Atlantic Arc Orchestra and Lula Pena
The Belfast International Arts Festival will bring two exceptional musical acts to the Grand Opera House stage in just one night, with a special double bill featuring the Atlantic Arc Orchestra and Lula Pena.
To see one of these acts would be a great evening on its own, but both in one night will mean a night of music that will not be easily forgotten.
To book your ticket, please visit www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com
About Atlantic Arc OrchestraAtlantic Arc Orchestra is a new collaboration, bringing together some of the world's most respected traditional musicians under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny. Having come together for a series of special shows such as Celtic Connections, they discovered a shared interest in exploring and cultivating contemporary expressions of traditional music.
The group creates a powerful fusion that pushes the tradition to the edge of its boundaries in an organic collaboration of Irish, Scottish and Breton musical ancestry. The creative process is an improvisational journey of Celtic synergies, its rhythms, melodies and songs. Together these figureheads of the tradition form an extraordinary ensemble for a musically charged experience that redefines brilliance.
Featuring: Dónal Lunny, Pauline Scanlon, Pádraig Rynne, Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O’Rourke, Sylvain Barou, Ewen Vernal, and John Blease
About Lula PenaThe revered Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and poet Lula Pena appears at Belfast International Arts Festival following the January release of her third Crammed album, Archivo Pittoresco.
Lula's voice is haunting, her guitar style unique and her approach to her music deeply emotional and intense, taking in folk blues, flamenco, Latin, French chanson, orna hues fado and bossa nova.
Archivo Pittoresco consists of thirteen beautiful tracks, with lyrics and poems by herself and others, from Manos Hadjidakis, Vileta Parra to Belgian surrealist Scutenaire. She sings in Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, Greek and Italian and takes us on an extraordinary journey – as the last track on the album suggests, 'Come Wander with Me'.
Directions to The Grand Opera House
Great Victoria Street Train Station and the Europa Bus Centre are located on Great Victoria Street, next door to the Grand Opera House. Rail services are available on the Bangor, Londonderry, Larne and Portadown lines and cross-border Enterprise services to Dublin are also available. The Europa Bus Centre provides services across Northern Ireland. Timetables can be viewed at www.translink.co.uk or contact 028 9066 6630 for further information.