1. When did you think about a career in music and what were your first steps into it? My sister learned guitar at school and when she sang, I would sing harmony to her without knowing that that was what I was doing.
BERNARD MacLaverty is pondering the wearisome effects of old age with good humour – a hallmark in much of his award-winning fiction on which he will reflect afresh at the opening of the 20th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival this evening.
TONIGHT marks the Belfast debut of the new-look Teenage Fanclub, reconfigured in the wake of the recent departure of bassist and songwriter Gerry Love and already forging ahead with the next stage of a career that stretches right back to 1989.
ACCLAIMED Scottish writer and film producer Kevin Toolis has teamed up with Donegal folk trio The Henry Girls and Kerry singer Pauline Scanlon for a unique show inspired by the Irish wake tradition that's being staged in Belfast this weekend as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.
Beyonce Homecoming: The Live Album THIS nearly two-hour long live album from Beyonce captures the singer-songwriter's groundbreaking 2018 Coachella performance: a conceptual show painstakingly crafted over an eight-month period, it was inspired by America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and saw 'Queen B' joined on stage by more than 200 dancers and musicians.
Today Paul McKenna Band – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Surf Green, Luc Garrett, The Fake Flirtations etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Haley Heynderickx, Peter Doran – The American, Belfast Kneecap – Sandinos, Derry Luka Bloom – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Villiers & The Villains – The Atlantic, Portrush Lore, Saffyre – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Saturday April 27 Mark Geary, Strawhall House Band – The American Bar, Belfast Paula Temple – The Nerve Centre, Derry Luka Bloom – Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy Sunday April 28 Luka Bloom – The Black Box, Belfast Strange New Places, Sonif, Oisín Ó Scolaí & The Virginia Slims – McHugh’s, Belfast Wednesday May 1 Kojaque –The Limelight 2, Belfast Thursday May 2 Teenage Fanclub – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Marquee, Belfast Howe Gelb – Ulster Sport Club, Belfast Christy Moore – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Colm McIntyre, Donal Scullion, The Mad Dalton etc – Gifted, The Empire, Belfast Havvk, Molto Vivo, Strange New Places – Oh Yeah, Belfast Pascalwillnotsurvivethis, Paul and The Meanie, SX-70, etc – The Menagerie, Belfast William The Conqueror – Duke of York, Belfast Hen Ogledd – Voodoo, Belfast Blaenavon – McHugh’s, Belfast Friday May 3 Echo & The Bunnymen – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Jason Lytle, Malojian – 1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast Kitt Philippa – Upstairs, The MAC, Belfast Pete Doherty – The Limelight, Belfast Lisa O’Neill – The Black Box, Belfast The Gold Tips – The Duke of York, Belfast Lowkey – Oh Yeah, Belfast Asomvel, RBOTN, Stereo Nasty – Voodoo, Belfast Hello Casanova – The American, Belfast Marc Almond – Millennium Forum, Derry Reevah, Sonja Sleator, Ethan Hanna – Sandinos, Derry Linley Hamilton Quartet – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Saturday May 4 Spiritualized – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Dick Valentine (Electric Six) – Katy's, Belfast Mary Coughlan – The Black Box, Belfast (2pm) Sean O'Hagan, Big Monster Love – Rosemary Street First Presbyterian Church, Belfast, (3pm) Sneaks – The Sunflower, Belfast The Wonders of The Wake – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Men of North Country – Oh Yeah, Belfast Ketos, Dead Label, Death of a Salesman – Voodoo, Belfast Barb Jungr – The Black Box, Belfast (7.
BELFAST'S Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival is upon us once again, bringing with it another fine crop of old favourites and up and coming music acts for our consideration in this its 20th year of existence.
Days Gone (PS4) By Sony SHACKLED with a non-disclosure agreement which lifted a day before today's release (rarely a good sign), it was fascinating to see just how lukewarm expectations have been in the run-up to Sony’s latest PlayStation exclusive.