Area: Ards North Down

The Category Ards and North Down is a subset of South East of Northern Ireland. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Ards and North Down which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Peninsula Choir [Ards]


! Ards and North Down KEY
VISITS (to the Website)9
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)13

‘A jam packed programme of the some of the world’s most talented guitarists! ... This annual event remains fresh and vibrant with sell out performances every year.’ Held Early April.


* Ards International Guitar Festival
VISITS (to the Website)44
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)78

'Set in the beautiful seaside town of Bangor, just 15 miles from Belfast, with easy access by sea and low cost air travel, this highly successful Festival offers classes in Youth, Mixed, Ladies and Male Voice Choirs, Ladies and Mens' Barbershop, plus Madrigal, Sacred and Light Entertainment Sections, all of which offer substantial monetary prizes, with the Open Choral Competition offering a top prize of £1000!' Held Early April.


* Bangor International Choral Festival
VISITS (to the Website)280
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)406

Founded 1948: ‘A competitive festival for amateurs of all ages. There are classes for Piano, Vocal, Instrumental, Irish Traditional, Choral and Music Theatre ... Supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council’. Held Mid November.

* Holywood Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)212

Founded 1947 'We hope that you enjoy our concerts throughout the year. We always celebrate Christmas by performing the "Messiah"; our newly introduced mid-February concert provides a mixture of Choral Music; and our Spring Concert plans to be a light-hearted affair with music to please all tastes'.

Category Choral Societies
+ Ards Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)187
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)523

'In 2005 the local Council of the borough of North Down conferred the status of Borough Ambassador on Bangor Ladies Choir. This is the first conferment ever to an external Organisation outside of the Council Membership and the Choir were privileged and proud to accept this unique position. As Ambassadors the Choir represent the Borough of North Down on all of their travels, and, whether it be Province wide or worldwide, they carry out their duties with pride.'

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Bangor Ladies Choir
VISITS (to the Website)233
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)549

'Comber Brass - the name for Comber Silver Band and our junior band - the Laureldale Brass Ensemble. Based in the town of Comber in County Down, located at the northwest corner of Strangford Lough, there has been a Comber band for over 110 years. With many band members coming from the Comber area, the band is proud to be at the heart of the community and performs at many engagements to strengthen this relationship.'


+ Comber Brass
VISITS (to the Website)215
Also indexedComber Silver Band | Laureldale Brass Ensemble
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)472
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are men in Northern Ireland, from all walks of life, living reasonably close to the seaside town of Donaghadee on the North East corner of County Down, meeting every Monday evening for practice and enjoying concerts, church services, performances for charity events in locations one may not expect to see or hear a male voice choir. Competitions have been attended with many successes over the years but our greatest achevements have been the continued charity work and the enjoyment of choral singing with friends from all corners of the world.'

+ Donaghadee Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)188
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)389

‘An SSAA choir based in Comber. It was formed in September 2012 by Edwin Gray and former pupils of Strathearn School, Belfast, but a warm welcome is extended to all female singers aged 18-35. The Choir aims to perform a wide variety of music to a high standard; their repertoire is extensive and includes pieces from many musical periods and styles – including sacred, folk, jazz and spirituals. The choir performs at venues both in Ireland and further afield ... The Miskelly Chorale has also, since its inception, enjoyed considerable success at Festivals.’

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Miskelly Chorale
VISITS (to the Website)31
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)93

'A multi-purpose venue for everyone to use. It will host cultural, educational and heritage events and activities to include film shows, concerts, exhibitions, literary events, talks and much more ... The ethos of the organ restoration was to encourage the general public to explore and play the instrument. In addition, much of its inner workings have been encased with glass - uniquely allowing a fascinating appreciation of the workings of the instrument.'

@ The Portico of Ards
VISITS (to the Website)257
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)282
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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