Virtual gig guide: Your guide to the best live streaming music and online musical events for the week ahead
:: Beoga – Carousel live album launch party
TONIGHT from 8pm, Beoga will be launching their new album Carousel with a live streamed event viewable via FB.com/beogamusic, @beogamusic on Twitter and their YouTube channel. Special guests joining them to perform tracks from the new record will include Foy Vance, Lissie, Ryan McMullan, Stephanie Rainey, Niall McCabe and Devin Dawson. There will also be exclusive interviews and a live Q&A with the band. Although the live stream will be free to view, fans can support them by purchasing virtual gig tickets at £5 each via https://bit.ly/BeogaVirtual
:: Cocoons with Matt McGinn and Cormac Neeson
LOCAL musicians Matt McGinn and Cormac 'The Answer' Neeson continue to hosting their series of virtual gigs on Saturday nights using Facebook Live, featuring musical guests from around the world alongside their own performances. Tomorrow's line-up is an Aussie special with a cobbertastic line-up of Jetty Road, Dave Hosking, Kirsty Lee Akers and NI export Ciaran Gribben. Since it's coming from down under, you'll have to tune in a little earlier than usual at 11am via FB.com/groups/cocoons.
:: Cup O'Joe
BLUEGRASS, gypsy swing and folk family trio Cup O'Joe have been hosting regular gigs live from their living room in Armagh. Visit FB.com/cupojoemusic for their latest happenings.
:: Amanda St John
JOIN singer/songwriter Amanda St John live from her home on Facebook every Sunday evening from 8pm to 9pm. Check it out at http://FB.com/ulsterorchestraFB.com/amanda.stjohn.79
THE Ulster Orchestra's digital platform #UOletsplayathome features a performance to enjoy every day at 3pm on the Orchestra's Facebook page at FB.com/ulsterorchestra
:: NI Opera – At Home for Heroes
NI OPERA will stream At Home for Heroes: A Classical Thank You to the NHS and Frontline Workers on Monday night. Broadcast on the NI Opera YouTube channel (Tinyurl.com/nioperanhs) from 8pm, this hour-long online concert will be hosted by Sean Rafferty and feature guest performances from Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway with Dearbhla Brosnan (piano), Barry Douglas (piano), Tanya Houghton (harp), The Priests, Ruth McGinley (piano), Francesca Dego (violin) and Daniele Rustioni (piano) alongside members of the Ulster Orchestra and NI Opera.