Category Archive: Live

Alejandro Escovedo live in Belfast

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The Errigle Inn, Belfast 13th April 2017 Let’s cut to the chase. It’s only April and I am calling this the gig of the year! I saw Alejandro Escovedo play in Whelan’s, Dublin five years ago, and had high expectations based on that show. These expectations were exceeded by some measure in a gig that […]

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Rumours Retold at Ards Guitar Festival

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Queen’s Hall, Newtownards 7th April 2017 It’s hard to believe that 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary ‘Rumours’. The songs are timeless and have become famous the world over thanks to constant radio play and TV’s Formula One coverage. Tonight finds us in the comfortable surroundings of the Queen’s […]

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Colin Hay live in Belfast

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31st March 2017 The Limelight 2, Belfast Best known as the lead singer/writer in an Aussie supergroup of the 80s, Colin Hay played to a packed Limelight 2 crowd on a wet Friday night and left them laughing just as much as whistling his tunes on their way home. Were he not such a talented […]

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Eleanor McEvoy live in Belfast

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Eleanor McEvoy is no stranger to Belfast, but this is her first time playing the Cathedral Quarter’s Black Box venue. She always draws a good crowd in the city and despite the warm, sunny weather and the fact it’s Mother’s Day, tonight is no exception. Opening with the non-conformist ‘I Want To Look Like Me’ […]

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Ben Glover live in Belfast

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24th March 2017 The Black Box, Belfast There’s a certain something in the air when Ben Glover makes a return to Northern Ireland’s shores from his base in Nashville, Tennessee. Perhaps too, there’s something in the water; a subtle blend of wheat, hops, and yeast. Something to cure the ails of the week with a […]

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The Saw Doctors live at The Ulster Hall

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Thursday 16th March 2017 The Ulster Hall, Belfast What to do of a St Patrick’s day eve in Belfast? Well, one of the better options was The Saw Doctors gig in the Ulster Hall. For two solid and joy filled hours the six piece band from Tuam belted out hit after hit. The evening began […]

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich in Belfast

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Tuesday 7th March 2017 The Limelight 2, Belfast In recent months, much has been made of the emphatic return of Benjamin Francis Leftwich. He’s back after a rocky few years following the death of his father and his 2016 record ‘After The Rain’ was the perfect response. Opening acts The Howl and The Hum and […]

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Darrell Scott live in Belfast

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One of the many great things about the Belfast Nashville Festival is that you can often find yourself within feet of some of the very best artists from the world of Americana. The first time I had heard Darrell Scott play was on the magnificent Transatlantic Sessions on RTE when he played the haunting ‘You’ll […]

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Postmodern Jukebox live in Belfast

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When you write about music, it’s easy to try and come across all unnecessary and trendy. It’s simple to take a pop at pop, to discredit the voices on The Voice and yearn for the good ol’ days before autotune and viral videos. That’s all become so easy in the clickbait millennium, that it’s harder […]

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The Mastersons at the Real Music Club

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The Errigle Inn, Belfast Thursday 9th February 2017 Marital harmony at the Real Music Club The Mastersons are welcome return visitors to the Real Music Club at the Errigle Inn and have built a solid audience amongst local fans of Americana/alternative country. Man and wife since 2009, they both had put albums out individually before […]

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