G Spots! A Night Out On The Sofa

I know some of the world’s best musicians will be gracing the stage at Belsonic this weekend, but I’ll been enjoying some music closer to home. IMG_5868

The latest ‘Sofa Sessions’ event will take place this Sunday, hosted by the dynamic and super talented Tracy Dempsey who is back home from her time living in Finland.

The event is hosted in the beautiful surroundings of the Duncairn Cultural Arts Centre in North Belfast and the line up includes a range of talented artists singers, poets etc…..

I attended the last gig which was awesome and it’s great to see  new line up of artists. If you are planning to attend, here is a snippet of the type of entertainment you can expect to hear at this fundraising event.


BEATnDRUM have been thrilling audiences throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond at numerous festivals and events. Their high-energy street performances are a key part at Beat Carnival events, and they are a key player in the Afro-Brazilian drumming network in Ireland. If ever a band could lift you out of a Sunday evening slump, BEATnDRUM is it!

RORY NELLIS: Solo artist and frontman of Seven Summits, Rory is a hugely talented musician and an all round nice guy. He will be a great addition to the line up.

JENNA SMITH: All the way from New York comes Jenna Smith – a singer/songwriter with a gorgeous voice and songwriting style. A board-certified music therapist, Jenna has worked at the Brookyln Conservatory of Music and is currently studying a Master’s in Music Therapy at the University of Jyväskylä. She’ll be bringing her magic to the Sofa Sessions and chatting about her music and her work as a music therapist.


GERALDINE O’KANE: Sharing a selection of poems and discussing her work will be Geraldine O’Kane, co-host of the Purely Poetry open mic nights in Belfast. From Co. Tyrone, Geraldine is editor of the micro-poem pamphlet series, Panning For Poems.


ORCHARD ROAD: Ida-Maria Olva/Leevi Ikonen/Larry Cowan of Lamb Films. Live satellite-link-up alert! Finnish/Northern Irish short film ORCHARD ROAD is a collaboration between NI’s Larry Cowan/Lamb Films (producer) and Finland dream duo Ida-Maria Olva (director) and Leevi Ikonen (screenwriter).

11880613_494935543996115_2758401152507870634_nIt is a donation based event with all proceeds going to NIAMH Wellbeing.

Everyone gave their time for free to raise money for this worthwhile charity. If you would like to donate a raffle prize get in touch with Tracy @TracyDempsey (tracy@soulambition.com)

Sunday 23rd August 7.30pm-11.30pm
Entrance: DONATION (no minimum, give what you can afford)
No bar: BYOB

By Grainne MG-Spots-blog-post-3#2E21364cGarvey. Spotting local hidden gems from the world of beauty, health, fashion, tourism and hospitality. I have my ear to the ground (quite literally) to keep you up to date about the new or interesting products and services from our neck of the woods. If you know one – get in touch on twitter @grainnemcgarvey or at www.pulseprni.com

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1 thought on “G Spots! A Night Out On The Sofa

    Tracy Dempsey

    (August 21, 2015 - 9:03 pm)

    Thanks for the lovely feature Grainne; I’ve got Jenna sitting beside me here (just flew into Dublin this morning) – getting excited about Sunday! It’s all for a great cause and I’ve got such a wonderful line-up of talented artists for the evening. Look forward to seeing you there!

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