Belfast Big Gig Goes Acoustic

The Harp Ice Cold Big Gig is to showcase the very best of local acoustic talent at the latest instalment of the ever-popular music platform at the Spring and Airbrake, Belfast tomorrow Friday, 27th August.

Rachel Austin

Headlining the bill is Belfast’s own Acoustic Dan, a truly unique talent. Dan’s folk rhythms filled with cut-throat wit and a bare-knuckled take on Belfast life have established him as an institution in his home city and recently attracted major industry attention.

Acoustic Dan

Prepare to have your eyebrows raised and jaw dropped at the Harp Ice Cold Big Gig as Dan takes you on an adrenaline fuelled folk journey through the streets and tales of Belfast.

Supporting Acoustic Dan will be Rachel Austin, an exceptional singer-songwriter originally from Virginia, Texas.

Rachel Austin

Rachel’s music has taken her around the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and now to Belfast.

Her emotive live performances never fail to impress and have won her support slots for artists such as Duke Special, Iain Archer and Declan O’Rourke.

Opening the show is Jason Clarke, one of the most hotly tipped young talents in Northern Ireland.

Jason Clarke

After scoring top support slots with international acts such as Paolo Nutini and Tommy Reilly, Jason’s soulful acoustic music is channelling a route to major success. If there was ever a time to jump on a bandwagon, this is it.

The Harp Ice Cold Big Gig showcases the finest new and up-and-coming talent from across the island of Ireland each month in 2010.

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The Harp Ice Cold Big Gig featuring Acoustic Dan, Rachel Austin and Jason Clarke is on Friday 27th August at the Spring and Airbrake, Belfast. Admission £4 at the door. Over 18s only.