Cultural Lounge Saturday Session online

A series of free virtual music performances are taking place live on Facebook in aid of Antrim and Newtownabbey Mayor’s nominated charities.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 6:01 am

The ‘Cultural Lounge Saturday Sessions’ will run until February 13.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery said; “During my term as Mayor, I am supporting the work of two charities, both of which are very close to my heart; Air Ambulance and Guide Dogs NI. Unfortunately raising funds has been extremely difficult in the current climate and so I would encourage you to tune in over the next few weekends and enjoy these fantastic performances while helping me raise some much needed funds.”

“We are blessed with a wealth of local musical talent and as well as raising vital funds, these virtual performances will provide a platform for these artists to enjoy entertaining a crowd during what has been an extremely difficult period for their industry.”

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery

The sessions will feature Michelle and Matt Baird on Saturday, February 6, the Lowry Quarantine Quartet on Friday, February 12, and Peter Corry bringing down the curtain on Saturday. February 13.

The performances will be live streamed on the council’s Facebook page at 8pm – simply visit the page to tune in or visit

Donations can be made online at