I am back with more tales of local shenanigans in Norn Iron and would like to recommend a new live music night in Lisburn's most rocking eaterie - Café Vermillion.
Friday 24th was the inaugural Vermillion Nights live music night at the quirky Castle street coffee spot - a laid-back affair with a BYOB policy, complimentary chips upon arrival (almost took me back to the heady glory days of The Venue!) and plenty of local talent, ably hosted by comedian Donny Kingston.
Local musicians Jamie Mehaffy, Matthew and Jordan AKA the newly christened Identity Crisis, the absurdly talented Amy Montgomery (some pipes on her! You can catch her performing at Sunflowerfest in August 🌻) and the atmospheric Black Mono treated us to a mix of original songs and a range of covers from artists as diverse as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, T-Rex, Johnny Cash and Nirvana
The assorted attendees were a young and enthusiastic bunch and hopefully as word spreads of this initiative in the otherwise quiet spot of Lisburn (which tends to resemble a ghost town at night) it will attract more and more music lovers in search of new sounds!
Searching for the new sound..
The next Vermillion Nights event takes place on 15th July so support your local scene and check it out ( I also highly recommend their afternoon tea if you are in the area before then!) 🍰☕🍵
On a different note, if you are free this Friday (1st July) and haven't yet made it along to Belfast's Folktown Market in Bank Square (outside Kelly's Cellars) then this is the perfect opportunity as they will be celebrating Canada Day with live hockey, music and a variety of stalls including Canadian delicacy Poutine.
Why not pop along and see what it is all aboot eh? (sorry, had to be done!)
The market this Friday runs from 5pm - 9pm so is a perfect start to the weekend.
Check back soon, when I will have a run down from my upcoming trip to Rathlin Island and info on some more summer festivities! 🌞
Kirsty Woo x