Category Archive: Live

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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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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