Greater Belfast

by Little King


Little King and Cairn String Quartet blend song, storytelling, spoken word and instrumental music to examine a fractious relationship between a city and one of its sons. The ache of loving and hating a place, of examining and ignoring its history, provide grounds for a moving portrait where weird, old Belfast can be seen alongside the shiny veneer of the present. This is the patter and slang of Belfast, the caustic black humour of Belfast, all bent together to inspire stories and songs that cut through the sleech, and speak to the heart.

“This is a love letter to Belfast in all its mucky beauty. Apparently oysters are sometimes spotted in the sleech. Regan has dived right in and come up with a little pearl.” 

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Greater Belfast premiered at The Traverse during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 and has enjoyed a run at the internationally renowned Celtic Connections Festival 2018. It has been made possible in part by the Dewar Arts Award.

Written, composed and performed by Matt Regan
Featuring Cairn String Quartet
Directed by Claire Willoughby
Design and costume by Alice Wilson
Lighting by Simon Hayes

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