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Watch: Larks and comic Davidson bring Culture Night Belfast to Brussels

Two of Northern Ireland's music and comedy talents are set to showcase Culture Night Belfast in Brussels later this month.

As part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Brussels Platform, Belfast singer-songwriter Fiona O’Kane - aka Larks - and Derry comedian Peter E. Davidson will perform at an event hosted by the Northern Ireland Executive Office on Friday 22 September.

Peter will perform his comedy show Guns N’ Rosé after a successful 25 gig run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The show sees him talk about himself as a rosé wine drinker adrift in a sea of Guinness, the cult of brosé, doomed romances, and awkward social encounters with murderers.

"It really means a lot to go over to Brussels for Culture Night," he said. "It's capping off a really great year for me.

"This time last year I was asked to be a panelist on The Blame Game and from the back of that I've put together my first solo show, and then performed at the Belfast Comedy Festival, and then the Fringe Festival.

"So to now do this gig in Brussels is absolutely amazing and it's a great opportunity."

Comedian Peter E. Davidson will bring the magic of Culture Night Belfast to Brussels.

Meanwhile, following her success with critically-acclaimed NI band Runaway Go, Larks will perform her new indie pop-inspird solo material to an audience which will include officials from the EU Institutions and across the diplomatic community.

She said: "Heading to Brussels for Culture Night is going to be an amazing experience, it's my first gig out of Belfast so just to perform in front of that room full of people is going to be amazing."

Noirin McKinney, Director of Arts Development, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: “The Brussels Platform is all about providing a stage for our local artists to showcase their immense talent and to share the culture and creativity that is inherent to Northern Ireland. 

Singer-songwriter Fiona O’Kane - aka Larks - with comedian Peter E. Davidson.

"Both Fiona O’Kane and Peter E.Davidson are wonderful ambassadors for the arts of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council is delighted to support their showcase in Brussels this September.”

Andrew Elliott, Director of the Brussels Office, added: "The Brussels Platform continues to provide the ideal opportunity to showcase our home-grown talent on a European stage and to highlight the region's ever growing reputation as a centre of excellence in the arts.

"I look forward enormously to welcoming Larks and Peter E Davidson to Brussels for Culture Night.”

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