Pitch perfect a cappella at Portico in Portaferry

If you love a cappella then don’t miss pitch perfect 4 IN A BAR.


Playing Portico Arts & Heritage Centre in Portaferry on Saturday 12 May, award-winning 4 IN A BAR is one of Ireland’s most loved vocal ensembles. Eoin, Tristan, Paul and Shane – current recipients of the IABS International Male Voice Quartet Award (and five-time Gold Medal winners) – have a passion for close harmony and Barbershop singing, as seen in their charismatic concert performances.

The guys enjoy a year-round schedule of engagements from high-profile to low, including performing for the president of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin, national and international TV coverage, jingle recordings for radio stations including RTE, international competitions and festival performances. They are especially known for their antics every year at the RDS Horse Show.

Their varied style covers everything from classical music to traditional, pop and rock. Their arrangements are written in-house by Eoin, who puts the group’s unique stamp on everything they perform. Their programme for Portico is of music from the native land. Musically, it takes in a little bit of everything, from Ireland’s greatest classical composers to its most famous popular songwriters, old folk songs, brand new compositions, even a ceili band!