Malojian plays Portaferry Co Down March 2020
Sat 21 Mar

MusicMalojian with support from Mandy Bingham

We are thrilled to welcome back the mighty Malojian led by the incredible songwriter and performer Stevie Scullion. Malojian's sound is original and divine and this is a gig not to be missed. But don't take our word for it - just look at all his array of well-known fans below! Malojian will be performing tonight with a full band. This concert is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

About Malojian

Malojian returns to Portico Portaferry 2020 fabulous music

Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. His latest album features Joey Waronker (BeckR.E.M.Atoms For PeaceRoger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/KhanLamb) and more…But it’s Malojian’s own voice and songs that sets him apart from the crowd. Malojian’s 5th album, which is a collaboration with Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, is due for release in 2020.
“evokes such rich emotions” 
8/10 MOJO Magazine 

“I absolutely love his music… just beautiful” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music, The Guardian

“Absolutely love that…a masterpiece with a strong element of Beatles ’67…that kind of slightly woozy psychedelia…beautiful…” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster

“I love your music” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“I’m completely obsessed” Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)

“really beautiful” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“achingly beautiful” Q Magazine

“beautiful stuff” Stuart Bailie, NME, BBC Radio Ulster

“the North’s best songwriter over the last half decade” Hot Press Magazine

“I really and truly believe we’ve unearthed a star here and I can’t urge you strongly enough to seek out this wonderful album.” Maverick Magazine

Mandy Bingham

Mandy Bingham folk music Portaferry March 2020

Mandy Bingham’s emotional and compelling debut album, Bury Me Deep, showcases her unique brand of Folk Noir and Americana perfectly. At first listen you could easily be deceived into thinking that Mandy is a downtrodden country girl from south of the Dixie line. In fact, she is the eldest daughter of the acclaimed Northern Irish musician, the late David McWilliams. Mandy pays a moving tribute to her late father by closing her album with a beautiful and heartfelt rendition of his iconic song The Days of Pearly Spencer.
For tonight’s concert Mandy will be joined on lap steel guitar by her husband, Graham.

'Mandy Bingham’s voice is outstandingly beautiful. She has inherited her father’s songwriting skills and talent' - Folk and Tumble


Event Details

Sat 21 Mar
19:30 to 22:00

£15 including booking fee


  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • The Cuan
  • The Cuan
  • Salthouse Restaurant
  • The Lep
  • The Lobster Pot

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.