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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today The Coronas, Tom Odell, Roe – Custom House Square, Belfast Wand – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Victims of Creation, Spirit Ruiner, Nomadus – Voodoo, Belfast Strange New Places, Buí, The Lazy Susans – Oh Yeah, Belfast Homegrown – Live at the Square, Ebrington Square, Derry Villagers – First Bangor, Bangor XSLF, Adam Grant & The Open Doors, Critical Candy and The Leechers – Wolsey’s, Bangor 

Trad/roots: La Dame Blanche brings some smokin' Cuban sounds to Belfast Festival

Robert McMillen
BARRA Best and his colleagues must have been surprised to see some glorious sunshine over parts of the Cathedral Quarter last week; however, the sudden burst of radiance had nothing to do with meteorological conditions but the first ever visit to Ireland of Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, aka La Dame Blanche.

Malachi O'Doherty on documenting 50 years of the Troubles

David Roy
"ESSENTIALLY, the challenge I set myself was to go to as many protests in Northern Ireland as I could," explains Malachi O'Doherty of how penning his new book Fifty Years On: The Troubles and The Struggle For Change in Northern Ireland took him out on to the streets of Belfast and Derry to compare and contrast 'now' with 'then'.

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