Description

The Belfast Music Tour is a journey across the city that reveals the music, the artists and the landscape that have brought character to the city. This is definitely a tour that anyone interested in music will want to know about.

The two-hour bus trip starts at the beautifully restored Ulster Hall, home to the Ulster Orchestra and also host to Led Zeppelin in 1971 for the world premiere of "Stairway to Heaven".

The tour takes in the site of the Maritime hotel, where Van Morrison and Them made their debut in 1964. The bus then heads south to remember the amazing career of Ruby Murray. West Belfast is the home of folk dynasty the McPeake family and their timeless ballad "Wild Mountain Thyme" and also late fiddle champion Sean McGuire and Brian Kennedy and his brother the late Bap Kennedy.

The bus then crosses the Shore road, former stomping ground of the internationally renowned flautist James Galway. East Belfast has been celebrated in a score of Van Morrison songs - Hyndford Street and Cyprus Avenue, passing Orangefield and the six bells of St Donard's Church and also crossing through the childhood haunts of Gary Moore. Blues talent Eric Bell and songwriter David McWilliams are also appreciated en route.

The final leg of the tour takes you down Ormeau road, former haunt of David Holmes, who provided the soundtrack to Oceans Eleven and many other films. You'll pass the Belfast Waterfront, scene of a pivotal "Yes" concert in 1998 with U2 and Ash. The final moments pay tribute to the Harper's convention of 1792 and the location where The Undertones recorded "Teenage Kicks" in 1978.

The tour finishes at the Oh Yeah Music Centre on Gordon Street where you have a chance to view the Belfast Music Exhibition plotting the history of Northern Ireland music from folk to Snow Patrol and audio visual displays featuring Them, The Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers and Gary Moore.

Tour departs from the Ulster Hall Bedford Street and ends at the Oh Yeah Centre Gordon Street.

Tickets & Pricing
  • Standard £8.00-10.00
Sat, 24 Aug 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 28 Sep 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 26 Oct 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Sat, 16 Nov 2019 2:00 - 4:30pm
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Ulster Hall

  • 34 Bedford Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT2 7FF

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The Belfast Music Tour
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