OUT TO LUNCH ARTS FESTIVAL

Type : Festivals

We’ve been spending the Autumn days toiling on our Out to Lunch festival for January and we’re nearly there. Today we release a few shows to whet the appetite and we will launch the full programme at the end of this month.

Below are the nine shows we have announced and we look forward to seeing you lots in the New Year!

David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan – Probably the world’s greatest Reggae DJ, bar none.

Smoke Fairies – Haunting blues/folk from Jack White’s Third Man label

Lindi Ortega – Think the love child of Johnny Cash and Wanda Jackson. Amazing.

What Would Beyonce Do?I – Uproarious and uplifting Edinburgh smash hit.

Not the Messiah – Hilarious and poignant reflection on the life of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Isy Suttie – An outstanding hour of comedy from (among other roles) Dobby from Peep Show!

Edna O’Brien – The Irish Literary legend discussing her recent memoirs ‘Country Girl’.

Riot Jazz Brass Ensemble – A live, 9-piece, twisted mix of funk, soul, hiphop and stonkin’ jazz

Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) – A celebration of an outstanding 35 year career of classic songwriting.

As ever, full details on www.cqaf.com and we will be posting regularly on Facebook and Twitter.

What's On Soon

The Maiden Aunt 28 Mar - 29 Mar Ballybofey
DUBSHED 28 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Dalloway 29 Mar - 29 Mar Downpatrick
AII TVVINS 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Fascinating Aida Charm Offensive 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
THE NUALAS 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
Joanna MacGregor 29 Mar - 29 Mar Belfast
THE FUREYS 30 Mar - 30 Mar Coleraine
The Priests 30 Mar - 1 Apr Belfast
Joanna MacGregor 31 Mar - 31 Mar Limavady
Sweeney Todd 31 Mar - 4 Apr Newtownabbey
Singalonga Frozen 31 Mar - 31 Mar Belfast
Singalonga Sound of Music 31 Mar - 31 Mar Belfast
Nicki Minaj 1 Apr - 1 Apr Belfast
Joanna MacGregor In Concert 1 Apr - 1 Apr Armagh
SHOT GLASS THEATRE PRESENTS “VOICES OFF” 1 Apr - 1 Apr Belfast
Ulster Orchestra Symphonic Strings 1 Apr - 1 Apr Belfast
Belfast Youth in the Arts - Grease 1 Apr - 4 Apr Belfast
Night Music - Thérèse Fahy 1 Apr - 1 Apr Belfast
A Place To Bury Strangers 1 Apr - 1 Apr Belfast
Tommy Tiernan Out Of The Whirlwind 2 Apr - 2 Apr Belfast
MANUKAHUNNEY 4 Apr - 4 Apr Belfast
Joe Lynn Turner 4 Apr - 4 Apr Lisburn
GIFTED 4 Apr - 4 Apr Belfast
One Sandwich Short Of A Genius 4 Apr - 4 Apr Armagh
Joe Lynn Turner 4 Apr - 4 Apr Belfast
Human Capital 5 Apr - 8 Apr Fermanagh
ABOVE & BEYOND 6 Apr - 6 Apr Belfast
SHINE EASTER MONDAY - SKREAM, JIMMY EDGAR, SCHMUTZ & JORDAN 6 Apr - 6 Apr Belfast
House Party Easter Monday 2015 6 Apr - 6 Apr Belfast
The BIG Chris Barber Band 7 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
Olly Murs 7 Apr - 8 Apr Belfast
CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN 7 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
Olly Murs 7 Apr - 7 Apr Belfast
The 'Simply Devine' Tour with Philomena Begley and Ray Lynam 8 Apr - 8 Apr Fermanagh
Ulster Orchestra Beethoven Cycle Great Masters 8 Apr - 8 Apr Belfast
Patrick Kielty - Help 8 Apr - 11 Apr Belfast
Philomena Begley & Ray Lynam 9 Apr - 9 Apr Cookstown
Patsy, Tammy & Hank – Songs From The Musicals 9 Apr - 9 Apr Ballybofey
Paul Simon and Sting 9 Apr - 9 Apr Belfast
It's The Real McCoy 9 Apr - 9 Apr Armagh
'Bill Clinton Hercules' 10 Apr - 10 Apr Armagh
Olly Murs 10 Apr - 10 Apr Dublin
Pat Shortt – Selfie 10 Apr - 10 Apr Ballybofey
J P Mac - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute Show 10 Apr - 10 Apr Cookstown
Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble : Pierrot Lunaire 11 Apr - 11 Apr Belfast
Steve Amos & Garvin Crawford: Poignant and Tastele 11 Apr - 11 Apr Downpatrick
William caulfield 'The Me, Myself & I' Tour 11 Apr - 11 Apr Fermanagh
The Illegals With Niamh Kavanagh 11 Apr - 11 Apr Armagh
In Conversation with Adharanand Finn 12 Apr - 12 Apr newtownabbey
Verdi: La Traviata 14 Apr - 14 Apr Belfast
Sister Act 14 Apr - 18 Apr Belfast
Ben Howard 14 Apr - 14 Apr Dublin
SUSAN CALMAN ‘LADY LIKE’ 15 Apr - 15 Apr Belfast
A Bit On The Sunny Side 16 Apr - 17 Apr Fermanagh
Disney on Ice Magical Ice Festival 16 Apr - 19 Apr Belfast
Charley Pride 16 Apr - 16 Apr Belfast
Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete History Of Comedy (abridged) 16 Apr - 16 Apr Newtownabbey
Balor DCA presents Annie The Musical 16 Apr - 26 Apr Ballybofey
John Digweed 17 Apr - 17 Apr Belfast
Jonathan Veira with the Abbey Singers 17 Apr - 18 Apr Newtownabbey
Roller Disco 17 Apr - 17 Apr newtownabbey
REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY® in THE COMPLETE HISTO 17 Apr - 17 Apr Downpatrick
The Assassination Of Brian Boru 17 Apr - 17 Apr Armagh
Philomena Begley & Ray Lynam 17 Apr - 17 Apr Londonderry
Talon - The Best of the Eagles 18 Apr - 18 Apr Londonderry
The Rock 'n' Roll Years & Dance Hall Days 18 Apr - 18 Apr Armagh
The Garth Brooks Experience 18 Apr - 18 Apr Fermanagh
William Caulfield Me, myself and I 18 Apr - 18 Apr Belfast
An Evening with Anthony Toner and Friends 18 Apr - 18 Apr newtownabbey
The 4 of Us 18 Apr - 18 Apr Limavady
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS 18 Apr - 18 Apr Belfast
A Bit on the Sunny Side 18 Apr - 18 Apr Cookstown
MUSEST 18 Apr - 18 Apr Belfast
TALON 19 Apr - 19 Apr Cookstown
The Vamps 20 Apr - 20 Apr Belfast
The Vamps 20 Apr - 20 Apr Belfast
MAN IN THE MOON 20 Apr - 24 Apr Belfast
The King's Speech 21 Apr - 25 Apr Belfast
MCBUSTED 21 Apr - 21 Apr Dublin
Lisnagarvey Operatic and Dramatic Society: Jesus Christ Superstar 21 Apr - 25 Apr Lisburn
Dial M for Murder 21 Apr - 25 Apr Belfast
Literary Lunchtimes Poetry Picnic - Lunch with Bowie 22 Apr - 22 Apr Belfast
Kings & Queens of Irish Country 22 Apr - 22 Apr Newtownabbey
McBusted 22 Apr - 22 Apr Belfast
UFO 22 Apr - 22 Apr Belfast
The Vamps 2015 Live Tour 22 Apr - 22 Apr Dublin
Barry Steele's Roy Orbison & Friends 22 Apr - 22 Apr Londonderry
Nathan Carter in Concert 23 Apr - 23 Apr Londonderry
Roy Orbison & Friends 23 Apr - 23 Apr Armagh
Tommy Fleming In Concert 23 Apr - 23 Apr Fermanagh
Celtic Soul 24 Apr - 24 Apr newtownabbey
Roy Orbison and Friends 24 Apr - 24 Apr Newtownabbey
Realta 24 Apr - 24 Apr Armagh
DUTCH UNCLES 24 Apr - 24 Apr Belfast
Patrick Kielty - Help 24 Apr - 25 Apr Londonderry
Roy Orbison and Friends 24 Apr - 24 Apr Newtownabbey
Celtic Soul 24 Apr - 24 Apr newtownabbey
THE BIG 3-0 24 Apr - 24 Apr Cookstown
"FOUR FOURS" 24 Apr - 24 Apr Belfast
HATS OFF TO LED ZEPPELIN 25 Apr - 25 Apr Belfast
Auditions Zoe's Auditions 25 Apr - 25 Apr newtownabbey
The PM Big Band In Concert 25 Apr - 25 Apr Fermanagh
THE NUALAS – Lock Up Your Husbands 25 Apr - 25 Apr Lisburn
Fiachra Garvey 25 Apr - 25 Apr Belfast
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci 25 Apr - 25 Apr Newtownabbey
Auditions Zoe's Auditions 25 Apr - 25 Apr newtownabbey
The 4 Of Us 26 Apr - 26 Apr Belfast
Réalta 26 Apr - 26 Apr Downpatrick
DP METAL PRES - BLUES PILLS & Guests 27 Apr - 27 Apr Belfast
Hairspray 28 Apr - 2 May Belfast
Dara O Briain Crowd Tickler 29 Apr - 2 May Londonderry
The Hard Problem 29 Apr - 29 Apr Newtownabbey
Billy Doherty Rambling Band 30 Apr - 30 Apr Derry~Londonderry
The 16th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 30 Apr - 10 May Belfast
CQAF - LITTLE BARRIE 30 Apr - 30 Apr Belfast
LITTLE BARRIE 30 Apr - 30 Apr Belfast
The Brian Rawson Band 30 Apr - 30 Apr Belfast
Goons 1 May - 1 May Derry~Londonderry
Twin Atlantic & Guests 1 May - 1 May Belfast
Tutus and Beyond 1 May - 1 May Newtownabbey
A Wilde Weekend 1 May - 4 May Fermanagh
LUCY SPRAGGAN 1 May - 1 May Belfast
Colm Carey Belfast City Organist: Organic Shorts 1 May - 1 May Belfast
Ulster Orchestra A Tribute to Tavener 1 May - 1 May Belfast
Hot Chocolate 2 May - 2 May Belfast
Family Fever by Sam Cree 2 May - 2 May Armagh
CALEXICO 2 May - 2 May Belfast
An Evening in Concert with Lisa McHugh 2 May - 2 May Lisburn
The 4 of Us 2 May - 2 May Derry~Londonderry
WE LOVE THE 90’S 10PM – 3AM 2 May - 2 May Belfast
MACK FLEETWOOD 2 May - 2 May Belfast
The Twilight Sad 3 May - 3 May Belfast
Mojo Fury The Bonnevilles & runaway GO 3 May - 3 May Belfast
CQAF - PAUL DURCAN 3 May - 3 May Belfast
PAUL DURCAN 3 May - 3 May Belfast
CQAF - LUCY PORTER – ME TIME 3 May - 3 May Belfast
LUCY PORTER – ME TIME 3 May - 3 May Belfast
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING 3 May - 3 May Belfast
THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN 3 May - 6 Jun Belfast
Jamie Cullum 4 May - 4 May Londonderry
Take That 4 May - 5 May Belfast
The Producers 4 May - 9 May Belfast
Calexico 4 May - 4 May Dublin
CQAF - THE STAVES 4 May - 4 May Belfast
THE STAVES 4 May - 4 May Belfast
CQAF - BEC HILL – IN...ELLIPSIS 4 May - 4 May Belfast
BEC HILL – IN...ELLIPSIS 4 May - 4 May Belfast
CQAF - LORDS OF STRUT PRESENT CHAOS 5 May - 5 May Belfast
LORDS OF STRUT PRESENT CHAOS 5 May - 5 May Belfast
CQAF - THE LOST BROTHERS + GUESTS MALOJIAN 5 May - 5 May Belfast
THE LOST BROTHERS + GUESTS MALOJIAN 5 May - 5 May Belfast
CQAF - BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA 5 May - 5 May Belfast
BASSEKOU KOUYATE AND NGONI BA 5 May - 5 May Belfast
MAN OVERBOARD 5 May - 5 May Belfast
Man Overboard 5 May - 5 May Belfast
Bryan Ferry 6 May - 6 May Belfast
The Games People Play 6 May - 6 May Armagh
CQAF - PETER BRODERICK 7 May - 7 May Belfast
PETER BRODERICK 7 May - 7 May Belfast
CQAF - LE GALAXIE 7 May - 7 May Belfast
LE GALAXIE 7 May - 7 May Belfast
THE MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS 7 May - 7 May Cookstown
A Night of Doris Day with Brigid O'Neill 8 May - 9 May Belfast
CQAF - QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE 8 May - 8 May Belfast
QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE 8 May - 8 May Belfast
Ulster Orchestra Compliments of Couperin 8 May - 8 May Belfast
ANTHONY TONER 8 May - 8 May Lisburn
Wilde Without the Boy 8 May - 8 May Londonderry
VE Day 70th Anniversary Big Band Night 8 May - 8 May newtownabbey
The Picture of Dorian Gray 8 May - 8 May Newtownabbey
Take That 8 May - 9 May Dublin
Tom Paxton with Robin Bullock 8 May - 8 May Londonderry
Jazz Divas from the 1930s 9 May - 9 May newtownabbey
The Divas Story 9 May - 9 May newtownabbey
CQAF - Paul Muldoon – Reading from One Thousand Things Worth Knowing 9 May - 9 May Belfast
Paul Muldoon – Reading from One Thousand Things Worth Knowing 9 May - 9 May Belfast
CQAF - WILKO JOHNSON 9 May - 9 May Belfast
WILKO JOHNSON 9 May - 9 May Belfast
CQAF - THE OTHER HALF WITH MARK BILLINGHAM & MY DARLING CLEMENTINE 9 May - 9 May Belfast
THE OTHER HALF WITH MARK BILLINGHAM & MY DARLING CLEMENTINE 9 May - 9 May Belfast
CQAF - GAZ COOMBES 9 May - 9 May Belfast
GAZ COOMBES 9 May - 9 May Belfast
MIKE MAGO 9 May - 9 May Belfast
DAVID FORD : THE ONE-MAN FULL-BAND SHOW 10 May - 10 May Belfast
CQAF - MARY GAUTHIER 10 May - 10 May Belfast
MARY GAUTHIER 10 May - 10 May Belfast
CQAF - TRACY THORN 10 May - 10 May Belfast
TRACY THORN 10 May - 10 May Belfast
Tom Paxton 10 May - 10 May Belfast
Tom Crean - Antarctic Explorer 11 May - 16 May Dublin
FRANK PIG SAYS HELLO 12 May - 14 May Belfast
Ulster Orchestra: JTI Lunchtime Concert 13 May - 13 May Belfast
BALMORAL SHOW 2015 13 May - 15 May Lisburn
Lisa McHugh In Concert 14 May - 14 May Cookstown
HOLLIE MCNISH 14 May - 14 May Belfast
Tommy Tiernan - Out Of The Whirlwind 14 May - 14 May Armagh
Lisa McHugh 15 May - 15 May Armagh
THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 15 May - 17 May Belfast
Ulster Orchestra Per Ardua Ad Astra 15 May - 15 May Belfast
An Evening with Mark Knopfler & his Band 15 May - 15 May Dublin
DUKE SPECIAL 15 May - 15 May Belfast
Man and Superman 15 May - 15 May newtownabbey
Rae Morris & Guests 16 May - 16 May Belfast
Don Baker in concert 16 May - 16 May Ballybofey
FARMER DAN - COMEDY NIGHT! 16 May - 16 May Coleraine
THE BJORN IDENTITY 16 May - 16 May Belfast
Dylan Moran 17 May - 17 May Belfast
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis & Guests 20 May - 20 May Belfast
A Night at the Musicals 21 May - 21 May Belfast
NEEDTOBREATHE 21 May - 21 May Belfast
APRIL VERCH & BAND 22 May - 22 May Lisburn
Colin Geddis 22 May - 22 May Fermanagh
Stewart Lee A Room With A Stew 22 May - 23 May Belfast
Top Gear Live 22 May - 23 May Belfast
Colin Geddes 22 May - 22 May Fermanagh
Top Gear 22 May - 23 May Belfast
Ulster Orchestra: The Grand Finale 22 May - 22 May Belfast
Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes 23 May - 23 May Armagh
WHOLE LOTTA VOLTAGE ACDC TRIBUTE 23 May - 23 May Belfast
THESE CHARMING MEN 23 May - 23 May Belfast
Swans 24 May - 24 May Belfast
Tommy Fleming 25 May - 25 May Cookstown
Anything Goes 25 May - 30 May Belfast
TORCHE 27 May - 27 May Belfast
OWEN O’NEILL 28 May - 28 May Lisburn
Lisa McHugh In Concert 28 May - 28 May Fermanagh
ISLAND MUSIC CLUB – Homage to Blue Note Records 29 May - 29 May Lisburn
Ham Sandwich 29 May - 29 May Dublin
Hudson Taylor 29 May - 29 May Derry~Londonderry
Ross Browne – Professional Idiot 29 May - 29 May Ballybofey
Suzi Quatro 29 May - 29 May Belfast
A Bit On The Funny Side 29 May - 30 May Armagh
5 Seconds of Summer 30 May - 30 May Belfast
Anthony Toner 30 May - 30 May Fermanagh
JP Harris & The Tough Choices 30 May - 30 May Ballybofey
Tom Baxter & Guests 31 May - 31 May Belfast
An Evening With David Sedaris 31 May - 31 May Belfast
R O X E T T E 1 Jun - 1 Jun Dublin
Don McLean - The American Troubadour 2 Jun - 2 Jun Londonderry
The Overtones 2 Jun - 2 Jun Dublin
Alan Carr 4 Jun - 7 Jun Dublin
Christy Moore With Mairtin O’Connor Band 5 Jun - 6 Jun Belfast
The Gaslight Anthem & Guests 7 Jun - 7 Jun Belfast
The Gaslight Anthem 8 Jun - 8 Jun Dublin
Ash & Guests 8 Jun - 8 Jun Belfast
One Night In Istanbul 9 Jun - 13 Jun Belfast
SOAK 10 Jun - 10 Jun Belfast
Mamma Mia It's Murder 11 Jun - 13 Jun Belfast
MY FAIR LADIES 15 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
MY FAIR LADIES 15 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
Mamma Mia! 16 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
The Business of Murder 16 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
Black Stone Cherry & Guests 17 Jun - 17 Jun Belfast
Christy Moore with Mairtin O’Connor Band 19 Jun - 20 Jun Londonderry
FLEETWOOD MAC - On With The Show 20 Jun - 20 Jun Dublin
ASIWYFA - ONLY NI SHOW OF 2015 20 Jun - 20 Jun Belfast
The Who 21 Jun - 21 Jun Belfast
RON SEXSMITH & GUESTS 22 Jun - 22 Jun Belfast
Yer Granny 23 Jun - 27 Jun Belfast
Puttin on the Ritz 23 Jun - 27 Jun Belfast
Visconti & Woodmansey 24 Jun - 24 Jun Dublin
Scala & Kolacny Brothers 27 Jun - 27 Jun Dublin
Neil Diamond 30 Jun - 1 Jul Belfast
‘The Holy Holy Bus’! 30 Jun - 10 Jul Belfast
The Tall Ships Races 2015 2 Jul - 5 Jul Belfast
Neil Diamond 3 Jul - 3 Jul Dublin
GOONS 3 Jul - 3 Jul Belfast
Country Comes to City 4 Jul - 4 Jul Londonderry
The Stone Roses v OASIS: 4 Jul - 4 Jul Belfast
MAMMA MIA! - The Smash Hit Musical 7 Jul - 11 Jul Londonderry
Kevin Bridges - A Whole Different Story 17 Jul - 21 Jul Londonderry
The Merchant of Venice 25 Jul - 25 Jul Newtownabbey
Gulliver’s Travels 30 Jul - 1 Aug Belfast
The Sound of Music 4 Aug - 15 Aug Belfast
FLY ME TO THE MOON 6 Aug - 22 Aug Belfast
Dancing Shoes - The George Best Story 19 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
Bangor Worldwide 28 Aug - 28 Aug Belfast
TENNENTS VITAL 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
CC HOULIHAN'S ELVIS 29 Aug - 29 Aug Belfast
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1 Sep - 12 Sep Belfast
The Belfast Tattoo 4 Sep - 5 Sep Belfast
An Evening with Art Garfunkel 14 Sep - 14 Sep Belfast
Kathy Reichs 19 Sep - 19 Sep Belfast
Lord of the Flies 22 Sep - 26 Sep Belfast
MASTODON 28 Sep - 28 Sep Belfast
Legally Blonde 29 Sep - 3 Oct Belfast
Bill Bailey - Limboland 1 Oct - 1 Oct Dublin
The Bootleg Beatles 3 Oct - 3 Oct Belfast
Bill Bailey - Limboland 4 Oct - 4 Oct Belfast
'Weird Al' Yankovic & Support 7 Oct - 7 Oct Belfast
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 12 Oct - 17 Oct Belfast
One Direction 20 Oct - 22 Oct Belfast
Josef Locke- A Grand Adventure By Felicity McCall 23 Oct - 24 Oct Londonderry
Jimeoin - Is It ? 24 Oct - 24 Oct Belfast
The Waterboys 26 Oct - 26 Oct Londonderry
The Waterboys 27 Oct - 27 Oct Belfast
Waiting for Godot 31 Oct - 31 Oct Newtownabbey
Frances Black and Kieran Goss 7 Nov - 7 Nov Dublin
JIMEOIN – IS IT…?! 7 Nov - 7 Nov Londonderry
Y&T & Guests 11 Nov - 11 Nov Belfast
The Johnny Cash Roadshow 12 Nov - 12 Nov Ballybofey
Michael McIntrye 13 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
Stiff Little Fingers 14 Nov - 14 Nov Belfast
THE NORTHERN IRELAND MUSIC PRIZE 2014 15 Nov - 15 Nov Belfast
Imagine Dragons 17 Nov - 17 Nov Belfast
Kevin Bridges 25 Nov - 29 Nov Dublin
Alan Carr 26 Nov - 28 Nov Belfast
Electric Six & Guests 27 Nov - 27 Nov Belfast
Snow White - PANTOMIME 28 Nov - 10 Jan Belfast
Kevin Bridges 28 Nov - 30 Nov Belfast
Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour 1 Dec - 1 Dec Belfast
Simply Red 2 Dec - 2 Dec Belfast
Andre Rieu 3 Dec - 3 Dec Belfast
http://www.odysseyarena.com/how-now-mrs-brown-cow 8 Dec - 12 Dec Belfast
Alan Carr - Yap, Yap, Yap! 10 Dec - 12 Dec Londonderry
Cool FM Christmas Live 2015 (Jingle Ball) 13 Dec - 13 Dec Belfast
Manic Street Preachers 13 Dec - 13 Dec Dublin
HOW NOW MRS BROWN COW 15 Dec - 19 Dec Dublin
CAROUSEL 19 Dec - 19 Dec Belfast
THE HIGH KINGS 19 Dec - 19 Dec Cookstown
Dynamo 9 Mar - 10 Mar Belfast