Joel Harkin – Artist in Residence

Joel Harkin – Artist in Residence

Various venues throughout the festival

We’re delighted to announce Joel Harkin as our CQAF 2024 Artist in Residence. Joel is a singer of songs and a spinner of yarns from County Donegal. His 2020 album Never Happy was shortlisted for the NI Music Prize and is one of the standout Irish releases in recent years.

Joel Harkin lies awake at night, terrified at the prospect of the looming abyss. He channels these fears into his haunting songs. But don’t let that put you off. He is known for the contrast between his music and the whimsical, surrealist and very funny chatting he does as he tunes his guitar. Joel will be supporting several artists throughout the festival and may even squeeze in a headline show. Details posted soon.

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Joel Harkin – Artist in Residence

Joel Harkin – Artist in Residence

Various venues throughout the festival

Tom Robinson: Up Close & Personal

Tom Robinson: Up Close & Personal

The Deer’s Head

Thursday 2 May, 8.00pm

The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch

The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch

Ulster Sport Club

Friday 3 May, 8.00pm

Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart

Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart

The Oh Yeah Music Centre

Friday 3 May, 8.00pm

PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher

PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher

Festival Marquee

Saturday 4 May, 7.00pm

Willy Mason

In association with Open House Festival

Willy Mason

Ulster Sports Club

Sunday 5 May, 8.00pm

Chasing Amy: A Celebration of the Life and Songs of Amy Winehouse

Victoria Geelan presents

Chasing Amy: A Celebration of the Life and Songs of Amy Winehouse

The Black Box

Tuesday 7 May, 1.00pm & 8.00pm

DJ Format

CQAF and Superfly Funk and Soul Belfast present

DJ Format

Ulster Sports Club

Friday 10 May, 10.30pm-3.00am

The Bonnevilles

CQAF and Belfast City Blues present

The Bonnevilles

The Deer’s Head

Saturday 11 May, 2.00pm

Blue Whale (‘Last Immediate Images’ Album Launch)

Moving On Music in association with CQAF Presents

Blue Whale (‘Last Immediate Images’ Album Launch)

The Black Box

Saturday 11 May, 8.30pm

Jane Weaver

Strange Victory in association with CQAF Presents

Jane Weaver

Ulster Sports Club

Sunday 12 May, 8.00pm

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