Old Courthouse date for Buille

Buille will be performing at The Old Courthouse on Thursday, June, 9.
Buille will be performing at The Old Courthouse on Thursday, June, 9.

Buille will be performing at The Old Courthouse on Thursday, June 9 as part of a tour with Moving On Music, supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Led by Armagh-born brothers Niall and Caoimhín Vallely (concertina/piano), Buille create some of the most exciting and innovative traditional music heard today. The formidable line-up features some of the finest traditional musicians around including Ed Boyd (guitar), Jim Higgins (Bodhrán) and Neil Yates (trumpet).

Buille formed in 2004 as a vehicle to perform a body of new music composed by Niall, resulting in three critically acclaimed albums to date.

The music is based on traditional forms but freely borrows stylistic elements from various genres including Jazz, Blues, and Contemporary music.

Maria McAlister, Arts Development Officer for Traditional Music, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, said: “The Arts Council is delighted to support this tour through the Northern Ireland Music Touring Programme which has already brought a range of impressive tours to new audiences and venues across the region since its introduction in 2014.

“Our five-year music strategy outlines a firm commitment to bringing the best music, from a range of genres, to people across Northern Ireland. We firmly believe the NI Music Touring Programme helps us achieve that.”

Local singer/songwriter and musician Ciaran O’Kane from Cushendun, will play support on the night.

He sings traditional songs as well as his own compositions, having grown up surrounded by local music and song.

Tickets are priced at £10 and £8 (concession) and are available from the Box Office on 028 9446 3113 or 9448 1338.