Gig In Aid of Alzheimers Rocks the Ulster Hall

The Undertones, Ash and others play albums in full

Thursday, November 4 will go down in musical history in Belfast, with Ash, The Divine Comedy, The Undertones and John D'Arcy all taking to the stage for a one off show at the Ulster Hall.

The concert was in aid of Alzheimers, and each band performed a classic album from start to finish to a sell out audience.

With Belfast Music Week in full swing, and the Ulster Hall having seen the likes of Foy Vance captivate crowds on previous evenings, this gig will certainly stand out in the memory as a feast for the ears.

Bernadine McCrory, Alzheimer's Society Director for Northern Ireland (Acting), said: 'This gig was a really fantastic way of spreading the message that dementia can affect anyone. We’re full of admiration for Tim Wheeler and Neil Hannon for talking so openly about how they have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

'We also want to thank music fans for buying tickets and generously donating money to Alzheimer's Society during the evening. The funds raised will help us support people to live well with dementia today and fund vital research to find a cure for tomorrow.’

Consisting of 170 events, Belfast Music Week is the largest event of its kind ever to be staged in Northern Ireland. The climax of the week is the 2011 MTV European Music Awards, which this year are coming from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, as well as the Ulster Hall and other venues.

There are still a few days of Belfast Music Week left to go, so check out our gigs section for more information.

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