Neil Cowley is the City of Culture 2013 ‘Musician in Residence’, in collaboration with PRS for Music Foundation and the Nerve Centre. Throughout 2013, Nerve Centre has been hosting a residency, which is enabling this exciting and imaginative musician from outside of Northern Ireland to write new music with local performers, communities and especially young people from the city as they realise their Music Promise.
Neil, played on Adele’s chart-topping album 21 and was quite literally 2011’s most listened to pianist on the planet - this year he is known as The Music Promise wizard amongst young people in schools,choirs,communities and most recently with our most exceptionally talented Music Promisees.
Commissioned to write a new piece of music which reflects his experiences of Derry-Londonderry in this Culture year, Neil gets out on the ground at every opportunity to the delight of all who meet him and have now collaborated with him.
The North Belfast Lantern Parade is part of the North Belfast Community Pride Programme which is funded through OFMDFMs Strategic Good Relations Programme and led by Ashton Community Trust. This programme is delivered by New Lodge Arts and supported by a steering group of various North Belfast based youth and community organisations. Other funders for this project include Belfast City Council, Energy For Children, and Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs.
New Lodge Arts would like to express a huge thank you to our staff, artists, volunteers, community pride steering group members and the participants of the 2013 North Belfast Lantern Parade and Magical Evening
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