Orpheus

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To celebrate the musical extravaganza that is Belfast, every other month we’ll have a host of exciting musical talent gracing Shaftesbury Square.

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Orpheus

To celebrate the musical extravaganza that is Belfast, every other month Accidental Brings Shaftesbury Square a musical experience from some of the best tune makers out there.

This month we have: 

Wookalily

Dan Leith


The Line-Up

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Wookalily

Five women, ten instruments; Wookalily weave a sonic world full of wonder, mystery and mayhem. Creating a cinematic soundtrack that transports you to another realm, these ladies manage to keep you awed and bemused with their folk-noir troubadour tales, low bowing double bass, four part harmonies, piano, banjo and psychedelic flutes and more. Just hot off finishing their second album with award winning producer and engineer Julie McLarnon (Lankum, Joshua Burnside) at Analogue Catalogue Studios, these ladies have honed their trade into something classic, timeless and organically superb

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“Wookalily have penned some great songs for their second album. Pre-production has been really enjoyable and I'm excited to be on board. It's going to be an organic classic, imagine The Roches joining the Incredible String Band, well that's the road we're on..."

- Julie McLarnon, Annalogue Catalogue Recording Studios, July 2017

“Ireland has a wonderful musical heritage thanks to the passing on of skills from generation to generation, father to son and mother to daughter. Add a series of outside influences some great songwriting and you have Wookalily. The all female band, four Irish and one Welsh, make a glorious noise guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step”

– Midge Ure OBE, Thin Lizzy, Ultravox & Band Aid, 18th January 2016

'Wookalily's second album promises to be a glorious and perhaps unexpected development from the first one - a work of the same spirit but now with added depth. Where the songs of the first album were upbeat and quirky, those of the second are mesmerising, dreamlike and reflective. It's the fire at midnight and mug of cocoa to the madcap day in the country that went before. It'll be fantastic!'

-Colin Harper, author of Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British folk and blues revival (Bloomsbury, 2000) and Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond (Jawbone, 2014), June 2017

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Dan Leith

Dan is a singer/songwriter and theatre maker based in Belfast. He has been playing music for quite some time, usually in bars, or on boats, or in theatres.

He has written original music for three shows including: Replay Theatre Company’s A Boy & His Box, a show about his dog Woofle and his latest bizarre production Hubert and The Yes Sock with Tinderbox Theatre Company.

Dan also performs as a comedian under his pseudonym Otter Debauchery and has produced 11 mostly unlistened to Christmas Albums.

Show Info

The Theatre

Venue: 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB

Access: Directly from Shaftesbury Square

Date(s): Saturday 30th June 2018 

Starts: 8:30pm (Book Bar* open from 8:00pm)

Running Time: 3 hours +

Disabled Access: Theatre (ground floor) is fully accessible. Toilets & Book Bar (1st floor) are not wheelchair friendly. Carer tickets available: Call 02890325881 to book.

*The Book Bar is our charity bar, run to help support Accidental & the new building.

Ticket Info

£7 - STANDARD TICKET - ticket that helps cover the basic costs of the show and support our entire team.

£10 - DONATION TICKET - a special ticket that gives a little extra to the exceptional and hardworking artists creating the show.