Friends' Goodwill Music Festival 2018

Music Line Up

Friends Goodwill Festival 2018 line up

Saturday 12 May - Larne Market Yard Line Up

The Logues

The Logues

The Logues - On stage at 8.30pm

It has been described as ‘psycho ceilidh’, ‘whiskey-soaked folk’ and just plain old ‘partying music’ – whatever it is, The Logues have made the genre their own. From their humble beginnings in a sleepy County Tyrone village, they have become one of Ireland’s most sought-after live bands.

Signed to Ireland’s most respected live music booking agency, AMA Music Agency (The Coronas, Paddy Casey, Aslan) the band celebrate their 10th year on the road in 2016. After cutting their teeth on the live circuit from rural bars to sold out festivals in the Middle East, The Logues release their second studio album, Comin’ Of Age, on the 29 of April.

The Logues website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ Youtube ¦ Soundcloud



Runabay - On stage at 6.45pm

Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who through their passion for harmony and melody have been writing and recording since late December 2013.

Runabay are at the forefront of fresh, new music in Northern Ireland, a sound which has undeniably been shaped by the beautiful coastline which surrounds the Glens of Antrim and is felt through the swooping melodies and poignant lyrics. The band produce a mature sound that leaves the listener hanging on the intricate guitar riffs, mellow three part harmonies and haunting cello.

Notable highlights are national airplay on BBC 6Music with both Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq's shows playing singles, airtime on RTE 2FM with Dan Hegarty, several plays on Amazing Radio with Charlie Ashcroft, Katheryn Tickell and Jim Gellatly. Massive local support from several shows on Radio Ulster (too many to thank there). Not forgetting KCLR Roddie Cleerie and Martin Bridgeman.

Runabay website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ Instagram ¦ Youtube

Pilgrim St

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Pilgrim St - On stage at 5.15pm

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, and fusing this style with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to venues around the country with their concerts.

With a setlist made up of covers and their own original songs they have played some high profile gigs including Electric Picnic and Vicar street ( with Declan O Rourke ).

July 2015 saw the release of their debut E.P. Welcome to Pilgrim St, recorded live in a one day session in Crookedwood Studios, Slane, featuring the wide range of musical styles the band possess in five original songs. The band is currently writing for the next release.

Pilgrim St website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ Spotify ¦ Soundcloud ¦ Youtube

Paul Casey

Paul Casey

Paul Casey - On stage at 4.15pm

Irish songwriter, guitarist and singer Paul Casey is being talked of among Ireland’s new music followers as “the new cool.” He's constantly in demand in his home country, performing for enthusiastic fans with a challenging near-daily schedule. The hard work has paid off as his songwriting, guitar playing and distinctive voice are set to cause quite a stir on both sides of the Atlantic. With his latest album, Changing World, the Derry, Ireland, musician has raised the bar yet again with a collection of stunning new tracks showcasing masterful production and songwriting. 

Casey has performed on the same bill with artists such as Van Morrison, the John Butler Trio and Damien Rice. A tireless worker, a prolific songwriter and an engaging performer, Paul Casey is a musician for fans of real music.

Paul Casey website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ Instagram ¦ Youtube

Alastair Scott Ceildh Band

Alastair Scott Ceildh Band

Alastair Scott Ceildh Band - On stage in the Main Shed at 4pm

The Alastair Scott Ceildh Band are a group of energetic and fun award winning musicians with an experienced dance caller, from Counties Antrim and Tyrone.

Formed in 2004, the band have years of gigging experience behind them and have performed at a wide range of events from the smallest of functions to the more elaborate of corporate events, starred in a Hallmark movie 'The Cabin' and even played at the 40th birthday of a rock legend!

...but none of the line up is called Alastair Scott - so where did the name come from? Just ask them!

Alastair Scott Ceildh Band website ¦ Facebook ¦ Instagram ¦ Youtube


Stonewall - On stage at 3pm

Stonewall started out life primarily as a folk group playing at various concerts, church events, etc. As time went by they ventured further into the world and have never looked back! 

It's been an eventful few years for the band with some incredible opportunities across the globe. They've travelled to Atlanta, Georgia for the past 6 years to play at the Stone Mountain Highland Games as part of Tourism Ireland's drive to attract visitors to Ireland. They've also been out to Beijing, China two years in a row to play at a large St Patrick's Day Ball for the Irish Network China as well as appearing on television and radio on numerous occasions here in Northern Ireland.

Stonewall Website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ iTunes

Sunday 13 May 2018 - Larne Market Yard Line Up

 Booka Brass

Booka Brass

Booka Brass - On stage at 4.30pm

In late 2012 the group of students were drawn together by their classical background and desire to experiment musically. Since then their trajectory has been constantly on the rise, from the success of their critically acclaimed debut EP BBB, a sold-out nationwide tour alongside collaborations and live performances with Irish music heavyweights including The Frames, Lisa Hannigan, Jape and James Vincent McMorrow.

After numerous sold-out headline shows and star-studded collaborations Booka Brass are releasing their much-anticipated debut album. ‘Chilled Milk’ is a ten-track album full of the bands signature melodies and rhythmic pizazz. The album is made up of nine self-penned tunes and a raucous cover of Jason Derulo’s Talk Dirty by the New Orleans inspired outfit. Booka Brass’ debut album captures the live energy of the band lauded as one of Ireland’s greatest live acts.

Booka Brass website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter ¦ Youtube

 Lee Lawson

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Lee Lawson - On stage at 4.15pm

Born in Lisburn and now living in Annaghanoon near Waringstown, County Down, Lee has been drumming since she was given her first actual snare drum as a Christmas present when she was only two years old! She is now widely regarded as one of the top pipe band and rudimental drummers in the world.

In a solo drumming career spanning twenty five years Lee can be proud of what is probably an unequalled record. To date she has won nineteen Major Solo Drumming Championship titles. Her wins include Ulster, All Ireland, and four World Solo Champion titles. She has also won solo competitions in Pleasanton, California and in Alden Biesen, Belgium. In addition to the Major titles Lee has annexed fifteen Minor Solo Drumming Championships and seven other solo competitions. She has also been runner-up in other Solo Championships on at least eighteen occasions. Lee is the first, and still the only, female to play at Senior level in solo drumming competitions – having won the right to do so at the tender age of just 18 years! Truly this is a record for her to be extremely proud of – especially in an activity that is almost exclusively male dominated. 

Lee is currently a member of the drum corps of current World Champions – Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, after accepting an invitation to join their ranks.

Lee Lawson website

Eilidh Patterson

Eilidh Patterson

Eilidh Patterson - On stage at 3.30pm

Eilidh (pronounced I-Lee) is a singer/songwriter from Derry, N. Ireland.  In recent years, she has performed in the States, the UK and in Europe, captivating audiences with her voice and songs.  Eilidh's relaxed stage presence invites the listener to sit back and enjoy her unique take on life and love.  She has released two albums (When The Time Comes  & This Is Now) and most recently, an EP called Grown-ups Need Lullabies Too. 

Eilidh is a warm, engaging performer of startling clarity. With songs that cut straight to the heart, delightfully accurate guitar playing and her signature pure vocals, Eilidh immediately connects with audiences everywhere. In recent years, she has performed in the States, the UK and in Europe. Eilidh is set to release her third studio album in the autumn.

Eilidh Patterson website

Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band

Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band

Ulster-Scots Agency Juvenile Pipe Band - On stage at 3pm

The band, which is made up of children aged between 9 and 15, was created by the Ulster-Scots Agency in August of 2012 and has seen the children move from absolute beginners to novice musicians in a very short space of time.


Pure Blarney

Pure Blarney

Pure Blarney - On stage at 2pm

If you want a lively, upbeat Electro-Acoustic Folk/Rock group with wide appeal, Pure Blarney are the group for you. 
Pure Blarney perform at pubs, clubs, weddings, festivals and many other events and have performed in every county in Ireland! 
The line up of the group is vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, pipes, whistles, fiddle, mandolin, bass & drums.
The band delivers a huge repertoire- from The Waterboys and Sawdoctors to Mumford & Sons and Van Morrison- and include instrumental jigs, reels and even a touch of country- all to ensure that everyone is kept in the party mood.

Pure Blarney website ¦ Facebook ¦ Twitter