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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The hidden histories of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War

The hidden histories of the Irish War of Independence and Civil War

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THE latest publication in a series of books documenting IRA experiences in the War of Independence and Irish Civil War, The Men Will Talk To Me: Ernie O'Malley's Interviews With The Four Northern Divisions, compiles oral histories from 14 former IRA volunteers.
Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

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Today Ben Folds, Matt Holubowski – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Discharge, By Any Means, Deathbus etc – Voodoo, Belfast The Barbiturates, Invaderband, Tuath – McHugh's, Belfast We Are Scientists – The Limelight 2, Belfast Hunkpapa, Franklyn, The Tin Pigeons etc – The Limelight, Belfast Michael Chapman – American Bar, Belfast I'm With Her – First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast Rebekah Fitch – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast XSLF – Trouble Songs, Oh Yeah, Belfast The Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly – The Black Box, Belfast Haypark, The Vicunas, Cloakroom Q etc – The Pavilion Bar, Belfast Snow Patrol, Brand New Friend – Millennium Forum, Derry David Keenan – Sandinos, Derry The Hot Sprockets – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Saturday May 12 King Creosote – The Black Box, Belfast King Kong Company – The Limelight 2, Belfast Pale Lanterns, SX-70, Gemma Bradley etc – Foundry, Belfast David Keenan, Harry Hoban & The Brothers Kane – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast David Rodigan, The Skallions etc – CQAF Marquee, Belfast The Savage Five – First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast, 2pm Susie Blue, Roe, Reevah, Rebecca Mulhern – Beyond The Walls, Nerve Centre, Derry The 4 of Us – Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick Sunday May 13 Connla – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Lankum – CQAF Marquee, Belfast, 2pm Georgie Fame (Family Trio) – CQAF Marquee, Belfast, 8pm Conor Caldwell – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast Ye Vagabonds, The Murphy Beds – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Tuesday May 15 Coilguns, Bailer, Disconnect etc – Voodoo, Belfast Wednesday May 16 Ralph Alessi Quintet featuring Ravi Coltrane – The Black Box, Belfast Marmozets – Oh Yeah, Belfast Conan, Monolord, Elder Druid – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday May 17 Ghost Office, Sister Ghost, Whale Talk – The Menagerie, Belfast The Fake Flirtations, Bell Diver Spiders, Valium etc – Voodoo, Belfast Fox Colony, Cherym, Bui – McHugh's, Belfast Friday May 18 Garganjua, Hornets, Elder Druid etc – Crypt of The Riff, Bar Sub, QUBSU, Belfast David Ford – The Empire, Belfast Colm Mac Con Iomaire, In Their Thousands, Lemoncello etc – Blas Ceoil Live, An Culturlann, Belfast Simone Felice – Wesley Centenary Church, Bangor .
Noise Annoys: Jinx Lennon, Brand New Friend & Damo Suzuki

Noise Annoys: Jinx Lennon, Brand New Friend & Damo Suzuki

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BARELY 18 months after he released a pair of contrasting LPs on the same day, bold borderland bard Jinx Lennon is back with another new album, Grow A Pair!!!, a double-set which finds him further making up for a good few years there where he released nothing at all.

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