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Robert Brown

Editor of Chordblossom. Local music aficionado. Amateur League Footballer. Long Distance Runner

Omonoko - Chordblossom Kickstart 2019 Winners

Omonoko Win Kickstart 2019

In arguably what has been our highest quality year for entries, we are a little saddened to have to just select one overall winner for our Kickstart competition. After over a week and a half of deliberations our judging panel…

July 1, 2019

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Kickstart 2019 Finalists

We had real difficulty in narrowing down the initial entries for Kickstart this year and our panellists all felt the same trying to choose our finalists. As a result, we ended up with five finalists rather than our usual four….

June 19, 2019

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Kickstart 2019 Shortlist

With over eighty entries to the 2019 edition of our Kickstart competition, it was always going to be very difficult to narrow them down to a shortlist of twenty. Our team of contributors spent hours last week listening to a…

June 11, 2019

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Chordblossom Presents: Kickstart 2019

We hope the phrase better late than never will come to mind as we announce Kickstart 2019. For a variety of reasons we toyed with the idea of putting the Kickstart programme on hold for a year. However, after much…

May 20, 2019

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Ward Park Free Announced

Snow Patrol complete the trilogy of live gigs in Ward Park, Bangor this weekend with a huge bill of local talent. They will be joined by the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Ash, Foy Vance to name but a…

May 19, 2019

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Interview: Phil Taggart

From initially playing bass in Colenso Parade to his current occupation as Radio One’s new music expert, label owner and gig promoter, there can be few better placed to offer up advice to budding musicians than Phil Taggart. Thankfully the…

May 5, 2019

Stendhal 2019

Stendhal 2019 To Feature Basement Jaxx & Hot House Flowers

It is festival announcement time and with both Sunflowerfest and Moira Calling taking a break, the pressure was on Stendhal to deliver a worthy line-up. As usual the organisers don’t disappoint with Stendhal 2019 to feature a headline set from…

April 2, 2019

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Introducing: #100 – Many a Son

Name: Many a Son Formed: Summer 2017 Hometown: Castlerock Genre: Alt-Folk Line-Up: Ross Johnston (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) & Jordan Orr (Lead guitar, backing vocals) ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name We wanted a…

March 28, 2019

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Rebekah Fitch – live at The MAC – 5th March 2019

There are few local artists brave enough to book a 350 capacity venue for a headline show but then Rebekah Fitch hasn’t gotten to where she is now by playing it safe. Over the last few years, the songwriter has…

March 7, 2019

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Evening Showcases Announced For Output 2019

The evening showcases for Ireland’s largest one-day music conference and showcase have been announced. With over forty artists and bands playing in across Belfast in the evening, Output 2019 should be unmissable This year Chordblossom will be teaming up with…

February 10, 2019

Jealous of the Birds Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify

Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – December 2018 & January 2019

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from SOAK, Tommy Jag, Problem Patterns and many more.

February 5, 2019

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Premiere: Kelan Galligan Featuring Reevah – Far Away The Castle

Having impressed with debut singles of ‘Brightens Me’ and ‘Snowball’, Derry songwriter Kelan Galligan starts off 2019 with his latest release ‘Far Away The Castle‘. Reminiscent of early offerings from Joshua Radin, ‘Far Away The Castle’ sees Galligan teaming up…

January 31, 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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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – November 2018

Our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland spotify playlist has received its latest update. Check out new tracks from Gemma Bradley, Cormac Neeson, TOUTS and many more. 

December 3, 2018

The Wood Burning Savages - Northern Ireland Music Prize 2018

NI Music Prize 2018 – The Wood Burning Savages Do The Double

The NI Music Prize stepped up to the big leagues for 2018 with a move to the legendary Ulster Hall and a host of new prizes up for grabs. Hannah Peel had the task of opening proceedings and put togehter…

November 16, 2018