Category : News

Out to Lunch Festival returns for January 2017

One of the first Northern Irish festivals of the calendar year Out to Lunch returns again from 6 – 29th January with a packed programme of music, comedy and more. Returning for its twelfth year, there looks to be plenty on…

December 6, 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

Trucker Diablo

Trucker Diablo Launch 2nd Pledge Campaign

Lurgan loudness merchants, Trucker Diablo, threatened to go away a couple of years ago and then, whaddya know, came back swinging with their strongest album to date – ‘Rise Above The Noise’ – thanks, in financial terms anyway, to the…

November 20, 2016

Fireland Release ‘Fireland III – Believe Or Die’

  On 18 November 2016, Northern Irish heavy metal band Fireland will release their brand new full-length studio album, entitled Fireland III – Believe Or Die This new album marks a sea change in the band’s history, with the sound…

November 20, 2016

Ciaran Lavery wins NI Music Prize 2016

Friday night saw the 2016 edition of the NI Music Prize take place in Belfast’s Mandela Hall. From a shortlist of twelve albums from the very best in Northern Irish music, there was to be only one winner. Following in…

November 14, 2016


Chordblossom Presents #HMNItakeover

If you haven’t heard by now, Help Musicians UK have set up a base in Northern Ireland and will be doing their best to improve the lives of musicians and help organisations that support them going forward. To celebrate the…

November 9, 2016

Scratch My Progress 2016

Scratch My Progress Class of 2016 Launch

Since its inception, the Oh Yeah Music Centre has offered local musicians a large number of opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t have been open to them. One of the key components of their work is the revered Scratch My Progress programme…

November 7, 2016

Atlantic Sessions 2016

Atlantic Sessions Returns With A Stellar Programme For 2016

The Atlantic Sessions has been a stalwart of the local music scene up the North Coast for a number of years now. For 2016 the festival of sorts returns with a stellar programme of live events for all you music…

November 1, 2016

Clash of the New Breeds

Clash of the New Breeds Deadline Looming

Musicians and bands aged between 14 and 24 years old, should note that the deadline for Volume Control’s Clash of the New Breeds competition is looming large. The team based in the Oh Yeah Music centre are collaborating with Worthington’s Solicitors…

October 12, 2016

Help Musicians UK launches Northern Ireland brand

Last week Help Musicians UK, a leading UK musician’s charity, announced a new focus on Northern Ireland with three new appointments here. The charity, which supports musicians at every stage of their careers and lives, will reveal its new Help…

October 5, 2016

Extensive Sound Of Belfast Programme Announced

Various groups and organisations throughout Northern Ireland continue to look at ways to increase the success and prosperity of the music scene. One such way is the Oh Yeah Music Centre’s Sound of Belfast which continues to grow from strength…

September 29, 2016

The Clameens announce last ever show and stream new track

Derry indie rockers The Clameens have had an exciting few years as a band. They carried the torch for Northern Irish music beyond these shores, with highlights including Liverpool’s Sound City and even a string of festival dates all the way to…

September 26, 2016

PORTS Single Chosen To Front Discover Northern Ireland Advert

It wasn’t too long ago that Shauna Tohill’s Silhouette had the privilege of fronting Discover Northern Ireland’s tourism campaign for the province with their hugely energetic single ‘Can’t Keep Up’. For the 2016/2017 campaign, Tourism NI have opted to go…

September 26, 2016

NI Music Prize Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Northern Ireland Music Prize has just been announced with twelve artists showcasing the wealth of talent our wee country has to offer. Now in its fourth year, the NI Music Prize winner will be announced at the…

September 15, 2016