Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Music In The Chamber – The Darkling Air : Isobel Anderson






On Thursday, 20 April, The Darkling Air will be joined by Isobel Anderson and The Arco String Quartet for a very special concert in The Chamber, Bangor Castle. When songwriter and vocalist Rachel McCarthy (Farriers) met composer and producer Michael Keeney (Foy Vance, Duke Special) while mixing a record in Donegal some years ago, a […]






Portico to feature on Channel 4






On Thursday night at 8pm Portico’s restoration will feature amongst that of seven other properties on Channel 4’s “Great British Buildings: Restoration of the Year” programme. Presenters Kevin McCloud and Anna Keay showcase the most incredible restorations of historic buildings from around the UK. From palaces to watermills, department stores to music halls, they unfold nine centuries […]






Put all your eggs in one Borough this year!






This year’s Easter activities in Ards & North Down will be bigger and better than ever! Celebrations will stretch right across the weekend. Starting on Good Friday in Newtownards a colourful carnival parade will celebrate the awakening of Spring with budding flowers, Spring street art, fires and fairies Look out for mythical and magical creatures, […]






Ards International Guitar Festival – Don’t Miss Out!






With The Ards International Guitar Festival just around the corner, Newtownards is gearing up for the full programme of events which will see the town come alive with the sounds of classical, blues, folk, jazz, bluegrass and even some rock from some of the best guitar talent around. The Ards and North Down Borough Council […]






Dark comedy unearths the secrets and lies that bind the FAMLA together.






Tinderbox Theatre Company unearths long buried family secrets in Famla by acclaimed writer John McCann. Haunting, hilarious and heartbreaking, Famla dares to challenge the stories we tell ourselves to hide the truth of who we really are. Directed by Patrick J O’ Reilly with incredible performances by Tara Lynne O’ Neill, Rhodri Lewis and Hayley […]






Ronnie Greer and Nigel Mooney come to Flowerfield!






Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer will entertain the crowds at Flowerfield on Thursday 6th April with his special guest Nigel Mooney. Ronnie and Nigel are two of Ireland’s most popular blues and jazz guitarists and they will be collaborating for the first time at Flowerfield. Their musical sounds are reminiscent of the great jazz albums […]






Hotel Offers of the Week!






Northern Ireland boasts a unique collection of irresistible places to stay including quirky B&Bs, luxurious spa hotels and hidden gem properties for an ideal short break and Discover NI has selected the best offers of the week for you to choose from.   ·         Golf on the Causeway Coast, Portrush Atlantic Hotel, Co. Antrim, from […]






10 exciting things to do this week in NI!






Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland (March 27 – April 2).  Belfast Film Festival, various locations, Belfast, until April 8. Belfast Film Festival launches its 17th annual festival of premieres, unique events and the best in world cinema. With over 100 films from 30 countries, […]






Jacqueline from whatsonni shares her pick of what’s on this weekend across NI






Down Portico and the Portaferry Hotel are hosting a Wedding Fair in Portaferry on Saturday 25th March from 12.00 to 4.00pm. With classical architecture modelled on the Greek Temple of Nemesis, Portico is the perfect venue for a romantic and elegant wedding. This beautifully restored former church is now a non-denominational grade A listed venue that […]






Holywood Harmony Festival Announce Stellar 3-Day Line-up






Chart toppers Hothouse Flowers among the headliners! THE Holywood Harmony Festival has announced a three-day line-up that is set to boost the growing reputation of the volunteer-run spectacle. Hothouse Flowers, Ulaid & Duke Special and Gareth Dunlop will headline each day from Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4 respectively. Now in its third year […]