Tag Archives: music

Into the Mystic

Immerse yourself in the mystical side of Armagh heritage at our Astral Weeks party… Step through the museum doors into an after-dark event celebrating the mysticism in Armagh’s hidden histories and Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. Join DJ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and journalist Stuart Bailie and experience Astral Weeks in a way you never heard before. They’ll be discussing the stories…

Into the Mystic

Immerse yourself in the mystical side of Armagh heritage at our Astral Weeks party… Step through the museum doors into an after-dark event celebrating the mysticism in Armagh’s hidden histories and Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. Join DJ Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and journalist Stuart Bailie and experience Astral Weeks in a way you never heard before. They’ll be discussing the stories…

Samhain: An Evening Celebration with Storytelling & Music

Enjoy an evening of celebration exploring the origins of Halloween; the Celtic festival of Samhain. With the beginning of the ‘darker half’ of the year comes the opportunity to reflect on the past and to dream of new beginnings. Listen to ancient tales from renowned storyteller, Liz Weir and meet living history characters who will explore the many traditions associated…

CoHERE Folk Oratorio ‘Rivers of our being’ and Heritage Festival

Structured as a heritage festival, this series of performances, roundtables and more formal talks, running throughout November in Edinburgh, Scotland, will culminate in an oratorio specifically created for the festival, and premiered at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 30th November 2018. This event will involve partners Heriot-Watt University, the Latvian Academy of Culture, Newcastle University and the Storytelling Centre collaborating…

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

A night of traditional skills, music, drink… and zombies. A world without internet, electricity, heating, coffee shops. Could you survive? The pandemic has begun and the zombie herd is heading towards Bangor. Your skills will be tested in North Down Museum with archery and traditional craft challenges. Can you complete the tests before the Zombies attack? Don’t worry – we’ll…

The Good Life Experience

Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate in Flintshire, this festival is absolutely unique and in 2018 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its fifth Birthday. Founded by four friends the Good Life Festival fits in with their idea of The Good Life. The festival epitomises the Good Life, with exceptional raucous music from all over the world curated by…

Medieval Music in the Dales

Medieval Music in the Dales is a weekend celebration of medieval music-making, featuring concerts, workshops, an international exhibition by instrument makers and a great deal of informal playing. Here’s a sneak peak of last years event! Click here to find out more!

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir perform Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra on the 26th of August.

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir perform Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra on the 26th of August. A vision of the whole universe ringing and resounding’: that’s how Gustav Mahler described his colossal Eighth Symphony. And the immense forces it requires have understandably earnt it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Combining a stirring hymn to…

England’s Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle

The most authentic, one-of-a-kind event of its kind in the UK. England’s Medieval Festival is a very special blend of history and fun for the whole family; and a magical medieval experience and a day out like no other. The action is non-stop for the entire family at a spectacular 15th century moated castle. Watch over 1000 armour-clad warriors clash…

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with Royal Scottish National Orchestra on the 15th of August at 7.30pm. The best-loved operatic fairy tale of them all, from internationally renowned opera conductor Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Siblings Hänsel and Gretel flee the grinding hunger and poverty of their home, escaping to…