Discover why Belfast is a UNESCO City of Music!
Take a leisurely walking tour to explore Belfast's rich music scene, taking in some off the beaten track venues - with a few surprises along the way - before concluding by visiting the Oh Yeah Music Centre. You will discover why Belfast is a UNESCO City of Music!
From hip hop to classical and punk, pop to folk and jazz - plus everything in between - music plays a significant part in the fabric of Belfast, making it a vibrant city to live in or visit.
The tour begins at the iconic Ulster Hall, known locally as the ‘Grand Dame of Bedford Street’ and a legend in the history of Belfast’s entertainment scene. You will explore some of the venues that are important in Belfast’s musical history and today, including traditional bars, historic buildings, open air performance spaces, its main arena venues - and even a church!
Your guide, Dolores, a passionate local music fan and qualified Belfast Green Badge Tourist Guide, will help you understand Belfast’s rich musical heritage and will explain the city’s different musical traditions and their roots.
You'll have good craic and hear stories about iconic music moments, characters and local legends - past and present. Listen to snippets of music along the way and find out about some of the city’s rising stars of contemporary music, the traditional folk scene, classical music, jazz and more!
The tour ends with a visit to the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast’s own dedicated music hub, where you will be shown around the Oh Yeah’s Music Exhibition.
On the tour we will walk around two miles, on level ground, though with a few cobbled streets. There will be a short stop along the way with bathroom facilities and where refreshments may be purchased.
The tour will take place, whatever the weather, so please come prepared! Arrive at the meeting place five minutes before the start time. The tour will end at 4pm at Oh Yeah Music Centre, Gordon Street, in the Cathedral Quarter.
- Per Person £20