Author Archives: Gerry McNally

Gerry McNally

About Gerry McNally

Gerry is the resident Folk & Tumble photographer. He likes his drinks black and his music blue.

Rumours Retold at Ards Guitar Festival

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Queen’s Hall, Newtownards 7th April 2017 It’s hard to believe that 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary ‘Rumours’. The songs are timeless and have become famous the world over thanks to constant radio play and TV’s Formula One coverage. Tonight finds us in the comfortable surroundings of the Queen’s […]

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Eleanor McEvoy live in Belfast

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Eleanor McEvoy is no stranger to Belfast, but this is her first time playing the Cathedral Quarter’s Black Box venue. She always draws a good crowd in the city and despite the warm, sunny weather and the fact it’s Mother’s Day, tonight is no exception. Opening with the non-conformist ‘I Want To Look Like Me’ […]

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Jake Clemons Irish Tour

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A few years ago, Jake Clemons filled some pretty big shoes when he joined The E-Street Band after the untimely death of his Uncle Clarence. A high-pressure job which has seen him complete world tours with Bruce Springsteen’s backing band and showcased his talents to huge international audiences. Undeterred by his busy E-Street schedule, Jake has […]

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Anthony Toner album release show

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Anthony Toner will release his much anticipated new long-player ‘Ink’ with an album launch show at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 23rd April 2017. He will be joined on this very special evening by some of Northern Ireland’s best-known musicians with Eilidh Patterson, Ciaran Lavery, and John McCullough announced for the show. With seven albums and more […]

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Talkin’ ’bout a revolution

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Almost from the birth of modern folk music, generations of musicians have taken a stand against the unfair, the unjust and the downright stupid. With the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, those voices of dissent have never been needed more. From the grit of Steve Earle, high hopes of […]

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Alternative Xmas Tunes

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Sometimes it feels like we’ve been listening to Xmas music forever.  Since early November shops have been blasting out the commercial “Best of Xmas” hits to all and sundry and now that December’s short dark days are upon us the disk jockeys on the wireless aren’t exactly inspiring with their playlists either. As we finally get around […]

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Brigid O’Neill – Live at No Alibis

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Friday 18th November 2016 No Alibis Bookshop, Belfast It’s a cold winter night in Belfast as we make our way past the hostelries and revelers on Belfast’s Botanic Avenue to the warmth and comfort of No Alibis Bookshop. Tonight’s treat nestled amongst the bookshelves is a live show featuring Brigid O’Neill and Matt McGinn. Comfortably […]

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Kenny Rogers Live in Belfast

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Kenny Rogers takes to the stage of the SSE Arena promptly at 9pm and opens with the instant crowd-pleasing ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town’. Age hasn’t been too kind to Rogers. He’s 78 and knee surgery has left him with a limp and forces him to do the majority of the show seated. His […]

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Status Quo Live at The SSE Arena

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It’s a dedicated audience who’ve gathered in Belfast’s SSE Arena tonight for Quo’s ‘Last Night of the Electrics’ tour. Given that guitarist Rick Parfitt’s recent health issues mean he’s missing this tour the band were quick to offer refunds to fans who felt they were unable to go, but tonight the still denim clad, grey-haired […]

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