OFTEN referred to either as the daughter of renowned Irish folk singer Mary Black or else the sister of The Coronas' lead singer Danny O'Reilly, Róisín O is hoping it's for her new musical partnership, Thanks Brother, that she'll be known from now on.
THE 1970s gave birth to myriad fads and cultural trends – disco, Star Wars, hot pants, Speak & Spell, mood rings, punk rock – but it was also the decade when male film-makers nurtured a lurid fascination with rape revenge fantasies.
THE box office bounty brought about by the likes of The Exorcist and The Omen meant that the 70s was the golden age for mainstream movies about demonic possession and evil entities threatening the welfare of clean-cut middle America.
JOHN Stevenson's computer-animated sequel to the 2011 family comedy Gnomeo & Juliet opens promisingly with three garden gnomes congregating around a beautifully bound storybook, deliberating which pint-sized yarn to spin for our delectation.
Today Ben Folds, Matt Holubowski – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Discharge, By Any Means, Deathbus etc – Voodoo, Belfast The Barbiturates, Invaderband, Tuath – McHugh's, Belfast We Are Scientists – The Limelight 2, Belfast Hunkpapa, Franklyn, The Tin Pigeons etc – The Limelight, Belfast Michael Chapman – American Bar, Belfast I'm With Her – First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast Rebekah Fitch – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast XSLF – Trouble Songs, Oh Yeah, Belfast The Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly – The Black Box, Belfast Haypark, The Vicunas, Cloakroom Q etc – The Pavilion Bar, Belfast Snow Patrol, Brand New Friend – Millennium Forum, Derry David Keenan – Sandinos, Derry The Hot Sprockets – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Saturday May 12 King Creosote – The Black Box, Belfast King Kong Company – The Limelight 2, Belfast Pale Lanterns, SX-70, Gemma Bradley etc – Foundry, Belfast David Keenan, Harry Hoban & The Brothers Kane – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast David Rodigan, The Skallions etc – CQAF Marquee, Belfast The Savage Five – First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast, 2pm Susie Blue, Roe, Reevah, Rebecca Mulhern – Beyond The Walls, Nerve Centre, Derry The 4 of Us – Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick Sunday May 13 Connla – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Lankum – CQAF Marquee, Belfast, 2pm Georgie Fame (Family Trio) – CQAF Marquee, Belfast, 8pm Conor Caldwell – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Ye Vagabonds, The Murphy Beds – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Tuesday May 15 Coilguns, Bailer, Disconnect etc – Voodoo, Belfast Wednesday May 16 Ralph Alessi Quintet featuring Ravi Coltrane – The Black Box, Belfast Marmozets – Oh Yeah, Belfast Conan, Monolord, Elder Druid – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday May 17 Ghost Office, Sister Ghost, Whale Talk – The Menagerie, Belfast The Fake Flirtations, Bell Diver Spiders, Valium etc – Voodoo, Belfast Fox Colony, Cherym, Bui – McHugh's, Belfast Friday May 18 Garganjua, Hornets, Elder Druid etc – Crypt of The Riff, Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast David Ford – The Empire, Belfast Colm Mac Con Iomaire, In Their Thousands, Lemoncello etc – Blas Ceoil Live, An Culturlann, Belfast Simone Felice – Wesley Centenary Church, Bangor .
BARELY 18 months after he released a pair of contrasting LPs on the same day, bold borderland bard Jinx Lennon is back with another new album, Grow A Pair!!!, a double-set which finds him further making up for a good few years there where he released nothing at all.
CHOREOGRAPHER Hofesh Shechter, whose work includes Political Mother, one of the highlights of Derry's City of Culture year in 2013, is taking his high-energy brand of dance to The MAC theatre in Belfast for the first time next week.
U2 and Michael Flatley are among the most wealthy entertainers, according to The Sunday Times Rich List The Dublin band's wealth is now £569 million, third on the list, while Lord of the Dance star Flatley is worth £202m in 10th.