Dea Matrona rock comes to Portico November 2020
Sat 28 Nov

MusicDea Matrona LIVESTREAM

If you love classic rock and roll then you'll love Dea Matrona! Bursting with infectious energy and impressive musical talent, this threesome bring fresh charm to covers of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits as well as proving their pedigree with self-penned catchy numbers. This gig will be live streamed behind closed doors with all the audience at home online. You'll still be able to interact with the band by sending messages and requests during the show. We'll even get them to answer some impertinent questions!

About Dea Matrona

Dea Matrona rock and roll on stage

Dea Matrona might look like an apparition straight from Almost Famous, but don’t be fooled: there’s nothing “almost” about this group. They’re set for superstardom. Siblings Mollie (20) and Mamie (16) McGinn, – alongside their lifelong friend Orlaith Forsythe (20) – formed Dea Matrona in their hometown of Belfast in 2018, armed with their formidable talent, a dream, and an ear for a great hook. 

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder has voiced his ardent support for the trio, saying “pretty damn good, girls!” Dea Matrona have built their exciting act by harnessing the energy of the great women of classic rock before them, to create a unique and refreshing sound that combats today’s overproduced, over-synthed musical climate. 

You can hear the influence of Debbie Harry, Stevie Nicks, Zeppelin (and even a bit of Joni Mitchell!) in their brand new single ‘Make You My Star’. The track was mastered by the legendary Jon Astley (The Who), and produced by Mollie, Mamie and Orlaith themselves. The single takes a swan-dive back in time to the golden age of rock n’ roll, complete with a shredding guitar solo, and dripping with infectious melodies.

Dea Matrona really aren’t here to play – they’re here to rock your world. The girls have honed their astonishing live skills performing to packed out rooms all over their native Ireland and the UK, headlining sold out gigs at Black Box (Belfast) and Whelan’s (Dublin). A video of the girls performing went viral on Twitter, and all of a sudden the group found themselves co-signed by Irish music legend Imelda May. 

After amassing over 60,000 Spotify streams, the group is garnering more international attention. They’re set to perform live streams for Rockwood Music Hall in New York City as well as for playtoomuch.com. 

Wanna feel the earth move? 70s classic from Carole King...

Check them out playing a 90s classic...

Check out their original material

How does this streaming melarkey work then?

It's easy. You need a screen with internet access and chances are if you're reading this then you've already got that!

You buy a ticket as normal. Half an hour or so before the show we send you an email with a link to the show. You click on the link and before you know it you're enjoying some live music. You can even dance as if nobody is watching if you like ; )

We'll send information on how to interact with the show then too so start thinking of an interesting question to ask the band!

The ticket will give access for one device. More than one person can watch one device - feel free to be honest and ethically superior by buying one ticket per person. Artists and venues need your support!

Supported by

Portico's capability to live stream has been supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Organisations Emergency Programme. This concert is delivered in partnership with the Arts Service of Ards and North Down Borough Council.

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Event Details

Sat 28 Nov
20:00 to 21:30

£10

Beyond PORTICO

  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Fiddler's Green
  • Portaferry Hotel
  • Deli-licious
  • The Lobster Pot
  • The Lep

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.