Sounds of the Out to Lunch Festival 2017

Out to Lunch Festival set to serve up a January cure…

Out to Lunch, the bespoke winter festival that reaches the spots others can’t, is back for a twelfth helping of music, comedy, spoken word and literature to warm the winter cockles.

The first festival in NI’s packed cultural calendar runs from 6-29 January, offering audiences a chance to blow off the Christmas cobwebs, banish new year blues and feast on an array of culinary and cultural delights.

Musical highlights in the 12th Out to Lunch programme include the supremely gifted James Vincent McMorrow at the Ulster Hall and multiple Grammy-winning Mary Chapin Carpenter at St Anne’s Cathedral.

The legendary Fairport Convention return to Belfast for their 50th Anniversary.

Mark Kermode’s Dodge Brothers will be twanging and hollering their way into our collective hearts and Tom Robinson presents Raphael Doyle, a singer-songwriter with an extraordinary story.

Join amiina for their latest adventure, Fantômas, where they play their live score along with a screening of the silent masterpiece from 1913.

Adrian Sherwood & Pinch offer up a dark, deep and moody future-dub soundscape at Voodoo.

Ulaid & Duke Special bring The Belfast Suite to Out to Lunch.

Post punk heroes RutsDC are set to light up the Black Box, whilst rare groove king, DJ Norman Jay MBE brings his eclectic sounds to the Black Box, as do the very special DJ duo of experimental/ psychedelic musician, Kavus Torabi and one Steve Davis, the most successful professional Snooker Player of his generation!

Turin Brakes, Mulligan Brothers, Aja Arkestra, Alana & Jarlath Henderson and Barb Jungr singing the songs of Dylan are some of the other exceptional musical treats in a programme glutted with singers and song.

Festival favourite and all-round good egg Martin Stephenson brings The Daintees to town to perform their classic Boat to Bolivia album in its glorious entirety, 30 years after it was released.

Out to Lunch closes with an epic gig with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry “Shining a Light” in the Ulster Hall.

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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