Stendhal presents... Winter Warmer
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Stendhal presents... Winter Warmer

Nerve Centre

Admission: 1 Night £9 | Full Weekend £16 (+ booking fee)

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Admission

1 Night £9 | Full Weekend £16 (+ booking fee)

Run Times & Intervals

Doors 7pm

Age Guidance

18+

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Stendhal Festival is dusting off their winter boots to kick off this year's festive season with a weekend of great music and warm heartedness alongside us at Nerve Centre.

This inaugural Winter Warmer features an incredible line-up of home-grown Derry and Northern Irish talent.

Following on from two recent sold out shows, PORTS will headline Friday's native night with support from Rosborough, The Gatefolds and Polar Bolero.

Swinging into town for Saturday's festivities, the formidable Ciaran Lavery will headline alongside support from rising stars; The Florentinas, FYA FOX and Rebecca Mulhern.

This is a weekend sure to warm the ears!

To purchase a weekend ticket — add a ticket to your cart for Friday and Saturday night and a discount will automatically be applied so you can attend both nights for £16 + booking fee.

Friday 2 December

PORTS

PORTS are a four piece band from Northern Ireland. They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O'Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo I’d Let You Win.

The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; 'Flavour of the Month' and 'Ones to Watch' from BBC Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE as well as Radio Ulster and Foyle. PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at Other Voices, Derry~Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club).

After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.

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Rosborough

Rosborough is a well established singer-songwriter both locally and internationally. Having toured Europe extensively for the past few years, both independently and with such acts as Amy MacDonald and Seafret.

Rosborough is recognised as not only writing engaging music but always putting on a great live show.

He is currently working on his self-produced debut record, due for release next year

Rosborough
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Polar Bolero

Polar Bolero is a songwriting partnership within a larger musical collective, writing alternative music with a foundation of acoustic folk.

Cahir and Pearse have been writing songs for years and have recently began recording their debut album A Conversation which is due for release in 2023.

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The Gatefolds

The Gatefolds celebrate their 10th year with the release of their new album Con Job and are looking forward to numerous upcoming live shows, a new year and new material.

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Saturday 3 December

Ciaran Lavery

After winning the Northern Ireland Music Prize in 2016, you'd be forgiven for assuming Ciaran Lavery would then have slowly ridden off into the sunset to quietly join the ranks of iconic Irish singer-songwriters.

Indeed, his debut record Let Bad In has clocked up millions of streams. However, if Ciaran's music tells one central theme, it is one of mould-breaking disruption as he seeks to flip the singer-songwriter genre on its head.

Expect themes of helplessness, mental turmoil and dark humour all wrapped up in crafted lyricism and musical punch.

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The Florentinas

The Florentinas are a four piece alternative rock band from Bangor, Co. Down who have steadily been making waves in the Northern Irish scene and beyond.

Formed in early 2019; Paddy, Jacob, Luke and Jakob quickly garnered attention following live performances in Belfast. Shortly after, they recorded a BBC Introducing Maida Vale session, catching the attention of Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody’s artist development company, Third Bar.

Their debut single Sandcastles earned support from Cool FM, Q Radio and BBC Radio Ulster, with features in Hot Press, XS Noise and Golden Plec. Their second single It's Not In Vain has been playlisted on RTE 2fm, Q Radio and Cool FM.

The Florentinas recently played a sold out headline show in Belfast in March, followed by a debut in London supporting The Native.

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FYA FOX

Fya Fox emerged onto the scene tipped as “Hot For 2022” by HotPress, an electro/pop artist from Ireland making a name for herself across Ireland and the UK.

Following a sold out Whelan’s, Dublin in November 2021 and fresh off the BBC Introducing Stage at OutPut and Stendhal Festival, FYA played her first ever UK festival Live At Leeds in October 2022.

Much like London Grammars Hannah Reid, FYAs vocals are instantly mesmerising and engaging. With each release, FYA raises the bar”
— Record of the Day UK
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Rebecca Mulhern

After a 4 year hiatus to study away from home during a global pandemic, Rebecca has returned to writing, using it as a medium to process her life experiences during the interim.

Her new music is at once familiar with ethereal vocal melodies, intimate lyrics, and intricate guitar parts, all enveloped within a newfound depth and maturity of sound.

This will be Rebecca's first time playing some of this new music.

Rebecca Mulhern
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