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Saturday 20 December 2014

Roots/Folk Music 18/09/09

Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

Following miserable summers in recent years, September has been generally good to us, but we still can’t rely on that being the case.

However, we can guarantee that September’s annual Open House Festival will be one of the year’s musical highlights.

The 11th Open House Festival, which runs at various venues throughout Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter from Wednesday until Sunday September 27, is again jam-packed with five days of quality musical acts.

Ahead of next weekend’s headlining performance by Steve Earle, there is an impressive line-up of international performers on offer over the event’s opening days, including such Americana acts as Alabama 3, Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir (pictured), William Elliott Whitmore, and Hillstomp.

New Folk is well represented by Noah & The Whale, Beth Orton, Alela Diane, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Foy Vance, Peggy Sue, The Agitator and Captain Kennedy, while such trad luminaries as Brendan Hendry, Brendan Mulholland, Paul McSherry, Liam O Maonlai, Donal O’Connor, Martin Meehan and Seamie O’Dowd will also perform. More details on www.openhousefestival.com.



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