What's On: Walk the Glens Festival, antiques and Belfast blues

Jacqueline McGonigle of shares her pick of what's on across Northern Ireland this weekend

Ronnie Greer will be at Belfast's Crescent Arts Centre on Friday


A weekend of walks is on offer for everyone, ranging from gentle strolls to mountain challenges, around the Glens of Antrim, led by local people. The Walk the Glens Festival offers walking in spectacular surroundings. Walks include a heritage history walk, the three peaks, and a stroll around the Clachans in Cushendun followed by a barbecue and traditional music. Appropriate footwear must be worn. Registration before each walk at the Old Schoolhouse. No dogs. See


An Antiques Vintage and Collectors Fair will take place this Saturday from 10am to 4pm at Mulavilly Parish Hall, Mulavilly, Tandragee. This event is a fundraiser for SAMS project. Parking and refreshments available. Browse a great selection of antique and vintage silver, jewellery, kitchenalia, China, crystal, tools, art, coins, medals and more.


Blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer returns to the Crescent Arts Centre this Friday with his powerhouse band. Ronnie's band – Anthony Toner, guitar and vocals; John McCullough, keyboards; Nick Scott, bass guitar; and Peter McKinney, drums – operate on a level which must be heard to be appreciated. Special guest Ken Haddock.


This Saturday Guildhall Square will welcome the very best of artisan traders at the Walled City Market, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods ranging from vegetables, homemade jams and preserves, artisan breads and cakes, sweets and handmade craft products.


The Holywood Harmony Festival boasts a three-day line-up that is set to boost the growing reputation of the volunteer-run spectacle. Hothouse Flowers, Ulaid and Duke Special and Gareth Dunlop will headline each day from Friday to Sunday respectively. Other performers The Emerald Armada and Red House; The Nat Youle Band; Ciaran McElhinney; Gareth Dunlop; Dana Masters and Sam Wickens.


What could be more relaxing than spending your evening watching the sunset while paddling along taking in the stunning views of Lough Erne? Join SHARE Discovery Village on May 31 or June 2 for their Sunset Paddles event; £15pp, including equipment hire.


Time Travellers, Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair will take place at The Mellon Country Inn, Omagh this Sunday. There will be stalls galore filled with vintage clothing, jewellery, collectibles, retro, vinyls, china and more. Music will be provided by Boneyard Record Shop.

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