Category Archive: Live

Orphan Brigade live in Belfast

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The Orphan Brigade have been touring England and Scotland these past few weeks, but this is the first of two ‘homecoming’ gigs for Glenarm’s Ben Glover. The Nashville-based trio that forms the core group of the Orphan Brigade – Ben Glover, Neilson Hubbard, and Joshua Britt – are joined on stage this evening by Colm […]

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Jake Clemons live in Belfast

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The Belfast Empire. 10th October 2019 Jake Clemons is obviously best known as a member of the E-Street Band and a nephew of “The Big Man” Clarence Clemons. A smattering of ‘Born in the USA’ and ‘Wrecking Ball’ T-shirts suggest a sample of the crowd are here because of that Springsteen connection. But Jake has […]

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Wookalily album launch – Ulster Sports Club

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It wouldn’t be a Wookalily album launch it it wasn’t touched by creative flair and imagination. The Ulster Sports Club is the perfect place with its peculiar retro-esque honesty and certain charm. Each table is themed to a song from the new album ‘Everything is Normal – Except the Little Things Inside My Head’. I […]

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Mary Black live in Belfast

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Ulster Hall, Belfast 20th September 2019 You will rarely if ever, see a poor review of a Mary Black show. She is rightly regarded as one of the finest interpreters of song Ireland has seen. Feedback, generally, ranges from very good to excellent. This show was exceptional. Covering some of her best-known songs, and deeper […]

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The 4 of Us live in Draperstown

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On Friday night, Draperstown’s Market Inn brought The 4 of Us to its feted supper club. Owner Maurice Regan first began these events a little over nine years ago, by his own admission to indulge his own love of live music, and to bring in some of his own favourite artists. Since then he has […]

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Laganfest live at the Sunflower

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One day of the finest acoustic sets from two dozen of the best musicians and artists from in and around Belfast – Langanfest showcased the length, breadth and width of the accomplished and the talented. All in one day – Saturday 7th September, all under one roof – The Sunflower, Belfast. It was a much […]

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Malojian live at the American Bar

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A month of Sundays with Malojian… Only Malojian could come up with such a brilliant quip for a series of Sunday afternoon gigs at the American Bar. A maestro when it comes to a poetic turn of phrase, Stevie Scullion deserves a gong for that one. Sunday 8th September is the second of five Sunday […]

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Paul Brady live in Newry

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Newry Town Hall7th September 2019“Welcome here kind stranger” By his own calculations Paul Brady had never, in his 120 year music career , played a gig in Newry. Until now. Iur Cinn Fleadh is now in its sixth year and has developed into a major festival in the border town. Over 90 gigs and events […]

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Blackwater Conspiracy live in Cookstown

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Once again the Cookstown Rock & Blues Showcase has pulled it off – standing room only in the Railway Bar on a school night, this time for Dungannon rockers, Blackwater Conspiracy. Even on the first night of the Great British Bake Off, people still came out in their droves – impressive. Blackwater Conspiracy are known […]

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Little Steven live in Dublin

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Little Steven and the Disciples of SoulVicar Street, Dublin23rd August 2019 Tonight was the night Little Steven’s magical musical emporium came to town. For two and a half hours, the Dublin crowd was treated to a pulsating rock and soul revue that has set the bar for energy and entertainment. The band promenaded on stage […]

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