'Under the Influence' - Gareth Dunlop and Friends

12 Aug 2021
C.S.Lewis Square

8.30pm (doors 7.30pm)


Five songwriters share the songs that changed their lives - with Gareth Dunlop, Grainne Duffy, Nathan O’Regan, Rachel McCarthy and Anthony Toner, all backed by the fabulous Songbook Band


What a night - a unique evening of surprises and superb performances from five of our leading songwriters and musicians – Gareth Dunlop, Grainne Duffy, Nathan O’Regan, Rachel McCarthy and Anthony Toner -  sharing their experiences of the songs that made their worlds change colour – and then belting them out. It could be anything from Bill Withers to Led Zeppelin by way of Joni Mitchell. All of it held together by our host Nathan, and all of it backed by the SUPERB Songbook Band, veterans of the monthly Songbook sessions hosted by Nathan at the Ulster Sports Club: John McCullough on keys, Matt Weir on drums, Kevin Lawless on sax, Colm McClean on guitar and Gareth Hughes on bass. Expect some soul testifying, some onstage fun - and some wonderful playing.


Join us in the iconic surroundings of CS Lewis Square for one of four memorable nights of live outdoor music; we will provide a full bar and hot food stalls and a brilliant line up of musicians that can’t wait to get back on stage and do what they do best, just for you. You just need to bring suitable clothing to stay warm and dry outdoors if the sun isn’t splitting the skies, and a folding chair if you would prefer not be to on your feet all night.



For more information on booking and covid measures please click HERE. 


This event is subject to approval from Belfast City Council