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Stephen Macartney AKA King Cedar epitomises the artistic landscape of Bangor; an incredible songwriter and wordsmith, but more than that a nice guy and great craic. This Thursday Stephen invites his special guest Eilidh Patterson to perform a set.

These unique sessions are a chance to catch Stephen & friends in our vibey intimate space The Open Arms. There are no advanced tickets, just £5 cash on the door. Doors are at 7pm and there’s limited seating and standing – first come first served!

Two of Northern Ireland's finest songwriting talents share a special evening of music and stories in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Church in Cushendun. Anthony Toner is famed for his much-requested songs 'Sailortown', 'The Road to Fivemiletown' and others, and is acclaimed for his insightful lyrics, fine acoustic fingerstyle playing and wonderful stories between songs. His special guest for this unique evening is one of his oldest musical companions, Eilidh Patterson. Eilidh is likewise revered for her warm and beautifully crafted songs ('Precious Cargo', 'Safe Place' and many others), superb fingerstyle playing and wonderful voice. These friends will each play a selection of songs, alone and together, and will share some insights from their lives in music and on the road.