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Nashville stars light up belfast

The stars of the smash hit television show Nashville came to town this week and the legions of fans that flocked to the SSE Arena in Belfast were certainly not disappointed.

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Scouting for Girls

Scouting for Girls on course for Irish Open gig

English pop-rock stars Scouting For Girls have been confirmed to perform at the closing ceremony of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart on Sunday July 9.

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Field Marshal Montgomery triumph at Pipe Band Championships

The UK Pipe Band and Drum Majors Championships in association with the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA) were held in the stunning surroundings of the Stormont Estate on Saturday June 10.

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AC?DC return to Alexander’s Bar

AC?DC return to Alexander’s Bar

Tribute act AC?DC will be back at Alexander’s Bar in Lisburn next month for another night of high octane music.

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Sam Palladio added to Nashville line up

Sam Palladio added to Nashville line up

Fans of the hit TV show Nashville will be delighted to learn that Sam Palladio has been added to the line up when the cast come to perform at Belfast’s SSE Arena in June.

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Lisburn singer tunes up for album launch

Lisburn singer tunes up for album launch

Regular local entertainment evening ‘The Songbird Cafe’ is back on Friday June 2 and will be the perfect place for local singer songwriter Paul Murphy to launch his new album.

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GOH hosts Sunday Night at the Musicals

GOH hosts Sunday Night at the Musicals

Tickets are on sale for what’s being billed as the biggest concert the Grand Opera House will have seen in a long time, featuring the combined voices of more than 15 local musical societies presenting ‘Sunday Night At The Musicals’.

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Cllr Alexander Redpath (left) with Ulster Orchestra Managing Director Richard Wigley.

Ulster Orchestra to stage its ‘largest ever Lisburn concert’

The Ulster Orchestra will hold its largest ever Lisburn concert during its upcoming season, it has been confirmed.

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ROMANCE IS MUSIC TO NI FESTIVAL GOERS EARS&Festival goers Anna Henry and Taylor Kirk arent ruling out romance at one of this summers festivals following the results of a survey by Boost which found that 62% of NI music lovers admitted they would be up for finding romance at a festival. To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, which is the perfect accompaniment to festivals, the leading drinks company asked the NI public to tell them their favourite things about the hottest summer music events.

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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