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Author: Pauline Bonner

My tastes vary - live in concert I've seen (amongst others) Bob Dylan, The Cure, Morrissey, Johnny Marr (sadly never The Smiths), Van Morrison, David Byrne, Counting Crows, John Prine, Chris Smither, Erasure, They Might be Giants, The Verve, Ben Folds, Georgie Fame, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Loudon Wainwright III. This decade, a lot more home grown talent, with the likes of Duke Special, Brian Kennedy, VerseChorusVerse, The Bonnevilles, Tony Villiers and the Villains, The Hardchargers, and The 4 of Us. Favourite gigs include Prince in Cork in 1990, Trip to Tipp ’91 & ’92, David Bowie’s Reality tour in 2003.

The Ulster Hall, The Limelight, The Empire Music Hall; these are the

It’s been at least a couple of years since Rufus Wainwright visited

Now in its 20th year, the CQAF’s 2019 line-up is the most

This was my first trip back to the Skylite Room since it

Most musicians will acknowledge that it’s getting increasingly difficult to get people

Given their name, it makes sense I suppose, that Tony Villiers and

Teddy Thompson’s support act for the evening was Virginian singer-songwriter Dori Freeman,

In just a few days, on 25th January, the Cathedral Quarter’s Out

Chris Smither is a musician’s musician; he is esteemed by guitarists, singers

Top class live music, Saturday afternoon pints the week before Christmas, and

For approaching thirty years, Newry rock-pop artists The 4 of Us have

Saturday night and The Bonnevilles returned to Bogan’s of Omagh, this time

Blue lights and screams heralded the arrival of Manchester’s finest, Johnny Marr, onto the

It is official! The Skylite Room in Warrenpoint has been voted as

On meeting up with The Hardchargers’ Lonesome Chris Todd earlier this month I

Unfortunately, whatever offertory was made to the weather gods on Friday, was

Listening to Barra Best and Frank Mitchell earlier in the week, I

I never had the privilege of knowing Gary “Bapper” Morris, but listening

On Friday night The Bonnevilles played one of Mandela Hall’s final gigs,

It was day two of Holywood Harmony Live festival and the weather

Georgie Fame is cool! There’s no other way to say it. At

After several months of rain, grey skies and below par temperatures, Sunday