Previous events

Simon Murphy at Bennigans

Bennigans bar, 13 John St, derry BT48 6JY

Simon Murphy, live unplugged in Bennigans no cover charge

Welcome to Bap Kennedy’s Sunday Cure – A special Valentine’s Day afternoon show with the one & only Bap Kennedy & his band. Firmly established as one of Ireland’s & Belfast’s finest musical sons, Bap’s world renowned song writing & performance strike a chord with everyone.

A special, intimate musical extravaganza for your pleasure – with a little romance thrown in for good measure!



Simon Murphy-Atlantic sessions

Bayview hotel, 2 Bayhead road, Bushmills, Portballintrae

Free in......Now in its seventh year, Atlantic Sessions on the North Coast is gathering a reputation both among performers and music lovers. It is a high quality, musical feast, showcasing original music interpreted by artists in a number of ways from traditional to contemporary, from electric to acoustic.

Atlantic Sessions has emerged as a permanent feature on the cultural calendar creating an energetic, vibrant atmosphere in the pubs, hotels and bistros in Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae. We are also pleased to be able to offer Acoustic Afternoons in some of our local coffee shops with amazing coastal backdrops.

Simon Murphy Let it be album launch

The Black Box, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast

Simon Murphy is a songwriter from Randalstown. Having recently shared the stage with Grammy award winner Don Henry at Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, he releases his debut album, ‘Let it be’ on 27th August. Simon has enlisted the considerable talents of Kaz Hawkins on vocals, Linley Hamilton on trumpet and Anthony Toner on guitar who all guest on the album.

Paul Kane from the Oh Yeah Centre will host the evening. Simon’s Album will be available to buy on the night. He will play a two set show on the night. In the first half he will play an acoustic set, followed by a short intermission to finish with a full band.

Simon says

“Writing songs is easy. Writing good songs; important songs, that’s trickier. I’m trying to write the songs I want to hear on the radio. I figure if I aim for the head, heart and the gut and reach anyone on any of these levels, I’ll be ok.”

Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster says

” Simon has real talent. A real song writing strength. I like him a lot”

Simon will also play the main stage at Lakefest festival in the summer along with Ash, Billy Bragg and The Magic Numbers.

This is Simon’s first headline show in Belfast. Not one to be missed.

The event will be filmed by Paul McParland from Mojo Films.



AER cafe sessions

Cafe Nero, Bangor

Free gig in memory of Amy Reid

Red Star Music unplugged sessions

Red Star Music shop, 6 John Street, Ballymena

This is an intimate unplugged gig in Ballymena's newest music shop. I'm proud to be associated with good local people who allow local artists a chance to perform and work out new material in front of a cool, listening audience.


The Lagan sessions

The Sunflower Bar, Belfast