WITH a worldwide fan base, hit albums, a song-gone-viral, sell-out gigs and a 'working cruise' around Florida with musician Phil Coulter on the not-too-distant horizon, Co Tyrone 'Celtic Lady' Donna Taggart could be forgiven for darting – occasionally – into celebrity diva land.
Celtronic's climax DERRY’S dance and electronic music festival Celtronic continues tonight at The Nerve Centre, with Detroit legend Carl Craig joined by DFA records and LCD Soundsystem collaborator Sh!t Robot plus DJ sets local talents Jika Jika, Bekuz and Flux.
BAIO - MAN OF THE WORLD VAMPIRE Weekend bassist Chris Baio's second solo album Man Of The World is a mixture of heady synths, Bowie-esque vocals and electronically experimental tracks that work their way into your soul, each one dotted with pleasingly produced euphoria.
NEXT week's double header of US punk rock at Ormeau Park should be quite the knees-up for Belfast's teenage rampagers and middle-agers alike: both Green Day and Rancid broke through in the mid-1990s and have continued to find new fans worldwide ever since.
NOW in its third year, Lurgan's Our Back Yard music festival seems to be going from strength to strength despite the obvious disadvantage of being based in one of the north's notorious cultural black spots.