2010 Moving on Music Festival

moving on musicThe 2010 Moving on Music Festival is taking place in various venues in Belfast from 23rd-28th March and will feature a wide range of acts that span everything from folk to funk to free jazz!

Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include acclaimed Geordie folk act, The Unthanks, Scottish post-electro band Errors (Black Box, Friday 26th March, with support from local lads Kowalski), a live dub show featuring legendary producer Adrian Sherwood and MC Brother Culture (who provided vocals on the Thunder track on Prodigy’s 2009 album, Invaders Must Die) and Buttons, Barrels and Bows – an evening of traditional Irish music from a trio of outstanding musicians  (Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, Catherine McEvoy and Micheal O’Raghallaigh).

Some of the best local talent will also be showcased during the festival, as Bangor double-bassist/composer Dave Kane peforms as part of the exciting jazz quintet Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project, upcoming Armagh-born jazz drummer David Lyttle will appear with his group and special guest – American trumpet player, Terell Stafford, while local pianist/composer Simon Mawhinney will perform a free concert of twentieth-century and contemporary music, in association with Queen’s University, Belfast.

The festival will also encompass 2 exciting events in association with The MAC (Northern Ireland’s world-class home for the arts, due to open in 2011)…a whistle-stop piano-a-thon featuring acclaimed pianist Matthew Bourne and a seminar entitled Collective Thinking that will focus on the value of setting up music collectives.

To view a full copy of the programme go to http://www.movingonmusic.co.uk/