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The Stages are Set and Moira is Calling all Music Fans

The Stages are Set and Moira is Calling all Music Fans

September 8, 2017

Moira Demesne is a hive of activity as the set up has finished for the ‘Moira Calling’ music festival this weekend.

Record numbers are expected to attend this two day event on the 8th and 9th September with one of the first performances being a modern Macbeth by the Bright Umbrella Drama Company.

Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Council’s Development Committee, visited Moira Demesne just before the gates opened to meet some of the performers.  Speaking about the event he said: “It is great to see Moira Demesne full of light and sound as actors and musicians prepare to entertain the crowds tonight and tomorrow.  Talking to some of the acts they are looking forward to playing in this spacious outdoor area and like me hope that everyone has a very enjoyable time.  I would like to thank the organisers, sponsors and acts for creating a memorable event in the charming village of Moira.” 

Headlining on the Main Stage are the ‘Moira Calling Magnificent Seven’: folk popsters Eliza and the Bear, Brand New Friend, Emerald Armada, Flyte, Franklyn, Girls Names and Stomptown Brass.  On the second stage NI born Ryan Vail, an artist who draws his inspiration from the worlds of electronic and modern classical music, will be the main act on Saturday 9th September. Other acts on stage two include: Brash Isaac, Matty Rea, Orchid Collective, and Rebecca Fitch.

Jillian Marsden, Brown Lemonade and organiser of Moira Calling added: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the response to this year’s Moira Calling Festival, particularly from within the local community and businesses. We are very grateful for the help and support given by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. Really looking forward to welcoming everyone for a great weekend.”

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