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On The Rise 2020

2020: On The Rise

Ones to watch lists can sometimes be a flawed endeavour as there are undoubtedly artists and bands who will breakout but for most their road to genuine success will have taken years and years. Our One The Rise list for…

January 28, 2020

Northern Irish Albums of the Year 2019

Another year and another bounty of incredible albums. This was the year of widely anticipated debut albums, a momentous collaboration and a few familiar faces; albums with catchy hooks, others experimented, some self reflected and others looked to bigger concepts….

January 9, 2020

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Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2019: 25 – 1

With the passing of another year, the two major events of Spotify Wrapped and Christmas both fading in memory, it’s time for another end of year list and a look back at the best music 2019 had to offer us….

January 8, 2020

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Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2019: 50 – 26

With the passing of another year, the two major events of Spotify Wrapped and Christmas both fading in memory, it’s time for another end of year list and a look back at the best music 2019 had to offer us….

January 6, 2020

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MOMENTUM: David Gilmore – Elixir

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 10, 2019

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MOMENTUM: cbakl

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 10, 2019

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MOMENTUM: Banjaxed Records

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 10, 2019

Jordan Adetunji - Photography by Ben Magee

MOMENTUM: NI Mixtape

As we reach the middle of our week long coverage of the Hip Hop and Rap scene in Northern Ireland, let us present a selection of the finest songs from the scene worthy of your attention. Hyfin- ‘IG’ For an…

October 8, 2019

Dena Anuk$a Dena Anuk$a - Photography by Nance Hall

MOMENTUM: Dena Anuk$a

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 7, 2019

Creating A Space - Photography By Nance Hall

MOMENTUM: Creating A Space

Here at Chordblossom, we are committed to covering the latest and best in Northern Irish music. This week, we are dedicating our coverage to the growing grass-roots Hip Hop and Rap movement occurring in NI. From groups such as Mabfield…

October 6, 2019

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Ward Park 2019 Artist Preview

Ahead of Snow Patrol’s third Ward Park extravaganza, we thought we would give you a run down of the other musicians making up the bill. Kitt Philippa There aren’t many that can convey beauty and grace is music so effortlessly…

May 24, 2019

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How To Stay Sane At A Music Festival Abroad

I came of age at music festivals as a teenager. There was nothing better than being at a festival with some great bands playing, a looser grasp of the law, and open-minded people to befriend. Music festivals gave me a…

April 26, 2019

Outsourced 2018

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs Of 2018

Whether you are a regular or a casual visitor to Chordblossom we hope our passion for local music comes across loud and clear. Thankfully it isn’t just us that are passionate about Northern Irish music, there are a wide variety…

January 15, 2019

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Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2018: 50 – 26

You’re probably not reading this, you’ve probably skipped straight to the list below. But if you are, just a word to say that it was another incredible year of music from Northern Ireland. Artists old and new have had a…

January 8, 2019

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Bird & Bramble: Cover Gigs – Can you play the Gambler?

Cover gigs have become the backbone of our local music industry. Without these regular, mostly well-paid, jobs, local musicians would struggle to make ends meet. If musicians can’t sustain themselves financially, how in hell are they going to be able…

March 29, 2018