Category Archive: Live

Rhiannon Giddens live in Belfast

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The Black Box, Belfast15th March 2019 This show sold out weeks in advance and it was a packed room that awaited the long-awaited return to Belfast of Rhiannon Giddens. In fact, legend has it that her first appearance outside of the USA was a Real Music Club Show in The Errigle, Belfast several years ago. […]

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Vonda Shepard/Sharon Corr live in Belfast

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The Empire Music Hall, Belfast13th March 2019 At first glance, this looks a strange double bill; Vonda Shepard perhaps best-known for providing the best selling soundtrack to popular TV Series Ally McBeal and Sharon Corr of the crossover pop, trad-influenced Irish band. The two begin the show together with a neat version of The Four […]

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Eddi Reader live in Belfast

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Ulster Hall, Belfast24th February 2019 Have you ever been to a gig and just smiled from start to finish? Well for close to two hours that’s what I did. Eddi Reader’s good-humoured effervescence, Scottish wit, and enchanting voice lit up the Ulster Hall with an evening of sublime musicianship, sweet songs and a lot of […]

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Anthony Toner live at the Lyric Theatre

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Sunday 17th February 2019 Another hugely successful and enjoyable night for Anthony Toner in the Lyric. He is on a roll. Mr Toner is a man of many talents and is currently available in a number of formats. Sometimes playing two handed alongside the poet Frank Ormsby, then switching to strutting a mean slide guitar […]

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The Delines live in Belfast

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Out To Lunch FestivalThe Black Box, BelfastSaturday 26th January 2019 The Delines played one of their first ever gigs at the Real Music Club in The Errigle Inn, Belfast back in June 2014. It was a stunning night of music lead by emotion and a new direction in Americana. A band that played country soul, and […]

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Teddy Thompson live in Belfast

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Out To Lunch FestivalBlack Box, BelfastFriday 25th January 2019 When the programme for the always excellent Out To Lunch festival was announced, one of the most hotly anticipated on the list was the return of Teddy Thompson. Although a frequent visitor to these shores, Thompson hasn’t played Belfast since May 2016, and the Black Box […]

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Steph Cameron live in Belfast

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19th January 2019McHugh’s Bar, Belfast The ‘Winterwood’ Tour featuring double headline acts Twin Bandit and Steph Cameron rolled into Belfast for the annual Out To Lunch Festival and by the end of the night, we were more than glad that it did. Opening and closing duties on this tour are shared by both acts and […]

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The Dodge Brothers live in Belfast

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Black Box, Belfast12th January 2019 January is usually a dull and dreary month. Poor weather, bills to pay and a seemingly endless wait until payday. Thankfully, for Belfast natives, the annual Out to Lunch Festival is back to brighten up the short dark dreary days. Today is no exception. It might be a grey dull […]

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Villagers live in Belfast

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Empire Music Hall, Belfast10th December 2018 It’s been a good year for Conor O’Brien and Villagers. One of the best albums to come out of Ireland in 2018 was ‘The Art of Pretending to Swim’. On Spotify alone there were 47 million streams by nine million fans, clocking up two million hours in 65 countries. […]

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Courtney Marie Andrews live in Belfast

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The Black Box, Belfast. 2nd December 2018 Courtney Marie Andrews will be a huge star. In a world where success is judged by the size of the video screens on either side of massive stages, Courtney exudes class with little more than a guitar or a keyboard with songs that already have the feel of […]

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