Deep Dark Woods - CQAF 2108

Review: The Deep Dark Woods – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Canadian-based five-piece, The Deep Dark Woods have been ploughing an unusual alt-country/alt-Americana/folk furrow since around 2005. Their last album was 2017’s Yarrow and it was a record full of dark and brooding tunes that could be described as more than … Continue reading Review: The Deep Dark Woods – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Mary Gautier - CQAF 2018

Review: Mary Gauthier – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival are reknowned for their impeccable taste and I always look forward to seeing their programme launch in April to see what gigs and comedy I can go and soak up. This years programme doesn’t disappoint, with … Continue reading Review: Mary Gauthier – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Go Team - CQAF 2018

Review: The Go! Team & The Correspondents – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Its just gone 8.30, the sun has dared to show its face in Belfast, and the public are taking their time to make their way to the giant tent sitting in Custom House Square that serves as the Marquee for … Continue reading Review: The Go! Team & The Correspondents – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

London African Gospel Choir - CQAF 2018

Review: London African Gospel Choir – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

The London African Gospel Choir was founded to help promote the gospel among London’s African community with the aim of taking African interpretations of gospel music to a wider audience. Their London-based shows of Paul Simon’s Graceland album sell out … Continue reading Review: London African Gospel Choir – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Live Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke Gave Up Heroin For This …

The Bard of Salford was in Belfast again the other night. This time, John Cooper Clarke was in the big Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival tent with the stars on the ceiling. “That just puts the lie to astronomy” he told … Continue reading Live Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke Gave Up Heroin For This …

Output Belfast 2016 – Steve Albini, Panels, Sessions, Workshops and Showcases

More speakers have been announced for Output Belfast, the major conference being held in Belfast on 18th February at The MAC, to inspire those working in the music industry here. Renowned engineer, musician and producer Steve Albini – who has worked … Continue reading Output Belfast 2016 – Steve Albini, Panels, Sessions, Workshops and Showcases