Category Archive: Live

Shawn Jones live in Newcastle

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The Tap Room, Newcastle, Co. Down Saturday 22nd September 2018 Evidently, Shawn Jones had already made a solid reputation for himself in Ireland before I’d ever heard of him. The Californian has played variously in Ireland 29 times – most recently at the Dunfanaghey Jazz and Blues Festival – and that familiarity with his surroundings […]

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Gretchen Peters live in Belfast

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Lyric Theatre, Belfast Sunday 9th September 2018 Lit by a single spotlight, Gretchen Peters picks a soft refrain as she sings the haunting ‘Arguing With Ghosts’. The song examines the ageing process and one’s own sense of mortality. It sets the scene for a night of impeccably played music, challenging ideas, and a little hope […]

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Passenger and Lucy Rose live in Belfast

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The Ulster Hall, Belfast 2nd September 2018 This is Passenger’s (aka Mike Rosenberg) first gig in Belfast in two years and on the back of his new release ‘Runaway’, the Ulster Hall is full with an expectant 1,500 of his fans. Support on the night is supplied by Lucy Rose. Lucy has played Belfast several […]

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Joan As Policewoman live in Belfast

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The Black Box, Belfast Tuesday 14th August 2018 Joan As Policewoman (AKA Joan Wasser) arrives in Belfast touring the best album of her career, her sixth, ‘Damn Devotion’. Not surprisingly, a lot of the material tonight comes from that record. Her music remains a mixture of soul, rock, and jazz. Tonight it’s very much her […]

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Richard Thompson live in Belfast

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The Empire Music Hall, Belfast 15th August 2018 Richard Thompson is variously regarded as the godfather of English folk-rock, one of the best acoustic and electric guitarists in the world, and the writer of some classic songs in any genre. When news came of an intimate gig in The Empire Music Hall in Belfast, many […]

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Camille O’Sullivan live in Belfast

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Eastside Arts Festival Big Top Saturday 11th August 2018 Is there something about performing in tents in Belfast which appeals to Camille O’Sullivan? In May this year, she played the Custom House Square Marquee as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Further back, many still have fond memories of an outstanding night in the […]

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Hothouse Flowers live in Belfast

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Eastside Arts Festival Big Top Thursday 9th August 2018 Thirty years after their best-selling album, ‘People’, Hothouse Flowers are still packing audiences in. Tonight, they put on quite a show in the Big Top at CS Lewis Square, Belfast as part of the Eastside Arts Festival. Support was from local songwriter Michael Kerr, accompanied on […]

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Rodney Crowell – live in Portaferry

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The Portico, Portaferry 28th July 2018 Rodney Crowell is rightly regarded as country music royalty. A two-time Grammy winner, recipient of six Americana Music awards, member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, his work has been covered by numerous music legends including Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Van Morrison, Bob Seger, and Willie […]

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Clannad live at Leo’s Tavern

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14th July 2018. A sort of Homecoming. Leo’s Tavern, situated in the Gaeltacht area of Donegal is now synomous with Irish traditional music and is known countrywide as the birthplace of Irish legends Clannad. Opened in 1968 by Leo and Maire Brennan, it has become a shrine for the great and the good of Irish […]

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Donovan live at Leo’s Tavern

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Friday the 13th is well known for the reputation it has earned over the years but this year there was no hint of bad luck, only good music and great company as Folk and Tumble joined in the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Leo’s Tavern in Donegal. Tonight’s programme features a special line […]

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