You know Summer has arrived in Bangor when the Sunday music returns to The Bandstand in Ward Park. North Down Borough Council’s popular Summer Entertainment programme has been running for 8 years now and has become a Sunday staple amongst it’s regulars who are looking forward to kicking back in the sunshine and enjoying some quality music acts.
Kicking off this year on Sunday, 7th July, then running every Sunday for the whole of July and August, this year’s programme features an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock n’roll and classical. The programme includes old favourites like Anthony Toner, Ronnie Greer and Tony Martin and will debut new additions like Meilana Gillard, Marion Jordan and The Arco String Quartet.
Opening the programme on July 7th, is The Sinead Conway Band. Previously of ‘The Conway Sisters, who reached the final 6 on ITV’s “X Factor” and have supported Westlife on tour, Sinead’s timeless vocals encompass all music styles, perfect for a lazy afternoon’s entertainment. Sinead has a wealth of experience in the music industry as a vocalist with The Hothouse Big Band and Anything Goes and is also a member of the Dublin Gospel Choir. For her Ward Park performance, she will be taking her repertoire from the Great American Songbook, playing a string of hits from the golden era of song.
So if you fancy a lazy Sunday in the park, enjoying live music from the comfort of a deck chair, stick the dates in your diary, gather your family and friends, pack a picnic and head to Ward Park, every Sunday in July and August from 3pm – 5pm.
Keep an eye out in local press each week for details on each artist or for more information phone our Tourist Information Centre on 028 9127 0069 or visit: www.northdowntourism.com