Author Archives: Scott Edgar

About Scott Edgar

Designer | Developer | DJ | Writer. Editor of Folk & Tumble. Scenewrecker, promoter and DJ with Alcohol & Irony. Codemonkey at Pale Blue Dot Creative Ltd.

Ocean Colour Scene live in Belfast

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Custom House Square, Belfast 25th August 2017 The mid-90s were a vital yet polarising time in the British music industry. The dance scene was huge and so too was the swathe of guitar bands coming through under the Britpop banner. I would go on to discover many of these bands and indulge in their music […]

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Sunflowerfest 2017 in Review

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The final weekend of July 2017 was the weekend everything got wet underfoot and went awry. Andres Gutierrez had a slip in the shower and canceled his fight against Belfast’s Carl Frampton. Heavy rain across the UK led to the calling off of a few festivals. There were no such problems over at Sunflowerfest’s “Parallel […]

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Sunflowerfest 2017

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Sunflowerfest 2017 gets underway in less than ten days time. This year, organisers have promised a “Parallel Universe” packed with music, comedy, arts, and more. Running over three days, the festival on Tubby’s Farm, near Hillsborough, Co. Down has grown from strength to strength. Familiar stages like the Main Stage, Campfire Stage, and The Barn […]

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Duke Special’s ‘Hallow’ Tour

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A brand new Duke Special album is coming this October. ‘Hallow’ is based on the poetry of Belfast’s Michael Longley. The record promises gentleness, honesty, mischief, and love as Peter Wilson aka Duke Special explores humanity in all its fullness. The record is available now to preorder on Duke Special’s Advocate Page. The release includes […]

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Roddy Woomble album and tour news

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Growing up on the music of Idlewild, it was natural that I would mellow and mature into a fan of Roddy Woomble’s solo material. His latest offering ‘The Deluder’ comes this Autumn and Roddy will be on tour across the UK in support. Roddy Woomble releases ‘The Deluder’ on 1st September 2017. ‘Like Caruso’ was […]

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United States of Americana

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To mark American Independence Day, we thought it might be fun to trawl those fifty states to find some tunes. The music of America has always drawn on global influences brought into the nation from Europe, Africa, and beyond. While these tracks may not be what you might call Americana, country, folk, or even be […]

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Arcade Fire live at Belsonic

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It’s now summer in Belfast. The grey skies and muggy weather may not give much away but the festivals have begun. It’s time for outdoor beers, good company, and great music. First on our radar for 2017 was Arcade Fire at Belsonic’s new Ormeau Park venue. The park feels like a step up from last […]

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Matt McGinn – The End Of The Common Man

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Songwriter Matt McGinn is a familiar face on the Irish music scene. He’s traveled the world supporting major artists with his trusty guitar strapped to his back. Where others may have become world-weary, McGinn has honed his craft. He’s become more fired up and passionate about the world we live in. In days of terror […]

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Open House Festival returns for 2017

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August 2017 sees the return of Open House Festival Bangor. The month-long festival features local talent, local food, and drink, and works with local businesses. As always, the Bangor, Co. Down folks feature alongside an eclectic international lineup. The team behind Open House Festival Bangor will launch the event tomorrow. Get down to Bangor seafront […]

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