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NI Unplugged

NI Unplugged compilation raising money for Help Musicians NI

Last week a compilation album was released on Bandcamp to raise funds for music charity Help Musicians Northern Ireland. Titled NI Unplugged, the collaborative project led by Caitlin Palmer of No Matter features over 50 acoustic tracks from Northern Irish…

May 20, 2020

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Chordblossom X Help Musicians BIG Quiz

The creative arts sector in Northern Ireland is one of the many sectors currently struggling with the Coronavirus fallout. Help Musicians recently launched their Coronavirus Hardship Fund and we thought it would only be right that we try and raise…

April 18, 2020

Help Musicians launch Coronavirus Financial Hardship fund

This week Help Musicians announced details of an incredible £5 million fund for musicians going through financial hardship due to the Coronavirus. The effect of the virus and the restrictions on everyday life has had a staggering effect on the…

March 28, 2020

And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar announce huge mental health awareness show

Today North Coast heavyweights And So I Watch You From Afar announced a massive show to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention in aid of three charities. Taking place on Saturday 28th March, the OK? festival sees the band spearhead a…

March 2, 2020

Quiet Arch founder Lyndon Stephens has passed away

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Quiet Arch founder Lyndon Stephens yesterday morning. Lyndon was a giant of music in Belfast and beyond, with a legacy that stretched far beyond the recent years of Quiet Arch….

January 11, 2020

Atlantic Sessions 2019 kick off soon

The North Coast’s Atlantic Sessions return for an incredible 11th year this month, with a busy schedule of events. A full programme of shows will run all weekend from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November. As always with Atlantic Sessions, it’s the…

November 4, 2019

Output Belfast

Applications to Showcase at Output Belfast 2020 Open

Every year Belfast hosts the largest music conference in Ireland and alongside of host of invaluable talks, panels and discussions, the evening features over 40 bands/artists showcasing their live shows. These evening showcases are curated by a multitude of movers…

October 28, 2019

Sound of Belfast 2019 announced

The ten day music festival Sound of Belfast is returning for its sixth year from 1st – 10th November with perhaps its most diverse range of events yet. While Sound of Belfast has never been short of live shows, this year’s schedule…

October 3, 2019

More Than Conquerors announce 10-year anniversary show

With the proliferation of new musical talent in Northern Ireland at the end of the decade, for many it remains difficult to forget the artists who paved the way for the music scene as we now know it. Alternative rock…

September 5, 2019

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Snow Patrol to receive Oh Yeah Legend Award

Hot on the heels of the longlists for this year’s Northern Ireland Music Prize being released, the recipient of the next Oh Yeah Legend Award was announced this week. The winners of the special award this year will be none other than…

August 20, 2019

Stendhal 2019

Preview: Stendhal 2019

Is your weekend ahead looking a bit bare? You’d be hardpressed to find a better use of your time in Northern Ireland this weekend than Stendhal Festival. The festival returns to Limavady once again, with a three day schedule. With…

August 11, 2019

COASTER returns for a second year

With festival season in full swing, it is once again time to return to the coast. ‘Coaster’ returns to The Atlantic Bar for a day of local music and festivities. Headlined by alt-rock darlings Jealous Of The Birds, and flanked…

July 21, 2019

Hannah Peel nominated for Emmy

With the Emmy nominations announced this week, one name in particular seemed familiar. Northern Irish musician Hannah Peel has been nominated for her soundtrack on the HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. Hailing from Craigavon and now residing back in Northern Ireland after…

July 19, 2019

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

Scratch My Progress 2019 open for applications

The Oh Yeah Centre‘s flagship talent development programme is returning once again for 2019/2020. Since 2010 Scratch My Progress has helped numerous new artists in Northern Ireland make a breakthrough in their music career. Featurning alumni that includes winners of Northern Irish music prizes…

June 27, 2019