Belfast buildings to be serenaded at north's first Heritage Angel Awards

Duke Special is one of the artists signed up for Buildings of Belfast – Heritage in Song

ARTISTS including Duke Special and Anthony Toner are participating in a project that melds music and architecture in an effort to raise awareness of some of Belfast’s most historic sites and buildings.

Singer-songwriter Brigid O’Neill will lead the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society project, titled Buildings of Belfast – Heritage in Song. Artists will compose songs with Brigid highlighting the threats to and successes of the city's buildings, which will then be performed at the Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland Ceremony in the Grand Opera House on November 7.

Launched in June, the Heritage Angel Awards is a new project for Northern Ireland that aims to celebrate unsung angels of local heritage. The awards are funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Department for Communities.

Organisers are seeking individuals and groups who have rescued a historic building, completed heritage projects, worked as craftsmen or apprentices, or perhaps recorded and interpreted a historic place.

:: Applications for the Heritage Angel Awards close on Tuesday August 15. For more details contact Maura Ahern at the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society – 028 9055 0213; 0747 4306 336;

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