PROGRAMME | Guitar Heroes

Monday 10 May 2021 - 7:00pm to Thursday 27 May 2021 - 7:00pm

Discover what music means to you and meet some renowned guitarists in our series of free online talks.

Join Making the Future as we explore how music shapes our lives, informs our views, and influences different generations. Radio presenter Ralph McLean and guitar technician Leif Bodnarchuk will host this series of discussions with some of Northern Ireland’s most famous guitarists – don’t miss this opportunity to meet your guitar heroes!

What you’ll get:

  • Hear from four of Northern Ireland’s leading guitarists about their musical journey: Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), Andy Cairns (Therapy?) and Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders).
  • Discover the creative process behind the music.
  • Take part in Q&As about musical influences, experiences and inspiration.
  • Learn about the skills and care involved in making guitars with George Lowden and Dermot McIlroy, two of Northern Ireland’s leading acoustic guitar makers.


How it will work:

Sessions will be delivered online via Zoom and Slack - all with the support of the Making the Future team.

The programme will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from Mon 10 - Thurs 27 May at 7pm.


This programme is FREE and open to everyone over the age of 16 based in Northern Ireland and the border counties.

For more information or to discuss any requirements, please contact: Lesley Cherry,