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Ed Sheeran Belfast 2018 gig gets new support act Beoga

Belfast Live logo Belfast Live 27/04/2018 Sarah Scott

A Belfast band is set to support Ed Sheeran on his outdoor Irish tour this summer.

Irish trad band Beoga, who co-wrote Galway Girl and featured on Nancy Mulligan with Ed Sheeran, will support the star at his Boucher Road Playing Fields gig on May 9.

The talented five-piece is made up of Eamon Murray, Damian McKee, Sean Og Graham, Niamh Dunne and Liam Bradley. They will support Ed Sheeran in Cork, Belfast, Galway and Dublin in May.

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They will join Ivor Novello Award winning musician Jamie Lawson and English singer-songwriter Anne-Marie, who will also support Ed on tour.

The band also performed with Ed in front of 150,000 people at Glastonbury, taking them to a fresh audience and elevating them to a new level in their career.

That connection also continued with Beoga’s appearance in the Ed Sheeran documentary ‘Songwriter’. The band have been at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival this week where the film has been showing.

They are also set to release their new single ‘We Don’t Have To Run’ featuring Ryan McMullan on May 4.

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Beoga signed to Spirit B-Unique Records last year, and they’ve been holed up in the studio working on new material with Johnny McDaid and Foy Vance.

Beoga’s bodhrán player Eamon Murray said: "We know how lucky we are to be working inside such a collective of super musicians, producers and co-writers. Everyone brings something different to the table and it’s been a different process this time round."

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