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Josh Henry

Just a 19 year old guy who loves writing and music from County Armagh.

Junior Brother: 22nd December 2019

It was a Sunday, slap bang in winter and on the cusp of Christmas, and while the people of Northern Ireland either cosied by the fire or rushed to immerse themselves in the religious experience of the annual markets, Junior…

December 29, 2019

John Quinn

Watch: John Quinn – Mr. Nice

Belfast bred musician John Quinn, one half of acoustic duo Cipasso has released a solo track entitled ‘Mr Nice’. Although, he is not playing the Cajón and singing like in Cispasso but rather challenging himself and the other half of…

November 19, 2019

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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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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

Mitch McAteer

Stream: Mitch McAteer – I Hate That I Love You

“I Hate That I Love You” is a new track by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Mitch McAteer from his recently released debut EP “Lost in The Wild”. The song begins with hazy guitar, and an infrequent drum beat which becomes more…

May 14, 2019

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Stream: Joshua Burnside – Northern Winds

Northern Irish songwriter Joshua Burnside has released a live version of his track ‘Northern Winds’ at Elmwood Hall, which is part of an upcoming live album which features cuts from his discography, including award winning album EPHRATA, as well as…

May 6, 2019

Kojaque – 1st May 2019

Roughly a year ago in a dusty and peculiar smelling university accommodation, I went to my mate Alex’s room and listened to music. He’d been eager to share a new artist he’d been digging. I soon found myself in a…

May 6, 2019

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Interview: Leo Miyagee

The name Leo Miyagee wasn’t familiar to me a few months earlier, which is strange since ever since I’ve heard the name so many other things started falling into place. That being a collection of Northern Irish rap artists such…

April 10, 2019

Andy Irvine – 17th January 2019

Any IrvineThursday 17th January 2019 – Black Box, Belfast I must confess that I am new to Irish Folk music, in that this was my first ever gig witnessing trad music first hand.  Before Andy Irvine took to the stage, there was the obligatory purchasing of drinks,…

January 20, 2019

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Snow Patrol, Ryan McMullan & Sam Fender – 7th December 2018

Snow Patrol with support from Ryan McMullan & Sam Fender Friday 7th December 2018 – SSE Arena, Belfast In the space of an hour, I went from slouched on my couch, “revising,” to boarding a train, my heart beating out of…

December 11, 2018

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Joshua Burnside & Once There Was A King – 30th November 2018

Joshua Burnside, Once There Was A King Friday 30th November 2018 – The Duncairn Arts Centre On 30th November, Joshua Burnside, with support from Once There Was A King, played the Duncairn Arts Centre on what was a dark and…

December 4, 2018

Stream: Kitt Philippa – Grace

Kitt Philippa, hailing from County Armagh, has released the follow up to her last single ‘Human’, itself released back in June. This is ‘Grace’. ‘Grace’ is a gentle and meditative piece detailing the experience of intimacy with another person. Lyrics like…

November 5, 2018

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Jack Bashful – Obsidian

Jack Bashful aka Tom Higgins is a Northern Irish rapper who hails from Lurgan, Co. Armagh and this is his first album and follows an EP ‘Fictional Clientele’ (March 2018) and a beat tape ‘Hushed In Blue’ (June 2018). The…

October 18, 2018

Girls Names – 15th June 2018

Girls Names album launch with support from Ghost Office & Fears Friday 15th June 2018 – Black Box, Belfast On Friday 15th June, to celebrate the release of their fourth album Stains On Silence, Girls Names decided to christen the album…

June 18, 2018

Stendhal Sessions – 2nd November 2017

Stendhal Sessions: Silences, No Oil Paintings & Rosborough Thursday 2nd November 2017 – Riverside Theatre, Coleraine On Thursday 2nd November at the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine, Stendhal Festival brought together three local acts together all bringing different yet energetic sounds….

November 6, 2017