Northern Lights Mini-Fest 2017


Presented in association with the 2017 Belfast International Arts Festival


Fidelio Trio

Sunday 8 October 2017, 3.00 pm
Harty Room, QUB

The …virtuosic Fidelio Trio… (Sunday Times) are Belfast-born Darragh Morgan, violin; Adi Tal, cello; and Mary Dullea, piano.  Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world.

Beethoven Piano Trio, Op. 70 no. 1 (‘Ghost’)
Piano Trio in D major
Piano Trio in A minor


Doreen Curran (mezzo soprano)

Aoife O’Sullivan (piano)

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast

Born in Derry, Doreen Curran performed most recently in Belfast as the eponymous hero in Northern Ireland Opera’s acclaimed production of Radamisto. We are delighted to present her first solo recital for BMS.

Programme to include songs by Brahms, Strauss, De Falla, Quilter, Harty and Britten.

Sestina presents

Brian McAlea (baritone) and Michael Pandya (piano)

Saturday 7 October 2017, 1.00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast

Songs of Travel

Music by Vaughan Williams, Stanford and others.





Elizabeth Cooney (violin)

Ruth McGinley (piano)



Sunday 15 October 2016, 3.00 pm
Harty Room, QUB

Ruth McGinley has enjoyed a revitalized career, since her return to the concert platform a few years ago and the recent release of her solo album Reconnection. This will be her first Belfast performance with her new duo partner, Irish violinist Elizabeth Cooney.