DAVID ROY

DAVID ROY

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This Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.

He passed several exams along the way and now holds a BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.

His interests include crime fiction, classic cars, loud rock music and the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club.

A lifelong dog-lover, David has recently had his head turned by his one-eyed rescue cat, Lola.


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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today Wynona Bleach, Cherym, The Couth etc – Foundry, Belfast The Collective – Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast Baby Shakes, Protex – Bennigans, Derry The Waterboys – Bangor Seafront THVS, Duellists – The Atlantic, Portrush Camille O’Sullivan – Enniskillen Royal Grammar Tinchy Stryder, Sean Kingston, Fergal D'Arcy etc – ShoreLine Festival, Enniskillen Saturday August 4 Ken Haddock & Arco String Quartet – Willowfield Church, Belfast Feile Rocks Back – City Hall, Belfast, 12pm Sara Dylan, Nick Boyle – EastSide Visitor Centre, Belfast Blackwater Conspiracy, Pat McManus Band etc – NI Chest, Heart & Stroke Charity Night, The Hill of the O’Neill, Dungannon Eric Bell Trio – Marine Court Hotel, Bangor 19th Street Band – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor Mandy & Graham Bingham – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Scouting For Girls, Ryan Sheridan, The Hand Me Downs etc – ShoreLine Festival, Enniskillen Sunday August 5 Baby Shakes, Protex – The Menagerie, Belfast The Winter Passing, Dugout, January etc – Foundry, Belfast The Ollam – The Black Box, Belfast Monday August 6 Cara Dillon, Grainne Holland, Feile Women’s Singing Group – Clonard Monastery, Belfast Tuesday August 7 Hannah McPhillimy – St Martin’s Church, Ballymacarrett Wednesday August 8 Palm Reader, Bailer, By Any Means – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday August 9 Valium, The Fake Flirtations, Molto Vivo – The Takeover, Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Owen Lamont, Rossa Murray & the Blowing Winds, Lauren Bird, Connor McCann – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Hothouse Flowers – EastSide Arts Festival Big Top, CS Lewis Square, Belfast Nathan O'Regan, Dani, Kitt Phillippa – Behind the Song, Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Friday August 10 George Ezra – Custom House Square, Belfast Joshua Burnside, Derek Ryan, Explosion Sound System etc – Stendhal Festival, Limavady Surf Green, Newt, Crisis etc – Foundry, Belfast Saturday August 11 Olly Murs – Falls Park, Belfast Join Me In The Pines – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Camille O'Sullivan – EastSide Arts Festival Big Top, CS Lewis Square, Belfast Declan O'Rourke – Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy ASIWYFA, Wood Burning Savages, Embrace etc – Stendhal Festival, Limavady The Hardchargers – Alley Arts Centre, Strabane Sunday August 12 John Prine – The Ulster Hall, Belfast .
Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Arts
Today And So I Watch You From Afar, Mojo Fury, Robocobra Quartet etc – Goodbye Mandela Hall, Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast We Are Scientists – Sandinos, Derry Mary Coughlan – Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart General Fiasco, The Late Twos – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor Saturday July 28 Tunic, Torgas Valley Backwater (ex-Lazer Gun Nun, Oppenheimer) – Skibunny 20th Anniversary Party, Voodoo, Belfast Hot Cops, Ferals, Gnarkats etc – Foundry, Belfast Sinocence, Oracle – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 5pm Rodney Crowell, Matt McGinn – Portico, Portaferry Sunday July 29 Birds of Chicago – The Black Box, Belfast Brash Isaac, Nathan O’Regan, Larks – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor, 4pm The Emerald Armada, Reevah – The Goat’s Toe, Bangor Tuesday July 31 All Our Exes Live In Texas – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday August 2 Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage – SSE Arena, Belfast Blue Americans, Travis Is A Tourist – The Menagerie, Belfast Mary Ryan & ?Dick Farrelly, Matt McGinn etc – The Van Morrison Songbook, Culturlann, Belfast KunoKini – Oh Yeah, Belfast Lost Avenue, The Kashmir Krows, Ferals etc – BarZu, Derry Friday August 3 Wynona Bleach, Cherym, The Couth etc – Foundry, Belfast The Collective – Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast Baby Shakes, Protex – Bennigans, Derry The Waterboys – Bangor Seafront THVS, Duellists – The Atlantic, Portrush Camille O'Sullivan – Enniskillen Royal Grammar Saturday August 4 Baby Shakes, Protex – The Menagerie, Belfast Ken Haddock & Arco String Quartet – Willowfield Church, Belfast Feile Rocks Back – City Hall, Belfast, 12pm Sara Dylan, Nick Boyle – EastSide Visitor Centre, Belfast Blackwater Conspiracy, Pat McManus Band etc – NI Chest, Heart & Stroke Charity Night, The Hill of the O'Neill, Dungannon Eric Bell Trio – Marine Court Hotel, Bangor 19th Street Band – The Goat's Toe, Bangor Mandy & Graham Bingham – Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor Sunday August 5 The Winter Passing, Dugout, January etc – Foundry, Belfast Monday August 6 Cara Dillon, Grainne Holland, Feile Women's Singing Group – Clonard Monastery, Belfast Tuesday August 7 Hannah McPhillimy – St Martin's Church, Ballymacarrett Wednesday August 8 Palm Reader, Bailer, By Any Means – Voodoo, Belfast .

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