An Evening With Andy White

at The Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena

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The Braid Real Music Club are happy to present a special evening of word and song with Belfast singer/songwriter, poet and author, Andy White
He released his first EP Religious Persuasion in 1985 on Stiff Records, and debut album Rave on Andy White in 1986. Since then he has released thirteen solo albums plus numerous compilations and live albums, and has collaborated with many other artists including Peter Gabriel, Sinéad O'Connor and English producer John Leckie. White won Ireland's Hot Press Songwriter of the Year Award in 1993.
His most recent studio album is The Guilty & The Innocent (2017).
A book of lyrics and poems, 'The Music Of What Happens', was published in 1999 by Belfast-based Lagan Press and in 2009, his first work of prose was published, also by Lagan, with a second volume of poetry 'Stolen Moments' following in 2011.

As part of the International Festival of Words, the Braid Real Music Club presents an evening of songs and stories set in the intimate surroundings of our Studio Theatre here at the Braid Arts Centre

From rage to sage it ain't too late to discover one of our best kept secrets. MOJO

Independent, vibrant and timeless FOLK ROOTS, UK

I love this man and his music. Rave on! JANICE LONG, BBC Radio 2

The Belfast singer/songwriter is, to be fair, a genius. METRO SCOTLAND

It's in the slender throwaway lines to be found in the work of Andy White, with
their impressive lightness of touch, that [The New North] best embodies its
declared faith in the virtues of 'the smaller thing'. THE GUARDIAN

[21st Century Troubadour] has no shortage of surreal moments and bizarre
situations, all documented with a wry, poetic eye. IRISH TIMES


Andy White

Andy White appearing at this event

Acclaimed Belfast-born singer/songwriter who is now resident in Australia. Winner of the coveted 'Hot Press Songwriter of the Year' in 1992, Andy's career has gone from strength to strength. Using his facility with language and the knack of finding a catchy hookline, Andy has defined a new style of pop-influenced contemporary folk songs, and has collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Neil Finn along the way. Andy has toured the world many times earning a global following for blending folk and pop stylings with a poet's sensibility. Andy White is a singer-songwriter for our times, documenting the world and its current chaos and beauty with remarkable insight. Love, loss, politics, growing up in Belfast, living in London and Europe, moving to Australia, divorce and renewal. Each album is a chapter in Andy’s life story. Each with its own musical style, tied together by his poetry and trademark lyrical wit.

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The Braid Arts Centre

  • 1-29 Bridge Street
  • Ballymena
  • BT43 5EJ