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7 things happening in Northern Ireland this week, March 12-18 - from Niall Horan to Stereophonics

As we get ready to celebrate St Patrick's Day, there's also a host of music gigs and comedy shows on across Northern Ireland this week.

1. Art

  • Grand Opera House, Belfast, March 12-17

Three men. Three friends. One white painting.

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson star in the latest production of this Olivier Award winning play.

For more information, visit

2. Niall Horan

  • SSE Arena, Belfast, March 13
Niall Horan

The Irish star takes to the stage in Belfast for his first ever solo gig in the city.

The One Direction star will be bringing his Flicker Sessions World Tour to Northern Ireland with special guest Julia Michaels.

Fans will be eager to see the star perform his hit singles Slow Hands and Too Much To Ask.

For more information, visit

3. ZoDoMo

  • Lyric Theatre, Belfast, March 13

Described by critics as a "trad music supergroup", ZoDoMo is the latest highly acclaimed traditional Irish group to step into the limelight.

The trio features three of Ireland's eminent musicians, Zoë Conway, one of the country's most gifted virtuoso musicians who is equally at home in both traditional Irish and classical styles. Dónal Lunny, popularly regarded as having been central to the renaissance of Irish music over the last three decades and Máirtín O'Connor, a master musician whose dexterity and innovation has won him worldwide acclaim.

For more information, visit

4. Give My Head Peace

  • Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry, March 14-15
Give My Head Peace

Following last year’s sell out tour Andy, Ma, Da and the rest of the Gang are hitting the road again with their unmissable and hilarious brand new stage show.

Da, Ma, Cal, Billy, Dympna and Uncle Andy will all be there along with Ulster’s scariest cleric Pastor Begbie (Paddy Jenkins). Plus there will be up to the minute topical stand-up from Tim McGarry.

For more information, visit

5. Stereophonics

  • SSE Arena, Belfast, March 15
The Stereophonics 2017.jpg

The Welsh rockers return to Belfast following the release fo their 10th studio album Scream Above The Sounds.

Initial singles from the record include Caught By The Wind and All In One Night.

Their current European tour also includes dates in Belgium, France, Spain and Germany.

For more information, visit

6. St Patrick's Day celebrations

  • Various locations, March 17

Northern Ireland will play host to a range of St Paddy's celebrations this year - click on the link below for our guide to what's on:

7. The Nualas: Glam Slam!

  • Lyric Theatre, Belfast, March 18

Ireland’s First Ladies of Comedy are are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold.

They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee, they’ll have you flat out on the matt with laughter, they will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety.

Please note this performance contains adult content.

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