Christmas Cracker featuring Sullivan & Gold
With Hannah McPhillimy & Our Krypton Son
Before you settle in for the season of too much festive food, drink and television repeats, join us here at Flowerfield for a Christmas celebration of music with some of Northern Ireland's finest recording artists in the round, showcasing some of their fresh new material, and leading into a medley of classic Christmas tunes.
Sullivan & Gold released the debut album 'For Foes' in 2013 to critical acclaim. The album received airplay on Radio 1, Radio Ulster, RTE Radio 1 and was nominated for the 2014 Northern Ireland Music Prize.
This album took him to many unusual spaces; including a Tipperary bookshop, a working Geordie laundrette and a Norwich cathedral. Most recently, Sullivan & Gold travelled to some of the UK's most remote islands off the west coast of Scotland.
Now in the final stages of recording a follow up to 'For Foes', Sullivan & Gold showcases songs fresh from the studio alongside Christmas tunes with Hannah McPhillimy and Our Krypton Son.
Listen: Sullivan & Gold
North Coast-raised, Belfast-based songwriter Hannah McPhillimy’s thoughtful mus ic brings jazz-inflected indie warmth against a windswept backdrop. With her beguiling voice and ear for melody, paired with unguarded, reflective narratives, she has prompted comparisons to the likes of Feist, Regina Spektor and Daughter, all the while carving out her own distinctive path.
With a back catalogue of appearances including RTE’s Other Voices, with Go Wolf at SXSW, supporting slots with The Gloaming, SOAK, Gungor and Foy Vance - never mind a Culture NI trade delegation to Brussels - Hannah has developed a more sophisticated sound and into a bolder artist during a couple of action-packed years.
The north coaster's new record, Wind Machine, a culmination of lessons learnt on the road and in the studio and a desire to explore new boundaries, Hannah’s latest music is packed full of surprises.
Listen: Hannah McPhillimy
Chris McConaghy aka Our Krypton Son hails from Derry, Northern Ireland where he first cut his first musical teeth with psychobilly art-rockers Red Organ Serpent Sound. Having graduated unscathed from those rambunctious ranks, Chris established his songwriting credentials as an acoustic solo act sharing stages with David Kitt, Gemma Hayes, Jape and Cashier No. 9 around the Irish club circuit.
Gathering plaudits as a writer of note, Chris gathered close musician friends together in early 2010 to create Our Krypton son and record a debut album of the same name, from which this lead single is taken.
Listen: Our Krypton Son
General Admission includes festive refreshments at the interval.