the art of song writing
Created by Panarts, we’re celebrating the art of song writing in a series of concerts, showcases, music gear event and a convention for songwriters. We’re releasing the early-bird special tickets and some of the concert events with more to be announced in January. Each year we link talented local writers with award winning international artists.
Just a few of the songwriters appearing at 11th belnash 2015:
A – Z Songwriters
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Bruce Cockburn (CAN)
Bagatelle Final Tour, Cara Dillon, Don Henry (USA), Foy Vance
James House (USA), Max T Barnes (USA), Peter McVeigh...& more.
Song Critiquing sessions, Workshops and Music Industry Panels.
Headed up by Jason Blume (USA), whose songs have sold on 50 million CD’s
plus more music industry professionals and award winning songwriters
Working in partnership with Dawsons, it’s the second year of our free music market event and your chance to try out the latest music gear available. We’ll have professional demos, a full range of products and live performances at 2015 songtech in the Academy Conference Centre, 1st Floor, Holiday Inn Belfast, Ormeau Avenue more info . . .
Main concerts & special early-bird tickets
www.belfastnashville.com or Box Office: Visit Belfast Welcome Centre
9 Donegall Sq North, Belfast BT1 5GJ (Opposite City Hall) Tele 028 9024 6609
Best way to buy tickets and save money is to Pay Cash & Collect at the box office; no service charge. An online transaction £2 extra
(ie buy more than one ticket...still only one charge of £2 total for the transaction)
Gold Ticket All Concerts: early-bird £60 then £70
Platinum Ticket All Concerts & Convention: early-bird £80 then £100
2014 Winner of The Avalon Guitar
We have held the draw and the lucky winner of the 2014 festival competition is Gerry McGuigan. He wins a beautiful hand-made Avalon Guitar.
Thanks to Avalon for their support of the 10th United Airlines Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival. Several artists played an Avalon during the songwriter's festival and we've had great reports back from people who got to play the different Avalon's on display at BelNash Songtech with Dawsons. Have a look at the range online at www.avalonguitars.com or drop into Dawsons Music Belfast to play one in the shop
Thanks again to Avalon Guitars and congrats to the winner, Gerry McGuigan
“It’s an extraordinary event”
Nanci Griffith, Nashville
“Next day's 'In the round' with Richard Leigh and Gary Nicholson was a real highlight too”
Hit Songwriter Paul Brady
"This is a really unique festival"