THIS news just in: Box Car Blues Brothers band leader Rich 'Elwood' Dale today declared that Stevie Wonder will not, in fact, be joining them tomorrow evening at The Limelight 2 in Belfast for the group's spectacular rhythm and blues revue.
POGUES fans won't want to miss this: Dublin's National Concert Hall will be hosting a special musical 60th birthday tribute to Shane MacGowan next month, featuring the man himself alongside a ton of top guests.
Today Andy White – American Bar, Belfast The Cabeytu Brothers – The Empire, Belfast Declan McKenna – The Limelight 2, Belfast Martin Carter, Over The Hill Music Collective, The Belfast Ukulele Jam – Oh Yeah, Belfast Eilidh Patterson – Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Mosmo Strange, Three Reasons, Polly Ringland – SONI Xmas Party, Hague's Bar, Lisburn The Sands Family – Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown Saturday December 9 Bay City Rollers – The Limelight, Belfast Alan Doherty, Pauline Scanlon, Tola Custy etc – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Grainne Duffy – Island Arts Centre, Lisburn Wookalily – Bennigans, Derry Sunday December 10 Bay City Rollers – The Limelight, Belfast James Kirby – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast The Sands Family – Canal Court Hotel, Newry Monday December 11 The Charlatans, Documenta – The Limelight, Belfast Wednesday December 13 Sikth, 7.
IRISH fans of Tay-Tay, Tay-Sway, T-Swizzle or whatever your preferred nickname for the vaguely terrifying all-conquering popbot that is Taylor Swift had better be ready to snap up the last remaining tickets for her upcoming Dublin gig this morning.
DESPITE a distinct lack of Irish touring around the release of last year's hit album Foreverland, Divine Comedy man Neil Hannon made a point of promising fans here that they'd be "sick of him" by the end of 2017.