MEGHAN Trainor is used to collaborating with the likes of John Legend, Ariana Grande and Charlie Puth – but for her upcoming album she drafted in her parents, brother and fiance to make it a family affair.
Today 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 Foreign Owl, Ember Trails, Jo Jo O' & The Woods etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Simone Felice – Wesley Centenary Church, Bangor Saturday May 19 The Late Twos, Vokxen, Hand Models etc – Foundry, Belfast New Atlas, Fox Colony, Paper/Boy etc – Oh Yeah, Belfast (2pm) Cut in Blinks, Hand Models, Strange New Places etc (8pm) – Oh Yeah, Belfast Lonesome George – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast The Skallions, Electric Octopus, Belwood – The Empire, Belfast The 4 of Us – Ardhowen Gallery, Enniskillen Sunday May 20 Snow Patrol – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Monday May 21 The XX, Karyyn – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Girls Names, Roe, ASIWYFA etc – BBC Blackstaff House, Belfast Tuesday May 22 Nathan O'Regan, Larks – The Black Box, Belfast Wednesday May 23 Damo Suzuki & Electric Octopus, BlumeHaus, Unbelievable Lake – The Menagerie, Belfast Travis Is A Tourist, Rebekah Fitch – Babel, Belfast Jealous of the Birds, Owen Lamont, Susie Blue – The Empire, Belfast Arborist, Sonja Sleator, Malojian – Ralph McLean Live From The Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Belfast Thursday May 24 Demi Lovato – SSE Arena, Belfast Django Django, Therapy? – The Limelight, Belfast Hot Cops, Just Mustard, Junk Drawer – The Art Department, Belfast Northlane – The Limelight 2, Belfast Xylouris White – The Black Box, Belfast Sister Ghost, Alpha Twin, Surf Green etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Emerald Armada, Orchid Collective – Voodoo, Belfast Monkey Bath, MOSA, Average Swine etc – The Empire, Belfast Friday May 25 Orbital, Beck, Manic Street Preachers etc – BBC Biggest Weekend, Titanic Slipway, Belfast United Bottles, Takers & Users, Neamhní etc – Dancing With The Fallen Fest Warzone Centre, Belfast Emer Maguire – Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Clive Barnes – American Bar, Belfast Pearl Natasha – Nerve Centre, Derry Saturday May 26 Underworld, Ash, First Aid Kit etc – BBC Music The Biggest Weekend, Titanic Slipway, Belfast .
Ash Islands There's often a trepidation when bands of a certain vintage announce new material, with concerns over a misguided change of direction or an unimaginative regurgitation of the tried-and-tested old formula.
OFTEN referred to either as the daughter of renowned Irish folk singer Mary Black or else the sister of The Coronas' lead singer Danny O'Reilly, Róisín O is hoping it's for her new musical partnership, Thanks Brother, that she'll be known from now on.
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 .
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.
U2 and Michael Flatley are among the most wealthy entertainers, according to The Sunday Times Rich List The Dublin band's wealth is now £569 million, third on the list, while Lord of the Dance star Flatley is worth £202m in 10th.
Frank Turner Be More Kind Don't Worry, the opening track on English folk-rock singer-songwriter Frank Turner's seventh album, is a statement for the anxious times we live in, telling us: "don't worry if you don't know what to do".