Come See The Portico Performances In September

A Musical September With The Portico Productions In Portaferry

A Musical September With The Portico Productions In Portaferry

The new programme at The Portico in Portaferry promises a gathering of exciting, sensuous delights this season.

The perfomances begin starting the hauntingly beautiful sound of folk trio TRÚ on Sat 16 Sept. 

The trú was a mythological trio of poet-musicians who were revered throughout the Celtic world and considered gatekeepers to the Otherworld.

Folk enthusiasts will enjoy Trú appearing at The Portico in Portaferry who in early history could bring you to the gates of the Otherworld.

Inviting you into that space are Michael Mormecha (percussion/vox), Zachary Trouton (guitars/vox) and Dónal Kearney (flute/vox).

They arte all three children of the Peace Agreement in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

From their British-Ukrainian, Ulster-Scots and Irish heritage, they have inherited an unusual and fruitful ethos based on respect and exploration.

The trio’s collective chemistry is enchanting audiences with powerful storytelling and noteworthy songcraft in a contemporary voice. 

But the trio too have their individuality and eclectic repertoire of influences from Clannad to Nine Inch Nails via Joni Mitchell and The Beatles.

Don’t miss the fabulous Sestina choir in Porrtaferry’s Portico.

On Sat 30 Sept, Sestina Music presents an illustrious programme of music that celebrates Denmark’s complex and contradictory king, Christian IV (1577-1648).

Denmark’s longest reigning monarch, his court drew Europe’s most prominent musicians, resulting in an extraordinary period of musical flourishing in Copenhagen. 

For an evening of sonorous music not to be missed, join Sestina Music and its small ensemble of five singers, lute, harp and viola da gamba.

And there is also a renowned historical harpist Dr Siobhán Armstrong.

She joins the ensemble to introduce audiences to the music of her instrumental predecessors at court.

Spring Break will be performing at The Portico in Portaferry.

If body popping or disco-bopping 1980s style is more your thing then grab one of the last remaining tickets for a disco revival like no other.

Enjoy a gig with the infamous Spring Break on Friday 22 Sept.

Whether you’re an Uptown Girl or Just Wanna Dance With Somebody, Don’t Stop Believing, Relax and Hold On because Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.

Portico is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and by Ards and North Down Borough Council.

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