A GROUP of well-known local musicians have joined forces to form a tribute group to the much-loved Dubliners – and are set to play their first gig inWest Belfast.

The aptly named Belfasters comprise of father and son duo Seán and Seán Óg Mac Corraidh, Gerard McNeill, Shane McNeill and Stephen Loughran. Seán Mac Corraidh is a popular Belfast folk singer, Seán Óg is of the Rising of the Moon fame, while Gerard McNeill is a singer from The Rapparees. They will be joined by Shane McNeill, a music teacher and Stephen Loughran, a well-known flute and whistle player who is just back from touring with the Rhythm of the Dance.