On the 31st August 2018 Belfast singer-songwriter, Davy Watson performed alongside the Ulster Orchestra in the magnificent Ulster Hall. The performance, part of the Ulster Orchestra’s On Your Doorstep series, is an ongoing Ulster Orchestra initiative aimed at growing audiences through collaborating with artists of various genres.
The special one-off performance saw Davy’s work arranged for full orchestra by renowned composer Graeme Stewart. The project is supported by National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Artist Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES), a funding grant bestowed upon the region’s exceptional artists to enable them to develop their professional, artistic careers.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is supporting the Artist Career Enhancement Scheme. The performance afforded by the Ulster Orchestra, was part of the organisation’s innovative ‘On Your Doorstep outreach initiative’. This project offers a platform for an artist to share their work to a new audience and to further enhance the potential of tasing their profile across the province.
About Davy Watson
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Davy has a rich musical background and has performed with some of the biggest names in international music including Madonna, Philip Lynott, Bob Geldoff, Jack Lancaster, Hazel O’Connor and Vivian Campbell, during his time living in both Ireland and LA. He has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages including the Glastonbury and the Royal Albert Hall.
Watson said, “Performing your own music with your national orchestra is a privilege for any musician, and to do so in the iconic Ulster Hall is incredible. It will be a special night and I have a few guests joining me for what will be, for me, the gig of a lifetime.”