Today Hundred Year Old Man, Skypilot, Elder Druid – Voodoo, Belfast The Groove Line – The Empire, Belfast A Burial at Sea, Mob Wife – Bennigans, Derry Conleth McGeary – Sandinos, Derry Van Morrison – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy Manukahunney Blue – Space Theatre, Bangor Saturday August 3 Billy Ocean, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond etc – Let’s Rock Belfast, Boucher Road Playing Fields Death Of A Salesman, Dead Label, Rupturation – Voodoo, Belfast Reina Del Cid, The Other Favourites – Menagerie, Belfast Cian Finn – The Atlantic, Portrush I See Hawks in LA – The Old Auction Rooms, Bangor The Soap Girls – Annies Bar, Omagh Sunday August 4 The Soap Girls, Belwood – Voodoo, Belfast Monday August 5 Zach Winters – The American Bar, Belfast Tuesday August 6 Airbourne – The Limelight, Belfast Wednesday August 7 The Dwarves, The Dangerfields, The Bonnevilles etc – Voodoo, Belfast Irish Video Game Orchestra – EastSide Arts Big Top, CS Lewis Square, Belfast Friday August 9 The Human League – Custom House Square, Belfast Electric Octopus, Sound of Smoke – Voodoo, Belfast Sense Deficiency, Belwood – The Palm House, Belfast Kitt Philippa, Beauty Sleep, Sonja Sleator etc – EastSide Arts Big Top, CS Lewis Square, Belfast Molto Vivo, Don't Fear The Natives – The Black Box, Belfast Modern Rome, Gin Palace, Sasha Samara – McHugh's, Belfast Saturday August 10 Boyzone – Falls Park, Belfast Russian Circles, No Spill Blood – The Limelight, Belfast XSLF – Rewind to The Pound: The Punk Years, EastSide Arts Big Top, CS Lewis Square, Belfast General Fiasco, The Mannerly Hoods – The Empire, Belfast Brien – The Old Auction Rooms, Bangor Sunday August 11 Gerry Cinnamon – Custom House Square, Belfast Richard Thompson (acoustic) – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Light, The Monarchs – The Pound Remembers, EastSide Arts Big Top, Belfast The Vibes, Civil Simian, The Zang etc – The Bear and the Doll, Belfast Electric Octopus, Sound of Smoke, The Barbiturates – The Great Big Jam in The Yard, Bennigans, Derry Feeder, Rory & The Island, The Logues – Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen Tuesday August 13 Unearth – Voodoo, Belfast Psychic Eyes etc – McHugh's, Belfast .
Today Kerbdog, Duellists –The Limelight 2, Belfast New Valley Wolves, Petty Youth, Delusional Silence, Paper Tigers - The Cow Bay, Belfast Lonely Astronauts, Search Party, Zeroes & Ones – The Pavilion, Belfast New Valley Wolves, Petty Youth, Delusional Silence etc – The Cow Bay, Belfast Chinese Newspaper, The Barbiturates – Bennigans, Derry The Crawling, Molarbear – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor Saturday July 27 Rival Sons – The Limelight, Belfast Lúnasa, Ulaid, Ríoghnach Connolly – The Lyric, Belfast Boss Sound Manifesto, Swall Monkey, DBM etc – The Palm House, Belfast Reevah, Sam Wickens – Masonic Hall, Belfast Surf Green, Romeo Romeo Indigo, Crisis – The Music Yard, Larne.
HOW did Sea Songs: Anatomy of a Drowning Man come about? I've always had a keen interest in acapella song from old English folk music, the Alan Lomax recordings in the US and sean nossingers on these shores and had begun recording loose tracks at home over time.
TOURING is definitely getting harder for the first lady of Celtic music, Moya Brennan, but the woman known simply as the voice of Clannad is not ready to give up life on the road with her harp just yet.
IT’S quite amazing how a small town festival can attract some of the biggest names in music but the Soma festival in Castlewellan is another manifestation of how music festivals have developed over the past decade or longer with a wide range of other activities going on on-site to complement the music.
Saturday July 13 Arnocorps – Voodoo, Belfast Sunday July 14 Ded Rabbit, Lassyu – Anchor Bar, Newcastle Tuesday July 16 Mono – Voodoo, Belfast Wednesday July 17 Junior Brother, Buí – The Sunflower, Belfast KT Tunstall, Tony McHugh – St Malachy’s Church, Castlewellan Thursday July 18 Black Stone Cherry – The Ulster Hall, Belfast John Andrews Band, Aeons, Cloakroom Q – The Bear and The Doll, Belfast TPM, Waking Android, Steve Loc Ft ODC – Voodoo, Belfast Liam Ó Maonlaí & The Soma House Band – St Malachy’s GAC, Castlewellan Friday July 19 Girlschool – The Limelight 2, Belfast Problem Patterns, Gender Chores, Neptune M – The 343, Belfast Junk Drawer – Sandinos, Derry Honeyfeet, Cormac Neeson – St Malachy’s GAC, Castlewellan Saturday July 20 Pete Doherty – The Limelight, Belfast Mosmo Strange, Alpha Twin, Sugarwolf etc – Speakeasy, Belfast, 5pm Molarbear, So Much For The Sun, Axecatcher – Voodoo, Belfast Gin Palace, Paul & The Meanie, Aeons etc – The Empire, Belfast Queen Bonobo, Velvet Alibi, Comrade Hat etc – Queen Bonobo’s Mid-Summer Party, Bennigans, Derry Wildheat, Red House, JustG etc – Beanstock, The Little Green Allotments, Lisburn Sunday July 21 Podracer, Recovery, Beyond Repair – Bennigans, Derry Wednesday July 24 Saving Grace, The 4 of Us – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Octopoulpe, Gas Hands, Mymanmike, The Scuntz – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday July 25 Junk Drawer, Ghost Office, Special Guest – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Pascalwillnotsurvivethis, Willoware Jackson, Blxxd etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Friday July 26 Kerbdog, Duellists –The Limelight 2, Belfast New Valley Wolves, Petty Youth, Delusional Silence, Paper Tigers - The Cow Bay, Belfast Lonely Astronauts, Search Party, Zeroes & Ones – The Pavilion, Belfast Saturday July 27 Rival Sons – The Limelight, Belfast Lúnasa, Ulaid, Ríoghnach Connolly – The Lyric, Belfast Boss Sound Manifesto, Swall Monkey, DBM etc – The Palm House, Belfast Surf Green, Romeo Romeo Indigo, Crisis – The Music Yard, Larne.