Market Place is set to rock

After an absence of a few years, Britain’s Got Talent’s RJ Rocks returns with a bang. With an all-new show and an all-new band, RJ brings his tribute show back to the 1970s and 80s with some of rock’s greatest acts, his setlist includind hits from The Who, Guns ’n’ Roses, Rod Stewart, Queen, Status Quo and Bon Jovi. Fans know that RJ puts his heart and soul into every show and an enjoyable evening should be guaranteed.

Tickets for Nathan Carters 2018 Arena Shows will go on sale this Friday, October 20 at 9am.

Top 10 things to enjoy this week in Belfast and beyond

There is so much to do this week in Northern Ireland, with music fans delighted at the prospect of Nathan Carter who is coming to Belfast in 2018 following the huge success of his two sell out arena shows earlier this year.

Paul Metcalfe as Rod Stewart

Top Rod Stewart tribute act in Ennniskillen and Londonderry

A brand new theatre production celebrating the life and career of Rod Stewart, one of rock music’s greatest icons, from his humble beginnings through to worldwide superstardom, is on its way to Enniskillen and Londonerry.

Ulster Orchestra Principal Trombone Neil Gallie channels Indiana Jones, in company with a host of characters, to celebrate the start of the Ulster Orchestra Pops Series for 2017/18! Tickets available at or by calling 028 9033 4455

Ulster Orchestra kicks off Pops concerts

Belfast Waterfront is the new home for the Ulster Orchestra’s hotly anticipated Pops concert series which kicks off this Saturday (October 21), celebrating the musical brilliance of legendary composer John Williams.

Chamber Choir of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music Poland at the Foyleside Shopping Centre as part of the Choral Trail

Music fills Londonderry for International Choir Fest

Song will fill the air as the City of Derry International Choir Festival kicks off on October 25 continuing over four musical days.

John T Davis

Songs from the road in Magherafelt and Belfast

Legendary documentary filmmaker John T Davis and singer songwriter RT Magee are teaming up to play two gigs this month. They are performing at the Town and Country Bar in Magherafelt on Thursday, 19

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel’s international status is riding high

DANIEL O’DONNELL is now in the middle of an exhaustive international touring schedule, wowing his fans at shows in Canada, the United States, Scotland and England over a three-month period until Christmas week.

Lisa McHugh

Exclusive interview: Why Lisa McHugh won’t be leaving Ulster any time soon

In spite of the challenges often faced by a female musician in the tough industry that is showbusiness, Lisa McHugh doesn’t hesitate to urge other would-be young entertainers to reach for the stars when it comes to achieving their dream.
Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon releases new album Wanderer

Cara Dillon, one of the most celebrated singers in Irish folk music has announced the release of her brand new album Wanderer. For this, her seventh album, the award-winning singer once again collaborates with longtime musical partner, producer and husband Sam Lakeman to offer a collection of songs featuring intimate performances that capture some of her most moving vocal performances to date.

Singer/songwriter Eilidh Patterson

Finest musicians performing at Atlantic Sessions

Following the sell-out success of Atlantic Sessions in 2016 and its 2017 NI Tourism Award, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be bringing Atlantic Sessions back to the Causeway Coast, November 16-19. Over 50 of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians will perform live in coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, music venues and bars across the four days. Visitors will have an opportunity to see high profile artists in an intimate setting, with the stunning Atlantic as a backdrop. Each artist will play their own music for one hour, and this will form a music trail across the resorts of Portstewart, Portrush and Portballintrae.


Ed Sheeran cancels concerts after a bike accident

Ed Sheeran has cancelled gigs, saying his cycling accident means he will not be able to perform live concerts for the immediate future.
Tickets for Nathan Carters 2018 Arena Shows will go on sale this Friday, October 20 at 9am.

Country music sensation Nathan Carter announces Belfast return

Following the huge success of his two sell out arena shows earlier this year, Nathan Carter has announced he will be returning to Dublin and Belfast in 2018 to play 3Arena on Friday, March 23 and The SSE Arena on Saturday, March 24.

Cliff Richard perform during his Just Fabulous Rock n Roll Tour.

Cliff Richard announces Belfast and Dublin dates this September

Music superstar Cliff Richard has announced he is coming to Belfast and Dublin as part of his 60th anniversary tour in September.

Singer songwriter Kaz Hawkins

Kaz Hawkins: Why Ulster musician has every right to sing the blues

Abused from the age of four by a family member, sectioned, addicted to cocaine and alcohol, her throat slit by a former partner, it seems amazing to me that Kaz Hawkins is not dead. How can one person survive such manipulation, betrayal and depravity?


Blues singer Kaz Hawkins: ‘Lipstick and cocaine’ is ‘a thank you to doctor and policeman who saved me’

Kaz Hawkins is a blues singer whose life story gives weight to the cliché that the best singers are the ones with the most painful lives.


10 great things to do in Belfast and beyond this week

There are loads of events taking place in Belfast and beyond this week, including the breathtaking Poppies: Weeping Window at the Ulster Museum.

Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour will see the showman perform a rip-roaring set of material from his forthcoming new album Ultimate, which features a mix of new tracks and enormous hits from an incredible back-catalogue

Bryan Adams announces 3Arena Dublin date

Music megastar Bryan Adams is back and will embark on an arena tour including a show in Dublin.

Merle Haggard - September 22nd, 1985
Champaign, Illinois United States
September 22nd, 1985
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American Congress honours ‘Okie’ Merle

The late Merle Haggard is for many the greatest ever singer in American country music history, with a style and repertoire recognised on a global scale.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow’s solo tour comes to Belfast

Former Take That frontman Gary Barlow has just announced a new solo tour that will see him perform at Belfast’s Waterfront on May 8, with tickets on sale from October 20 via Ticketmaster.

Country singer Mike Denver

Mike Denver set for Theatre at the Mill

Mike Denver and special guest Caitlin Murtagh take to the stage at the Theatre at The Mill on Thursday 19 October. One of Ireland’s most popular singers Mike Denver has once again had a recent sell out nationwide tour at concert venues north and south, this latest tour will no doubt be the same.

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