Events

Friends Goodwill Music Festival

Saturday 20 May 2023 to Sunday 21 May 2023
Broadway, Market Yard and Curran Park, Larne

Friends Goodwill Music Festival returns to Larne for 2023!

A packed programme of live music, dancing, family entertainment, children’s activities and street theatre.

Saturday

A mini-festival at Broadway in the town centre (12pm-  3pm) featuring live performances from The Music Yard and local bands, children’s craft and activities. (No admission fee)

Saturday (evening)

We are delighted to welcome Curtis Stigers, Brian Kennedy, Mary Coughlan and Coach to Larne's historic Market Yard for one special session on Saturday 20 May, from 6pm. There will be tasty food wagons and bar on site.

Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment! £18 + booking fee.

Book Ticket online via Eventbrite

Sunday

An all ages free event taking place in Curran Park (2pm - 5pm). Featuring live music from Martello Jazz, arts & crafts, family entertainment. and much more.


Saturday 20 May 2023 line up

Curtis Stigers

Curtis Stigers burst onto the recording scene in 1991 with his eponymous debut album, which sold 1.5 million copies and spawned several self-penned, pop/soul-flavoured hit singles, including “You’re All That Matters To Me,” “Never Saw A Miracle” and the worldwide top-ten hit, “I Wonder Why.” The 25-year-old NYC-based musician then toured the world in support of the album, opening shows for the likes of Elton John, Prince, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart and Bonnie Raitt, and made multiple appearances on the TV show circuit, including The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Arsenio and The Today Show. 

Mary Coughlan

Mary is Ireland’s greatest jazz and blues singer and “one of our most openly raw performers” (Hotpress). In a career fast approaching its 40th year, she is about to enter its next, exciting stage.

Born in Shantalla, Galway city, Mary has made some of the most uncompromising, wholly personal, and universal music by any Irish artist. While her roots are in jazz and blues - Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith are among her inspirations - pop, rock, folk, and chanson (Edith Piaf is also a touchstone) influences also appear in her work. Now, the next chapter of her distinguished career finds her exploring a little known side of the music of Peggy Lee.

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland’s most inspired and revered ambassadors of music. He is not only a prolific songwriter but a master interpreter of lyrics as well, and audiences around the world continue to praise his exceptional vocal talents. Originally from Belfast the multi-platinum recording artist remains one of Ireland’s most popular singing stars.

Brian is first and foremost a live performer and songwriter declaring “music is my lifeblood.” His constant touring from Ireland and the UK to Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA, including the major global festivals, has resulted in an ever-growing international fan base, over a phenomenal three-decade career.

Brian has performed with Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, and tonight he is reunited with Curtis Stigers for a magical collaboration during Curtis' set.

Coach

Coach is a collective of immensely talented music tutors form the award-winning Music Yard, based right here in Larne.