Approval for Ulster Hall statue of rock legend Rory Gallagher

A statue in honour of rock legend Rory Gallagher looks set to be installed at Belfast's Ulster Hall.
British girl band, Little Mix.

Little Mix: Girl band that left fans feeling ‘gutted’ is coming back

A girl band that caused up-roar when they cancelled a concert in Belfast 20 minutes before it was due to start will return to Northern Ireland as part of their latest tour next year.


POLL: With a look at some of the best Dylan lyrics we ask for your views on his Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature:

Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Iconic American singer songwriter, Bob Dylan, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Shania Twain arrives at the 2011 CMT Music Awards in Nashville PIC: Charles Sykes

Shania’s in line for a lifetime award

SHANIA TWAIN may be considered by Nashville traditionals as belonging more to the pop genre than mainstream country. But, later this month, she will become the first female recipient of the ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ award from the US Country Music Television (CMT) network.


Catch Van the Man at down at the Waterfront

One of music’s true legends Sir Van Morrison returns to the Belfast Waterfront on Sunday December 18 for one night only.

The Priests are poised to release their fifth studio album

Singing for the love of God and in the name of a more compassionate world

Fr Eugene O’Hagan, Fr Martin O’Hagan and Fr David Delargy return to the music scene with the release of their fifth album. The trio discuss the demands of preaching the gospel with singing to spread global joy with help from Sony

Lady Gaga pictured in Belfast in 2011. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

New Lady Gaga tracks get thumbs up from Northern Ireland fans

Lady Gaga fans from Northern Ireland went into meltdown earlier today when the music star performed three tracks from her up-and-coming album ‘Joanne’ at a concert in America.


Reformed Oasis would 'put Kanye to bed' - Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher has claimed Oasis would put the likes of Kanye West and X-Factor winners "to bed"

Coldplay will perform at Croke Park next summer

Coldplay announce summer Dublin show

As part of their 'A Head Full of Dreams' tour, Coldplay have announced they will play Dublin next summer.
Grand Old Opry star Jean Shepard

Feisty Jean was true to her tradition

Female country singing stars in Nashville have always been a tough breed. They have had to be in a music sector that is conservative and stridently male-dominated.


WATCH: Ulster orchestra perform 50 performances in one day

The Ulster Orchestra are today celebrating their 50th birthday (28th September) with 50 pop up performances in and around Belfast City.

The Stone Roses

This is the one: Stone Roses announce Belfast show

Iconic Manchester band The Stone Roses will play the SSE Arena next year.

Blossoms with lead singer Tom Ogden PA/Danny North

Blossoms’ frontman Tom Ogden riding high as major fame beckons

In three short years, Blossoms have reached heights they barely dared dream. But as frontman Tom Ogden tells ANDY WELCH, that doesn’t mean they’ve ‘made it’ - yet

Daniel O'Donnell   PIC:Donna McBride

Daniel’s back, pulling in the crowds

DANIEL O’DONNELL is back on the concert scene, pulling in the crowds on the Irish, UK and US circuits as never before.

Franz Ferdinand

MUSIC COLUMN: Tune in to the dead air

It’s often been suggested that popular music radio is in its death throes, with so many people now using Spotify or just listening to mp3s on their phones. So it’s surprising but apt that a couple of new stations have emerged. The first is Radio Dead, which does precisely what the pun suggests – no, not playing tunes by Thom Yorke (although the way celebs have been going this year I should add “at time of going to press”). No, the new station’s remit is to play only records by artists no longer of this world.

Teenage Fanclub - Here

ALBUM REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub - Here

Flash back 25 years, when this Lanarkshire quartet were voted ‘Album of the Year’ ahead of their greatest fans, Nirvana.

Van Morrison

Van Morrison announces Christmas show in Belfast

One of music’s true legends Sir Van Morrison returns to the Belfast Waterfront on Sunday 18th December for one night only.


WATCH: Ed Sheeran wows wedding guests at local hotel

Wedding guests at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel were treated to ‘The A-Team’ of headline acts when Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol to perform live for the bride and groom’s first dance.

Definitely Maybe

22 years to the day since Oasis released ‘Definitely Maybe’

On this day in 1994, Mancunian rock band Oasis released their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’.

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