Lainey Wilson Set’s The Ulster Hall ALight On Her Dazzling Belfast Debut

Belfast is in for a treat this evening, we have one of Country Music’s brightest stars in our home city, and once again we are at The Ulster Hall, possibly the home of Country Music here In Northern Ireland these days as the revolving door of international tours roll through the city bringing the finest contemporary country music day after day.

Tonight we are continuing the party with night two no less of Lainey Wilson’s Belfast debut, Due to phenomenal demand, Lainey had a second date added which just goes to show you the popularity of country music locally and the love we have for this very special lady. The Grammy award-winning artist is here just off the back of her CMT wins and ACM nominations, so we are truly blessed to be experiencing her live show in the flesh. Lainey has also brought with her one of Country’s hottest properties Harper O’Neill, so this is going to be a special night indeed.

Country music has always had a special place in the hearts of listeners worldwide, and when a talented artist like Harper O’Neil takes the stage, magic is bound to happen. Recently, Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall played host to an unforgettable evening of soul-stirring melodies and heartfelt lyrics, courtesy of the gifted country musician, Harper O’Neil.

The Ulster Hall, steeped in history and renowned for its impeccable acoustics, provided the perfect backdrop for O’Neil’s performance. As the audience settled into their seats, anticipation hung thick in the air, eager to be swept away by the melodies that would soon fill the hall.

Dallas born, Nashville based, Harper O’Neil embodies the essence of traditional country music while infusing it with her own unique style and flair. With a voice that carries the weight of experience and authenticity, she effortlessly captivates audiences with every note she sings.

As the lights dimmed and the stage illuminated, O’Neil stepped into the spotlight, accompanied by her guitar player. The crowd erupted into applause, a testament to the anticipation building in the days leading up to the concert. From the moment she strummed her guitar and sang the opening lines of her first song, it was evident that this would be a night to remember.

Throughout the evening, O’Neil treated the audience to a mix of her original compositions each delivered with passion and precision. From heartfelt ballads that tugged at the heartstrings to upbeat anthems that had the crowd on their feet, her performance showcased the depth and versatility of her artistry.

But it wasn’t just O’Neil’s powerhouse vocals that left a lasting impression; it was also her genuine connection with the audience. Between songs, she shared personal anecdotes and stories, inviting listeners into her world and creating an intimate atmosphere that made everyone feel like they were sharing a moment with an old friend.

As the final notes of her evening faded away, the audience erupting into thunderous applause and cheers. For those fortunate enough to be in attendance, Harper O’Neil’s performance at Belfast’s Ulster Hall was more than just an introduction; it was an experience that touched the soul and left a lasting imprint on the heart.

In a world filled with noise and distractions, moments of genuine connection through music are rare and precious. Harper O’Neil’s performance at the Ulster Hall was one such moment, a reminder of the power of music to unite, inspire, and uplift us all. And as the echoes of her final song lingered in the air, it was clear that her music would continue to resonate with audiences long after the final curtain had fallen.

Harper O’Neill



Country music’s rising star Lainey Wilson made waves across the Atlantic as she graced the stage of Belfast’s historic Ulster Hall for her debut performance in the city. With her captivating voice, authentic lyrics, and undeniable charisma, Wilson brought a taste of Nashville to Northern Ireland, leaving a lasting impression on her Belfast audience.

The Ulster Hall, steeped in history and renowned for hosting iconic performances, served as the perfect backdrop for Wilson’s introduction to the Belfast music scene. As she stepped into the spotlight, Wilson’s presence commanded attention, her passion for storytelling evident in every note she sang.

For Wilson, this performance was more than just another stop on her tour—it was an opportunity to connect with fans halfway across the globe, to share her stories, and to bridge the gap between cultures through the universal language of music. And connect she did, as her soulful melodies resonated with the Belfast crowd, evoking emotions and memories that transcended borders.

Throughout the night, Wilson delivered a setlist filled with heartfelt ballads, upbeat anthems, and everything in between. From her breakout hits like “Things a Man Oughta Know” to tracks off her latest album and her current radio single, ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses’, each song carried with it a piece of Wilson’s journey, inviting listeners to join her on a musical exploration of love, loss, and life’s many twists and turns.

But it wasn’t just Wilson’s music that captivated the audience—it was her genuine warmth and down-to-earth demeanor that truly endeared her to Belfast. Between songs, she took the time to share personal anecdotes, express her gratitude to the crowd, and even crack a few jokes, making everyone in the room feel like old friends.

As the night drew to a close, the energy in the Ulster Hall was electric, the echoes of Wilson’s final notes lingering in the air long after she left the stage. For many in attendance, it was a night they would not soon forget—a night filled with laughter, tears, and, above all, incredible music.

As the fans stepped out of the Ulster Hall onto the cool air of a spring belfast evening following her Belfast debut, garnering praise from fans for her unforgettable performance. And while her time in Belfast may have been brief, the impact she left on the city’s music scene will surely be felt for years to come.

As Lainey Wilson bid farewell to Belfast and set her sights on the next stop on her journey, she left behind a legacy of authenticity, passion, and the unifying power of music—a legacy that will continue to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. And for those fortunate enough to witness her Belfast debut at the Ulster Hall, it was a night they’ll cherish forever—a night when country music came alive in the heart of Northern Ireland.


Photography: Mark McGrogan

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Lainey Wilson returns to the UK and Europe for a series of sold-out headline shows starting tomorrow. To celebrate this, she has released brand new limited edition double-sided vinyl for Bell Bottom Country (Watermelon Swirl) and Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ (Pearl), available to purchase now.

Lainey Wilson: LIVE 2024 UK & Europe Dates:

April 16th – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster Hall (SOLD OUT)

April 17th – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Ulster Hall (SOLD OUT)

April 19th – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy Glasgow (SOLD OUT)

April 20th – Manchester, England – Manchester Academy (SOLD OUT)

April 23rd – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town (SOLD OUT)

April 24th – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town (SOLD OUT)

April 25th – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Melkweg Max (SOLD OUT)

April 29th – Cologne, Germany – Kantine (SOLD OUT)

April 30th – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theatre (SOLD OUT)

May 2nd – Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen (SOLD OUT)

May 3rd – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller (SOLD OUT)