Review: Joshua Burnside, Brash Isaac, Lambing Season – The Empire, Belfast

Launching his new EP all round the light said:, County Down troubadour Joshua Burnside returns for his second headline gig at The Empire, Belfast. Joined by local veterans Lambing Season and the newly-signed Brash Isaac, Burnside proves unrivalled in his … Continue reading Review: Joshua Burnside, Brash Isaac, Lambing Season – The Empire, 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

Martin Carthy Will Bring The Ancient & Modern To Ards International Guitar Festival

The legend that is Martin Carthy won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014, and he is playing the Ards International Guitar Festival this Sunday 10th April in the Queen’s Hall. With five decades … Continue reading Martin Carthy Will Bring The Ancient & Modern To Ards International Guitar Festival

Saint Sister by Paul Woods

REVIEW: Saint Sister, Prima String Quartet, Jealous Of The Birds at Out To Lunch

The Out To Lunch festival is one of the highlights of a typically bleak January in Belfast, and today’s lunchtime session is no exception. The musicians may be relatively new to the music scene in (Northern) Ireland in their present … Continue reading REVIEW: Saint Sister, Prima String Quartet, Jealous Of The Birds at Out To Lunch