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Now on sale: Elvana at The Limelight

David Roy
WHAT do you get if you cross an Elvis impersonator with the songs of Nirvana? The answer is, of course, Elvana, the world's only 'Elvis'-fronted Nirvana cover band who have been picking up rave reviews for their enthusiastic live shows over the past 18 months.

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.

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.

Special event: Whiskey and Strings

David Roy
DO YOU like guitars? Do you enjoy Irish whiskey? Then the latest event in Bushmills' Answer The Call series, Whiskey and Strings, is for you.

Now on sale: Shellac at The Black Box, Belfast

David Roy
STEVE Albini must have had a decent enough time in Belfast when he made the closing keynote speech at the Output festival last year, because the much in demand Chicago-based recording engineer and musician is coming back again this October – and this time he's bringing his band.

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