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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

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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

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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

Other Voices Belfast

Other Voices returns to Belfast

The prestigious Other Voices made its last and first visit to Belfast back in 2017, showcasing some of the best acts locally and from around Ireland. Now they’re set to return on Saturday 15th June, once again in Belfast’s picturesque Duncairn…

May 29, 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

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2019 kicks off tomorrow

One of the biggest and most densely packed out festivals running in Northern Ireland is celebrating its 20th year. The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival returns once again from tomorrow until 12th May for ten days of music, art and culture without the K….

April 30, 2019

Women's Work Festival 2019

Women’s Work Festival 2019

Women’s Work Festival has launched its fresh, new programme which is now into its fourth successful year. The festival, with Oh Yeah Music Centre at the helm, is a celebration of women in music, spanning  five days and nights and…

April 15, 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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Isobel Anderson & Alliance For Choice Combine For Pro Choice Campaign

Isobel Anderson and Alliance For Choice recently announced a new collaboration. The song and incoming for video “_4284_ (I’m a Life)” is a part of the new campaign I’m a Life to make abortion free, safe and legal in Northern…

February 15, 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

AVA Festival Lineup Announcement

One of the biggest music events of the year returns in 2019 with a strong a line up as ever. Following the massive success of 2018, the AVA festival looks to continue its run of successful outings with one of…

January 27, 2019

Saint Sapphire sign to Sony Music Entertainment

While we are all comfortable in the knowledge that the best music in the world comes from our small corner of the globe, it’s always nice to see it recognised on a global stage. So it was with great excitement…

January 21, 2019