Join us as we celebrate our Sister City relationship between Nashville, USA, and Belfast, Ireland through fun and engaging events taking place across Belfast from June 12-16.

Our special connection stretches back more than 20 years – and it’s evolved to include music, cultural and educational exchanges; as well as tourism and business development in both cities. Nashville in Belfast celebrates our cities’ connections through our shared love of food, film, history, music, and craic.

Don’t forget to share your Nashville in Belfast experiences on social media, using #NashvilleinBelfast and we’ll keep you posted on competitions through the week on @belfastcc

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John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works.

Tommy Sands

Tommy Sands, Co Down’s singer, songwriter, and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime.

From the pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, bringing Irish Music from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Moscow’s Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today.


Catch a flight to Belfast for this awesome event!

Connect through London for a quick and easy trip.

“ Enter as strangers, leave as friends. ”



Holiday Inn Express Belfast City

16-min drive via A20 (3.4 miles) 

106 University St, Belfast BT7 1HP, UK

+44 28 9031 1909

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre

15-min drive via A20 (3.1 miles) 

15 Hope St, Belfast BT12 5EE, UK

+44 28 9031 3335

Titanic Hotel Belfast

15-min drive via A20 (3.1 miles)

Titanic Quarter, 8 Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT, UK

+44 28 9508 2000

Culloden Estate & Spa

14-min drive via A2 (5.9 miles)

Bangor Rd, Holywood BT18 0EX, UK

+44 28 9042 1066

Malmaison Belfast

11-min drive via A2 and A20 (2.6 miles)  or 11-min drive via Sydenham Rd. (3.0 miles)

34-38 Victoria St, Belfast BT1 3GH, UK

+44 28 9600 1405

Ibis Belfast Queens Quarter

14-min drive via A2 (3.3 miles)

75 University St, Belfast BT7 1HL, UK

+44 28 9033 3366

Jurys Inn Belfast

13-min drive via A2 (4.3 miles)

Great Victoria St, Belfast BT1 6DY, UK

+44 28 9053 3500

Maldron Hotel Belfast City

14-min drive via A20 (3.1 miles)

20 Brunswick St, Belfast BT2 7GE, UK

+44 28 9600 1680

Crowne Plaza Belfast

14-min drive via A55 (5.7miles)

117 Milltown Rd, Shaws Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP, UK

+44 28 9092 3500