Exceptional violinist, Samuel Kane, from Loughgall in County Armagh, has been announced as the new Leader of the Ulster Youth Orchestra (UYO), and has been presented by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland with the Milton Violin, an exquisite instrument made by renowned Neapolitan violin maker, Joseph Gagliano, to be played throughout his tenure as leader.
Thornhill College and Ebrington Primary School, Londonderry have been named as Northern Ireland’s top senior and junior school choirs in the live final of BBC Northern Ireland School Choir Of The Year.
The award-winning Belfast Operatic Company are taking to the stage of the Mac for an evening of musical movie magic, celebrating the music from the hit film The Greatest Showman, as well as iconic movie musicals such as Moulin Rouge, Bohemian Rhapsody, La La Land, and TV Series Smash.
In January and February 2019, Action on Salt surveyed the salt content of children’s meals which are available at popular places to eat out in the UK. This includes restaurants, fast food and pub chains.
The heart-wrenching final scenes of Season One of Derry Girls with the juxtaposition of the teenagers dancing on a school stage as relatives at home watched the unfolding horror of the aftermath of a bombing was praised for its bravery and had many in tears.