Category: Previous Concerts-performances

Rob Heron & Tom Cronin – support from Melanie Baker Duo

Upfront Arts Venue is looking forward to kicking off our 2021 music program with a bang. We welcome back one of our favourite acts Rob Heron with his new duo for an intimate socially distanced seated performance. Rob Heron and Tom Cronin don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, […]

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Folk Upfront – Christmas special

Friday 18th December 7pm – 10pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Featuring Paddy Rogan, Sam Robinson & Uncle Carbunkle. Traditional Folk, Acappella Song, Blues & beyond. Please come and support Upfront Arts Venue and the local musicians who have not been able to perform live for many months. This is a socially distanced seated event with a limited capacity. […]

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THE BREATH – DUO

Friday 8th May at 8pm – CANCELLED and will be re-booked for later in the year. Guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly. Rioghnach – Armagh born and Manchester based is a folk singer who can be loud, brash and mischievous and Stuart is an acclaimed jazgguitarist, member of Cinematic Orchestra and a softly spoken […]

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THE LEAGUE OF UKULELE GENTLEMEN

Monday 16th March at 8pm It was with great sadness that we had to cancel this concert, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  It was going to be The League of Ukulele Gentlemen’s first concert at Upfront and the tickets were virtually sold out.  We hope to reschedule for later in the year, so please keep […]

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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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