Lust In Music + Terri Hooley DJ

Just the tonic for a Friday afternoon in January, to open this year’s Out to Lunch, we’re delighted to present Karen Rush and Tricia Murphy – Lust in Music.

Featuring two of NI’s finest vocalists, Lust in Music will bring the ‘Good Times’ to the Black Box with a set of the finest disco, funk and soul to come out of the 70’s and 80’s.

LiM wonderfully re-create the look and feel of the roller disco era with an irresistible dance-floor filling playlist.

If that wasn’t enough, star of stage and screen, Mr Terri Hooley will don his parallel trousers and provide some suitably eclectic classics from the era. Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa.

Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT London Astrobeat Orchestra performs Talking Heads

Combining the finest West African musicians on the planet with one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 20th Century, the London Astrobeat Orchestra will bring their unique interpretation of the music of Talking Heads to Out to Lunch.

London Astrobeat Orchestra have become renowned for their uplifting performances of songs from the iconic Talking Heads movie, Stop Making Sense.

Focusing on cult classic albums Remain in Light and Speaking in Tongues, London Astrobeat Orchestra are a funky, rhythmic, and earth-shatteringly tight live band.

Considering the afrobeat vibes that run through all the best Talking Heads albums, it makes total sense that this collective from West Africa, Europe and beyond should offer this unique, razor sharp take on the finest of Mr David Byrne & Co’s timeless compositions. We couldn’t be more excited for this Friday night OTL special.

Doors 8.00pm | Limited Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – The Henry Girls

Sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin, collectively known as The Henry Girls, make music that will give you goosebumps. The harmonising, lilting, melting voices imbue their music with overwhelming romanticism, although the very classic and traditional folk sound is given an edge with Americana, bluegrass and blues sounds.

Recent album Far Beyond the Stars has won massive praise, not least for the sister’s knack of creating authentic original material rich in traditional values. Their tight three-part harmonies are matched by soulful musicianship across a range of instruments including harp, fiddle, accordion, ukulele, piano and a few more in-between.

In our view there are few better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.

SOLD OUT King Kong Company

 King Kong Company have “21st century swagger” (Irish Times) are “festival legends in the making” (Irish Examiner) and are “the best live act in Ireland today” (Pure M Awards).

Described as a “dubbed up Prodigy, a reggae-d up Chemical Brothers or a danced-up LCD Soundsystem” King Kong Company are most likely better summed up as a band that sound like a DJ playing at a party you wish would never end.

That ‘festival legends in the making’ comment comes from a series of mind melting performances at Irish & UK festivals in the last year.

There were 10,000 revellers screaming their hearts and lungs out at King Kong Company’s Electric Picnic mid-afternoon rave. There was the gig that set Townlands ablaze (literally) and what about that 2am slot at Body & Soul? If you can remember that, were you really there?

This is the band that have their own Buckfast infused beer named ‘Commotion Lotion’, who played a private gig at Aras An Uachtarain and asked the President of Ireland if he was ‘getting anything off that’, who took their award winning show on a 15 date tour of the UK and Ireland and where, on the final date at The Academy, having had the sold out audience eating out of their hands, there was a marriage proposal.

You don’t know what you’ll get at a King Kong Company gig. King Kong Company in 2019; new show, new tracks, same crazy.

Doors 8:30pm  |  Unreserved Seating


Molly is a provocative new adaptation of Joyce’s final soliloquy in Ulysses.

Molly Bloom lies awake, plagued by insomnia, wind and her husband’s snoring, and bares her soul as she questions her life choices.

This vibrant presentation reveals the woman behind the oft-misrepresented caricature; earthy and witty yet vulnerable and sensual. A caustic wit is matched with searing honesty in her night-time musings.

Molly’s observations on relationships strike a chord with contemporary audiences and her unashamed sexuality is startlingly modern. In an age of body shaming, it is refreshing to encounter a woman who is unashamed of her body and physicality.

Molly Bloom is here liberated from the weight of literature in a fresh and revealing portrayal.

Performed by IFTA nominated actress Tara Breathnach (A Nightingale Falling, Jack Taylor) and directed by Petal Pilley.

‘an absorbing staging’…’vivid, palpable, irresistible.’ – GALWAY ADVERTISER

‘a beautiful piece of performance….a must see’  – REVIEWS HUB

Doors 2:45pm | Unreserved Seating

The Dead – Special Screening and Meal

On the feast of the Epiphany, we invite you to join us for a sumptuous screening of John Huston’s classic adaption of the James Joyce masterpiece, complete with a Joycean meal of Goose, Blancmange, toasted almonds and sherry.

Anjelica Huston is top-billed as Gretta Conroy, the niece by marriage of turn-of-century Irish spinsters Kate Morkan (Helena Carroll) and Julia Morkan (Cathleen Delany). At the home of these two curious ladies, Gretta is prodded into remembering her longdead lover.

She tearfully reveals to her husband (Donal McCann) that the deceased boy may well have died on her behalf. The Dead is a subtle fable of a supposition about humanity: that despite all our surface trappings of tradition, pleasant company, intellectualism, and comforts, in reality all that is truly important is totally out of our control. Our loves, our creative ability, and even life itself, must finally pass.

During an interval in the film, food will be served to the accompaniment of music from the film’s period.

Doors 7.15pm | Unreserved Seating

Lost Voice Guy

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) makes a triumphant return to this year’s Out to Lunch festival.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012.

He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

Afternoon Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Evening Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Deirdre O’Kane – A Line of O’Kane

Footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, Deirdre has really hit her stride.

Don’t miss this hilarious and frank take on twelve frantic months in the life of a tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo.

‘O’Kane is an instantly charismatic stage presence and her brand of day-to-day anarchism stormed the place.’ – Three Weeks

‘O’Kane dazzles the audience from start to finish.’ – The List

‘Unique star quality.’ – The Guardian

Doors 12:45pm | Unreserved Seating

The Buster Keaton Pictureshow -The General + Live Score by Haiku Salut

Out to Lunch is delighted to present a live cinema event celebrating the life and work of comedy legend, Buster Keaton.

Keaton’s recently restored comedy masterpiece, The General, will be accompanied by a live original score by all-women trio, Haiku Salut.

Haiku Salut are an instrumental trio from the Derbyshire Dales in England. The trio consists of multi-instrumentalists Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft. Between them, Haiku Salut play accordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, trombone, guitar, ukulele, drums, malletkat, synth and melodica..

With a mix of rock, folk and electronica intertwined with a captivating stage show of pulsing lamps we will revive the magic of the ‘Picture Show’ for an evening of comedic and visual spectacle.

Doors 7.15pm | Unreserved Seating

 This screening is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide celebration of comedy on screen led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to   #bficomedy

Wendy Erskine & Rosemary Jenkinson


Wendy Erskine lives in Belfast. Her work has been published in The Stinging Fly, Winter Papers, Female Lines: New Writing from Northern Ireland and Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber) and has been read on BBC Radio 4.

Her first collection, SWEET HOME, was published by The Stinging Fly Press in Sept 2018 to a hugely positive critical response.

With skill and style, Erskine unpicks the underlying complexity of ordinary lives, the unexpected intricacy of ordinary situations.’  – Sara Baume

Rosemary Jenkinson was born in Belfast and is an award-winning playwright and short story writer. Her plays include The Bonefire (winner of Stewart Parker BBC Radio Award 2006), The Winners, Basra Boy andMeeting Miss Ireland.

She has won many General Artist’s Awards from the ACNI and this year she has been awarded Artist-in-Residence at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. Her acclaimed first collection of short stories Catholic Boy, was published last year

‘These stories are cunningly seductive, by turns raucous, wry and tender. A gifted storyteller, Jenkinson leavens even her darkest material with biting, effervescent wit.’ – Mia Gallagher

Doors 12:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Scott Matthews

A man. A guitar. And a song.It sounds simple, doesn’t it? And it is.

Scott Matthews’ new record, The Great Untold, is a career-defining masterpiece. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter is the one that many have craved: it is a masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection.

The ghosts of Paul SimonTim BuckleyNick Drake and John Martyn loom large on a collection that ranks alongside work by some of the world’s great singer-songwriters. On his sixth record, Matthews has created songs that are breathtaking in their beauty and audacious in their simplicity.

There is no orchestration, no layered instrumentation, just, for the most part, sparse, minimal piano and acoustic guitar accompaniment and that glorious grainy, otherworldly falsetto.

Matthews has tested himself as a songwriter. The absence of a band means he is vulnerable and exposed. But, in many ways, it was ever thus. He started as a soloist and is ready to fly alone.

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Bab’s Broadway Brunch

Well Hello Gorgeous – don’t let the January blues Rain On Your Parade – Lady Portia Di’Monte, Northern Ireland’s First Lady of Drag and a very Funny Girl Brings you The Queen Bee of Broadway Barbra Streisand, with Brunch and lots of #HIJINKS from the from the sliver and small screen along with Fun and Games.

Join Lady P and special guest act The Queen of Camp Miss Onya Becks. It may only be an hour of high camp, musical mayhem but you’ll want it to last All Night Long. You’d be Nuts to miss it so get booking and say Hello Dolly to the Girls!

A Lady P and Me Production.


SOLD OUT Rudeboy Screening + Don Letts DJ Set

A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture told through the prism of one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music, Trojan Records.

Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of the label by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dancefloors of late 60s and early 70s Britain, as immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.

A cast of legendary artists including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more bring the sounds, stars and stories to life.

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium.

From DJing at The Roxy to filming promos for The Clash and Public Image Limited, Don is credited with bringing punk and reggae audiences together for the first time.

Renowned for his Reggae DJ sets and much loved weekly BBC 6Music Radio show, Don was the founder member of Big Audio Dynamite. His film direction credits include Clash on BroadwayPunk in London and Westway to the World (The Story of The Clash).

Don currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called Culture Clash Radio and still DJs nationally and internationally.

Doors 7.15pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT The Dodge Brothers

”These guys play with dust in their Levis and the road their hearts”.

We are delighted to host The Dodge Brothers performing songs from their long-awaited new album Drive Train and bringing their exuberant hybrid of country blues, rockabilly, jugband and skiffle back to Out to Lunch.

You will be one of the first to hear this long-awaited new album, coming 5 years since The Sun Set and described as “wonderful stuff” by Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris.

Firmly rooted in these traditions The Dodge Brothers bring to them a freshness that has feet stomping and hands clapping from California to Cropredy, from the Mississippi to the New Forest. Their songs feature vocal virtuosity and heartfelt harmonies underpinned by joyous guitars, thumping double bass and rattlin’ snare and washboard.

The Dodge Brothers features Mike Hammond (lead guitar, lead vocals, banjo), Mark Kermode (bass, harmonica, vocals), Aly Hirji (rhythm guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Alex Hammond (washboard, snare drum, percussion).

Their music has an authentically American tang – lead guitarist/vocalist Mike Hammond was raised in Alabama and his youthful musical travels took him all over the southern and western USA – but with a strong British perspective from Culture Show presenter and film critic Mark Kermode.

Afternoon Doors 1.45pm | Limited Unreserved Seating
Evening Doors 7:45pm | Limited Unreserved Seating

The Allergies feat. Andy Cooper


Since forming in 2012 The Allergies have made a massive name for themselves with their take on sample-led beats and breaks.

Over the course of two funk-fuelled albums on Jalapeno Records the dynamic duo of DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat have stacked up accolades and topped charts along the way.

Their last album, Push On, was a melting pot of vintage licks and modern production. It featured heavily on many end of year roundups when it dropped in 2017, and took the Album of the Year gong on BBC 6 Music, thanks to Craig Charles’constant championing.

On record their infectious fusion of hip-hop and rare grooves has won them fans worldwide. And live they recreate that old block party madness on the turntables, cutting up wax like no others with their party-starting DJ sets. From ram jam stages at Glastonbury festival to rocking the legendary Space in Ibiza, they have one mission – to rock the spot.

The Allergies are fast becoming ones to watch, and with a new album release, Steal The Show, this year, these Bristol-based B-boys are just getting started.

“The Allergies are neck deep in the world of scratchy samples…This is truly funk and soul for the 21st century!” – Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music.

Doors 8:00pm | Limited Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT Belfast’s Wild Larder

There’s a taste of Belfast that you might not even know is there.  In amongst the parks, on the hillsides, the streets and in your neighbours’ garden, the city is teeming with food.  Take a closer look and there are hazelnuts on Donegall Street, pears in Annadale, sea buckthorn along the M2 and puffballs hiding in Stormont.

Join forager and curious cook Clare McQuillan on her journey of identification and experimentation and learn how she makes dandelion delicious. The talk will include a taste of some of the wild urban delicacies available within the city limits.

Clare is a freelance foraging guide and chef based in East Belfast who is interested in experimental tastes, eating sustainably and encouraging others to engage with nature through food.

Doors 2.30pm  |  Unreserved Seating

Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes

Director: Michael Cumming. Featuring: Chris Morris.

Made from hundreds of hours of unseen material from his personal archive, director Michael Cumming’s film shares insights into the process of making the legendary TV series Brass Eye. Michael directed both of the pilots and the series and, over a two -year period, witnessed the highs and lows of Brass Eye from a very personal perspective.

Part documentary, part artwork – the film is designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage. Oxide Ghosts carries the blessing of Chris Morris and provides a rare glimpse of his extraordinary working practices.

Michael Cumming is a director and filmmaker, successfully working at the cutting edge since the ‘90s. A graduate of the Royal College of Art Film School and recent recipient of an honorary doctorate, Dr Cumming’s back catalogue also contains such gems as Jo Brand’s improvised comedy drama Going Forward, cult classic Snuff Box, political pranks and polemics on The Mark Thomas ProductThe Mark Steel Lectures and Matt Berry’s BAFTA winning sitcom, Toast Of London.

Michael will be doing a Q&A after the film – spilling beans, shattering myths and letting a few cats out of the bag. This film & Q&A session are a must for fans of the series but will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about how great comedy is made.

‘[Oxide Ghosts] offers a well-judged and very rare insight into [Brass Eye’s] making, encapsulating the fun and covert excitement that went on while the project was still under wraps, before all the legal wrangling kicked in. If you’re an admirer of the show and the opportunity should arise for you to see Oxide Ghosts, have some self re-cocking-spect and do so without hesitation’ – CHORTLE

Doors 2:45pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Stories from the She Punks

Stories from the She Punks is a documentary that features the stories of women musicians from the punk-inspired bands of the 70s.

Loud, fearless and (un)typical girls: Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs), musicians and punk icons turned directors, serve up a fascinating documentary built on new interviews with the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s.

Stories from the She Punks reflects all the anarchy, the excitement of the new sounds upsetting British music, and their DIY approach to learning and playing their instruments.

We meet Shanne Bradley who was taught to play bass on top of a 68 bus by the Damned’s Captain Sensible, and Dolly Mixture, who pretended they were at each other’s houses doing their homework, while in reality playing a gig at Cambridge Corn Exchange.

Gina Birch from the Raincoats describes the thrill of buying her first bass guitar after seeing the Slits play and struggling to teach herself to play. These women describe an alternative to the alternative world of punk all too often remembered from a male perspective.

She Punk legends and filmmakers Gina Birch and Helen Reddington will be on hand after the film for a Q and A, talking about the making of the film and offering unique insight into the giddy madness of the punk years.

Doors 7.15 | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Lucy Porter – Pass it On

A brand new stand-up show from the TV favourite Lucy Porter. As seen on QI, Room 101, Live at the Apollo. As heard on Radio 4s News Quiz and The Now Show.

Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children?

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – The Kiss of Light and other Illuminations: Poems and Music from Anthony Toner and Frank Ormsby

Acclaimed poet Frank Ormsby and one of Northern Ireland’s foremost songwriters Anthony Toner offer a unique pairing of poetry, songs and stories.

The artists collaborated last year on the acclaimed CD The Kiss of Light, a collection of poems read by Frank and instrumentals composed by Anthony.

The performance will feature readings from Frank – by turns profoundly moving and laugh-out-loud funny – some of the beautiful Kiss of Light instrumentals, and a selection of songs from Anthony’s extensive back catalogue.

Dooors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Chris Smither

CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman.

A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work and gravelly voice. Call Me Lucky is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years.

The record features Smither – trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. A couple of surprise covers remind us of Chris’ deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own.

‘His songbook is overflowing with rollicking, clever blues-based folk tunes, and he has been a consistently engaging live performer for more than four decades”’ – THE WASHINGTON POST

On this tour of the UK and Ireland The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) who also played on Call Me Lucky will play a short opener set of his music that is rooted in the salvaged sounds of mountain ballads, blues manifestos, American juke joints and back porches; it’s that and his road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing that drew Chris to Matt’s music.

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating


Tenx9 is a storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their life. Each event has a theme.

The theme for Tenx9 at OTL 2019 is ‘Pets’. Yup, pets. Love them, hate them. Sometimes we never want them, sometimes we couldn’t’ do without them. Some of us have been the Teacher’s Pet, some of us have engaged in (ahem) heavy petting.

If you’d like to tell a story, and you have a true story — from your own life — about Pets, write to us via the Tenx9 submissions form 

We’d love to hear from you. @tenx9 @tenx9storytelling (insta)

SOLD OUT – The Sazeracs

The Sazeracs are a band consisting of Linley Hamilton on trumpet, Kyron Bourke on vocals and piano and Steve Davison drums. Each member of the band boasts years of experience playing in an eclectic mix of bands ranging across genres.

The main premise of this project is to breathe new life in to some classic songs from the New American songbook by adding their own unique Jazz interpretation of songs from the like of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed.

The Sazeracs have a unique approach to the material they play, with melodic referencing and intricate arrangements making this proposition one of the highlights of this year’s Out to Lunch.

Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Doolittle Revisited

The Revisited Series, which proved popular in the early days of Oh Yeah, returns for another special event as part of Out to Lunch 2019.

This year it’s the turn of Doolittle, the seminal rock record by The Pixies. Released in 1989 on 4AD, Doolittle changed the face of alternative rock with songs like Monkey Gone To Heaven, Here Comes Your Man and Debaser – influencing everyone from Nirvana to BowiePJ Harvey to Pavement.

To celebrate the legacy of an insistent, dynamic and ground-breaking alternative rock record the Oh Yeah will re-imagine the album with local artists including Arborist, Hand Models and Sister Ghost

Doors 7:45pm  |  Limited Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself”.

Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career.

Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxtyin the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equalled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

Between the achievements of his solo, group work and collaborations, he is a highly revered troubadour of the Irish music world. Andy never fails to deliver a pulsating, heartfelt performance.

‘Andy Irvine’s solo stage show is a musical travelogue through time and space. His right hand dexterity on bouzouki was nothing short of amazing.’ –  FRETS MAGAZINE

 ‘His artistry is quite simply unique.’ – THE INDEPENDENT

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

This Is Spinal Tap ‘35’

 Incredibly, 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the greatest rockumentary, the greatest mockumentary and probably the greatest comedy movie ever made.

This is Spinal Tap charts the rise and fall and fall of David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls aka Spinal Tap. Directed with a cinema verite style by filmmaker Marti Di Bergi (Rob Reiner),

This is Spinal Tap follows the band on their comeback Smell the Glove tour, and the growing trials and tribulations that surround the band.

Classic situations abound, from the infamous “Stonehenge” set piece to “Jazz Odyssey”, each scene in Spinal Tap has become seared into popular culture, and irrevocably changed the way we see the world of rock music, film-making and comedy.

Mostly though, it’s very, very funny. Join Out to Lunch for a very special anniversary screening of Spinal Tap followed by our Spinal Tap Karaoke. Do you know your Big Bottom from your Sex Farm, this is your chance to demonstrate the Majesty of Rock.

Tonight we’re gonna rock you tonight!

Doors 7.30pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Bronagh Gallagher

Bronagh Gallagher is a singer, songwriter, and actress from Northern Ireland. She is delighted to bring her new show to the Black Box.

Bronagh and her band are currently in the studio recording new material, and planning the next album.

Since releasing their third album “Gather Your Greatness” in 2016, Bronagh and her band have toured extensively in Ireland, and also in the UK and Europe. Furthermore, Bronagh’s acting career continues to blossom, not least with a starring role in ‘Girl From The North Country’ in 2018 – a new play written and directed by Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.

At the age of 17 Bronagh was cast as Bernie McGloughlin in Alan Parker’s The Commitments. Since then her music has alternated with film roles in Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and Sherlock Holmes, plus theatre work in War Horse, The Street Of Crocodiles and TV dramas Pramface, The Street, and You Me And The Apocalypse.

Bronagh maintains a special place for singing, writing, producing and performing her music. Bronagh’s first album was the Meteor-nominated “Precious Soul”, followed by her second album “Bronagh Gallagher”.

‘One of the purest, clearest talents I know – a fabulous singer, bursting with raw Irish soul. Striking and original songs and an effortlessly brilliant band’– BRIAN ENO

Swaggering like Carole King in her golden years ‘ – **** Q

‘A deep Irish Soul record full of passion and tunes.’ – MAIL ON SUNDAY

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating


Twin Bandit + Steph Cameron

Twin Bandit and Steph Cameron join forces on The Winterwood Tour which comes to Europe in January and February 2019.

Life and art both move in cycles. While Twin Bandit were working on their second full-length album, the aptly titled Full CircleTwin Bandit grew personally and creatively amidst life’s unpredictable ebb and flow.

Throughout that experience, the Vancouver-based duo—Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliot—progressed as songwriters and musicians, delicately expanding their sonic palette of folk, alternative, and country and opened up lyrically like never before.

Steph Cameron arrived on the scene like a bracing gust of fresh musical air with her 2014 debut record Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady receiving unanimously enthusiastic reviews. Superlatives again to describe Daybreak Over Jackson Street– Steph’s new album – navigating subtle changes in stylistic terrain.

If the debut felt as if it emerged fully-formed from the bohemian streets of Greenwich Village circa 1963, then the extra maturity of Daybreak gives it more of an early ‘70s Laurel or Topanga Canyon atmosphere.

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating


Kathryn Joseph + support Brona McVittie

Kathryn Joseph is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. Her debut album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award.

Intimate, fearlessly frank and with a fathoms-deep emotional resonance, Kathryn Joseph’s second release From When I Wake the Want Is takes its listeners on a turbulent journey through her psyche in a “constant exchange between pain and beauty” (The Skinny).

Bringing together heavily rhythmic piano, striking vocals and vivid lyrics, Joseph’s modern folk songs of devastating intensity will have you entranced.

From When I Wake… isa compellingly soulful set that suggests Aldous Harding, Joanna Newsom, Talk Talk and Kate Bush as kindred spirits and documents both life’s traumas and their resolutions.

“Possibly the best album we’ll hear all year.” (Clash)

Joseph, along with director, actor and musician Cora Bissett, wrote the music for a stage version of Emma Donoghue’sbook Room, which was produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East and Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. In 2017, Joseph collaborated with Marcus MacKay and The Twilight Sad’s James Graham on the project Out Lines. Their debut album Conflats was released in October 2017.

Kathryn was invited by Robert Smith to play his curated Meltdown Festival this year.

Doors 2.45pm | Unreserved seating

SOLD OUT – Troubled – Northern Irish Poet Films

Screening as part of Troubles: Films from the Archive – a season of films looking at life during the conflict, Second Chance Cinema present three archive films made about, or by, some of Northern Ireland’s great poetry talents.

Where Genesis Begins (25 mins)
A film Seamus Heaney made about Patrick Kavanagh and his ‘poetic imagination’ for BBC television in 1979 with director Bill Miskelly. Kavanagh was raised and self-educated on a small farm in County Monaghan. He longed for the liberation and stimulus of Dublin. Disillusionment with the city brought in his closing years a ‘return to simplicity’.

Something to Write Home About: A Tribute to Seamus Heaney (30 mins)
Heaney made this film in 1998 with his great friend and collaborator, David Hammond. The film is a tribute to Seamus Heaney, exploring his home ground, and the bogs, of Castledawson, the boundaries and divisions and ‘the possibility of true understanding’.

Devices of Detachment (30 mins)
Made in 1992 by Damian Gorman for the BBC, this film has the reputation as a masterwork of televisual communication. Gormans words, spoken over footage from the conflict, examine coping strategies of ordinary people with powerful effect.

John Kearns, Roisin and Chiara + Paul Currie MC

Tonight’s show marks the launch of Bivouac Comedy Club. Curated and hosted by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Paul Currie, Bivouac will feature the best alternative comedy from across the UK and beyond. We’re delighted to host the opening night of Bivouac as part of Out to Lunch.

John Kearns
The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer prize at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards makes his Northern Irish debut with his ‘richly idiosyncratic comedy, frequently compared to Tony Hancock’ (Guardian).

As seen starring in BBC3’s Top Coppers, guesting on C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and heard on his own BBC Radio Fourseries.

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho TheatreJohn dons his false teeth and monk wig for this Festival exclusive.

A supreme stand-up – you’re in the hands of a master . -**** GUARDIAN

A true comedy original. –  ***** TIME OUT

Bold, hilarious – he’s forged comedy gold –  ***** CHORTLE

Roaringly funny, hugely impressive. –  **** SCOTSMAN

Roisin and Chiara
Róisín and Chiara’s lightning-paced, rhapsodic storytelling, told in uncanny synchronicity, brings to life a plethora of irresistibly well-observed character vignettes unlike anything else on the scene.

A bubbling, slightly twisted blend of The Mighty Boosh, House of Pain and James Joyce. Call it stream-of-consciousness, messy art-house disco funk comedy. A two-woman character sketch comedy bonanza

Sensual, spiritual, baffling, staggering… hilariously unpredictable. –  ***** THREE WEEKS

Meet ‘The Mighty Boosh on acid. –  ***** BROADWAYBABY.COM

Redefining live comedy. –  VICE.COM

Paul Currie
Beautifully daft, Paul Currie’s shows are comedy in its purest form. A frenzy of silliness and joy, coupled with an at times perfectly pitched melancholy that serves only in making the laughter louder.

The way Currie interacts with the crowd is a marvel in itself as he effortlessly manipulates them with barely a word. The audience are treated with love and respect and it’s hard to see a face that doesn’t grin with childish glee at the antics in the room.

Wish I’d seen him sooner, I’ll be back to see him every year now. Paul Currie was my favourite comedy show of the fringe – STEWART LEE

A unique blast of silly that’s found its groove and place amongst the Fringe’s elite… he’s fast developing a cult following…. everything Currie does has the spirit of Vic and Bob, The Young Ones and everything surreal that’s come before or since. – ***** EDFEST MAGAZINE

Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating


SOLD OUT – Nish Kumar – It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Part of the Belfast City Council’s #YourBelfast campaign

Out to Lunch is proud to welcome Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar on his brand new tour of the UK.

The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUNSTUFF.

He’s the host of The Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven’t spoken to in a while.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).

‘One of the best young comedians we have.’ – The Times

A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers.’ –  The Guardian

Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes.’ – Time Out

‘A very clever boy.’ –  Nish Kumar

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

Raymond Watson – Unlocking: Yard side/Garden side – Launch of Sonic Art

The artist said, ‘The sound recorded on this LP was created with items from The Crumlin Road Prison Belfast and memories that still echo loud and clear.  ‘The Crum’ as it is known, was a Belfast prison where prisoners involved in the political conflict were held on remand.  I was one of those prisoners.  From the closed confines of a small prison cell, external sounds – keys, grills, locks, footsteps, voices, silence and noises often provided a visual picture of what was happening beyond the locked door – the origin of this ‘sound sculpture’ – hopefully the vision that you will have as a listener will be generated by you, your own confined space and your interaction with this sonic experience. 
‘This sonic art grew from an immersive audio visual installation that I created in 2016 and that I first exhibited in February 2017.  The exhibition displayed hundreds of the keys for ‘the Crum’ and an audio track created with those same keys. 
‘Items used to sculpt the sonic image are hundreds of the actual Crumlin Road Prison keys and their brass and aluminium ID (identification) tags, a steel prison food tray, an original ‘prison made’ grappling hook (surreptitiously constructed by prisoners intending to escape), locks, grills, echoing memories and my own words.  Additional instrumental music was created by my daughters Toraigh and Dara, on flute and harp, and the nature that blooms in the Glens.’

Catherine Bohart – Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. We’re delighted to present the premier Belfast performance of her critically acclaimed, debut Edinburgh Fringe show.

Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018, BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2016

As seen on Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central)

Writer: BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle’s New  World Order for BBC

‘The sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see’ – ★★★★ THE TIMES

‘Packed full of laughs… she’s destined for great things.’ ★★★★ THE HERALD

‘Well-crafted and beautifully-delivered hour… a star in the making.’ ★★★★ THE SKINNY

‘A winning mixture of self-deprecation and confidence.’ ★★★★ BEYOND THE JOKE

‘A supremely natural quality about her delivery.’ ★★★★ THE LIST

Doors 12:45pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Nish Kumar – It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Out to Lunch is proud to welcome Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar on his brand new tour of the UK.

The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUNSTUFF.

He’s the host of The Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven’t spoken to in a while.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).

‘One of the best young comedians we have.’ – The Times

A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers.’ –  The Guardian

Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes.’ – Time Out

‘A very clever boy.’ –  Nish Kumar

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

Niamh McGlinchey

Hailing from Gulladuff in Co. Derry, Niamh’s first instrument was the Mandolin, from there she moved onto the Tin Whistle and finally settling on the guitar.

With firm roots in the folk tradition, Niamh has ventured into Country and Bluegrass and cites as her major influences Cara Dillon, Mary Black, Kate Rusby, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Kimmie Rhodes and Willie Nelson.

An ever-growing profile has seen Niamh release three highly acclaimed albums of covers and original songs and three years touring the UK and Ireland as the opening act for Nathan Carter.

One of the rising stars of Irish Folk and Country, Niamh McGinchey’s star has been very much on the ascendant since we featured her in Out to Lunch in 2013.

Doors 12:45pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary

Space Oddity. Suspicious Minds. Pinball Wizard. Whole Lotta Love. Come Together – 1969 could easily be said to be a vintage year for music, the end of a decade that changed the world and the introduction to one that would prove equally inspirational.

It would also see the birth of a band that would start as an idea to electrify traditional music and would go on to become one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond.

Fifty years on and Steeleye Span are set to mark this incredible milestone with a tour that will celebrate a band that are still as creative and vital now as they were all those years ago.

Led as ever by the iconic Maddy Prior, the latest seven-piece line-up will draw on the group’s incredible history to provide a night of favourites and surprises from down the decades.

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating


The Friel Sisters

Glasgow born sisters Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians who use their Donegal ancestral culture to create a sound that encompasses the soul of Irish music.

Being siblings helps them achieve a stunningly close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes, interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family and local repertoire.

Since the launch of their debut album, they have performed in various venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and have appeared as guests on stage or toured with acts such as Altan, The Chieftains, and Sharon Shannon.

Clare has recently become the Young Traditional Musician of the Year at the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards, the first person Scottish person ever to win this.

The Friel Sisters represent a new strand in traditional Irish music – they superbly balance a contemporary approach with an informed understanding of the Irish origins of their song and music.

Doors 12:45pm  | Unreserved Seating

Grainne Holland – ‘Corcra’ Album Launch

Born and raised in Belfast, Gráinne Holland’s love of music and song began at an early age.  A product of the Irish language revival in the North of Ireland, she was raised in both Gaelic and English and she attended the first Irish-medium school in Belfast.

It was here that her love of traditional song was fostered. Gráinne has to date, released two albums of traditional Gaelic songs with contemporary arrangements; Teanga na nGael in 2011 and Gaelré in 2015 to great critical acclaim.

Now Gráinne will celebrate the release of her third studio album with a concert at Out To Lunch. Produced by Brian Finnegan and featuring some of Ireland and Scotland’s finest musicians; Corcra is an album of Gráinne’s own original songs in both Gaelic and English.

Performing with Gráinne will be Brian Finnegan, Sean Óg Graham, and Liam Bradley.

Doors 7.30pm  |  Unreserved Seating

Yorkston Thorne Khan

The second Yorkston/Thorne/Khan album was released by Domino in April and represents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists.

The combination is unusual: YTK’s Everything Sacred, released in 2016, may be the only precedent. Yet while, on paper, the constituent elements might seem disparate, the recent, hugely acclaimed album is, if anything, even more coherent than its predecessor.

It also basks in a truly magnificent title: Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars. Just don’t call it fusion.

Doors 7:30pm  | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – The Swingtime Starlets

The Swingtime Starlets are an all-professional close harmony trio, who perform songs from the 40’s Wartime Era, Hollywood’s Golden Age and Retro Pop!

Get your toes tapping, your sweetheart swaying, your jitterbug jiving and become entranced in the romance as this diverse, dynamic duo transport you through the eras of Swing, Jazz and Blues.

Let their renditions of the Great American Songbook and Hollywood’s Golden Era transport you through the years with their beguiling voices, close harmonies & vintage style!

Doors | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – Teddy Thompson with support from Dori Freeman

An acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” Teddy released his first, self-titled album in 2000.

Thompson also toured as part of Rosanne Cash’s band before signing with Verve. Soon after, Thompson released his much lauded 2006 sophomore album Separate Ways, which demonstrated how much his songwriting, performing and record-making skills had evolved since his debut.

It was followed in 2007 by Up Front & Down Low, a collection of personally charged readings of classic American country songs that demonstrated Thompson’s increased assurance as a performer and interpreter.

In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared “one of this year’s best” by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK charts. A fifth studio effort, Bella, was released February 2011 to much acclaim and led to touring the world with Elton John among other things.

In 2014 Thompson gathered his musical clan to release Family, one of the folk records of the year which garnered a multi-page, in depth piece from The New York Times magazine.

In 2016 Teddy released Little Windows, a record of original duets with singer Kelly Jones. The album was recorded live to tape and features an all-star band of backing musicians. Teddy also produced Dori Freeman’sdebut album which was hailed by The New York Times as one of the year’s best.

2017 saw the release of the long-awaited Shelby Lynn & Allsion Moorer duets record produced by Thompson.

Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Martin Harley

Martin Harley is a supremely talented Roots and Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation.

He’s a devotee to the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta and many other forms of roots music. Though Harley’s sound is rooted in the blues it seeks to tell his own story and draws on the ruminations of a musician who has spent much of his life on the road.

Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. During year-round worldwide touring he’s absorbed a plethora of diverse influences, honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today.

In the US, Martin has headlined Music City Roots in Nashville and toured coast to coast with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae and opened for Iron and Wine, Bruce Hornsby, World Party, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa amongst many others.

‘Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues’ – GUITARIST MAGAZINE

‘No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business.’ – ROOTS MAGAZINE

‘Awesome’ – Johnnie Walker, BBC RADIO 2

‘Quite simply a great live act’ – TIME OUT

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Laura Cortese and the Dance cards

Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston’s roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of HorsesPete SeegerRose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of The Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl.

Her Compass Records debut, California Calling, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader – she & the Dance Cards (Valerie Thompson – Cello, Jenna Moynihan – fiddle & banjo, and a rotating cast of North America’s preeminent bassists) break new ground with a bold and elegant new album, based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics.

With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they’ve created something that’s simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. Out to Lunch anticipate a truly show-stopping performance.

Doors 2.15pm | Unreserved Seating

SOLD OUT – The Delines

The Delines debut album Colfax surprised fans and critics alike. The band had only been together a week when they went into the studio and cut the record.

Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its “widescreen romanticism”, calling it “the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.” Evoking the feel of a beat-up Dusty Springfield or a weary Rickie Lee Jones, Colfax made a dozen top ten records of the year lists and the Delines sold out venues in the UK, Ireland, and had successful tours in the Europe and Australia.

The Guardian declared them the surprise hit of the End of the Road festival and then it all came to a stop. Lead singer Amy Boone was hit by a car and put into the hospital and recovery for many months, finally putting the band on hold for over three years.

Amy is finally on the mend and The Delines are back with their sophomore effort released next January ahead of their UK tour.

The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone( The Damnations, TX), the keyboard and horn work of Cory Gray, Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) on pedal steel, as well as Richmond Fontaine members: Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo, and Willy Vlautin.

Vlautin, the acclaimed novelist and songwriter for Richmond Fontaine, has penned all ten tracks. Vlautin’s book Lean on Pete was recently released as a major motion picture. Richmond Fontaine broke up in 2016 after releasing over ten records.

Doors 7.45pm | Limited Unreserved Seating


Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Rescheduled from Sunday 6th January.

Being Frank explores the extraordinary secret life of artist Chris Sievey, best known as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom, the maverick Northern comedian in a fake head.

Frank Sidebottom, his greatest creation, became a star – a manic, insane, mercurial star burning brightly from within a papier mâché head – a star who obscures his own creator.  But who really knew Chris Sievey, the fractured genius underneath the mask?

Chris Sievey was a musician, songwriter, artist, comedian, filmmaker, performance artist and wayward genius who created an alter ego that he grew to resent.

Director Steve Sullivan pieces together Sievey’s split personality through an extensive archive of personal notebooks, movies, art and music, alongside insights from his closest confidants, including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, and more.

What he uncovers is an intimate portrait of a sensitive, tortured outsider artist, forever on the outside looking in.

Doors 1.45pm | Unreserved Seating

The Once

Newfoundland has a storied history of stunning songwriters, poets and players. Over the course of the last decade The Once have writ and knit themselves into that story. Within the nine songs on their new album Time Enough, The Once offer some of the most vulnerable and honest material of their career.

They craft a sonically understated, but emotionally fulsome sound that accomplishes what they’ve always done so well: stun listeners with what Amelia Curran calls “perfect vocal harmonies, thick enough to stand on.”

The Once are propelled by the rare chemistry that comes from a decade of writing and touring together. Their songs have been placed in international film and television, they have YouTube videos with millions of hits, and there’s a trail of trophy nominations and wins from the East Coast Music Awards, the Canadian Folk Awards, and the JUNO Awards in their wake.

Since first hitting the road in 2009, The Once has earned one of the most loyal followings in the country. Geraldine Hollett’s voice is a large part of the band’s ethereal sound, and there is nowhere it would sit better than in between the rhythmic and supportive voices of Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale, and the lush soundscapes they build.

The trio’s instrumentation and vocals meld together like gold, building something stronger together than any one songwriter could muster alone. Their harmonies grab you by the heart, and their music melts what’s left of it. Building on the wave of creative energy that defined their last album, Time Enough is a striking and subtle sea change for the band. Dive in, get lost, click repeat.

Doors 1.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Mull Historical Society

Colin MacIntyre – aka Mull Historical Society – has been rather busy these last few years. Most notably, the man responsible for 2001’s gold-selling debut album Loss wrote his debut novel in 2015 and The Letters of Ivor Punch went on to win the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award.

More recently, Colin has released two new stories; The Boy In The Bubble is a memoir about growing up on the Isle of Mull, while The Humdrum Drum is his first children’s picture book and comes complete with accompanying CD of original related songs and an audiobook.

Thankfully for fans of the Mull Historical Society side of his persona, he has just released his first music in over two years. Wakelines is produced by Bernard Butler and features songs about family, home, islands, dreams and travel.

This is Colin’s eighth album and from the title track onwards it is another collection of masterful, no holds barred, joyously quirky, epic pop.

Born into a family of writers and storytellers, Colin is a descendant of the Gaelic warrior-poet, Duncan Ban MacIntyre,and grew up on the Isle of Mull in the Hebrides (pop. 2,500 people, 26,268 sheep).

Doors 7:30pm  |  Limited Unreserved Seating

Dreamed of Places – Alana Barton

Dreamed of Places is a series of paintings by Alana Barton. The works feature both figurative and abstract elements that explore the use of colour to convey ideas of dream like states and alternative realities.

Taking inspiration from cults, alternative cultures and consciousness; sourcing from old photographic material, primarily based on young people integrated with organic forms.

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