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Top Composer, Producer and Performer Phil Coulter headlines North South Concert

A major musical concert is being staged at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Saturday 26th November 2011, featuring Phil Coulter and special guests the Cross Border Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Una Hunt, Kintra and Liam O’Connor.

Composer, producer and performer Phil Coulter was the reigning king of contemporary Celtic music, becoming the best-selling Irish artist of his generation. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1942, Coulter began his career while studying music at Belfast’s Queens University, writing the Capitol Showband’s 1963 hit “Foolin’ Time” and later penning the ensemble’s 1965 Eurovision Song Contest entry “Walking the Streets in the Rain.”

Other notable compositions of the era include Twinkle’s 1964 smash “Terry” and Them’s oft-covered garage-rock classic “I Can Only Give You Everything.”  Still, Coulter enjoyed his greatest success as a writer after teaming up with collaborator Bill Martin; together they authored some of the biggest pop hits of the period, including Sandie Shaw’s Eurovision-winning “Puppet on a String” and Cliff Richard’s “Congratulations.”

Other performers on the evening include one of Ireland’s leading pianists Una Hunt, accordion player extraordinaire Liam O’Connor, the Cross Border Youth Orchestra of Ireland and Kintra, a traditional group who appeal to lovers of Irish and Scottish music, song and dance.

This special musical concert is to mark over thirty years of north south co-operation by the Downpatrick and Listowel Linkage Group.

Since 1982  the Downpatrick and Listowel Linkage Group has engaged many thousands of people of all ages and from many walks of life in cross-community/cross-border exchanges, promoting social, cultural, educational and economic links. It encourages participants and the wider community to identify areas of common interest and uses these as a means of addressing the barriers that exist between North and South.  Today the group is the longest running and most successful north south co-operation body in existence and its work continues to be of relevance as it was in 1982.

The Ulster Bank, Ulster Scots Agency and Foras na Gaeilge are proud sponsors of the concert.

Tickets for this event are available from the Ulster Hall Box Office - Telephone 028 9033 4455 or Online:

For further media enquires about this event please contact John Noble on 07711561433 or

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