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Something in the air as Belfast trad summer school lends city a lively beat

THE Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music continues to lend the city a lively rhythm this week, with classes and workshops in everything from fiddle to flute taking place at the main Ulster University campus, sessions and concerts in pubs and clubs, traditional singing lessons, piping, drumming and, plenty of harping on.

Belfast man's cycling memories from an era Before Lycra

Fergal Hallahan
BOOK REVIEW Before Lycra: Memories of St Gabriel’s / Phoenix Cycling Clubs 1951-2015 by Billy Smyth AN ARDOYNE man “born, bred and buttered”, Billy Smith was a teenager when St Gabriel’s Cycling Club, since renamed Phoenix CC, was established in 1951.

Arán agus rósanna - agus damhsa - do na Gaeil óga atá ag iarraidh Acht Gaeilge

Robert McMillen
As part of the 2017 Féile an Phobail, An Dream Dearg have announced the Dioscó Dearg, Saturday 5th August 2017. Top bands from the Irish-language and Irish-traditional music scene, Polca 4, Bréag, Tonnta agus Emma Ní Fhíoruisce, will take to the stage in the Devenish in what organisers have called “the next step in the campaign for an Irish-language Act”..

Now on sale: Arcade Fire, 3Arena, Dublin

David Roy
ALTHOUGH they were just here five minutes ago at Belsonic in Belfast and Dublin's Malahide Castle, Canadian alt-rock funsters Arcade Fire have already announced that they'll be back in Ireland early next year for a show in Dublin.

Watch this: I Don't Feel at Home In This World Anymore on Netflix

David Roy
I STUMBLED upon this excellent Netflix Original movie while browsing the 'new releases' section last week. It was spotting the name 'Macon Blair' in its credits that got my attention: Blair was the lead in Jeremy Saulnier's superb revenge thriller Blue Ruin

Special event: Newcastle movie screenings

David Roy
THE Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast is heading to the seaside this weekend for special movie presentations in Newcastle Co Down in association with Newcastle Community Cinema and NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive.

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