Braid Real Music Club Presents An Evening With Andy White

Saturday 30 November 2019
The Braid, Ballymena

Times: Doors 7.30pm Start 8pm
Admission: Tickets £10
Ages: All Ages

What's it about?

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