1. avatar AngelaMOK
    Does anybody know of any venues in South Belfast with a piano?

    Preferably not too expensive and it doesn't have to be massive, I only need room for about 40/50 people.

    And no, I can't just bring a keyboard.


    Thank yoo
  2. avatar feline1
    The only time I did a gig using a real piano, it was in the Arcadia Cafe (which has since been burnt down) and we hired the piano (an upright) from Tughan Crane (which has since gone bust). :lol:

    Ahine!

    My guess would be: NO venues (other than church halls) have a real piano in them.

    So just pick a venue, and hire the piano for the night. As for where in Belfarce will hire you a piano - I dunno, have you looked in the Yellow Pages?
  3. avatar rentaghost
    your best bet is probably a hotel. i think the europa has one.
    Piano Bar Restaurant Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AP

    is larry's piano bar still in the process of transmogrifying into something else?

    what about the Group theatre?
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  4. avatar feline1
    Can I just add that Pianos Rule?
    (And for an encore, you can do the sound of the TARDIS dematerializing, by scraping your front door keys along the bass strings)
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  6. avatar tingtatingtingtingtating
    The Advocate Bar has a Baby Grand Piano.
  7. avatar greensleevesisgod
    I noticed that 7live in the 'ODC' has a baby grand. I hope i wasn't just imagining it. Whether it's in tune(or real) is a different matter.
  8. avatar BookBookBook
    I know of a piano teacher who hires part of St George's church beside InShops for recitals etc. I think they've a grand.

    You could negotiate with CBSM for Mary Magdalene Church Hall on Donegal Pass, but they only have uprights.

    Most church halls only have a nice lightly varnished uprights that sounds like it's been hammering out 'Walk In The Light' for decades.
  9. avatar AngelaMOK
    Bars are out, I'm putting on a recital for all my lovely pupils, most of whom are about 6!

    Tom, cheers, I'll talk to you later about that, it sounds pretty much what I'm looking for.
  10. avatar tingtatingtingtingtating
    You could always contact your local primary/grammar school - I'm sure they would be more than happy to help you out and might even want some pupils to sit in aswell - which could lead to more business for you! Plus - you'll probably get to do it for free rather than spending money on piano hire!
  11. avatar Gavin McKay Fan
    [quote:22b64bf095]The only time I did a gig using a real piano, it was in the Arcadia Cafe (which has since been burnt down) and we hired the piano (an upright) from Tughan Crane (which has since gone bust).[/quote:22b64bf095]

    I'm reliably informed that Tughan Crane did not go bust. It's better than that. Apparently they signed some ludicrous 100 year lease in about 1904 which gave them the shop space plus the whole of the upstairs of their building (which stretched from the back of Boots to Leisure World) for about fifty quid a month. This explains why they were able to stay open even though they only sold recorders, a tune a day and music stands. Unable to renew the excellent deal when the lease expired they gracefully retired. Or something.
  12. avatar greensleevesisgod
    Ahh how I miss Tughan & Crane. Where bettter to spend days bunking off school, with a huge Yamaha Electone
  13. avatar mooncat
    tingtatingtingtingtating's advice is absolutely golden, if its a recital for your students get in touch with your local (or any) school and say they can have their pupils sit in as well if u wish. i've done this on guitar before, remember most pupils will come see you to get out of class which means more potential business for you!
  14. avatar TheJebs
    As for the Group Theatre its piano was so bad we used to bring our own but it aint there anymore. Sammy Wilson got it closed down SHAME SHAME. Its now a circulation space for the Ulster Hall, which is also closing soon, so they can knock the back off it and try to make it workable in this DDA, must wear harnesses at height, atmosphere.
    Still the Ulster Hall is a cool venue to put stuff on in, and they have at least 3 pianos
  15. avatar feline1
    [quote:9601bf585e="Gavin McKay Fan"]
    I'm reliably informed that Tughan Crane did not go bust. It's better than that. Apparently they signed some ludicrous 100 year lease in about 1904 which gave them the shop space plus the whole of the upstairs of their building (which stretched from the back of Boots to Leisure World) for about fifty quid a month. This explains why they were able to stay open even though they only sold recorders, a tune a day and music stands. Unable to renew the excellent deal when the lease expired they gracefully retired. Or something.[/quote:9601bf585e]

    Interesting! I wonder who the 100 year lease was from - the Earl of Shaftesbury or some similar Plantagenat Lizardoid, probably...