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Robert Brown

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

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A Musical Celebration Of Stevie Martin

In memory of Derry musician Stevie Martin, the Nerve Centre will be hosting a musical celebration in his honour. On Saturday 4th March 2017, a host of this country’s finest musicians will take to the stage to celebrate his life and also…

February 5, 2017

AVA Festival

AVA Festival Makes Welcome Return For 2017

After another successful year AVA Festival returns to the confines of T13 Belfast for its first full weekend outing. Set to take place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June 2017, this will be its most ambitious undertaking yet. For…

February 5, 2017

Sunflowerfest 2017

Applications Open For Artists To Play Sunflowerfest 2017

It wouldn’t be festival season in Northern Ireland without the Hillsborough based, Sunflowerfest. Set across three days it usually merges a wealth of Irish talent with some bigger name acts from across the sea for a brilliant family friendly event….

February 5, 2017

Five Years: A Reflection

Five Years: A Reflection

Today marks a special day for us as we celebrate our fifth birthday. It was on 1st February 2012 that Chordblossom first went live I don’t think anyone imagined that we would have accomplished so much or even still be…

February 1, 2017

Bulleit Bourbon Battle Of the Bands

Bulleit Bourbon Battle Of The Bands

The Pavilion Bar in Belfast are once again hosting a competition for bands and musicians to win big. Titled the ‘Bulleit Bourbon Battle Of The Bands‘, the grand prize is a whopping £1,000 in cash which would go a long…

January 2, 2017

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Outsourced: Top Northern Irish Songs Of 2016

We published our list of favourite songs released by Northern Irish musicians quite recently but thought it would be wise to get some external thoughts. As a result, we asked several movers and shakers within the local music scene for…

December 31, 2016

Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Top 25 Northern Irish Songs of 2016

Every year we think it would be lovely to put together a list of our thoughts on the best tracks released by musicians and bands from Northern Ireland. While it is indeed lots of fun rediscovering old favourites and enjoying…

December 26, 2016

12 Songs of Christmas Via Northern Ireland

12 Songs of Christmas Via Northern Ireland

Christmas is looming and we thought we would try our best this year not to be too scrooge like. With a jolly hurrah, we thought a festive round up was appropriate. We have brought together a selection of tracks, some…

December 22, 2016

The Crying Scene

Premiere: The Crying Scene – Plano, TX

If you are a musician or work in the local music scene and haven’t come across Taylor Johnson yet, then I’m not sure where you have been hiding. The young man frequently appears on BBC Radio Ulster championing new music,…

December 19, 2016

Our Krypton Son - Relics

Premiere: Our Krypton Son – Relics

Frequently touted as one of our nation’s most talented songwriters, Chris McConaghy aka Our Krypton Son is set to release his sophomore album, Fleas & Diamonds in February of next year through Smalltown America. After an advance listen we can safely say…

December 19, 2016

Franklyn Band Photo

Watch: Franklyn – Friends

Formed at the tail end of 2015, Franklyn marked a new chapter for four formerly predominant musicians from the local music scene. Owen, Enda & Stephen (General Fiasco) combine with Paul (The Jane Bradfords) for some guitar heavy indie rock….

December 15, 2016

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Northern Irish Musicians Invade the Lyric

Collaborations between organisations and individuals can often produce fantastic results, just take Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail’s album, Sea Legs if you need an example. The Lyric Theatre are pleased to announce that three local musicians will be involved in…

December 14, 2016

3 Bands In 3 Years

3 Bands In 3 Years Funding Announced

Help Musicians UK recently launched a branch in Northern Ireland and they will be offering musicians from the province a range of funding opportunities. The first of these is 3:3 – 3 Bands in 3 Years which will support emerging…

November 29, 2016

Mojo Fury Moira Calling

Moira Calling Offer Early Bird Special For 2017

After a very successful debut event, the organisers of Moira Calling are pleased to confirm that it will return in 2017. They aren’t quite ready to start unveiling any of the line-up yet however, you should keep Saturday 9th September…

November 21, 2016

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Premiere: Ryan McMullan – A Winter’s Coat

Following the release of his debut EP, Listen, back in March 2015, new material from Ryan McMullan has been non-existent. Not to say that the Portaferry native has been resting on his laurels, rather he has been broadening his horizons…

November 16, 2016