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CQAF-Neu! Reekie! @ The Black Box
May 2 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-Neu! Reekie! @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Neu! Reekie! are a prize-winning literary production house based in Scotland with anchors in poetry, music, animation & film, performance and the weird realms in between. Neu! Reekie! curated The Curfew Tower, Cushendall in 2018.... Read more »
CQAF- Lisa O’Neill @ The Black Box
May 3 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- Lisa O’Neill @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
With support from Kú Kilian. Lisa O’Neill from Cavan is an Irish songwriter like no other. Her roots may be sourced in folk and traditional music but her work opens up a landscape beyond any... Read more »
May 4 @ 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT-CQAF- Mary Coughlan @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
Mary Coughlan is one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers a true artist who has carved out a highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as Ireland’s Billie Holiday,... Read more »
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Barb Jungr’s reputation as “one of the world’s great cabaret singers” (Time Out) may have gone to her head, as she will now only sing songs by writers whose names start with the letter B.... Read more »
CQAF- Hannah Peel & Will Burns – Chalk Blue Hill @ The Black Box
3:30 pm
… a damp wood and the madness, really, of a dawn chorus being taped. Our field recordings made so we might never lose a thing.’ A new album of poetry and electronic music: A dislocated,... Read more »
May 5 @ 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT-CQAF-Jerry Sadowitz @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Jerry Sadowitz, Britain’s FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard earned cash! Affectionately known as ‘miserable c**t’ to his imaginary... Read more »
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
CQAF-Mad Notions Podcast @ The Green Room
7:30 pm
Irish musicians Mick McCullagh and Nathan O’Regan discuss famous music myths, legends and true stories. IsPaul dead? Is Elvis alive? Just what exactly was Phil Collins singing about on In The Air Tonight? In this... Read more »
SOLD OUT-CQAF-Tom Stade - 'I Swear To...' @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Monday 6 May, 8.00PM Tickets £14.00 Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back with a new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off... Read more »
CQAF-New Fiction: Geraldine Quigley & Jan Carson @ The Green Room
7:30 pm
New Fiction: Geraldine Quigley & Jan Carson The Black Box (Green Room) Tuesday 7 May, 7.30pm £4.00 Celebrating the release of two great new novels by two of our finest new voices. Music Love Drugs... Read more »
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT-CQAF- Patty Griffin @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Tuesday 7 May, 8.00pm Tickets £20.00 Grammy Award winner Patty Griffin has just released her 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN on her own PGM Recordings label. PATTY GRIFFIN represents an extraordinary... Read more »
CQAF-Nubya Garcia @ The Black Box
May 8 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-Nubya Garcia @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
In Association with Moving on Music Wednesday 8 May, 8.00PM Tickets £14.00/£10.00 (concession) London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised... Read more »
May 9 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF & BLACK BOX PRESENT: CARLA DAL FORNO @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Thursday 9thMay Tickets £12.50  (Black Box Members £10) // Doors 8pm Special Guests  FEARS. In partnership with Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, the Black Box is delighted to present Carla dal Forno Carla dal Forno launches her... Read more »
May 10 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF - DADDY LONG LEGS @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Brooklyn-based trio DADDY LONG LEGS make their Yep Roc Records debut this May with Lowdown Ways, their third studio album. Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun, and... Read more »
May 11 @ 1:00 pm
CQAF-Rory Gallagher – the man behind the guitar @ The Green Room
1:00 pm
Rory Gallagher – the man behind the guitar The Black Box (Green Room) Saturday 11 May, 1pm £4.00 ‘Definitive book about the icon of Irish Rock’ – John Maher, Irish Independent. Rory Gallagher was Ireland’s... Read more »
May 11 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF- My Darling Clementine @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
My Darling Clementine return to CQAF with a full band following the release success of their critically acclaimed third album Still Testifying. Uncut magazine described it as ‘where gospel, country and southern soul happily collide…... Read more »
May 11 @ 3:00 pm
CQAF-The Return of the Dancehall Sweethearts @ The Green Room
3:00 pm
The Return of the Dancehall Sweethearts The Black Box (Green Room) Saturday 11 May, 3.00pm £5.00 With not one, but two highly anticipated shows at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival this year, we thought it... Read more »
CQAF-A Certain Ratio @ The Black Box
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF-A Certain Ratio @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
Saturday 11 May, 8.00PM Tickets £20.00 English post-punk purveyors A Certain Ratio are set to deliver the perfect balance of funk and dance-oriented industrial realness on the Black Box. The show coincides with the release... Read more »
May 12 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF- YOLA- MOVED VENUE @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
Sunday 12 May, 2.00PM Moved to Festival Marquee, Custom House Square
CQAF-Folsom Prison Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash by the Junior Johnson Band @ The Black Box
2:00 pm
On January 13th 1968 Johnny Cash performed two of the most important gigs of his life. Much against everyone’s advice at Columbia records, Cash, June Carter, Carl Perkins, the Statler Brothers and the Tennessee Three... Read more »
May 12 @ 2:00 pm
CQAF-The Inertia Variations @ The Green Room
2:00 pm
The Inertia Variations The Black Box (Green Room) Sunday 12 May, 2.00pm £5.00 The’s Matt Johnson remained silent as a singer/songwriter for 15 years. Then, unexpectedly, wonderfully, in 2017 a film – The Inertia Variations... Read more »
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
CQAF-Rise: The Story of the Augustines @ The Green Room
6:00 pm
Rise: The Story of the Augustines The Black Box (Green Room) Sunday 12 May, 6.00pm £5.00 “This is what it means to be alive – to connect with people. To face your fears, to be... Read more »
CQAF- DANI @ The Green Room
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- DANI @ The Green Room
8:00 pm
Sunday 12th May, 8.00pm Tickets are free but booking required Singer-songwriter DANI has been wowing audiences for the past few years with her virtuoso guitar playing and highly individualistic self-penned songs. In 2017 DANI travelled... Read more »
CQAF- Roy Walker @ The Black Box
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
CQAF- Roy Walker @ The Black Box
8:00 pm
It is both good and right that we sign off the 20th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival with one of Belfast’s (and the festival’s) favourite sons with the living legend that is Roy Walker returns to... Read more »

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