Turn Down The Lamp
- Dates : 26 Oct 2012 10:00PM - 27 Oct 2012 11:00PM
- Venue : Black Box
- Organiser : --- Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's
- Booking Information - Doors 9.30 p.m., 10.00 p.m. start. Ticket Price : £10
In this 50th year of Festival, we celebrate one of our most popular shows which ran to packed houses for ten years from 1985 entertaining almost 1000 people – many of whom returned year after year.
Inspired by the poems and ballads in The Ulster Reciter, edited for Blackstaff Press by the late, great Belfast actor Joe McPartland, Turn Down the Lamp also featured the unique stories of wartime in the Tiger’s Bay area of the city from the writer and broadcaster Sam McAughtry, interwoven with songs and tunes.
For this revival the accomplished Belfast actor, screenwriter, playwright and director, Tim Loane, will be on his feet at the drop of a hat with some favourite yarns and recitations while the stories will move from the city to the county as we welcome, from Fermanagh, Bryan Gallagher. His charming and richly crafted memoir of a life spent on the shores of Lough Erne - Barefoot in Mullyneeny - was published in 2005 with extracts broadcast on Home Truths on BBC Radio 4.
Paul Evans, who wrote and performed both humorous and poignant lyrics about contemporary events, returns with his songs and guitar and will host the performances.
Over the ten years some of the very finest traditional singers in Ireland brought their vocal talents to the stage and we are delighted that two of those, Dubliner Niamh Parsons and Belfast’s own Tiona McSherry, are joined by Dungiven lass Mary Dillon as they launch their new acappella trio Si Van. All in all a great show to banish the winter blues!
Ticket Price : £10
- Organiser Telephone : 02890971197
- Event Open To : Students, Staff, General Public, Members, Alumni, Press, Delegates
- Age Recommendation : Over 18s only