9th Annual Belfast City Blues Festival

Once again a huge welcome to the 9th annual Belfast City Blues Festival! To all our sponsors a massive thank you. It is with your continued support that the festival continues to grow from strength to strength. To all the participating venues, musicians and festival crew, a huge round of applause!

This year once again we feel we have something for everyone, great live bands, great venues and of course, great gigs all taking place we are proud to say in a great City! To everyone taking part and and all our guests attending the festival, have a great weekend !!

The Black Box – Sunday
Sunday 25th June Remembering The Pound Club With The Legendary ‘LIGHT’ Featuring The Music Of Jim Armstrong plus & RAB MC CULLOUGH &
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The Belfast Barge – Saturday
Saturday 24th June The Ronnie Greer Band Featuring Ken Haddock B.Y.O Refreshments Doors 8.30pm Admission £12 Tickets from www.skiddle.com Lanyon
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The Black Box – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 24th June THE ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO RORY GALLAGHER with The Pat Mc Manus Band & The Willie Byrne Band & Blackwood
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SOLD OUT – TOO LATE Sorry Blues On The Boat – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 24th JUNE (SOLD OUT – SORRY) Rab McCullough & The Rev Doc Boarding from 2.30pm Cruise from 3.00pm-5.00pm Price
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The Northern Whig – Friday Afternoon
Friday 23rd June The Backbone Blues Band 5.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission 2 – 10 Bridge Street Belfast BT 1
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Kelly’s Cellars – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 24th June (Afternoon) The Red Hot Roosters 3.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission 30-32 Bank Square Belfast BT1 1HL Tel
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Blues On The Boat – Friday
Friday 23rd JUNE The Fabulous Mustangs Boarding from 6.30pm Cruise 7.00pm – 9.00pm Yes folks it’s back once again by
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Blues On The Boat – Saturday Evening
SATURDAY 24TH JUNE Lee Hedley & Co Boarding from 6.30pm Cruise 7.00pm – 9.00pm Yes folks it’s back once again
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Bootlegger’s – Sunday Afternoon
Sunday 25th June The Rev Doc & Fat Lip 3.30pm – 6.00pm Free Admission 46 Church Lane Belfast BT1 4QN
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Kelly’s Cellars – Friday Afternoon
Friday 23rd June THE STEVE PAYNE TRIO ex Bob Dylan/Dire Straits featuring BILLY BOY MISKIMMINS 3-6pm 30-32 Bank Square Belfast
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The Belfast Barge – Friday
Friday 23rd June A Weekend Of Belfast Legends The Kenny McDowell Project B.Y.O Refreshments Doors 8.30pm Admission £10 Tickets from
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Bootleggers
Friday 23rd June The Rab McCullough Blues Band 5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Admission 46 Church Lane Belfast BT1 4QN Tel
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The Northern Whig – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 24th June The Davy Watson Solo Blues Session 4.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission 2 – 10 Bridge Street Belfast
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The Northern Whig – Friday Night
Friday 23rd June DJ Alan’s Soul Train 10.00pm – Late Free Admission 2 – 10 Bridge Street Belfast BT 1
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The Northern Whig – Friday Evening
Friday 23rd June Conor Martin Live 7.30pm – 10.00pm Free Admission 2 – 10 Bridge Street Belfast BT 1 1LU
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The John Hewitt – Sunday Evening
Sunday 25th June (Evening) Blues Singer Songwriter Evening 9.00pm – Late 51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH Phone: 028 9023
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The John Hewitt – Saturday
Saturday 24th June DD & The Delta Boys   9.30pm – Late Free Admission 51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH
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The John Hewitt – Friday Night
Friday 23rd June Ian Sands & The Blues Katz 9.30pm – Late Free Admission 51 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FH
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The Spaniard – Sunday
Sunday 25th June The Steve Payne Trio with Billy Boy Miskimmin 4.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission 3 Skipper Street Belfast
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The Spaniard – Friday
Friday 23rd June Beesting Bradiner’s Kit & Kaboddle Delta Blues At Its Very Best 5.00pm – 7.00pm Free Admission 3
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The Spaniard – Saturday Evening
Saturday 24th June Jackie Rainey 4.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission 3 Skipper Street Belfast BT1 2DZ Tel +44(0)2890232448 Email –
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2 Taps Wine Bar – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 24th June The Soul Brothers Ludwig & Co 3.00pm -5.30pm Free Admission 42 Waring Street Cotton Court Belfast BT
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2 Taps Wine Bar – Friday
Friday 23rd June Terrance Sharpes Soul Train 4.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission 42 Waring Street Cotton Court Belfast BT 1
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Aethor & Echo Sunday Afternoon
Sunday 25th June The Sunday Session With The Unholy Gospel Band 2.30pm – 5.30pm Free Admission 1 – 3 Lower
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The Hudson – Saturday Afternoon
Saturday 24th June The Grand Camaros Delta Blues At Its Very Best 3.00pm – 6.00pm Free Admission 10 – 12
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The Hudson – Sunday Afternoon
Sunday 25th June The Alan McKelvey Blues Band 3.00pm – 5.30pm Free Admission 10 – 12 Gresham Street Belfast BT1
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The Hudson – Friday Evening
Friday 23rd June Belfast Bull Frogs 5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Admission 10 – 12 Gresham Street Belfast BT1 1JN Tel+44(0)2890232322
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The Stokers Halt Holywood – Saturday
Saturday 24th June The Lee Hedley Band Check Out The Blues Session Every Saturday @ The STOKERS HALT Holywood 3.00pm
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Buskers
Calling all Blues Buskers !!! Ok so you might be a professional musician or just like the idea of slinging
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Blues Workshop
Sunday 25th June FESTIVAL MUSIC WORKSHOP Billy Boy Miskimmin   The Master Class Live From Dawson’s Music Blues Harp Techniques
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Bootlegger’s – Friday Afternoon
Friday 23rd June The Rab McCullough Blues Band 5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Admission 46 Church Lane Belfast BT1 4QN Tel
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Kelly’s Cellars – Sunday
Sunday 25th June The Lee Hedley Band 9.00pm – Late Free Admission 30-32 Bank Square Belfast BT1 1HL Tel +44(0)2890246058
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St George’s Market – Sunday
Sunday 25th June American Holidays Proudly Presents The One & Only The Iconettes 11.30am – 4.00pm Free Admission 12-20 East
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St George’s Market – Saturday
Saturday 24th June David Taylor’s Soul Surfers 12.00pm 3.00pm Free Admission 12-20 East Bridge Street Belfast BT1 3NQ Tel +44(0)2890435704
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St George’s Market – Friday
Friday 23rd June Ludwig & Co 11.00am – 2.30pm Free Admission 12-20 East Bridge Street Belfast BT1 3NQ Tel +44(0)2890435704
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The Duke of York – Sunday
Sunday 25th June Kick The Bucket Blues Band 3.00pm – 5.30pm Free Admission 7-11 Commercial Court Belfast BT1 2NB Tel+44(0)2890241062
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The John Hewitt – Sunday Evening
Sunday 25th June Blues Singer Songwriter Evening 9.00pm – Late
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The Dirty Onion – Friday
Friday 23rd June The Speedy Mullan Blues Band 5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Admission 3 Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LA www.facebook.com/dirtyonion
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The Dirty Onion – Saturday
Saturday 24th June Billy Boy Miskimmin & Mercy Lounge 3.00pm – 5.30pm Free Admission   3 Hill Street Belfast BT1 2LA www.facebook.com/dirtyonion
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The Cloth Ear – Sunday
Sunday 25th June The Lee Hedley Band 4.30pm – 7.00pm Free Admission 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT 1 2DZ Tel
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The Cloth Ear – Saturday
SATURDAY 24TH JUNE DD & The Delta Boys 4.30pm-7.00pm Free Admission4 www.merchanthotel.com Tel +44 (0) 2890262719 clothear@themerchanthotel.com 35-39 Waring Street
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The Cloth Ear – Friday
Friday 23rd June Otis & The Elevators 5.00pm – 8.00pm Free Admission 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT 1 2DZ Tel
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The Cloth Ear – Thursday
THURSDAY 22RD JUNE Acoustic Soul 6.00pm-9.00pm Free Admission www.merchanthotel.com Tel +44 (0) 2890262719 clothear@themerchanthotel.com 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT1 2
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2 Taps Wine Bar – Sunday
Sunday 25th June Ken Haddock Solo   4.00pm – 6.30pm Free Admission 42 Waring Street Cotton Court Belfast BT 1
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The Harp Bar – Sunday
Sunday 25th June DD & The Delta Boys 5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Admission 35 Hill Street Belfast BT1 4EF Tel
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Ramada Encore – Saturday
Saturday 24TH JUNE The Legendary Apartment B 9.00pm – 11.30pm Free Admission Free Admission www.encorebelfast.co.uk Tel +44 (0) 2890261800 email:sales@encorebelfast.co.uk
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