Category: Music

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Alan Doherty’s world of music

Last year, I heard an album that left me hyperentilating. Almost. It was From Tallagh to Halle by a band called Aldoc, named after the head honcho and guiding spirit, Alan Doherty from the People’s Republic...

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Tim Edey on the healing power of music

The thing I love most about watching Tim Edey playing either the guitar or the melodeon, is that he seems to be enjoying it so much and when you see someone do that, you...

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Clannad: the family from Dobhair

  It must have been around 35 years ago that the usual bar staff of an Irish language club in west Belfast were all off in Donegal. Being someone who often helped out in...

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Win tickets for A Stór Mo Chroí

If you were to ask me  to put together a folk/trad line-up of my favourite artists, then I would probably come up with the same one that will be on the stage of the...

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Open House, Bangor

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, Oh I do like to be beside the sea … Bangor on the north Down coast has turned into Festival City, with something exciting happening...

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In The Mode with Liam Ó Maonlaí

Last year, I had a spellbinding conversation with Eugene Dunphy when the shared his knowledge and passion for Karl Hardebeck, the blind organist, composer, Gaeilgeoir and champion of Irish music. Hardeback was of the...

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The Lau Lowdown

This weekend one of the most talked about contemporary folk bands, Lau, are in the north for a couple of gigs in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry, Thur 6th June, 8pm; in the Black Box...

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A new jazz club for Belfast

A new monthly Jazz Club will be opening in Belfast on Friday 1st March and after that on the first Friday of each month. The venue is upstairs in the new Sunflower Public House...

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Ursula Burns

The hugely popular Literary Lunchtimes at the Ulster Hall, with their readings and specially themed events showcasing works by popular writers, continue tomorrow when you can get the chance to explore the other side...