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Snow Patrol frontman honoured at NI Music Prize

Gary Lightbody, the singer, songwriter, musician and Snow Patrol front-man, will be presented with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’ award at the NI Music Prize in the Ulster Hall, Belfast, on November 15.

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NI Music Prize announces concert line up

NI Music Prize announces concert line up

As part of this year’s Sound of Belfast Festival, the NI Music Prize winner will be announced on November 15, following a concert at the Ulster Hall with performances from six of the nominees.

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Buskfest Banbridge 23rd June 2018: Winner of the Spirit of Buskfest: Sins of a Cynic. �Edward & Paul Byrne Photography

Music fans flock to BuskFest

Celebrating a fabulous 15 years of promoting the best in busking talent, Banbridge BuskFest hit all the right notes on Saturda June 23 when locals and visitors descended upon the town to enjoy an afternoon of eclectic entertainment performed by a menagerie of marvellous musical talent from all corners of Ireland and the UK.

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L-R Mark Wilson, Liam Bradley, Sean Og Graham, Brian Finnegan, Aidan O'Rourke and John Joe Kelly

Armagh brought to life with ‘Night Ride’ music

Ed Sheeran’s 3Arena Dublin support act, Beoga with Brian Finnegan, who also performed with the star at Glastonbury, have followed their high profile ‘Galway Girl’ success with a re-imagined piece of music, used to tell the story of Armagh from the eyes of a visitor.

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Country star Lisa McHugh is back on the road again

Country star Lisa McHugh is back on the road again

The talented and extremely popular Lisa McHugh is set to delight local audiences in Armagh later this month, when she performs at the city’s Market Place Theatre on January 25. The Glaswegian singer has won 14 awards to date in under three years, including Female Vocalist of The Year three years running, and Outstanding Achievement on the World Stage 2012 when she appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of the legendary Gene Watson. Lisa’s 2018 tour actually kicks off next week in Castleblayney, and she will be performing all over the country between then and the end of March, with her run of shows finishing off in Cookstown’s Burnavon Theatre. The curtain at the Armagh gig goes up at 8pm and tickets, priced from £23.50 are on sale from the Market Place Theatre Box Office on 028 3752 1821.

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Eddi returns to NI

Eddi returns to NI

Scottish songstress Eddi Reader returns to our shores next month and will be performing at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace on February 17, and the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on February 18.

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The late Tom Petty.

Tom Petty remembered

The US singer-songwriter, who passed away yesterday, has had a career spanning 40 years and 20 albums including solo releases, plus work with his band The Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys.

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Banbridge bands confirmed for Sunflowerfest line-up

Banbridge bands confirmed for Sunflowerfest line-up

Banbridge acts Nasa Assassin, known for their space age rock style, and Screaming Eagles, known for their song ‘Rock N Roll Soul’ which features in Amazon prime series ‘Sneaky Pete’, have been announced as part of the full line-up for Sunflowerfest, scheduled to take over Tubby’s Farm, Hillsborough from Friday July 28 – Sunday July 30.

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