THERE will be strumming on the porches of the log cabins, dancing in the cobbled streets and jamming outside the General Store as the 27th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival gets under way at Omagh’s Ulster American Folk Park tomorrow.
BREAKING into music festivals is the kind of behaviour you might expect from the rabble of rebellious teens who frequent the Reading and Leeds festivals – and it seems one of this year's performers Kate Nash was no exception.
HI SASHA, are you looking forward to playing in Belfast again? Have you played any particularly memorable shows/sets here in Ireland over the years? For years, mainly my shows in Northern Ireland were at Kelly’s at Lush in Portrush; I’ve actually only played in Belfast itself a handful of times and they’ve always been amazing parties.
Gabrielle – Under My Skin WHEN the songs for which you are best known are mostly at least two decades old, it would perhaps be remiss not to rely slightly on former glories when convincing fans to buy your new stuff.
Today Graham Bonnet Band, Conjuring Fate – The Limelight 2, Belfast Full of Hell, Unyielding Love – Voodoo, Belfast Saturday August 18 Rancour, Last Wishes, Over Being Under etc –Freakout Fest, Warzone Centre, Belfast Sasha & Digweed etc – Custom House Square, Belfast So Long Until The Seance, Ravenlight – The Limelight, Belfast, 5pm The Skallions – The Black Box, Belfast, 1pm Sunday August 19 John Grant, Hannah Peel – Open House Festival, Bangor Seafront Mean Mary – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Monday August 20 Kasabian – Custom House Square, Belfast Tuesday August 21 Frankie Cosmos, Squarehead – Voodoo, Belfast Wednesday August 22 Billy Talent – The Limelight 1, Belfast Travis – Custom House Square, Belfast Belly (not *that* Belly) – The Limelight 2, Belfast Thursday August 23 Kodaline etc – Custom House Square, Belfast Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney – The Lyric, Belfast Kneecap – The Black Box, Belfast Kodaline, Lewis Capaldi, Brand New Friend – Custom House Square, Belfast Joyner Lucas, Eli – The Limelight 2, Belfast Malojian, Kevin Young – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor The Crossfire Hurricanes – Goat's Toe, Bangor Friday August 24 Rag 'n' Bone Man, Mullally– Custom House Square, Belfast Susie Blue, Roe, J'Aime Rachelle etc – Foundry, Belfast Wreckless Eric – Marine Court Hotel, Bangor A.
HAVING just completed their A-levels, unlike most of their classmates Assumption Grammar pupils Orlaith Forsythe and Mollie McGinn aren't worrying about the 'dreaded' results day and getting the required grades for university.