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Sunflowerfest 2017

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Sunflowerfest 2017 gets underway in less than ten days time. This year, organisers have promised a “Parallel Universe” packed with music, comedy, arts, and more. Running over three days, the festival on Tubby’s Farm, near Hillsborough, Co. Down has grown from strength to strength. Familiar stages like the Main Stage, Campfire Stage, and The Barn […]

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Duke Special’s ‘Hallow’ Tour

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A brand new Duke Special album is coming this October. ‘Hallow’ is based on the poetry of Belfast’s Michael Longley. The record promises gentleness, honesty, mischief, and love as Peter Wilson aka Duke Special explores humanity in all its fullness. The record is available now to preorder on Duke Special’s Advocate Page. The release includes […]

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Roddy Woomble album and tour news

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Growing up on the music of Idlewild, it was natural that I would mellow and mature into a fan of Roddy Woomble’s solo material. His latest offering ‘The Deluder’ comes this Autumn and Roddy will be on tour across the UK in support. Roddy Woomble releases ‘The Deluder’ on 1st September 2017. ‘Like Caruso’ was […]

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Lindsay Ell announces Belfast show

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Canadian singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell has just announced a headline show at Belfast’s Limelight 2 which will take place on the 10th October 2017. Having already opened for artists such as Keith Urban and Buddy Guy, Ell lists Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix as the inspiration behind her guitar style. 2017 has already been […]

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers Announce SSE Arena Show

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The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have announced a return to Belfast’s SSE Arena as part of their 2018 world tour. Riding high on the success of their unique brand of “Bagrock” the Chilli Pipers have developed a passionate fan base with their appearances at festivals such at T in the Park delighting audiences with their carefully […]

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Open House Festival returns for 2017

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August 2017 sees the return of Open House Festival Bangor. The month-long festival features local talent, local food, and drink, and works with local businesses. As always, the Bangor, Co. Down folks feature alongside an eclectic international lineup. The team behind Open House Festival Bangor will launch the event tomorrow. Get down to Bangor seafront […]

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Jake Clemons Irish Tour

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A few years ago, Jake Clemons filled some pretty big shoes when he joined The E-Street Band after the untimely death of his Uncle Clarence. A high-pressure job which has seen him complete world tours with Bruce Springsteen’s backing band and showcased his talents to huge international audiences. Undeterred by his busy E-Street schedule, Jake has […]

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Anthony Toner album release show

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Anthony Toner will release his much anticipated new long-player ‘Ink’ with an album launch show at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 23rd April 2017. He will be joined on this very special evening by some of Northern Ireland’s best-known musicians with Eilidh Patterson, Ciaran Lavery, and John McCullough announced for the show. With seven albums and more […]

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Tour

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New York jazz pianist Scott Bradlee may have struggled to break the big time back in 2011 but since then he, and his band Postmodern Jukebox have become nothing short of a global sensation. With piano-led, vintage-pop mashups, they provide a unique take on today’s pop standards with an old-time feel. I’ve been known to […]

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Arcade Fire to hit Belfast

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Arcade Fire will make a first ever appearance in Northern Ireland this summer with a show at Belsonic 2017. The outdoor headlining set has been announced for the Ormeau Park venue in Belfast on 13th June 2017. Finding a music fan who isn’t familiar with the genre-spanning, eclectic back-catalogue of Arcade Fire is almost an […]

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