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NI Festival lovers say they are open to romance

To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, leading drinks company Boost carried out a survey to find out the festival favourites of Northern Ireland’s music lovers.

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Music of Johnny Cash comes to life in Lisburn

Music of Johnny Cash comes to life in Lisburn

The music of the legendary Johnny Cash will be brought to life when ‘Cash Returns’ comes to the Island Hall in Lisburn on Friday June 2.

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The launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2017 at the Dirty Onion on Thursday May 11.
From left are Lee Hedley (performer), Davy Watson (performer), Karen Sheals-Hoy from American Holidays, the Rev Doc (performer), Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Crawford, Linda McLaughlin (performer), Stephen Rafferty (performer) and at the front Mervyn Crawford (performer).
Photo by Tony Murray for Excalibur Press/Belfast City Blues Festival

For more info contact Tina Calder tina@excaliburpress.co.uk | 07982628911


The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.
 
Now in its 9th year, it�"s one of the biggest blues festivals in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is the widest reaching music festival in Belfast. With it's loyal following The Belfast City Blues Festival, sponsored by American Holidays draws crowds from far and wide.
For more information, festival listings and tickets log onto www.belfastcityblues.com or connect with the Belfast City Blues Festival official F

Belfast gets the blues with the launch of the annual City Festival

The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.

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Holywood Harmony organisers reveal expansion

Holywood Harmony organisers reveal expansion

Organisers of the Holywood Harmony Festival have announced a series of expansion plans that will see the event grow in size over the coming weeks.

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The Mac celebrates 50th anniversary of Velvet Underground’s debut release

The Mac celebrates 50th anniversary of Velvet Underground’s debut release

The Mac is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of The Velvet Underground’s debut album with a special night on Saturday (May 20).

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Mayor hosts concert in aid of TinyLife

Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE, hosted a concert on behalf of his chosen charity, Tinylife at the Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island on Thursday May 4.

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Ruairi McSorley, AKA, Frostbit Boy, got the party started at the launch of the Farmers Bash at the SSE Arena, Belfast, today as he showed country singing star Lisa McHugh and radio presenter Kirsty McMurray from Downtown Country a few jiving moves while Derek Ryan provides the musical accompaniment. The Farmer Bash will take place on October 6, 2017 at Belfast's prestigious SSE Arena featuring popular, high-caliber country music artists and professional production values on a thunderous purpose built stage. It's expected to attract thousands of Irish country music and country jiving fans from across Ireland and beyond to see their musical heroes perform at the country party of a lifetime. This ambitious event, sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, presented by LSFX Productions, will be the UK & Ireland's BIGGEST EVER indoor Country Music Dance. Tickets are on sale for the Farmers Bash from 10am on Saturday 6th May priced at ?28.00 and ?30.00 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.ssearenabelfast.com Picture

Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the Farmers’ Bash

The biggest event of the year for country music and jiving fans across Northern Ireland has been announced at the official launch of the Farmers’ Bash, which will storm its way into Belfast’s SSE Arena later this year.

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Imelda May announces Belfast return

Imelda May announces Belfast return

Imelda May is set to return to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast later this year, it’s been announced.

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Friends and family remember Noel with a special charity night

Friends and family remember Noel with a special charity night

Last year Lisburn man Noel McMaster, who was well known in the city not only for his performances with the band Bakerloo Junction, but also as a music teacher, sadly passed away following a long battle with cancer.

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Muse and Biffy Clyro lined up for Vital

Muse and Biffy Clyro lined up for Vital

It has been announced that Muse will headline Belfast Vital on August 23 at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields with tickets going on sale next Friday, May 5 at 9am.

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Emeli Sande set to play headliner at CuHSq

Emeli Sande set to play headliner at CuHSq

Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé has revealed that she will be performing a headline show at CHSq on Wednesday August 16.

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Musical showcase will be chronically fabulous

Musical showcase will be chronically fabulous

Local woman Debbie Deboo is helping to organise a musical showcase to raise much needed funds for ‘Chronically Fabulous’, a project which aims to promote body confidence for those with a chronic illness or disability.

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Lisburn concert will raise money for charity

Lisburn concert will raise money for charity

A Ccarity concert has been arranged in The Island Hall Theatre in Lisburn on Friday October 27 in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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Paramore bring exhilarating show to Waterfront

Paramore bring exhilarating show to Waterfront

Long regarded as an exhilarating live act, Paramore will be playing at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Friday, June 28.

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The music of Nashville come to the Island

The music of Nashville come to the Island

A taste of Nashville comes to Lisburn’s Island Arts Centre on May 12 in the style of the famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen, each recording artists in their own right, come together for an evening of songs “in the round” from the music city.

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Pond Park Primary choir will be in fine voice at competition final

Pond Park Primary choir will be in fine voice at competition final

This weekend pupils from Pond Park Primary School will be in fine voice when they compete in the BBC Radio Ulster School Choir of the Year live final at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

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10/4/17: 'Belfast Pops Orchestra', joined by Scott Macaulay (recently on BBC One's 'Let it Shine'), will be performing an evening of 'Popular Classics' on Saturday 17 June at 7.30pm at Methodist College Belfast. Proceeds from this special evening will go towards sponsoring an RNIB Talking Book. For over 80 years RNIB's Talking Books service has helped to end isolation for blind and partially sighted people with the freedom to read again. Tickets �15, available from Matchetts Music, Wellington Place, Belfast or eventbrite.com  Picture: Michael Cooper

Local musicians raise money for charity

The Belfast Pops Orchestra, which includes members from the Lisburn area, will be performing an evening of ‘Popular Classics’ on Saturday June 17 at 7.30pm at Methodist College Belfast to raise funds to sponsor an RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Talking Book.

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Guns N Roses singer, Axl Rose, pictured performing in the SSE Arena in Belfast in 2010. (Photo: Justin Kernoghan)

Full Slane lineup confirmed

The full lineup for this year’s Slane Castle concert has been revealed.

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Friends pupils lend their voices to support Mary Peters concert

Friends pupils lend their voices to support Mary Peters concert

Pupils from Friends’ Singers, Friends’ School Lisburn are helping Dame Mary Peters in her race to a million by singing for her at Go The Distance Concert in Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey on Thursday April 6 at 7.45pm.

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The Lindsay Chorale at a recent event.

Lindsay Chorale in fine voice

The Lindsay Chorale’s annual concert takes place on Friday April 21 in Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church Hall, commencing at 7.45pm.

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