Countdown to 4 Corners music festival

Eleanor McEvoy
Eleanor McEvoy

The borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey will be alive with the sound of music from October 23 until November 12, as the countdown starts to the seventh year of the Annual 4 Corners Music festival.

Held throughout the four corners of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough, MADD MUSIC will be launching the Festival on October 13 in the Conservatory Gallery, Antrim Castle Gardens at 7pm with an exhibition of photographs celebrating MADD MUSIC’s work.

Barbara Dickson.

Barbara Dickson.

The exhibition will continue until November 8.

Festival highlights include Belfast blues legend Ronnie Greer at the Courtyard Theatre, Folk singer Eleanor McEvoy and a tea dance with a difference with the sensational Swingabella at the Old Courthouse, Antrim, and successful recording artist Barbara Dickson at Theatre at the Mill.

Folk singers and storytellers, the Armagh Rhymers and the MADD MUSIC crew will be out and about performing and delivering music workshops right into the heart of the community.

From Toome to Jordanstown, Newtownabbey to Crumlin and everywhere in between they’ll be stopping off near you.

Other events taking place over the two weeks include a Bluesy lunch with Cold Porter, ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’ film screening, and a fantastic cabaret evening with Irish singer Derby Browne all taking place at the Old Courthouse, Antrim.

Guitar music lovers should make sure and come along to welcome Festival favorite, Robin James Hurt, back to the Eyre Studio at Antrim Castle Gardens.

He will be joined by local guitarists Colin Reid and Gary Lutton. Gary recently won the Sky Arts Guitar star competition so this is a chance to see him perform locally.

Tickets are selling fast for these events so get yours today by calling the Box office on 028 9448 1338 or visiting www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/boxoffice

For full details, updates and Festival photos visit www.maddmusic.co.uk, like the 4 Corners Music Festival Facebook page or follow on Twitter @4corners music.

The 4 Corners Music Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Project Lottery funding and Dept. of Culture, Arts & Leisure & Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council through the Community Festivals Fund.