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.

Frank Turner live in Belfast

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The Limelight, Belfast 18th April 2018 He’s been a mainstay on the folk-punk circuit for around fifteen years now but Frank Turner still plays every show with the intensity of some newcomer in a barroom with twenty fans. He keeps a note of show numbers. It’s well into the 2000s by now and gives shoutouts […]

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Beans on Toast – Sitting On A Chair Tour

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May 2018, sees Beans on Toast take to the road for a UK tour with a difference. Rather than the pubs and clubs, we expect such an artist to grace, this run of shows will see Beans On Toast perform in seated venues and theatres across the country. The nights will be packed with love […]

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Hayes Carll live in Belfast

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Sometimes, a friend with a good ear for a tune will recommend an artist. Occasionally another artist you admire will recommend an artist. In advance of Hayes Carll’s show at Belfast’s Out To Lunch Festival with the Real Music Club, the recommendations came thick and fast. This was the show on everyone’s lips. Hayes Carll […]

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Dave Arcari live in Belfast

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Out To Lunch Festival Black Box, Belfast 20th January 2018 There are many kinds of blues dating back many decades. There’s Memphis blues, Delta blues, hill country blues, and Hokum blues. And there’s Dave Arcari. He’s introduced to the Out To Lunch Festival stage as a “National Guitar Madman”, and with said guitar glinting in […]

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Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats tour

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The 2016 debut self-titled album from Nathaniel Ratefliff and the Night Sweats sold in excess of a million copies worldwide. Drawing on Americana and vintage rhythm and blues, the band put on a live show not to be missed. With the finishing touches being applied to their sophomore release, the band announce a twenty-one date […]

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King Cedar – Hey, I’m Stephen

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King Cedar is the new name on the lips of the alternative-folk community. Behind the alter-ego is a familiar voice, the tender tones of Stephen Macartney. The songwriter and vocalist formerly of Farriers has been a mainstay of the Northern Irish music scene for many years. He’s honed his craft in bars, backrooms, and festival […]

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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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