Northern Ireland’s capital has a diverse music history and a dynamic music scene that in 2021 earned it the status of a UNESCO City of Music.
Over the next few years, the city will build up its musical repertoire and this March two new events are offering a true Belfast musical experience.
Céilí at the Castle showcases Ulster’s finest musicians and dancers who have performed nationally and internationally in shows such as Riverdance, Feet of Flames and Lord of the Dance.
But it will be more than a spectator event as guests will also learn how to céilí dance and how to play the bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum.
The word céilí comes from the Irish for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’ and traditionally a céilí features a caller who talks participants through the dance before it begins.
The event, taking place on 18 and 19 March, will include a drink on arrival and a two-course meal that includes traditional Irish stew served in a Belfast Bap.