Category Archive: Live

Lloyd Cole live in Belfast

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The Belfast Empire4th November 2019 Lloyd causes a bit of a commotion. A gig of two halves really. A doubled-denimed Lloyd Cole took to the stage on his own, only to be instantly besieged by a particularly inebriated woman desperate to reminisce about a conversation she had had with him in Guilford 15 years ago. Lloyd advised […]

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Ian Anderson live in Haarlem, NL

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I first saw Jethro Tull in Edinburgh in 1992 and I’ve been fan ever since, over the years I’ve seen the band live on many occasions.  Performing under his own name as a solo artist, flautist and former lead singer of the band, Ian Anderson is currently into his second year touring his tribute act, […]

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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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