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^ Upstairs ^

Athrú are a new, vibrant, award winning, contemporary Irish Trad group that draw upon influences from Belfast and beyond to deliver music that is a combination of powerful accompaniment fused with modern tunes and delicate harmonies that is dynamic, energetic and fresh.

The band originated through sessions in Belfast in 2014, and despite their short time together have won Derry’s “An Re Nua 2014” Competition, and have recorded their début EP album to be released in the summer of 2015. Through several competitions and festival appearances such as “Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann”, “Pan Celtic Festival”, “Club Sásta”, and supporting the likes of Trad super-groups: MOXIE, KAN, Goitse, Buille and the Máirtín O’Connor Trio; they have begun to build a strong following with their great sets and infectious onstage character.

The band includes Belfast musicians Niall McIlroy (whistles/flutes/guitar), Cormac Crummey (guitar/fiddle/banjo), Brendan Loughran (concertina). Conor Broderick from Galway (piano/rhodes), and Kevin Meehan from Dublin (bodhran/whistles).

‘It’s been amazing to watch these lads come to fruition. They are true exponents of Belfast, the cultural melting pot from which they hail. All of them are gifted players and I have no doubt that we’ll be seeing a lot of Athrú! Keep ‘er lit lads, doing us proud!’ – Eamon Murray, BEOGA.

“Well Crafted, Creative and Dynamic Music” – Ted Kelly, MOXIE.


€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).