A summer of Saturday Sessions Live in the Park at Flowerfield Arts Centre
Tue, July 19, 2022
Flowerfield Arts Centre is hosting a series of free Saturday Lunchtime Sessions Live in the Park throughout July and August.
This is the perfect chance to pack a picnic, grab a blanket or some camp chairs and enjoy outdoor performances by local musicians in the beautiful surroundings of Flowerfield Park.
A fantastic line-up of artists started on Saturday 16th July with families enjoying a performance from North Coast Trad featuring Sorcha Meehan (Fiddle), Steven Iveson (Guitar) and Laoiseach McGarry.
Up next is multi-instrumentalist Myles McCormack on Saturday 30th July. From Belfast, Myles writes powerful songs with poignant messages and honed his skills by hosting sessions with different trad artists.
The ambient sounds of alt-folk singer Joel Harkin will fill the park on Saturday 6th August. Joel’s songs are about cherry blossoms and old churches, lost friends, migrations, and a fear of dying. His live performances are spectacles you won’t want to miss, and he’ll sing the saddest songs in between stories and chat.
On Saturday 13th August, we welcome North Coast native Grainne Milner-McLoone. As a PhD researcher in English at Ulster University, Grainne has arranged and recorded songs from Sam Henry’s Irish song archive as part of her collaboration with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Museums Service.
The summer series comes to a close on Saturday 20th August with Kate Nicholson. Heralded as one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting new talents, blending sounds from home as well as Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans and more, Kate’s relatable songs tell tales of love, loss, treachery, judgment, strength and hope.
The Saturday Sessions Live in in the Park initiative has received financial support from The Executive Office through the District Council Good Relations Programme.