facebook.com/Sandrunners thesavagefive.com facebook.com/used.band Empire Music Hall

Doors 1.00pm, Show 1.30 - 4.00pm Part Seated / Over 18s

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

GARY BURR (USA),PETER MCVEIGH RYAN MCMULLAN ‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’ One of America’s most successful songwriters Gary Burr is a favourite co-writer with a number of music icons including Carole King. Gary has written for many artists including Christine Aguilera and Ricky Martin and with 14 number one hits in the US, is a prolific writer of great songs. Belfast songwriter Peter Mc Veigh has collaborated with artists like Busta Rhymes,

Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls) and in 2014 was chosen by Panarts to showcase his music in Nashville. Dynamic live performer Ryan McMullan has the voice, the song writing skills and all the potential in the world. garyburr.com petermcveigh.com ryanmcmullanmusic.com Titanic Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

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£6

Doors 4.00pm, Show 4.30 - 6.00pm

BRIAN HASSAN, ANDREW DAVIDSON, CHRISY MCCULLAGH

NOEL MCCLEAN, AIDAN LOGAN, STEPHEN RANDALL HALL ‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Syrian Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 12.30pm, Show 1pm-2pm Tickets £5

Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 12.30pm, Show 1pm-2pm Tickets £5

‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

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£6

SATURDAY 5 MARCH

MUSICAL THEATRE SONGWRITERS ANNA O’BYRNE & BELFAST SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Songs from Broadway and The West End...Born in Australia, Musical Theatre star Anna O’ Byrne has established an international career in theatre and film. Andrew Lloyd Webber chose her to create the role of Christine Daaé in ‘Love Never Dies’ before going to London to play the same character in ‘Phantom of the Opera.' Joining Anna are performers from the Belfast

School of Performing Arts. Together they will pay tribute to the writers from some of the best loved West End Musicals with songs including ‘All I Ask of You’ (Andrew Llyod Webber) ‘Phantom,’ ‘Defying Gravity’ (Stephen Schwartz) ‘Wicked’ and many more. anna-obyrne.com thebspa.com Olympic Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 4.15pm, Show 5.00 - 7.00pm

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

STEPHEN BISHOP, IAIN ARCHER, BEST BOY GRIP

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£15

‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Legendary hit writer Stephen Bishop is joined by Iain Archer and Best Boy Grip. You’ll hear the Stephen Bishop hit songs tonight including, ‘On & On’ and ‘Separate Lives’ Award winning songwriter Iain Archer has been riding high following his successful writing collaborations with Jake Bugg, for which he won an Ivor Novello, and with James Bay co-writing the huge hit ‘Hold Back the River.’

Described by critics as ‘fearlessly original’ Eoin O’Callaghan is the man and the voice behind ‘Best Boy Grip’ an exceptionally talented songwriter whose debut EP ‘Barbara’ was released to critical acclaim. stephanbishop.com iainarcher.co.uk bestboygrip. co.uk Empire Music Hall

Early Show Doors 6.30pm Show 7.30 - 9.00pm Part Seated / Over 18s - Part Seated

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

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£6

CIARA O’NEILL ALBUM LAUNCH ‘The Ebony Trail’ is a stunning collection of songs showcasing Ciara’s beautiful, haunting vocals and poetic lyrics. Over the past year Ciara has spent time in Nashville co-writing with Grammy Award winning songwriters and has performed in the legendary Bluebird Café. In 2015 she was awarded the

prestigious Artist Career Enhancement (ACE) award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and will be returning to Nashville with Panarts in March 2016. facebook.com/ ciaraoneillmusic Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.00 - 8.00pm Unreserved Seating

SATURDAY 5 MARCH

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£1 JOHN SPILLANE & ANTON GLACKIN ALBUM LAUNCH The acclaimed songwriter John Spillane has been awarded two Meteor Irish Music Awards and his songs have been recorded by artists including Christy Moore, Mary Black and Sharon Shannon. Launching ‘Live at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters

Festival,’ is Anton Glackin a well know Belfast songwriter. He has performed alongside Midge Ure, Nanci Griffith, Liam Reilly and is delighted to share the stage with Irish Legend John Spillane. johnspillane.ie Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 7.00pm, Show 7.30 - 9.00pm Unreserved Seating

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

MARK GRAHAM

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£6

ALBUM LAUNCH

One of the most talented songwriters in Northern Ireland today, Mark Graham was chosen by Panarts to be one of the four songwriters to showcase his music in Nashville and performed in the legendary ‘Bluebird Café.’

In this intimate acoustic show he will perform all the songs from his debut album with a few added surprises. markgrahammusic.co.uk Syrian Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 8.30pm Show 9.00 - 10.00pm Unreserved Seating

‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

GEORGIA MIDDLEMAN (USA), DONAL SCULLION, ROBB MURPHY, RAB WISHART

Syrian Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 2.30pm, Show 3pm-4pm Tickets £5

Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel Ormeau Avenue Belfast Doors 2.30pm Show 3pm-4pm Ticket £5

JAMES ELLIOT (USA), AMANDA AGNEW, ALAN PATTERSON, CD LAUNCH

‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

GALLAGHER & LYLE IN CONCERT

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£25

The pop duo phenomenon Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle recorded a series of hits including ‘I Wanna Stay With You’, ‘Heart On My Sleeve’ and ‘Breakaway’. The pair have worked alongside

or co-written songs for Tina Turner, including ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’ and ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’. This is a rare opportunity to see Gallagher & Lyle together, a concert not to be missed.

stars from Paul McCartney to Eric Clapton, while their songs have been recorded by Bryan Ferry, Ringo Starr and Phil Everly. Lyle has written

Doors 9.00pm, Show 9.30 - 11.00pm Unreserved Seating

Olympic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


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DREW RAMSEY (USA), LAUREN BIRD, BRUCE JOSEPH ‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor Clayton Hotel Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 4.30pm Show 5pm-6pm Tickets £5

FINN MCGINN, WENDY JACK, MIKE DONAGHY ‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel , Ormeau Avenue Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 6.30pm Show 7pm-8pm Tickets £5

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SCOTT MILLAR (USA), BRIGID O’NEILL, CIARAN MCELHINNEY Syrian Concert Room, 1st Floor Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 4.30pm Show 5pm-6pm Tickets £5

HEATHER WHITE, JASON CLARKE, CHELSEY CHAMBERS, CONOR MCGUINNESS ‘IN THE ROUND CONCERT’

Syrian Concert Room, 1st Floor Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 10.30pm Show 11pm-12 midnight Tickets £5

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

BRIAN HOUSTON BAND IN CONCERT

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£15

ALBUM LAUNCH

After two years of living the life of the travelling troubadour in the USA, Brian Houston makes a welcome return to the Empire. Brian will be playing many of his well known songs from his brilliant CDs and from his new album ‘Irish Coffee’ which features Irish and American folk songs from the 60’s.

Empire Music Hall, Botanic Ave, Belfast

Doors 10.00pm, Show 10.30 - 12.00 midnight Part Seated / Over 18s

Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


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SATURDAY 5 MARCH

KEVIN GORDON IN CONCERT Over the course of twentyfive years of writing, recording and touring, Kevin Gordon has built an impressively consistent catalogue of songs, a critically-acclaimed stack of albums, and a reputation for dynamic live performances. Kevin's songs have been

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£8

recorded by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, Hard Working Americans, and others.

Titanic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 10.00pm, Show 10.30 - 12.00 midnight Unreserved Seated

Special BelNash™ Tickets

3 Day Song Writing Convention £50 Gold Ticket All Concerts £80 Platinum Ticket All Concerts & Convention £110

Festival Food & Drinks Promo At Clayton Hotel Belfast BelNosh 5-piece Platter £5 Glass of House Wine £4, Pint of Tennents £3 Show concert ticket for offers.

Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


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CHASE THE RIVER ALBUM LAUNCH SUPPORT LAZY FLIES

Sunflower Bar, 65 Union Street, Belfast Sat 5th March, Doors 8.00pm Show 8.30pm www.chasetheriver.com Tickets £5 - Pay At Door

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BELMONT UNIVERSITY NASHVILLE IN CONCERT WITH BELFAST MET PANARTS CULTURAL EXCHANGE Pretoria Concert Room, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel Belfast, Sat 5th March Doors 9.00pm, Show 9.30 - 11pm Tickets £4

“Gareth Dunlop in Nashville with Panarts”

Panarts in Nashville Tennessee After BelNash 2016 in Belfast, Panarts will be travelling to Nashville with six Northern Irish songwriters to showcase and to attend music industry meetings. It’s the twelfth year of the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Showcase performing at Music City Irish Fest, Belmont University, Music City Roots Show and a very special event for St Patrick’s Day, two shows at The Bluebird Café.

Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


12th Panarts Song Writing Convention

Academy Conference Centre, 1st Floor, Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue Belfast - Fri 4th – Sun 6th March 2016 Northern Ireland’s largest three day music conference returns with our best programme since Panarts started the event in 2005. Grammy Award winning artists and hit writers will pass on their skills and performance rights organisations PRS for Music, IMRO and BMI will hold 1-2-1 sessions and panel discussions.

Convention Events Include

“Songwriting Royalties and Rights” Performing Rights Organisations "Song Critique Session" with Jason Blume (USA). “Write a Song with Jason Blume-Nashville Style" "5 Tools to Get Over the Hump" Jason Blume “Meeting The Muse Halfway” Hit Writers Gary Burr (USA) & Georgia Middleman (USA)

“Songwriting ….From A to B” Gary Burr (USA) & Georgia Middleman (USA) “Kickstarting Your Co-Writes”

Professor Drew Ramsey, Grammy-award winner,Belmont University Nashville

“Give Your Lyrics A Lift”

James Isaac Elliott, Chair, Songwriting at Belmont University

Song Writing Skills Session with Krista Detor (USA)


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Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


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SUNDAY 6 MARCH

BELNASH BIRTHDAY BASH NINE SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND 3 SONGS EACH

JAMES ELLIOT (USA), BRIGID O’NEILL, TONY VILLIERS, SONIA LEIGH (USA) PETER MCVEIGH, DREW RAMSEY (USA) RYAN MCMULLAN, KEVIN GORDON (USA), SAM WICKENS Happy 12th Birthday BelNash! Helping us celebrate at the annual birthday bash is a fantastic group of multi-talented performers from Belfast and Sister City Nashville. Every year this is one of the most popular concerts of the festival, so make sure to book early! Olympic Concert Room, Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Doors 2.00pm, Show 2.45pm

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£6

Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609


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Tickets www.belfastnashville.com Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (opposite City Hall), 028 9024 6609

12th United Airlines Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival & Convention  

2nd March to 6th March 2016

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