The 4 of Us at Portico copyright Aurora
Sat 26 Aug

MusicThe 4 of Us

Lough Lively Sessions

Listed in TV3’s Top 10 Best Irish Bands of All Time, THE 4 OF US have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years. In their critically acclaimed two-man show, brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy blend contemporary roots with rock: melodic songs and interweaving acoustic guitars, propelled by a stomp box rhythm. The 4 Of Us shot to early fame in 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the Murphy brothers’ early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. As singer Brendan recalls: “It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours”.

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Part of the Lough Lively Sessions

Part of the Lough Lively Sessions, brought to you in partnership with Ards and North Down Borough Council Arts Service.

A 'Lough Lively pass' costs £40 and gives access to all five £10 concerts in the Lough Lively Sessions.

More info on the Lough Lively pass here.

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Event Details

Sat 26 Aug
19:30 to 22:00

£10 or buy a Lough Lively Pass - 5 x £10 concerts for £40


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Fiddler's Green
  • Slip Inn
  • Joe's Hot Spot
  • The Lep
  • Portaferry Sailing Club

How to get here

Portico is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.