Music Programme

Echo Echo Studios is gaining a reputation as one of the best intimate music venues in the country...

John Deery and Heads (image by Keith Rutherford)

The music programme at Echo Echo Studios was established in 2013 with the intention of offering something different to both the musicians who play in the city and the audience who specifically come to watch and listen. The main studio space lends itself perfectly to intimate gigs in beautiful surroundings, with the musicians being the sole focus of attention as opposed to being reduced to providing background music in a noisy bar or venue. With exposed brick walls and a stunning backdrop of the city, Echo Echo Studio has been likened on many occasions to that of a penthouse apartment in Downtown Manhattan.

My vision for the music programme at Echo Echo Studios was to offer the audience something unique, an experience rather than just another event - a chance to get up close and personal with the artist and become attuned to the nuances of a musician’s craft and personality without the usual distractions. Likewise, it is a space where musicians can feel comfortable, valued and most importantly listened to. Artists such as David Kitt, Ports, David Holmes, and more have already adorned our studio floor to sell out crowds, with many others in the pipeline for the future.  Barry Davis, Echo Echo Technical Manager

Performances

  • 22 December 2017 - Inishowen Gospel Choir, Christmas Concert, supported by Comrade Hat, Velvet Alibi and Neptune M [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 18 November 2017 - Velvet Alibi, Echo Echo Festival Closing Concert [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 1 July 2017 – Ryan Vail, supported by Vincent, Celtronic Festival  [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 21 January 2017 – Waldorf & Cannon, Old Dog New Tricks Album Launch, supported by Conor Mason and Reevah [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 26 November 2016 – Velvet Alibi, Echo Echo Festival Closing Concert [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 30 July 2016 – Jonny Nutt, Songs of Yesteryear Album Launch [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 9 July 2016 – Overhead The Albatross and RSAG, Music City 2016 [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 30 June 2016 – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Celtronic Festival [ARCHIVE EVENT] [BLOG]
  • 12 March 2016 – An evening with David Kitt, supported by Jessica Doherty, in association with Celtronic [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 15 November 2015 – Velvet Alibi, Echo Echo Festival Closing Concert
  • 26 September 2015 – Ports, Gameplay Single Launch
  • 21 June 2015 – David Holmes, Music City 2015
  • 23 March 2015 – John Deery and the Heads – Echoes, the twenty-five track live recording of this concert, is available to buy at www.johndeeryandtheheads.com
  • 15 November 2014 – Balkan Alien Sound, Echo Echo Festival Closing Concert
  • 21/28 June 2014 – Sight Unseen Sound Unheard, Steve Batts and Lorcan Doherty in concert, Music City / Celtronic 2014 
  • 8 February 2014 – Overhead The Albatross, Invaderband, Our Krypton Son, Other Voices Derry 2014
  • 16 November 2013 – Daniel Weaver, Echo Echo Festival Closing Concert
  • 13 November 2013 – The Henry Girls at Echo Echo Festival

Audience Comments

An excellent concert in a brilliant venue.... it was a privilege to be there and had the vibe of a Jools Holland Special... Audience feedback on John Deery and The Heads

Last night, one of the best gigs I've ever been at, four super talented winners for human beings, class venue, visuals & sound were unreal!!  Audience feedback on Ports 

Other Music Events

In addition to live music events, Echo Echo Studios have been used for a variety of music/sound projects, performances, events and installations: 

  • 14/15 June 2017 – Future Musical Landscapes, sound installation by Jonny Delaney (Ulster University) [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 7-9 September 2016 – Irish Sound, Science and Technology Associaton ISSTA Conference [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 2 July 2016 – Celtronic Kids at Echo Echo Studios [ARCHIVE EVENT]
  • 30 June 2016 – BBC Radio Ulster Electric Mainline with Stephen McCauley live outside broadcast for Celtronic Festival
  • 26-29 August 2014 – Wall2Wall Music summer intensive programme and performances
  • 6 August 2014 – Angel Eyes NI & Open Arts Summer Scheme with Gamelan Orchestra 
  • 16 February 2014 – Digital Dimensions performance project in association with the Music Promise Exceptionally Talented Programme, featuring Peter Moran, Lorcan Doherty, Dublin Laptop Orchestra and pupils from St Mary's College
  • 3-5 June 2014 – Marty Doherty sound installation (Ulster University)

 

 

 

Projects

Projects

The Cove

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Making Moves Youth Dance

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Open House

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Lost in Frost

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Fractals

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Consequences

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Ludo Lusi Lusum

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Body Wisdom

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Old Bob's Tale

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Echo Echo Festival 2017

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Contact Improvisation

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Festival Workshop Tour (2017)

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Echo Hunt

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Kids Classes

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In Tall Grass

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Parent & Toddlers

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Without

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Music Programme

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The Motion Ensemble

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Walk By

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Festival Open Call

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Dance Picnic

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Residency Programme

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A Box

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Vertical. Nature. Base.

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Into Contact (2010-12)

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Echo Echo Festival 2015

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Echo Echo Festival 2014

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Echo Echo Festival 2013

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Echo Echo Festival 2016

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Festival Workshop Tour (2016)

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