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Robert Brown

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

a litany of failures volume ii

A Litany Of Failures Release Volume 2

A Litany of Failures Volume II brings together 18 bands from across the island of Ireland to showcase the strength of independent music. The compilation is being released on a double-vinyl gatefold and were celebrated with gigs in Dublin, Belfast, Cork,…

July 29, 2018

Goat’s Toe Hosts Soundwaves Music Festival

It is a busy time for music fans this weekend as the Mandela Hall in Belfast hosts its final gig while Hillsborough is the venue for Sunflowerfest. For those living in Bangor and a little reluctant to travel too far,…

July 25, 2018

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Watch: Peter J McCauley – Where We Belong

As RAMS’ Pocket Radio, Peter J McCauley released a stunning debut album, toured throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, UK & Ireland and made appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, SXSW and Electric Picnic so we were all surprised when he…

July 17, 2018

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Stendhal Expands And Unveils Full Line-Up For 2018

Every year the team behind Stendhal raise the bar and put on an incredible festival in the wilds of Limavady, by the looks of the 2018 programme they could be on to another winner. Taking place on Thursday 9th through…

July 15, 2018

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Introducing: #97 – Jack Bashful

Name: Jack Bashful Formed: September 2017 Hometown: Lurgan, Co Armagh Genre: Hip-hop ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name This is a question I always struggle to answer. People always ask me this and I…

July 13, 2018

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Dalriada Festival Set For This Weekend

This weekend the beautiful grounds of Glenarm Castle will again host the Dalriada Festival. The festival features a varied programme of action packed events to include World Class Highland Games, Europe’s Strongest Man, Live Wrestling, Wife Carrying Championships, Pipe Band Championships,…

July 12, 2018

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – June 2018 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for June 2018. 

July 5, 2018

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Our Back Yard Festival Returns This Weekend

Local festivals like Stendhal and Sunflowerfest have grown from being niche DIY events to being premier live music events that are able to attract not only musicians from across Ireland but much further afield. For music fans looking to get…

June 27, 2018

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Introducing: #96 – MoonMen

Name: MoonMen Formed: 2018 Hometown: Derry Genre: Alternative Rock Line-up: Sean – Vocals | Aaron – Drums | Conall – Guitar/Vox | Shane – Bass ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name A MoonMan by…

June 15, 2018

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DIY Festival ‘Coaster’ Announced For July

This July the inaugural outing of Coaster takes place in the seaside town of Portrush. Put together by CATALAN!‘s Ewen Friers, the DIY event is billed as a celebration of all that is good about local music. A music festival…

June 10, 2018

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Introducing: #95 – Ex-Isles

Name: Ex-Isles Formed: 2017 Hometown: Belfast Genre: Dark Swoon Line-up: Pete Devlin – Vocals/Guitar | James Joys – Piano ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your band name It grew out of what our lyrics were addressing,…

June 8, 2018

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – May 2018 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for May 2018. 

June 5, 2018

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Smorgasbord Takes Over Voodoo This June

Smorgasbord is the brain child of the multi-talented Steven Donnelly, a fixture in the local music scene for many years. His latest endeavour Rackus Rattus Promo have curated an eclectic mix of artists to play Smorgasbord, an inaugural series of events…

May 31, 2018

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Sunflowerfest Returns For 2018 with One Earth Theme

It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching festival season yet again. With our thoughts turning to summer, it is the job of festival organisers to entice us with stellar line-ups and other features to get us to…

May 21, 2018

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Pale Lanterns Crowned Winners Of Kickstart 2018

On Saturday evening at Foundry in Belfast our Kickstart competition came to a close for yet another year. We were treated to brilliant sets from our finalists SX-70, Pale Lanterns, Gemma Bradley and Paper/Boy with each doing their best to impress…

May 16, 2018