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Women’s Work Festival: Fine Tuning Your Live Performance


08 Jun 2019

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Women's Work is an annual festival in Belfast celebrating Women in Music with a whole host of fantastic events. The Musicians' Union (MU) are hosting a workshop which focuses on Fine Tuning Your Live Performance.

Illuminated Belfast City Hall at evening. Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The full festival will take place 5-9 June across the city, you can find more details on the Women’s Work website.

Fine Tuning your Live Performance

The best performing musicians are always looking for ways to develop and improve their live shows. The more engaging your live show, the more opportunity for you to grow your audience and increase the likelihood of further opportunities.

In this workshop, the MU invites the hugely talented and multifaceted Belfast-based musician and performer, Katie Richardson, alongside production technician with a specialist in lighting, Aimee Williamson, who will take us through a practical look at live sound set up, lighting and production basics, dos and don’ts and what is expected from musicians from a production perspective.

The workshop will look at what we mean by ‘PA and backline’, instrument and mic set up, looking at the mixing desk, creating your tech specs and stage plans, the information you’ll need to ask the venue or promoter for and what information you should provide them with.

The practical session will be followed by a discussion with the MU’s Live Performance Official Kelly Wood which will focus on all things live performance from getting the gig to getting paid and how to maximise your live performance experience.

Lunch will be provided. This event is open to all women – including trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are female-identifying – working in performing roles.

The workshop is free to attend, but you must register in advance. To book please email

Event location

The Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA