All existing tickets are still valid for the new date of Sat 30 Jan. If you are unavailable on that date you may ask for a refund via Eventbrite or choose to help Portico stay afloat by donating the amount instead - see our recent statement here - by emailing [email protected](link sends e-mail) and asking for your ticket to be cancelled and the amount donated.
Lore and Saffyre, both from Northern Ireland, have come together to create an unforgettable night of contemporary Irish and American music. Lore has just finished its last theatre tour, taking in some of the country’s finest venues. Saffyre is made up of sisters Shauneen and Maria and cousin Emma from Co Down. The melodies and harmonies which are signature to the Saffyre sound have been honed and perfected over years of recording and live performance. Both bands have been attracting audiences with their stunning vocal harmonies and finely crafted original songs.
Having been nominated for ‘Best Irish Band’ and ‘Best EP’ by the Pure M Awards 2015 for their self-titled debut EP, the now 4 piece indie-folk group Lore have went from strength to strength set to release their second single ‘Teenage Kicks’ and second highly anticipated EP ‘Believe’.
With recent appearances in UK and Irish festivals and playlisted on national radio the band has supported international touring acts such as Cara Dillon, Kila and Ciaran Lavery.
The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Carolann Carlile. Born in Belfast Carolann was raised in the musical heart of Derry- Stendhal and Danny Boys own Limavady. Carolann has never meet a cupcake that she didn't like and loves kittens (especially fluffy ones).
On piano and from rural Dungiven is composer/song writer Raymond O‟Kane. Raymond is a degree level music student and has a background in community related arts. Raymond loves a good cup of tea and isn't keen on having his photo taken (like ever).
Guitarist and composer Luke McCloskey, from Dungiven Co.Derry is the founding member and original driving force behind the 4 piece indie-folk band. He loves wine and live music.
Last but not least is Rebecca Hall form Ballymena on violin/fiddle. Rebecca also is a music graduate and music teacher. She joined Lore in late 2015 and has designed her own tattoos.
Lore is taken from folklore and refers to the traditional art of storytelling …telling the story of Life, Love, Loss and Fate one note at a time.
“Melancholy yet inspirational songs that bring to mind artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan...”
Jamie Funk, The Equal Ground
‘Dragon taming music…’ Eileen Walsh, Radio Presenter Drive 105
“Carlile has an exceptional voice. She is dynamic, diverse and is able to deliver different shades of emotion within one single word. On top of that her slightly noticeable Irish accent is quite attractive.”
Jamie Funk, The Equal Ground
"This musical trio not only make listeners feel as if they are living within the music themselves they also tell gripping stories with well written music and lyrics…Carlile embodies a powerful yet angelic voice that truly brings the music to life and shows us what Irish singing is all about.”
Ciara Walsh PureM Magazine
Northern Irish family band Saffyre are back with their brand new release ‘Your words’ after almost a years break since their last commercial radio successes ‘Walking on Water’ and ‘Survive’. The new track, which is on course to continue along that path, embodies the signature Saffyre vocal sound with catching and powerful melody lines.
Produced and Mixed by Daniel Seacroft, ‘Your Words’ combines the weighty, commercial driven production skills of Seacroft with Saffyre’s melodic and empowering writing style.
Saffyre is made up of sisters Shauneen and Maria and cousin Emma. The girls grew up in a large family where music and singing was a huge part of their lives. Singing together since they were children the girls were influenced by artists such as U2, The Corrs, ColdPlay Oasis, Norah Jones and Shania Twain. The melodies and harmonies which are signature to the Saffyre sound have been honed and perfected over years of recording and live performance. In May 2017 the band released the track 'Run For Your Life' produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Jonsin in Florida USA, who along with his team of writers, wrote the song with the girls. Their follow up releases are continuing to establish the group on the commercial scene alongside some of the best and most credible up and coming writers and performers in the Country.