Author Archives: Julie Williams-Nash

Andy White at the Errigle

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Melbourne may be Andy White’s adopted home but Belfast is in his blood. The globe-trotting troubadour is back on home ground for one night only – where the perfect fit is the Real Music Club’s regular Thursday venue, upstairs at the Errigle Inn. It really is something of a homecoming gig. On stage, White recalls […]

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Ben Glover at No Alibis

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Contemporary management speak takes me to the fair – that cold, remote lingo that reduces us to economic units and maybe if worthy, key stakeholders. That sort of thing. The irony does not go amiss at No Alibis, with a wry twist, an old style pavement blackboard announces: “Recreational Literature Dispensary” – this way. Tonight, […]

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Malojian album launch at No Alibis

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No better place for the launch of Malojian’s anticipated third album ‘This Is Nowhere’ than No Alibis. There’s no doubt Malojian could have packed out any Belfast venue of choice. ‘The Deer’s Cry’ was launched at the Crescent Arts Centre early in 2013 with a great crowd. Since then the rise has been canonic if […]

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Ben Glover – The Emigrant

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Ben Glover’s ‘The Emigrant’ should carry a Gloverment Health Warning. It should go something like this: may induce intense emotional reactions and leaky eyes. Episodes of extreme nostalgia have been recorded by some listeners, along with a sense of longing for people, places and things that exist only in the memory or mind, long since […]

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Moira Calling Festival 2016

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As the curtains close on festival season 2016, there’s time to squeeze in just one more little one. Moira Calling is small, but perfectly formed for an early autumn afternoon in picturesque Moira. No endless jaunt involved in getting there – just a nip up the M1. No muck-mulched field to squelch the car through […]

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Peacock Angell at St Martin’s Church

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A Google search “How many churches are there on the Newtownards Road” is inconclusive. There are lots. All shapes, sizes, and varieties – but I’m looking for St Martin’s. It’s only little, and tucked away at the top. I’m a little late – and so missed Peacock Angell’s opening. ‘She Moves Through The Fair’ – […]

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Ruby and The Duke – Eastside Arts Festival

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Monday 15th August 2016 The Strand Arts Centre, Belfast An old man in a Sutton Coldfield nursing home is very happy tonight. He’s just been told there’s a full house at the Strand Cinema in East Belfast for a special screening of the 2011 documentary ‘Ruby and the Duke’. Ruby was his late wife. Ruby […]

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Ports live at Open House Festival

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It’s the mid-way mark for the month long Open House Festival – and Bangor’s Marine Court Hotel is full to bursting on this still summer Sunday evening. Ports – probably currently the best up and coming Northern Ireland band – are no strangers to Open House Festival. The fearless four-piece are joined by the Prima […]

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The Sandrunners – King of the Screen

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Had to listen all the way through a few times before I realised just how much is going on here – and also going in. I’d no idea The Sandrunners are a bunch of local musicians and that they’ve only just begun, figuratively speaking, as a group. ‘King of the Screen’ is their first album […]

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