Category Archive: Live

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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Stranded – Anthony Toner and Frank Ormsby

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Hallucinations, death, disease, Elvis, Maggie May, cinema, nostalgia… just some of the eclectic themes gleaned at The Strand Arts Centre, Belfast on a stifling, sweaty Friday night. And it was funny. Very funny in fact. More entertaining than could have been anticipated. Here was one of Northern Ireland’s most popular songwriters Anthony Toner with one […]

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The Beach Boys live in Belfast

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By now, most fans of The Beach Boys have undoubtedly heard that famous “Brian, I’m a genius too” bootleg. Well since she put me down I’ve been out doin’ in my head… Whether Murry Wilson was the genius he thought, there’s little doubt that Brian Wilson was. That’s not to say the other members of […]

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Ben Glover live in Belfast

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The Black Box, Belfast 1st June 2018 It’s fair to say quite a few people had high expectations for this Ben Glover gig. Riding on the back of the best album of his career, and excellent reviews of his recent solo gigs, a full-house at the Black Box were anticipating a stellar night. Well, the […]

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Ciaran Lavery live in Liverpool

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The Buyer’s Club, Liverpool 29th April 2018 Aghagallon’s own Ciaran Lavery needs no introduction to Irish readers, but on a sunny spring Sunday in Liverpool he is a new prospect. That said, with Liverpool’s Harvest Sun Promotions running the show he’s in good company. With Scott Matthews, Lord Huron, Shonen Knife and Grant Lee Phillips […]

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

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With a history spanning over 150 years, The Ulster Hall on Belfast’s Bedford Street has seen its share of remarkable moments. Mick Jagger strutted the stage, tattooed punks pogoed, the somber strains of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ first graced a live stage, and legendary acts like Rory Gallagher and Van Morrison aired the blues. […]

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