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Author: Michael Barbour

Photographer and sometime reviewer with an eclectic taste in all things visual and musical. Still struggles to understand jazz.

Andy Irvine is undoubtedly one of the most influential and pivotal Irish

London Astrobeat Orchestra kick off this year’s Out To Lunch Festival with

Presented as part of the Volume Control project, Gigging NI were delighted

It’s been a few years since jazz guitar maestro Frank Vignola visited

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco – this ain’t no

The last time I saw live music at the Lyric Theatre it

The Ulster Orchestra’s On Your Doorstep series has been breaking new ground

It’s be a while since I’ve seen the Belfast Empire as full

John Prine is one of the quintessential American singer songwriters of this

There was something very pleasant about strolling into the Open House Festival’s

The Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music began in 2017 and offers

Outdoor music festivals are hostages to the weather and Sunflowerfest 2018 proved this.

I last saw the Olllam in Janaury 2014 when they played in

The spire of St Malachy’s Church dominates the County Down town of

This is a strange one; obviously seeing The The back on the

BBC’s Big Weekend has taken Belfast over musically, with an extensive range

Canadian-based five-piece, The Deep Dark Woods have been ploughing an unusual alt-country/alt-Americana/folk

The Blasters have been around since the late 70’s/early 80’s, originating out

The London African Gospel Choir was founded to help promote the gospel

In March, I had the pleasure of seeing Matt McGinn launch his