Ball Brothers Returning To Northern Ireland in April 2012

April 2012 will see the return of the Ball Brothers to Northern Ireland for two concerts. Thursday 12th April 2012 in Glenmachan, Church of God and 14th April 2012 in Wellington Presbyterian Church, Ballymena. Click on the poster below for more details. Tickets for both concerts are just £12.50 in advance and £15 on the door.

The Ball Brothers wrapped up their first groundbreaking Northern Ireland tour in the beautiful  Armagh City Hotel in May 2011. I had the privilege of attending the debut show and the last show that the Ball Brothers put on. From the first note to the last, it was a great experience that married sincerity with an unrivaled grasp of family harmony and a genuine desire to see lives changed and fellow believers encouraged in Christ.

The concerts had good attendance and it was particularly pleasing to see a good age range represented. Local opening acts helped to warm up the crowds before the Ball Brothers hit the stage. The concerts were promoted by Solid Ground Ministry. I have to say that the concerts were a superbly organised experience. Credit were credit is due, Solid Ground did a fantastic job with promotion and looking after the Ball Brothers and their families.

Daniel Ball, lead singer with the Ball Brothers, commented to me that, “Anytime we travel overseas it’s hard to know what to expect because you’re basically relying on someone else to provide the work that we would normally do ourselves. (planning, advertising, sound setup etc.) When we arrived in NI we knew immediately that it was going to be a great trip. Our hosts had thought of everything we could possible need and the guys from Solid Ground did a great job promoting the dates. CorMont music did an excellent job with the sound. We made friends in our short time there that will last a lifetime. The only downside to the trip was that we all gained weight because they fed us so well!”

I have described the Ball Brothers sound as “fresh” to many people who have asked me what I thought of their unique sound. It’s a blend of extremely close family harmony with updated arrangements and flexibility. I’ve never heard a range of genres covered as I did on the two occasions that I got the opportunity to see the Ball Brothers. Everything from GVB covers, to country inflected ballads, jazzy numbers and even bluegrass crept into the set list. It’s energetic and unique to the Ball Brothers. If you did not get a chance to see the guys minister in 2011, make plans to see them in 2012.

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Philip Boles

<p>Philip is the biggest Southern Gospel fan in Northern Ireland and possibly outside of the USA. He sings with a Northern Irish trio called, “Solid Ground” and blogs when spare time allows.</p> <p>You can follow Philip on Twitter.</p>

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  1. gaither homecoming friends
    Reply April 09, 18:29 #1 gaither homecoming friends

    I bet this is going to be an amazing concert!




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