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Emma Sweeney & Friends @ The Mac, Belfast


Fast-rising musician Emma Sweeney and guests will perform a night of cutting edge Irish traditional music at Belfast’s MAC on Thursday, October 10.

A finalist at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2003, Sweeney will perform music from her album Pangea, which was released early this year to critical acclaim. Despite her age, Sweeney she accumulated an impressive amount of live experience performing alongside a host of respected traditional musicians including Dick Gaughan, Cara Dillon, Mike McGoldrick and Dezi Donnelly.

The performance is part of Not So Trad, a new series of MAC music events offering traditional music with a fresh, modern approach curated by the upstanding and extremely talentedEamon Murray, who was selected to work with the MAC for the series.

Tickets – priced at £12 – are available to book here.


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