Daily Archives : January 1, 2012

The Role of Music in Football

  With Euros upon us, we thought we’d take a look at how music is used in football. From the anthems to the crazy songs made by the fans. Everyone seems to go a bit crazy, sentimental and patriotic when…

January 1, 2012

Music Buying Habits

  How much do you value your music collection? Do you begrudge paying for music you know you can probably get for free? We take a look at how music buying habits have changed over the past few decades and…

January 1, 2012

LinkFest set for Derry debut

  In a year of firsts, Derry will play host to a brand new festival dedicated to 100% live local music. Coming off the back of a string of successful events and concerts (Peace One Day concert) Derry has shown…

January 1, 2012

Head Returns

  Back in January of this year it came to light that Belfast’s biggest independent music store, Head, would be closing down. This was met with major disappointment and anger within the local music scene and by the general public,…

January 1, 2012

Glasgowbury CD Sampler Reviews

  The countdown to Glasgowbury has begun and for those of you who can’t quite decide which acts to see, Chordblossom’s advice would be to try and pick up a copy of the Glasgowbury sampler, free with last week’s issue…

January 1, 2012

Glasgowbury Through the Years

Glasgowbury has come a long way since it’s first concert in 2000. Just seeing how the festival has developed over the years is admiral and shows what can grow out of something small – of course with hard work and…

January 1, 2012

Glasgowbury Time Clashes

  When the line-up for a festival is released there are always expressions of joy as we see how many of our favourite acts will be playing that year. Glasgowbury is the biggest it has even been this year featuring…

January 1, 2012

Behind the Lyrics #1 – Jason Clarke

In this new feature, “Behind the Lyrics”, we will take a look in depth at song lyrics and get the true meaning from the artist. While we all love to adapt songs to our own personal experiences, it can be…

January 1, 2012

Behind the Job #4 – Bill Campbell

This Edition of Behind the Job takes a look at a local composer who has won prestigious competitions and has had his work performed by world class orchestras with many broadcasts on BBC, RTE and Slovenian radio. Bangor based Bill…

January 1, 2012

Are Music Festivals for Masochists?

  I have a hat! Not because I like hats. No, I have a funny shaped head, and hats do not sit well on my dome. I have a hat because music festival season is once again in full swing….

January 1, 2012

What the VyRT?

  30 Seconds to Mars (30STM) have always maintained an interactive relationship with their fans, ‘The Echelon’. While making their previous album they held a digital summit on the internet to allow The Echelon to record vocals that would be…

January 1, 2012

Looking Forward to Stendhal Festival

With STENDHAL FESTIVAL right around the corner, we thought it was only right to have a quick chin-wag with its founder, John Cartwright, to discuss the musical selection process, the origins of the festivals name, what is planned in way…

January 1, 2012

Music and Mental Illness

  On our quest to do some research into how the brain reacts to music, we could never have predicted that we would discover music (and creativity in general) could be linked to mental illness. But before you decide to…

January 1, 2012

Music Teaching Methods

  You might be surprised to know that there are many different ways to learn music. All around the world, the practice of learning music is done in different ways. Our own experience in the UK/Ireland would be to learn…

January 1, 2012

The Benefits of Listening to Music

  Medical practitioners often talk about how music can have a positive effect on our health. Music Therapy is widely used to treat a number of physical and mental conditions. There are 2 types of therapy – actively taking part…

January 1, 2012