Billy Bragg and Joe Henry
In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired.
Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers.
On the Shine A Light tour, they’ll be playing songs from the journey, along with favourites from their own back catalogues.
Tickets are available from the Out To Lunch Festival website, the Ulster Hall box office, and by phone on 028 9033 4455. The show is fully seated.
Directions to Ulster Hall
If you are travelling on a major road into the city, follow signs for the city centre. From the one way system on May Street, behind the City Hall, turn left into Bedford Street. On-street metered parking is available both in front of the Ulster Hall on Bedford Street, to the rear in Linenhall Street and in the surrounding streets. The nearest bus station is the Europa Bus Centre which is approximately five minutes walk from the Ulster Hall. There is a metro city bus stop on Bedford Street, directly opposite the hall. And an Ulsterbus stop to the rear, in Linenhall Street.