It’s the most wonderful (and stressful) time of the year, as Christmas shopping mania begins, however the panic is over – we’ve got you covered this Christmas.
For Mums, Sisters, Aunts and Grannies, Christmas shopping may seem like a breezy ride, with plenty of inspiration for potential gifts. However, then it hits you: The ‘Dad dilemma’. What do you buy the man who has ‘everything’? The man who isn’t fussed on the latest fashion, or maybe doesn’t need another pair of socks to add to the collection? No need to panic – let us handle this one!
What do you buy the man who has ‘everything’?
This festive season the Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall have Christmas sorted with an abundance of gift ideas. This Christmas, the ‘Dad dilemma’ is diffused, as we have tickets to a whole host of events from laugh-out-loud comedy shows, sporting events and rock legends. Thank us in advance for being crowned the ‘favourite child’ this Christmas and buy your Dad a world-class experience that he won’t be in a hurry to forget.
We’ve counted down a variety of gift inspirations for Dad’s across Northern Ireland this Christmas:
1. Neil Delamere: End of Watch
Award-winning comedian Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, well known to audiences for his regular television appearances on RTE and the BBC as well as his hilarious sell-out stand up tours. Back with his brand-new show, Neill discovers that time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated.
Neil Delamere's new tour promises to be a laugh out loud evening at the Ulster Hall this January and March!
2. The Dead South
The Dead South are making a triumphant return to the Ulster Hall on 19 February 2020.
A province in the prairies of Canada. Double the size of Germany, but with less than one million residents. This is where the quartet The Dead South comes from and fits perfectly within this description. The debut album “Good Company” revealed the four hatted, hairy and bearded fellas, with singer Nate Hilts as a focal point.
The album is a perfect fit to the genres Folk, Neo-Folk and Bluegrass-Folk or even alternative Country with refreshing tunes to it. With impact, humour and a kind of bold manner of putting words into sound. The instrumentation stays knowingly pure: guitars, cello, banjo, kick drum, mandolin – building the acoustic fundamentals for full lead vocals and harmonies.
3. Tommy Flemming: Live In Concert
For almost 30 years, Tommy Fleming has been honing his craft and entertaining the masses with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes across the globe and his fanbase is growing year on year. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed that has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” - all songs that you know and love but have never heard until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions.
A special night of music, song and stories; Tommy will be joined by his band for this special gig at Ulster Hall this February, this is not to be missed.
4. David Meade: Catch Meade If You Can!
Northern Ireland's record-breaking Mind Reader David Meade returns with his brand-new show 'Catch Meade If You Can' at the Ulster Hall for two incredible dates!
Described across the world as “Jaw Dropping” and “Hilarious”, David Meade is back on home soil to blow your mind in his funniest and most interactive show yet: “Catch Meade If You Can”.
The first mentalist to win a Million dollars in a Las Vegas casino, he’ll blow your mind as he does the impossible live on-stage right in front of you. Last year in Northern Ireland nearly 10,000 bought tickets to see David live, selling out every seat in every venue – so act soon to avoid disappointment. Can you catch him out?
5. Kevin Bloody Wilson
Kevin Bloody Wilson brings his brand new 'Almost Awesome' Tour to the Ulster Hall March 2020 for an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy & music.
A long time ago, a long way from anywhere, in a West Australian mining town called Kalgoorlie, the legend of Kevin Bloody Wilson was born. It all started innocently enough - just a guy with too much time on his hands changing the words to other people’s songs, and writing a few of his own, purely for the fun of it.