Award-winning Arborist returns to Flowerfield Arts Centre

Award-winning Arborist returns to Flowerfield Arts Centre

Wed, February 15, 2023

Renowned musician and songwriter Arborist will play Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart on Saturday 29th April 2023

Arborist previously gave a special solo live stream performance in 2021 as part of the Northern Lights Sessions while the Arts Centre was closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, and we are delighted to welcome them back for a live full-band performance.

Belfast native Mark McCambridge played his first show as Arborist in early February 2013, opening for Scottish folk musician James Yorkston in Belfast.  A solo tour of impressive performances around Ireland followed which led to support slots alongside Low, Cat Power, Echo and The Bunnymen and Guy Garvey. 

In March 2022, Mark embarked on a solo trip to Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, Virginia to record the third album. Working alongside Matthew E White (Producer) and recording with the legendary Spacebomb House Band, they completed what has become An Endless Sequence of Dead Zeros, set to be released on Kirkinriola Records in April.

Stuart Bailie describes Arborist as ‘one of the most literate and affecting acts in the north’ so you can be sure of an evening of poignant, moving and beautiful music.

Arborist will perform at Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart on Saturday 29th April at 7:30pm.  Tickets are priced at £20 (full) or £18 (concession) and are available now from or ring the Box Office on 028 7083 1400.



Arborist came to the attention of critics with their debut single, the Americana tinged, “Twisted Arrow”, that features an astonishing duet with Kim Deal of The Breeders. 

Their debut album Home Burial (2016) and the follow-up A Northern View both received glowing praise from the likes of The Guardian (“instant classic. ★★★★” ) MOJO (“…devastatingly bleak…upliftingly beautiful. ★★★★”) and Uncut 8/10. With BBC 6music play from Cerys Matthews, Cillian Murphy, Gideon Coe and Steve Lamacq who called single Taxi, “one of those records that makes you immediately stop what you’re doing.”

"A staggering debut of depth and substance" - UNCUT

"An instant classic" - The Guardian

"Devastatingly bleak…upliftingly beautiful" - Mojo

"A poignant, beautiful record" - Lauren Laverne BBC6Music

"Magnificent debut" - Hotpress

"Lush and melodic" - Americana UK

 “Reminiscent of solo Robert Forster & early Lambchop.” – Pete Paphides, Soho Radio

Tickets are now on sale for renowned musician and songwriter Arborist who will play Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart on Saturday 29th April 2023