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late notice Ulster musician Ryan McMullan hits out at Stormont as he's forced to move gigs at last minute

The singer has had to move his gigs back due to rules surrounding indoor gigs

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Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan

Ryan McMullan

Ulster singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan has taken to social media to vent his frustration at having to move his live shows back due to Covid-19 legislation surrounding indoor live music.

McMullan, who was due to perform his first live concerts on Friday and Saturday night, took to Instagram informing his fans about the disappointing news.

He said: “We’ve just found out as of now, which is ridiculous, that the shows have to be moved to the 27th and 28th July in the Ulster Hall”

Ryan apologised to his fans in the video, saying: “The NI Executive has disregarded every single person who bought hotel rooms, babysitters, took time off work, booked reservations for meals etc to be part of these shows.

“And giving everyone who booked a ticket zero chance of claiming refunds for all of these things. The NI Executive should be utterly ashamed of themselves for waiting this long to tell us.”

McMullan, who has a huge following around the UK and Ireland, expressed his frustration about the cancellation, saying that the NI Executive has “turned everything he tries to do away last minute so that no one gets a chance”.

He thanked all his fans for their infallible support throughout this time and urged everyone to send messages to the NI Assembly regarding their disappointment.

On Instagram, @ciaraoneillmusic commented: ‘Aw Ryan! So gutted for you…bloody ridiculous after seeing the scenes at Wembley on Sunday night!! No rhyme or reason for this madness.’

Although all indoor concerts have been cancelled, the singer songwriter will still be performing at the Dalriada Festival on Sunday 18th July alongside Pixie Lott and many other performers.

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