Category: Previous Concerts-performances

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS SUPPER EVENING Friday 20th December at 7pm Actor and writer Peter Macqueen will read excerpts from some of the Charles Dickens Christmas stories. Joy, laughter and perhaps a tear evoked by the mastery of the Dickens pen, will be brought to life by Mr Macqueen…….and of course it wouldn’t be […]

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Kirsty McGee

Kirsty McGee & Ben Bedford In Concert

Kirsty is making a very welcome return. She was one of the first musicians to ever play at Upfront and she has returned several times. This occasion will be part of her 2019 Tour with fellow singer songwriter Ben Bedford, from America. “A couple of years ago, at 3 in the morning, two songwriters collided […]

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Martin Simpson – solo acoustic guitar & vocals performance

Solo acoustic guitar & vocals performance. There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, […]

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Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana ft. Mbilou, Bwiti Nganga

One of Africa’s leading traditional drumming groups, the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, combine with Mbilou, a ceremony leader, spiritual healer, musician and dancer from Gabon to present a unique fusion set. Mbilou is a ‘Nganga’ (spiritual healer / ceremony leader), musician and dancer from the Bwiti traditional religion of the forest regions of equatorial […]

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Anna Mieke & Band

Anna Mieke is a singer – songwriter – acoustic folk musician from Wicklow, Ireland. She performs on guitar, bouzouki and piano; backed by 2 other musicians on fiddle, harmonium & percussion. Following on from the release of several live performance videos and studio-recorded singles in 2018 and 2019, Anna Mieke released her debut album “Idle […]

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Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – The Way of the Drum

Experience the thundering, exhilarating rhythms of Taiko in a dynamic and captivating show, and gain a unique insight into the world of this powerful art form. A fusion of primal rhythm, energy, choreographed movement and infectious humour to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds… After years of performing at some of the country’s most […]

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Ahmed Dickinson & Eduardo Martin – Guitar Duo

Following a standing ovation concert last year ,the duo are back. Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas is described as “a true pioneer” (Classic FM Magazine). The award winning London-based Cuban guitarist, is one of the finest performers of the Cuban classical guitar school. His sixth album, features Grammy nominee and fellow Cuban guitarist – Eduardo Martin. In […]

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David MacGregor Guitar Concert “IMPROVISED JOURNEY”

David MacGregor Guitar Concert “IMPROVISED JOURNEY” ……Travel the World with Sound. Solo world-Jazz guitar concert and storytelling show in which David takes the audience on a journey around the world with sound. He uses a fingerstyle technique to play a mixture of original compositions and arrangements of world-renowned songs, as well as telling the stories […]

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ZION TRAIN

We are very pleased to have Zion Train playing at Upfront Arts Venue as part of their 30 year live on the road anniversary tour. The band have played festivals and venues across the globe, clocking up over 2750 shows. They were one of the first acts to pioneer the cross over between Reggae and […]

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