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Singles Club – January 2017

Happy New Year to you all. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I thought I’d at least make one relating to my wee column. My resolution was to clear the decks of all the music submitted to me…

February 7, 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

Influences & Inspirations: Brash Isaac

Back in May 2016, Andrew Cameron put the first track of his new solo project out there for the world to hear. The catchy and memorable ‘In The Dark’ instantly became one of our favourite releases of the year, and brought…

January 10, 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

‘Rock’ Singles Club – November 2016

Having indulged myself by using the word ‘smorgasbord’ repeatedly in the October issue of Singles Club, I thought to myself ‘how much more self-indulgent could I be with my column?’ Then it came to me, I had to go from the myriad…

December 4, 2016

Vokxen – Belfast to Berlin diary

The Oh Yeah Music Centre celebrated the fifth anniversary of its Scratch My Progress programme. For five years now the talent development programme has taken on multiple acts annually, providing them with workshops, experiences and plenty of advice. To celebrate,…

November 30, 2016

Singles Club – October 2016

This month’s Singles Club is brought to you in conjunction with the word ‘smorgasbord’. A Scandinavian word literally meaning a buffet meal featuring many types of open sandwiches and horse’s douffers , smorgasbord now refers to anything which has a variety…

November 10, 2016

Singles Club – September 2016

Straight in, no messing this month. Playing catch up with my overloaded inbox. ►Keith Harkin – ‘Risk The Fall’ ‘Prolific’ is the word to describe Derry-born singer-songwriter, Keith Harkin. Between his solo material, his work with the ‘Celtic Thunder’ project…

October 3, 2016

Get Ready For Moira Calling

Now that we are in the first week of September it seems like you can finally put your feet up as you managed to successfully navigate festival season. Well perhaps we can tempt you to get your festival gear out…

September 6, 2016

Singles Club – August 2016

Not much preamble this month, except to say that this month highlights once again the breadth and depth of talent in Northern Ireland, with a decent spread in the age of the acts as well. It’s as it should be….

September 4, 2016

Preview: Stendhal Festival of Art 2016

Stendhal Festival of Art 12th-13th August 2016 One of our favourite summer festivals returns again this weekend. Located in Limavady, the winner of Ireland’s Best Small Festival for the last three years Stendhal Festival of Art looks set to have another…

August 10, 2016

Preview: Monsters of Rot VI

Monsters of Rot VI is set to crawl ‘out of the bog’ again on Saturday in Letterbreen, Co. Fermanagh. Presented by the Halfway Inn and hosted by Henchman in association with Apex Music Co, Irish Metal Archive and Gigging NI,…

August 10, 2016

Stendhal festival picks: Brand New Friend

Limavady’s Stendhal Festival of Art rolls around for another year this Friday for two days of music, arts and family fun. Every year the festival is packed full of local artists who make up the bulk of the weekend’s entertainment. Our…

August 8, 2016