Arson Around: The Cathedral Building Fire FUNdRAZER

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Arson Around: The Cathedral Building Fire FUNdRAZER.


12 December, 2022





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Fundraiser cabaret show for the victims of the Cathedral Building fire.

Our MC for the evening is the magical George Firehorse, and no doubt the Monkey of Truth will make an appearance:

Comedy Harpist Ursula Burns will be performing live, and there’s a special screening of her hit movie ‘Portrait of a Watcher’ in the Green Room after her set:

Viva Eire! Are a collective of local Spanish and Irish artists and performers, who are coming together to showcase the talents of our Latin and Trad communities here in Belfast. Los Dramaticos will be dazzling the audience with songs and instrumental pieces from around Latin America and Spain. Their sound is a fusion of the flamenco and Andean traditions. This reflects their heritage: Victor Enriquez is a master charango player from Valparaíso in Chile. Paddy Anderson is one of the most accomplished flamenco guitarists in the UK and Ireland. Included in the line-up, is fiddle player Aidan Mulholland, the violin restorer who lost everything in the fire, including irreplaceable antique instruments that were over 100 years old.

They will be joined by Myles McCormack, whose music is influenced by everything from historical ballads to Hawkwind. His songs are lyrically nuanced and deftly describe the tumultuous nature of life. Based in Belfast, his playing has been honed through the traditional music scene, hosting sessions with many different artists from across the country.

All the Trad & Spanish artists will be coming together at the end of the night to close the show with a big number. They’ll be joined on stage at various times throughout the night by Mexican Dance Belfast, the flamboyant Flamenco dance troupe, who will ensure that we all have a Feliz Navidad!

Miss Onya Becks is hosting a special festive edition of ‘Lip Synch for your DRINK!’, as well as performing a couple of Christmas Classics herself. Onya has been doing drag over 10 years, is based in Maverick bar (where you can always find her on a Thursday and Saturday!) She’s toured Ireland and the UK and worked with such luminaries as Alan Carr and Kylie Minogue.

Antwan Ruiz will be performing his unique Latin flavoured hip-hop and rap set, including the premiere of his new Christmas single ‘Rudolph’. Less Glock, more glockenspiel.  Antwan is only 20yrs old and is already setting the world on fire with his mind-blowing blend of rap & melody. Think Timberlake vs Kanye/Kendrick. His music has already caught the attention of senior staff at Universal Music, so see him locally while you can!

Like one of Marley’s ghosts, we shall be visited by a mystery comedy guest whose presence will be felt be everyone in the room – but he’ll be yanking your chains, not jangling them! All will be revealed on the night!

As if that wasn’t enough, every show ticket purchased receives a free entry to the ‘Raise for the Razed’ Raffle. Lucky winners will walk away with prizes such as; 2 x Tickets to see Elton John, 2 x Tickets for Lionel Richie and 2 x Tickets for Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (The Beautiful South)’s shows in Belfast next year. Other niche prizes include a tree planting session with The Phantom Planter, A couple’s Kickboxing Session (handy to settle those post-Christmas arguments), and a £500 Press & PR campaign from Excalibur Press and many more besides!

The evening will be rounded off by the ‘All Request Christmas Disco’, no songs barred. All requests WILL be played. No DJ snobbery here! (Ok, maybe NOT Mariah Carey)…

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