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Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm
Skull @ The Green Room
Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing. DJs Jeff Doherty and Stuart Watson develop an aural envelope each evening, whilst illustrator Duncan Ross strives to capture the consciousness of... Read more »
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Los Dramáticos @ The Green Room
Los Dramáticos invite you on a musical voyage around the Spanish-speaking world. Our sound is a mix of flamenco guitar, the charango – a 10-string from the high Andes – and vocal harmonies with which... Read more »
Jerry Leger & The Situation. Support Matt McGinn @ The Green Room
At heart, Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger is driven by a quest to convey in his own manner the purity embedded in the grooves of the vintage rock, country and blues recordings he so dearly loves.... Read more »
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
CQAF-BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE SAVAGES @ The Black Box
A human thermonuclear device with more than a hint of demonic possession, Barrence Whitfield is the ultra-hard hitting front man of one of the most frenetic, wild and generally insane bands in the history of... Read more »
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
CQAF-Asian Dub Foundation ‘La Haine’ Live Soundtrack @ The Black Box
Asian Dub Foundation ‘La Haine’ Live Soundtrack The Black Box Friday 4 May, 8.00pm Tickets £15.00   Asian Dub Foundation come to CQAF with their live accompaniment to screenings of cult classic La Haine.   The 1995... Read more »
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- PETER PERRETT @ The Black Box
IN ASSOCIATION WITH STRANGE VICTORY PETER PERRETT THE BLACK BOX SATURDAY 5 MAY, 8.00PM TICKETS £15.00 BOOK TICKETS Peter Perrett’s band The Only Ones were one of the most thrilling, literate musical propositions in an... Read more »
CQAF-STRANGE VICTORY & CQAF PRESENT JEFFREY LEWIS @ The Black Box
Acclaimed indie-rock songwriter Jeffrey Lewis began recording homemade cassettes at home in New York City in 1998, before coming to the attention of Rough Trade Records and releasing his first album on Rough Trade in... Read more »
CQAF-Neil Young - Journey Through the Past @ The Green Room
Neil Young – Journey Through the Past The Green Room (Black Box) Sunday 6 May, 3.00pm Tickets £4.00   It would’ve been easy for Neil Young to follow up his smash hit album Harvest with... Read more »
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-!!! (CHK CHK CHK) @ The Black Box
We’re beyond excited that New York based dance-punks !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are set to make their Belfast debut at CQAF – and in the Black Box no less! Joining the welcomed re-emergence of mid-00s... Read more »
CQAF-The Deep Dark Woods + support from Kacy and Clayton @ The Black Box
The Deep Dark Woods + support from Kacy and Clayton The Black Box Monday 7 May, 8.00pm Tickets £8.00   Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of Yarrow. A... Read more »
CQAF-AN EVENING WITH MOLLY TUTTLE & RACHEL BAIMAN @ The Green Room
Touring as co-headliners, Molly Tuttle and Rachel Baiman will join one another for their respective sets, making both sets a duo performance. Molly Tuttle was the first woman in the 27 year history of the... Read more »
CQAF-Linley Hamilton: ‘Making Other Arrangements’ Album Launch @ The Black Box
Linley Hamilton: ‘Making Other Arrangements’ Album Launch The Black Box Wednesday 9 May, 8.00pm Tickets £12.00 Linley Hamilton has been a part of the Irish music scene for over thirty years during which he has... Read more »
CQAF-BEANS ON TOAST – ‘SITTING ON A CHAIR’ TOUR @ The Black Box
The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival are delighted to present Beans on Toast on his aptly titled ‘SITTING ON A CHAIR TOUR‘ will see the enthusiastic songwriter playing seated theatres and venues rather than pubs and... Read more »
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
CQAF-The Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly @ The Black Box
The Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly The Black Box Friday 11 May, 8.00pm Tickets £16.00 After making his name as the vortex of James Brown’s JB Horns alongside Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, at the... Read more »
CQAF-Bone Machine play the music of Tom Waits @ The Black Box
Bone Machine play the music of Tom Waits The Black Box Saturday 12 May, 2.00pm Tickets £10.00 For the past year Irish audiences have witnessed an incendiary show performed by Bone Machine, that captures the... Read more »
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-King Creosote @ The Black Box
King Creosote The Black Box Saturday 12 May, 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 King Creosote one of Scotland’s most acclaimed and prolific singer-songwriters – a squeezebox troubadour with a cosmic wordplay fetish, whose voice leaves gentle devastation in its... Read more »
May 13 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF-Connla @ The Black Box
Connla The Black Box Sunday 13 May, 2.00pm Tickets £10.00   Connla are one of the most exciting forces in Irish music right now with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the... Read more »
cqaf- conor Caldwell Solo Album Launch @ The Green Room
Conor Caldwell Solo Album Launch The Green Room (Black Box) Sunday 13 May, 7:30pm Tickets £7.00 Conor Caldwell is a traditional fiddler and composer from Belfast. His music takes a contemporary approach whilst remaining reflective... Read more »
Ralph Alessi Quintet ft. Ravi Coltrane @ The Black Box
Ralph Alessi trumpet, Ravi Coltrane tenor saxophone, Andy Milne piano, Drew Gress bass, Mark Ferber drums Ralph Alessi is a “rising star” of the New York jazz scene with drop-dead trumpet chops. He is a classically trained and highly creative musician who can be... Read more »
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Green Room Sessions @ The Green Room
The Green Room Sessions Fridays 7-11pm Free Low lit, down-tempo DJ evenings in The Green Room where you can enjoy a continuous stream of well-curated music. In sounds from around the globe, representing what is... Read more »
Light- Remembering the pound club- vol iii @ The Black Box
Remembering Our club The Pound and the music of Jim Armstrong and Light. This year is special as it is the 40th anniversary of the Light Album and we will have Brian Scott there and... Read more »
Shadows and Light - the songs and stories of Joni Mitchell @ The Black Box
Shadows and Light are captivating audiences with their intimate show on the iconic singer – songwriter Joni Mitchell. Their stunning interpretations of her music are played by vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan on guitar and... Read more »
Nathan O'Regan 'Moving Closer' Single Launch @ The Green Room
Nathan O’Regan will be sharing an intimate night of new music to celebrate the launch of his newest single ‘Moving Closer’. Support will be from the wonderful Larks, adding her captivating songs to an already... Read more »
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Skull @ The Green Room
Escape the relentless agora in a night of recorded music and live drawing. DJs Jeff Doherty and Stuart Watson develop an aural envelope each evening, whilst illustrator Duncan Ross strives to capture the consciousness of... Read more »
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
Xylouris White @ The Black Box
(George Xylouris: Lute, Jim White: Drums) A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the rugged visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. Their 2014 debut album ‘Goats’ and 2016’s majestically expansive... Read more »

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Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp