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TV | The Belfast Mixtape – Songs From Lockdown

Connor Phillips hosts a gala concert recorded recently at the Waterfront Hall.

The Ulster Orchestra and artists such as Foy Vance, Brooke Scullion and Saint Sister come together as the Freedom of the City of Belfast is bestowed upon pandemic keyworkers.

Personal testimony from nurses, postal and transport workers illustrate how music was important in helping them cope during the experience of lockdown.

Musical highlights also include Ryan McMullan performing his song ‘Belfast City’ with the Ulster Orchestra and a new arrangement of David Holmes remix of the classic ‘Belfast’ by Orbital. The Open Arts Community Choir join with the NHS Here4U Choir, while JC Stewart covers Elbow’s iconic ‘One Day Like This’.

The Belfast Mixtape – Songs From Lockdown is on BBC One Northern Ireland, Sunday 18 September at 7pm, and also on BBC iPlayer.


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