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Robert Brown

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

Output 2018 Evening Showcases Announced

The Output music conference and industry showcase event has become a permanent fixture of the music calendar in Northern Ireland. Output 2018 will take place on Thursday 8 February and the conference will feature a wide range of talks and…

January 9, 2018

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2017

Northern Irish Songs Of The Year 2017: Part 2 (25 – 1)

So you’re here for the grand conclusion and great sum up of 2017. Frist we suggest you read and listen to 50 – 26 first and perhaps the opinions of the key players in the music industry here. Ok with…

January 8, 2018

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – November & December 2017 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for November & December 2017. 

January 5, 2018

Outsourced Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2017

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs Of 2017

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 3, 2018

Northern Irish Songs of the Year 2017

Northern Irish Songs Of The Year 2017: Part 1 (50 – 26)

End of year lists can prove to be divisive for a variety of reasons but we feel it is important to highlight and champion the best music released over the course of 2017. It has been another busy and productive…

January 1, 2018

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Help Musicians Launch Support Helpline

In 2016 the Music and Depression campaign revealed their recent study showed that people working in the music industry are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and other mental health related problems. Music charity Help Musicians are…

December 11, 2017

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Watch: Lost Avenue – Audrey

Lost Avenue are nearing elder statesman status in the Northern Irish music scene with their brand of alternative rock floating around Derry since 2010. Like a fine wine, the band have matured with age and their latest release marks the…

December 10, 2017

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Watch: Rosborough – Burn Blue

After success in bands like Kharma 45 and Intermission and a great track record in nurturing young musicians in the Nerve Centre, it is time for Glen Rosborough to take some of the limelight for himself. Stepping out from the…

November 13, 2017

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Joshua Burnside Wins Northern Ireland Music Prize 2017

The 2017 iteration of the Northern Ireland Music Prize offered up some quality albums and at a ceremony in the Mandela Hall on Saturday night the winner was announced. Walking away with the prize was EPHRATA, the debut album from…

November 12, 2017

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – October 2017 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for October 2017. 

November 5, 2017

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Other Voices Belfast

Other Voices has rightly grown into one of the key events in the calendar of the music industry as musicians, managers, press, labels, A&R and of course fans pile into the small town of Dingle for one merry weekend of…

November 2, 2017

Other Voices Belfast 2017

Other Voices Visits Belfast

If you examine the bucket list of many Irish music fans and musicians, you would be sure to find the opportunity to play at Other Voices right near the top. Each December sees the best artists from Ireland along with…

October 20, 2017

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Sound Of Belfast Returns For 4th Outing

The Sound of Belfast festival returns for its fourth year aimed at showcasing the great local talent on offer in Northern Ireland. The programme for 2017 shows that we have an abundance of musical talent on our shores, that deserves…

October 17, 2017


Introducing: #93 – PeterO

Name: PeterO Hometown: Belfast Genre: Alternative Rock /Singer-Songwriter ◀ Q & A ▶ ▶ Tell us about your artist name In my first job there were three different people called Peter, including me. Since my second name is ‘O’Callaghan’, I soon…

October 13, 2017

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Fresh Music From Northern Ireland – September 2017 Playlist

Welcome to our Fresh Music From Northern Ireland Spotify Playlist for September 2017. 

October 5, 2017