The 2018 festival includes the usual feast of free entertainment for all ages.

Raffle Tickets, to raise funds for the festival, will be on sale daily at our information stall.

Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers.


     

From 12 noon The Portstewart "Knitwits" Group To Yarn Bomb The Promenade. Seaside Theme. They plan to yarn bomb the bandstand pillars, railings beside steps at the Crescent and small area of the railings on the Promenade. This artwork will be displayed daily ( weather permitting) for the duration of the festival.

11am-6pm Art And Collectables Fair

Location: Portstewart Town Hall

2.00pm Interdenominational Service                                                                                                    

Organized by our local churches.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

2.30pm Aware-Mood Walk

 

3pm-4.30pm Community Drumming and More

Facilitated by Marcella from Community Tribal Drummers. It is an opportunity for the audience to have a go with tribal drums and percussion instruments. Hula Hoops, Giant Bubbles and stone painting are also included as part of this event.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

4.30pm-6.30pm Puppet Show On Bike

Provided by Carnival Promotions, the bike will travel up and down the promenade stopping at times to perform.

Locations: Various Along the Promenade

 

 

 

5.00pm Live Music-Outlaw Country

The Outlaw Country Show features the songs of American Singer Songwriters John Prine, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Willy Nelson, Towns Van Zandt etc.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

 

 

 

8.30pm Eternity Socials

A youth social event of worship, praise, testimonials and christian music

Location: The Crescent Bandstand

Monday 23rd July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers.


Mon-Sat Sea Creature Treasure Hunt-Portstewart Library

For ages 4+. All week during Library opening Hours. Tel:  028 7083 2712

Location: Portstewart Library

From 8.00am Ladies Golf Competition                                                                                                      

For the E.J.Donnelly Cup. More details from Portstewart Golf Club. Tel: 028 7083 2015.

Sponsored by Couples, Coleraine.

Location: Portstewart Golf Club

10.00 a.m. - Exhibition of Vintage Fountain Pens
Hundreds of vintage fountain pens, dip pens and mechanical pencils on display by such legendary makers as MontBlanc, Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman, Onoto, Cartier, Omas, De La Rue, Cross, Mabie Todd, Swan and Conway Stewart amongst others. We are Ireland’s leading dealers in restored vintage fountain pens and mechanical pencils. All our 500+ items are in full working order and may be tested in our galleries prior to purchase.
Most of our pieces of writing equipment date from 1910 to 1970 with the exception of our Montblanc range most of which dates from 1990 to 2010.
Location: The PortstewART Galleries, 49 The Promenade. 028 7083 4600.

11.00am-12 Noon Story And Craft

For ages 4-8. Booking Essential

Location: Portstewart Library. Tel:   028 7083 2712

11.30am Portstewart Walking Tour

Join our local guide Nigel Handforth for a 40 minute short stroll from Harbour Hill to the Crescent.  Hear stories and tales about Portstewart in days gone by, the harbour and the sea.  Learn about  famous people from the town, the Tram, the North West 200 and hear stories about feuding landlords.

Free Tour. Donations to Festival Accpeted

Start Location: Pilot Light, Harbour Hill. Finish Location: The Crescent

1.30pm Hugo Duncan Radio Ulster Roadshow

The ever popular Uncle Hugo Duncan is back at the Red Sails Festival with the usual banter, craic and special guest performances from stars of the Irish Country Scene.

Location:  Crescent Bandstand

3.00pm Cafe Music Session Artist- Aidan Moffett

A solo performance from popular "Grooverobbers" singer /guitarist. Includes popular songs from a extensive range of genres-old and new favourites.

Location: Warkes Deli.

3.00pm-5.00pm Stoneage Children's Workshop

Activities Include: Stone Tools and weapons identification game, dressing up like a caveman/cavewoman, making a Neolithic pot (to keep), grind wheat on a Quern, weave cloth, make an axe and several more.

Provider: The Active Learning Centre, Coleraine.

Location: Town Hall

 

3pm-5pm Free Children's Face Painting

Provided by Facepainting By The Sea.

7.00pm Live Music-Bowana 

Popular local band playing blues, funk, soul and rock. 

Location: The Crescent Bandstand. 

 

 

 

 

9.00pm Cafe Music Session-Mississippi Boombox

Mississippi Boombox are a high energy duo, delivering foot stomping beats & stellar harmonies, which take acoustic music to a whole new level.

Location: 3hree Kings Cafe. 

Tuesday 24th July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers


10.00 a.m. - Exhibition of Vintage Movie Posters
Over 1,000 original vintage movie posters including 600 UK Quads which measure 40” x 30” (100 cms x 75 cms approx.) and 100 U.S. One Sheets which measure 27” x 41” (68 cms x 104 cms approx.) will be on display. In addition, we hold 200+ UK mini quads plus a few foreign language posters. All the items are genuine and are covered by our no quibble money back guarantee. They cover all genres and periods from the 1940’s onwards.
These posters hung in British, Irish and American cinemas before being collected by the galleries.
Location: The PortstewART Galleries, 49 The Promenade.
028 7083 4600.

10.00am-5.00pm Children's Event-Exploration Dome 

The Exploration Dome uses state-of-the-art Full dome 360 degree 3-D digital projection technology, stunning graphics and advanced computer simulations.

Capacity Approx 45 per Show-Show Lasts 32 Minutes

Shows at 10am,11am,12 Noon,1.30pm,2.30pm.3,30pm,4.30pm.

Free Tickets for the shows,  will be available from 9am at the Town Hall.

The Show- Enchanted Reef – Kaluoka’hina

The vastness of our planet’s oceans guards unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is “Kaluoka’hina”, the enchanted reef whose magic protects it against humans finding it. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace…until the volcano erupts, and the spell is broken.

Now it’s up to the young sawfish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon?

This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.

Award winning film promoting the preservation of our nature.

Location: Portstewart Town Hall. 

2.30pm-4.30pm Puppet Show On Bike

Provided by Carnival Promotions, the bike will travel up and down the promenade stopping at times to perform.

Locations: Various Along the Promenade

 

 

 

3.00pm Cafe Music Session - Rab Campbell

Rab can be often seen on the streets of Coleraine and Portstewart, delighting passersby with his range of instrumental classical and popular tunes.

Location: Warkes Deli

6.30pm Live Music-Mississippi Boombox.

With over 10 years in the music industry business Ryan Bob and Amanda Jane came together to form Mississippi Boombox in 2015. They play a range of cover music in their own unique style - Ryan influenced by Country/ Rock background and Amanda by Blues/Gospel. The two fuse together to create great harmonies and rhythm.

Location: Crescent Bandstand 

Mississippi Boombox and Elvis Show-Sponsored By Dunluce Resort and Spa

8.00pm Music- The Spirit Of Elvis Show 

Local man Andy Rodgers performing a 90 minute show that includes many of Elvis favs, with several costume changes representing the true spirit of “The King”.

Location: The Crescent Bandstand

9.00pm Cafe Music Session-Frankie Sewell

Frankie was runner up in The Red Sails Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2016. His songwriting style has matured from "Indie -punk pop" (Hot Press 1990's) to acoustic indie-folk. Past member of bands The Grooverobbers,  Greengrass,  The Turtlenecks and The Soup-Kitchen Paupers.

Location: 3hree Kings Cafe. 

9.00pm The Annual Red Sails Cocktail Competition- In The Anchorage

Watch some of the best barmen/barmaids from the Triangle Area battle it out for the title of Red Sails Cocktail King or Queen. With Samples for the audience. Hosted by Brian Moore.

Location. The Anchorage 

Wednesday 25th July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

 

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers.


10.00 a.m. - Exhibition of Antiquarian Maps of Ireland
We hold Ireland’s largest stocks of Antiquarian Maps and over 300 maps of Ireland dating from 1579 to 1899 will be on display. These are guaranteed genuine and original and include works by John Speed, Abraham Ortelius, Jannsonnius, Johannes Blaeu, Petrus Bertius, Taylor & Skinner, D A Beaufort, Alain Mallet, Vincenzo Coronelli, Aristide Perrot, Alfred Adlard, Captain Greenville Collins and Sir William Petty  amongst others. We also carry maps of the original 5 Provinces, Connaught, Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Media, maps of each of the 32 counties and items of more local interest. Our workshops frame maps to international museum standards, to British and Irish   conservation standards and to bespoke standards according to collectors’ requirements.
Location: The PortstewART Galleries, 49 The Promenade. 028 7083 4600.

11.00am-11.30am Rhythm and Rhyme-Seaside Theme

Suitable for babies and pre-school aged children. Booking Essential.

Location: Portstewart Library. Tel: 028 7083 2712

12.00 Noon Children's Sand Sculpture  Competition 

                                                                        

Location: The Crescent. Sponsored By Maxwell Freight Services

2.00pm Live Music-Cellar Door

Popular local band. Playing a mix of classic and modern pop and rock. Songs from AC/DC, Kings Of Leon, the Lumineers and |Johnny Cash are a just a few examples of their vast reportoire

Location: Crescent Bandstand

 

 

2pm Poetry Reading in Portstewart Library

Local poet Michael Wilson and Pablo Doherty, who grew up in Portstewart, will be be reciting poems from their published works. There will be an opportunity to purchase/ get signed copies of their books.

Location: Portstewart Library

 

3.00pm Cafe Music Session-Jack McNaul

Jack is a local musician who performs songs from a vast range of upbeat popular covers

Location: Warkes Deli

4.00pm Street Theatre-C.C. & G. Council Organised. Artist To Be Confirmed

7.00pm Live Music-Willie Drennan Ulster Scots Folk Group.

Traditional Ulster Scots songs and music. A regular feature of the festival-always drawing a large crowd from all parts of Northern Ireland and beyond.

Location: Crescent Bandstand 

 

 

9.00pm Cafe Music Session-Andy Rogers

Andy Rogers (not to be confused with Andy "Elvis" Rodgers) is a singer/songwriter with recordings on the EMI/Kingsway record label. His sound is described as Groovy Ethno-Celt Folk Pop ( Imagine Dave Matthews meets Sting, they go down to an Irish pub and play a session with Kevin Prosch).

Location: 3hree Kings Cafe. 

9.00pm Poetry Night-In The Anchorage

An evening of poetry in The Anchorage featuring  published poets Moyra Donaldson, Michael Wilson and Pablo Doherty. Also during the evening-the winners of our Red Sails 2018 Poetry Competition will be announced and they will have an opportunity to recite their winning poems. If there is sufficient time at the end of the evening-there will be open mic session for members of the audience.

Moyra Donaldson-  was born and brought up in Co. Down and has been described as one of the country's most distinctive and accomplished writers. She has published four previous collections, Snakeskin Stilettos (1998), Beneath The Ice (2001), The Horse's Nest (2006) and Miracle Fruit (2010). Her poetry has won a number of awards, including the Allingham Award, the National Women's Poetry Competition and the Cuirt New Writing Award. She has received four awards from the Arts Council NI, most recently, the Artist Career Enhancement Award. Her poems have been anthologized and have featured on BBC Radio and television, including the Channel 4 production, 'Poems to Fall in Love With' and she has read at festivals in Ireland, England, Canada, America and Hungary. Moyra is also an experienced creative writing tutor, working with individuals and groups in the literary, community and health care sectors. She has edited a number of anthologies and was literary editor for Fortnight magazine.

Michael Wilson-Michael is a national slam winner at the prestigious Cheltenham Literature Festival and progressed to the final of the BBC Radio 4 Slam He uses british sign language and various art props and writes on the tried and tested subjects of sex drugs and rock n dole, as well as mental health. Michael has performed at all kinds of events, with three residencies under his belt, festival appearances, slam wins and regular guest slot appearances, as well as numerous publications in magazines and anthologies.

Pablo Doherty- Originally from Portstewart Pablo started writing in 2014. His first book "Shouting At The Sea: Shells" was published in 2015.  Two further volumes have followed.

Click on this link for info on Red Sails Poetry Competition 2018 

Thursday 26th July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

 

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers.


From 8.00am Gents Golf Competition                                                        

For the J.B. Kennedy Rose Bowl. Sponsored by Wilson's, The Promenade, Portstewart. More details from Portstewart Golf Club.

Tel: 02870832015

Location: Portstewart Golf Club

10.00 a.m. - Exhibition of Antiquarian Maps     

Over 200 Antiquarian Maps of the world dating from 1746 to 1885 will be on display. These original pieces include works by John Speed, Delisle, John Tallis, Vuillemin, Bonne, Levasseur, Malte-Brun, Lapie, Wyld and Mallet amongst others.

Location: The PortstewART Galleries, 49 The Promenade. Tel: 028 7083 4600.

 

 

10.30am-2pm Portstewart Mens Shed Open Day

Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided

10.30am-12 Noon.  Adult Tin Whistle Class with accompanying harmonicas, guitars and pianos will be playing ... For You !

Approximately 12.30.-1.30pm. Enjoy a 1 hour music session with shed members and guests. It always turns into a Sing Along and is great fun. BYO Instrument !!!

View a range of Garden Furniture made by members at amazing prices. See the workshop and equipment we have. Buy yourself an original Blackthorn Stick made on the premises.  Have a chat to members and Management Team about how the Shed was established, is funded and plans for the future.

 

11.30am Portstewart Walking Tour

Join our local guide Nigel Handforth for a 40 minute short stroll from Harbour Hill to the Crescent.  Hear stories and tales about Portstewart in days gone by, the harbour and the sea.  Learn about  famous people from the town, the Tram, the North West 200 and hear stories about feuding landlords.

Free Tour. Donations to Festival Accpeted

Start Location: Pilot Light, Harbour Hill. Finish Location: The Crescent

12 Noon Children's Pavement Art Competition

Location: The Crescent. Sponsored By Maxwell Freight Services

2.00pm  Live Music At The Crescent Bandstand-Various Artists 

An afternoon of music and song at the Bandstand featuring some of our Cafe Music performers past and present. Times are approx.

1.30pm Courtney Campbell 2.10pm Busker Dave 2.50pm Aidan Moffett 

3.30pm Sings & Strings 4.10pm Jack McNaul 4.50pm Frankie Sewell              

Location: Crescent Bandstand

2.30pm Story Time - Mr Hullabaloo's Fairytale Farm

Join Mr.Hullabaloo and Jingles down on the farm and hear some animal tales featuring your farmyard favourites. The Ugly Duckling, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Three Little Pigs. But be sure to watch out for Giants and the Big Bad wolf.

Repeat Performance at 4.oopm

Location: Portstewart Town Hall

( capacity 250. Less if many prams/buggies)

 

7.00pm-9.00pm Junior Fishing Competition

                   

 

 

 

 

Held at the Harbour, Portstewart. Entry is absolutely free and there are great prizes to be won. First prize includes a fishing boat trip for two sponsored by the Boy Matthew.

Location: Portstewart Harbour

7.30pm Live Music- The Noel McKeary Band

Since releasing their album “One Way Train” this local band has gone from strength to strength.  Four tracks from the album. Awards include - Most Successful British & Irish Newcomer 2017 and Most Successful British Act 2017 – Hotdisc Country.

Location: The Crescent Bandstand. 

 

 

9.00pm Cafe Music Session-Michael E.Thomas

Popular local artist Michael  performing a set from his vast reportoire.

Location: 3hree Kings Cafe.  

9.00pm Play Your Cards Right

There are prizes to be won if you play your cards right.

Location: Royal British Legion, Lever Road.

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Friday 27th July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

 

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers.


10.00 a.m. - Exhibition of Original works of Art
Over 100 new works by Graham Knuttel, Julie-Anne Richmond, Basil Blackshaw, Markey Robinson, Tom Carr, Kenlito, Dennis Orme-Shaw, Jenny Scharf, Amanda Jackson, John Horsewell, Tom Stephenson, Michelle Carlin, Gordon King, Gregory Moore, William Cunningham, Howard Ross, Jimmy Bingham, Julian Friers, Rowel Friers, Holly Hanson, Danny Todd, Deborah Donnelly, G. W. Morrison, David Gordon Hughes, Ivan Frew, J.W. Carey, Ron Keefer and many others.
Location: The PortstewART Galleries, 49 The Promenade           

 Tel:028 7083 4600.

 

 

12noon Children’s Red Sails Got Talent Registration                                    

DSC_0257Entries will be taken from 12 noon for the competition, which starts at 2.00pm. The competition is free to enter. There are two age categories 5-10 years and 11-16 years and there are prizes for the first three in each section. Dancers will need to provide a cd or pen drive with their dance music. Dance performance will be at the concrete area beside the bandstand and dance routines must be suitably safe to perform in this area.

Sponsored by Maxwell Freight Services

Location: The Crescent

12.30 Fun with Drums

Whether you're 4 or 104, we have you covered! Let's have some FUN WITH DRUMS!!!

Location: The Crescent

2.00pm Children’s Red Sails Got Talent Show                                              

Red Sails Got Talent1Children's Karaoke, Poetry, Stand Up Comedy and Dancing have all featured in our annual competition in recent years. Compare-Will Reynolds. Town Hall booked as back up in event of poor weather.

Sponsored by Maxwell Freight Services

Location: The Crescent

 

3.00pm Cafe Music Session - Busker Dave

Dave McMechan (Busker Dave), has been resurrected and returns to the Red Sails playing both covers and originals. Expect John Prine, Bob Dylan and Britney Spears.

Location: Warkes Deli

4.00pm Street Theatre- Artist TBC

Organized by C.C. & G. Council as part of their Summer Entertainment programme.

Location: The Crescent

7.00pm Live Music-Celtic Soul-Van Morrison Tribute

Celtic Soul pay tribute to both The Man, and his music, by recreating the sounds that shaped a generation; this is like no other tribute band, more a band tribute to someone who combines poetry, mystical elements, deep personal feeling and an open soul into his works.

Location: The Crescent Bandstand

 

9.00pm Cafe Music Session- David Kelly

Married to Michelle & dad to Jordan, Daniel & Michael, David is a local singer / guitarist / musician who travels across the UK & Ireland with his 'Johnny Cash sin & redemption' show. Plays folk, gospel, blues & country styles in care homes, coffee shops & community hubs and plans to 'busk' his way across Europe with 'uplifting/inspirational' music as he's already
​been doing in Ireland.

Location : 3hreeKings Cafe. 

 

Saturday 28th July 2018.

Red Sails Raffle Tickets will be on sale daily at our information stall. Proceeds to cover festival costs.

 

First prize £500. Other prizes- Mid-Week break bed and breakfast ( valued at up to £320) @  Red Sails Guest House. Mid-Week Break at the @ Anchor Complex. Large framed limited edition print by James G. Miles. Meal For Two @ Harry''s Shack. Gift voucher from La Lola. and wash,cut, blow dry @ Connie's Hairdressers.


Various Stalls at The Crescent

Craft & Collectables Fair In The Town Hall From 10am

Boat Trips Around The Bay-Aboard The Boy Matthew-Weather permitting

10.00 a.m. - Exhibition of Original works of Art
Over 100 new works by Graham Knuttel, Julie-Anne Richmond, Basil Blackshaw, Markey Robinson, Tom Carr, Kenlito, Dennis Orme-Shaw, Jenny Scharf, Amanda Jackson, John Horsewell, Tom Stephenson, Michelle Carlin, Gordon King, Gregory Moore, William Cunningham, Howard Ross, Jimmy Bingham, Julian Friers, Rowel Friers, Holly Hanson, Danny Todd, Deborah Donnelly, G. W. Morrison, David Gordon Hughes, Ivan Frew, J.W. Carey, Ron Keefe r and many others.

Location: The PortstewART Galleries, 49 The Promenade. 028 7083 4600.

 

1.15pm Children’s Fancy Dress Competition

  

Entry is free to children of all ages and there are  prizes to be won sponsored by Tescos Portstewart. The three fancy dress categories are Most Topical, Most Comical, and Prettiest. Judging will take place at Atlantic Circle between 1.15pm and 1.45pm

1.45pm Parade leaves Atlantic Circle. Proceeds To Crescent

Prize giving ceremony at the crescent at approx 1.55pm

2.10pm Children’s Entertainment-Puppet Show-Punch And Judy

Recapture the magic of the seaside with traditional Punch & Judy - the world's most famous puppets. The show involves a riot of slapstick humour with that lovable rogue Mr Punch, the long suffering Miss Judy and a cast of other colourful characters. There is a large emphasis on audience participation and this act is popular with all ages

 Location: Crescent Bandstand

2.00pm-5.00pm Portstewart Masonic Open Day

On behalf of Royal Blue Masonic Lodge 404, I would like to invite you to our ‘Open Day’.You can be assured of a warm welcome by myself and other members of the Lodge.Take your time to view the interior of the hall and discover more about Freemasonry, it’s history, purpose, membership and charitable work.Please come along and enjoy the hospitality and a friendly informal chat.You may be surprised at what you discover!

Yours sincerely,Stephen Floyd,Worshipful Master

Location:  Masonic Lodge, 2, Church Street, Portstewart (at the top of Morellis steps)

3.00pm-5.00pm Free Children's Face Painting

Provided by Facepainting By The Sea.

Location: The Crescent 

 

 

 

3.00pm Live Music-the Matchstickmen-Status Quo Tribute

This popular local band have performed several times at the festival, always delivering an excellent show of Quo fan favourite songs.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

 

 

5.00pm Dance Display-Innova Irish Dance Company

Since reaching the Britain's Got Talent semi-final in 2014 Portstewart based  Innova I.D.C. have gone from strength to strength. They have performed at big events around the UK and the rest of the world. And many of the dancers have won medals and cups in various dance competitions.

Location: The Crescent

 

 

4.00pm-5.00pm Cafe Music Session-Damien O'Connor & Norman Breakey

Damien and Norman are both from Portstewart and have both been playing a variety of classical guitar music from 3 centuries by composers including JS Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Ferdinando Carrulli, Turlough O'Caraolan, Scott Joplin and others.

Location: Warkes Deli

7.00pm Live Music-The Simple Truth Band.

A two piece live band featuring Niall Mac and Tommy Hopkins. Since forming approx. 18 months ago The Simple Truth Band’s popularity has risen dramatically. Playing a mix of modern and classic songs that entertain all ages.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

 

 

8.00pm Victoria Lagan Dance and Drama (VLDD)

VLDD are officially the first (and only) studio in Northern Ireland qualified to put students through their associate teaching with NATD.

VLDD train all year long so they can do so many competitions, performances, exams and of course their annual performance at the amazing red sails festival!

Location: Crescent Bandstand

8.30pm The Banshee Irish Dancers

Our ever popular local adult Irish dancers are back again for another performance.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

 

 

 

8.50pm Red Sails Raffle Draw

£500 First prize. Tickets available at our information stall at the crescent all week.

9.00pm Live Music-New Moon

Local legends Adrian and Clive Culbertson have assembled other top local artists to re-form New Moon, who were one of the first bands to play at the Red Sails Festival. They will be performing classic and original and country rock.

Location: Crescent Bandstand

10.30pm  Spectacular Fireworks Display-CC&G Summer Program Event

O’Hara’s Castle provides a wonderful background for one of the most popular and spectacular display’s in Ireland. Thanks to the Dominican College for the use of their grounds.

 

 

 

10.30pm Till Late Elvis -Memphis Road Show

Featuring Andy Rogers.  Includes lots of Elvis Presley hits. Brilliant show . Highly recommended.

Location: Royal British Legion, Lever Road

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