Young musicians bound for Nashville’s world-famous Bluebird Café
Following their performances at this year’s Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival on 7 March, four of Northern Ireland’s finest emerging singer-songwriters will be travelling to Nashville, Tennessee to perform in a showcase event, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
This March, singer-songwriters Owen Lamont, from Belfast, Cora Kelly from Killough, Co. Down, Owen Denvir from Belfast and Lucy Bell, from Downpatrick, Co.Down, will perform at the Panarts Belfast Songwriters Showcase at the world-famous, Bluebird Café, Nashville, renowned for breaking in undiscovered talent. The aims of this showcase are to celebrate emerging talent from Northern Ireland on an international stage and also introduce artists from here to Grammy-Award winning songwriters and producers to help develop their professional careers in music.
Festival Director, Colin Magee commented, “As well as offering performances of long established artists, the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival aims to offer a platform to break new talent from Northern Ireland and showcase them on an international platform in the USA to develop their careers. I’ve every confidence that the four artists going this year will be well received by the famously discerning Nashville audiences”.
Ciaran Scullion, Head of Music, Arts Council of Northern Ireland commented, “The Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival not only celebrates the art of song writing and brings international talent to Belfast but it also offers an important platform for our emerging musicians locally and internationally. To play at the Bluebird Café in Nashville is an experience that few forget and I wish all the songwriters every success in their trip to perform at the city of music”.
Catch the four artists closer to home at the 14th Panarts Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival on Wednesday 7 March at the Clayton Hotel, Belfast. The Festival continues until 11 March, featuring 5 days of 30 concerts with 120 local and international songwriters including Ashley Campbell, daughter of music icon, Glen Campbell.
Visit www.belfastnashville.com for details on all concerts.