Category Archive: Live

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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Ian Prowse live In Belfast

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The American Bar, Belfast 9th November 2018 This is Ian Prowse’s first headline gig in Belfast, and judging by the huge reaction, it certainly won’t be his last. For one night only, The American Bar in Sailortown, became The Liverpool Bar, Liverpudlian accents abounding. It seems the only Belfast voices audible were from the bar […]

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Villiers and the Villains live at Crumlin Road Gaol

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Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast 4th November 2018 Not many look forward to going to jail but I couldn’t wait to spend a night on the tiles with Villiers and the Villains live at “The Crum”. This harmony between moniker and venue, you couldn’t make it up. One is legendary for all the wrong reasons, the […]

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Ralph McTell Live in Belfast

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The Ulster Hall, Belfast 3rd November 2018 Ralph McTell’s love of Ireland, his affection for the city of Belfast in particular, is well documented. His first trip here was in 1968, and he continued to return and play in the city throughout the worst of the troubles. Tonight’s concert in The Ulster Hall had an […]

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Eric Bibb live in Belfast

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Grand Opera House, Belfast 30th October 2018 Eric Bibb is a blues legend and tonight he proved why. Within the salubrious surround of Belfast’s Grand Opera House, he delivered a master class in a whole spectrum of blues. From beautifully paced laments to full head-down work outs, it was all on display tonight. Over five […]

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