Category Archive: Live

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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Blackwater Conspiracy live in Cookstown

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Once again the Cookstown Rock & Blues Showcase has pulled it off – standing room only in the Railway Bar on a school night, this time for Dungannon rockers, Blackwater Conspiracy. Even on the first night of the Great British Bake Off, people still came out in their droves – impressive. Blackwater Conspiracy are known […]

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Little Steven live in Dublin

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Little Steven and the Disciples of SoulVicar Street, Dublin23rd August 2019 Tonight was the night Little Steven’s magical musical emporium came to town. For two and a half hours, the Dublin crowd was treated to a pulsating rock and soul revue that has set the bar for energy and entertainment. The band promenaded on stage […]

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Stendhal: Festival Roundup Saturday

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Last weekend marked the occasion of the ninth annual Stendhal Festival in Limavady’s Ballymully Cottage Farm. We had already been out and about on Friday and having been towed out of the car park, we were back bright and early to face the Saturday mud! To be fair to festival organisers, with no accessible parking […]

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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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