Enjoy live music and other arts from some of the best local artists

1 February 2019 - 30 April 2019
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Upcoming events and live music at Ards Arts Centre;

Friday Night Live:
(Ards Arts Centre, Conway Square, Newtownards)

Friday 1st Febuary

The Rapparees

Enjoy music from the Rapparees, a five-piece folk and traditional band based in Belfast


Friday 22nd Febuary

The Irish Songbook

This is a fabulous ‘feel good’ evening of all-time greats by Irish artists.


Friday 22nd March and Saturday 23rd March

Anthony Toner

Anthony Toner (once memorably described as 'James Taylor meets John Prine in a second hand book shop') returns to Ards to celebrate the release of his ninth album, Our Lady of the Wind and Rain.  


Friday 26th April

Mandy and Graham Bingham

Celebrating Mandy's new album, blending of her unique brand of Folk Noir and Americana perfectly.


Music In The Chamber
(The Chamber, Bangor Castle, Bangor)

Friday 15th Febuary

David C. Clements

Live Music by the epic and heavenly alternative folk singer, David C. Clements


Thursday 21st March

Daoirí Farrell

Winner of two BBC Folk Awards, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell has quickly become one of the most important singers in Irish folk music. With his powerful and distinctive voice it is no wonder he has been championed by the likes of Christy Moore and Donal Lunny.


Friday 12th April

Los Dramáticos

Los Dramáticos (Chile, Spain, Ireland) invite you to accompany them on a musical journey through the cultures of the Latin world.



Saturday 6th April 

Located in Ards Art Centre

Sing To Me With Kyle Riley

The Sing to Me Tour features songs from Kyle Riley’s 2018 release by the same title. With some traditional children’s music and a couple of tunes for the adults too join us for this entertaining and engaging family concert as part of the 2019 Ards International Guitar Festival.


Friday 15th March

Located in the Portico, 8 Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry

Big Telly Theatre presents - Freak Show

Inspired by the true story of the 17th Century Portrush Giantess, Mary Murphy, Freak Show is an original blast of irreverent theatre from Portstewart's Big Telly.


Thursday 25th April

Located in Studio 1A, Hamilton Road, Bangor

Isosceles Theatre Company presents Jekyll and Hyde

Isoceles Theatre Company (Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden) return to Bangor after a sell-out performance of Murder, Just What the Doctor Ordered in 2018 for this fast-paced adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel that has enthralled audiences throughout Britain and Ireland.



For more information on any of these events, search our website, or visit www.ardsarts.com/ , or phone 028 9181 0803

1 February 2019 - 30 April 2019
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  • Address Newtownards
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