all the little lights stage
We are delighted to have the fantastic Beauty Sleep
headlining the ‘All The Little Lights’ Stage this year.
Beauty Sleep is an indie-pop three-piece made up by members Cheylene, Ryan & Aimee whose paths first crossed by chance at a house party in their home city of Belfast. After the trio discovered they shared a mutual love for Gin & Tonic, they soon established a musical connection and it wasn’t long before they got to work crafting the “gorgeous psych-speckled sound” that Clash Magazine swiftly labeled them with.
Jordan Adetunji ) is a 19 year old urban musician from Belfast who has been creatively mixing genres to create his custom sound in contemporary hip-hop and pop music locally. He is part of NXGEN, a new urban collective based locally. He has been performing and writing music since the age of 13 years old and is quickly gaining popularity in music circles across the world and on social media. His creative compositions are proof of his strong artistry. His music brings together rap, dancehall, R&B, hip-hop, afrobeat and elements of contemporary rock.
Training as a young orchestral viola player, Owen Denvir was drawn by the alternative sound of Bon Iver over Bach. These two styles of music influence his songwriting, which Hot Press magazine have described as "honest, personal... complex and affecting".
All-female Electro Pop trio, Vokxen, have become one of the hottest names in Northern Irish music, thrilling crowds at venues across Belfast and playing international shows in vibrant music cities such as Berlin. New Single ‘Running’ has already achieved commercial radio success playlisting on Cool FM & supported by radio stations throughout the UK, Ireland & beyond, such as BBC Introducing Across the line, Amazing Radio & Dublin’s 98FM. With an unforgettable, punchy pop sound that is rooted in the classic song writing of Fleetwood Mac, Kate Bush and even Abba. They’ve recently gone deeper and explored further with producer, Rocky O’Reilly (Oppenheimer, And So I Watch You From Afar), bringing comparisons to Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Björk amongst others.
Runabay are a six-piece indie-folk band from Belfast and the Glens of Antrim. They have been writing, recording and performing music together since 2014, creating a soundscape rooted in place and shaped by the beautiful local landscape and coastline. With uplifting melodies, beautiful harmonies, and complex instrumentation, their music will appeal to fans of artists like José Gonzalez and Fleet Foxes.
The band has recently enjoyed national and local radio play and a run of successful shows including sell-out gigs at The Duncairn in Belfast, and the Chamber in Bangor Castle.
Listen on Spotify/YouTube to the song and other tracks including previous singles ‘Lotus’ and the critically acclaimed ‘You I Know’.
Runabay are John McManus (vocals/guitar), Gary Graham (guitar/vocals), Gerard McHugh (vocals/keyboard), Michael McKinney (bass/double bass), Declan McCartan ('cello) and Rory McAuley (drums/percussion)
Having travelled the world since releasing her debut album ‘All the Ways You Wander’, including tours in Australia and the US, Bernadette Morris returned to the studio, this time with her own original material. On this ‘Where the heart is’ EP Morris and her band present a collection of her new songs which sit easily within the folk genre.
The new EP from Bernadette Morris ‘Where the heart is’ – is a collection of five songs, co-written with various talent from across the North of Ireland, Scotland and the US. Recorded in the beautiful Amberville studios by Arborist’s Ben McAuley, it features a collection of heartfelt songs, drawing on her own life experience. Bernadette has squeezed a lot into the last 4 years since the release of her debut album including getting married, touring, buying a home and having her first child, all of which are the inspiration for her new work. Each song reflects a period of time or place in her life and although they are very personal to her, they are themes relatable to us all.
Is it any wonder that from the beautiful shores of Lough Neagh which behold a unique landscape, steeped in heritage, folklore, flora and fauna, arises the sensational sound of Loughshore Adult Choir!!
Newly formed in early 2017 the choir has members from around the shores of lough neagh – from Aghagallon to Maghery, not forgetting Derrytrasna & Derrymacash in between.
A like minded group (in excess of 40) of men and women of all ages and walks of life make up a choir of “one voice” who love to sing and perform just for the sheer enjoyment!
Under the direction of choir master Chris Greene the choir continues to go from strength to strength and with new members joining weekly the harmonies, songs and performances will “poco a poco crescendo”!!
Moira Primary School is a naturally integrated and inclusive school situated in Moira village. The school maintains close and valued links with the Moira and District community.
We are absolutely delighted to welcome their amazing Festival Singers to open our All The Little Lights Stage his September.