After a 45-year hiatus the most influential Irish trad band of all time are reforming to play their first Irish concert since 1979, in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Sunday 25th February 2024.
This Belfast TradFest concert will be one of the most anticipated in living memory, featuring a who’s who of Irish music; Matt Molloy (The Chieftains), Donal Lunny (Planxty, Moving Hearts), Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (Skara Brae), Kevin Burke (Patrick Street), Paddy Glackin (Ushers Island) & uilleann pipe supremo Paddy Keenan, coming together to perform their first public concert in 45 years as ‘The Bothy Band’. They are joined by Seán Óg Graham on guitar.
An iconic ensemble that defined the landscape of Irish folk music, they emerged in the 1970s as a musical force that transcended boundaries and left an indelible mark on the genre. During their brief five-year history, they blazed like a comet across the firmament of Celtic music. Coming together in October 2023 to record a documentary for Irish television, the band members-all legendary figures in Irish music-enjoyed the experience so much that they were open to invitations to consider performing live again. Decades later, the prospect of witnessing their magic once more, in Belfast, is nothing short of exhilarating.
- Admission £39.50 - £49.50