Published Thursday, 31 October 2013
Terri Hooley and Chris Sloan launch Belfast Music Week. (© Pacemaker)
The event takes place between 11 and 17 of November with a wide variety of events in some of Belfast's best venues - and some locations you may not expect.
The Waterfront Hall will host a celebration of poet Seamus Heaney led by the Ulster Orchestra and featuring, among others, Stephen Rea.
The Limelight will stage performances of some of Northern Ireland's most promising up and coming bands for the The Belfast Music Showcase.
Irish Times music journalist Jim Carroll will host 'Banter' a mobile discussion panel.
And the Northern Ireland Music Prize will name the best local album of the past 12 months in a glittering ceremony in the Mandela Hall.
The week long music festival will also take in venues such as St Anne' Cathedral, Crumlin Road Gaol, Skainos, the Strand Arts Centre and the Longfellow Bar in east Belfast.
Belfast music legend Terri Hooley will be appearing at a series of events throughout the week, plus the former record store owner and music boss will give a live commentary on the film Good Vibrations in The Strand cinema.
Belfast City Council's Belfast Music Week is co-ordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre and supported by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
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