Category Archive: Live

Stendhal: Festival Roundup Friday

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Last weekend marked the occasion of the ninth annual Stendhal Festival in Limavady’s Ballymully Cottage Farm. For the second consecutive year, the farm opened its gates to festival-goers on Thursday night with appearances from the likes of Soak and Malojian. This intrepid festival goer though, was in attendance just Friday and Saturday.  Read on to […]

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Richard Thompson live in Belfast

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Ulster Hall, Belfast11th August 2019 Oscillating between furious brilliance and quiet excellence, Richard Thompson treated the Ulster Hall audience to a delightful pared-back visit of his exalted canon of work, and even with two encores had the crowd begging for more. Almost a year ago exactly, Thompson had played a scintillating set in The Belfast […]

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Jesse Malin live in Belfast

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 Limelight 2, Belfast22nd June 2019 Jesse Malin is a frequent visitor to these isles, but it been four years since his last release and shows in Ireland. Tonight we are treated to a complete performance of his seminal first album, ‘The Fine Art of Self Destruction’. At the time of its release,  the album was […]

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Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella live in Belfast

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The Lyric Theatre, Belfast9th June 2019 The big question arising out of tonight’s gig, is why it took 24 years for this pair to record an album together? Kieran Goss, long regarded as one of Irish folk’s brightest stars and songwriters, and his wife Annie Kinsella, a consummate voice in her right and one-time member […]

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Fairport Convention live in Belfast

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Lyric Theatre, Belfast27th May 2019 I suspect there are many in the audience on a Sunday night in the lush settings of the Lyric Theatre, who went along partly as a nostalgia trip. Fairport Convention is one of the seminal groups in folk. Their historical significance in the genre is secured and revered. With a […]

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Alejandro Escovedo live in Belfast

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival5th May 2019 Over the past 45 years, Alejandro Escovedo, has been constantly reinventing himself; punk, balladeer, rocker, country singer, playwright, street poet and chronicler of our times, Tonight we get it all in an exhilarating show lasting 2 hours and more. There is a style and grace about the man and […]

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Glen Hansard live in Derry

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St Columb’s Hall, Derry13th April 2019 Is there is a better live performer in terms of sheer energy, musicality and emotion currently treading the boards at the minute than Glen Hansard? After this Performance in Derry, I would strongly suggest not. The second night in the old St. Columb’s Hall saw another capacity crowd, captivated […]

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The Orphan Brigade – live in Belfast

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Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast30th March 2019 Beneath the gothic eaves of an old stone church is the ideal atmospheric venue for the Orphan Brigade’s Belfast gig. The spiritual, the bizarre, the divine and the dark are themes explored in their repertoire to date – so where better than a deconsecrated sacred space to raise the […]

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich live in Belfast

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Empire Music Hall, Belfast24th March 2019 Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a frequent visitor to these parts and has attracted a full house of his growing base of fans. Bursting on to the scene in 2011 with the much loved ‘Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm’, his upward trajectory stalled somewhat, with his taking some time out […]

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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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