Dave Arcari to play Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Scottish alt-blues troubadour is fighting fit and ready to return to the stage as part of this year's Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast.

Scotland's alt-blues troubadour Dave Arcari continues his 'lockdown recovery' tour when he takes the stage at Black Box, Belfast on Friday 3rd September 2021. The show is part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, which Arcari last played in 2014 although he's been back in the city since to play sister festival Out To Lunch in 2018.

As well as playing regular concert live streams through lockdown, Arcari’s “Blues’n’2s” interview series was followed by “Cookin’ Up The Blues”, which combined live songs with his love of cooking and BBQ. More recently, his “Tales From The Road” and “Tools Of The Trade” weekly live stream series were enthusiastically received and the latest “Smokehead Sessions” whisky tasting and music series through June proved particularly popular.

And while lockdown put a stop to touring, Arcari has been busy in the studio recording and releasing three singles and an EP over the forced hiatus in his live schedule. As Dave explains, he’s been busy:

Lockdown has been a long time and it’s great to get back on a real live stage. I’ve been trying to stay match fit with regular online shows over the lockdown period and the support from music fans has been overwhelming – not just helping keep me financially solvent, but the enthusiasm and support have been great morale-boosters. I’m excited to be coming back to Belfast and one of my favourite live music venues – and even more so as my pals The Bonnevilles are sharing the bill.

Dave Arcari plays Black Box, Belfast on Friday 3rd September 2021 as part of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Tickets available from cqaf.com