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’.

Avicii at Tennents Vital.

Photo Samuel Severn / Newsletter

IN PICTURES: Avicii wows thousands of fans at Vital

Superstar DJ Avicii was the main attraction at Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital in Belfast.

Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer on stage at Tennent's Vital. Pic by Freddie Parkinson, PressEye

Chili Peppers spice up opening day of Tennent’s Vital

Legendary US rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off this year’s Tennent’s Vital in typically funky style, delighting more than 30,000 screaming fans with a sensational mix of new tracks, instrumental jams and crowd pleasing classics.

Bluegrass is centre stage in Omagh

Bluegrass is centre stage in Omagh

Organisers of the Bluegrass Festival at the Ulster-American Folk Park in Omagh are gearing up and getting in tune for yet another three-day-long festival. BILLY KENNEDY reports

Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer, Anthony Kiedis

IN PICTURES: Red Hot Chili Peppers rock Belfast

American rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked Belfast on Thursday night.
PSNI Pipe Band on parade through the crowded streets of Portrush

Pipe bands: Double delight for PSNI at Portrush

The seaside town of Portrush was awash with tartan on Saturday as the North West Pipe Band Championships was held in the town.

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band celebrate their grade one world championship success

World Pipe Band Championships: Field Marshal Montgomery win 11th title

Field Marshal Montgomery returned to the top of the pipe band world as they claimed an 11th grade one world title in Glasgow on Saturday.

Swedish DJ Avicii

Last chance to see global superstar Avicii

When Avicii takes to the stage in Belfast on Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital on Friday August 26 it will be the end of an era.

American country music singers Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks PA Photo: Rich Lee

Garth and Trisha to sing Christmas

GARTH BROOKS and his singing star wife TRISHA YEARWOOD have indicated they are to complete a duet album in time for the Christmas market.

Piping Live! gets underway in Glasgow

Piping Live! gets underway

Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival (8-14 August) kicked off by capturing the most important moment of the year in the piping calendar – the first performance at this year’s festival.

Winning drum majors Lee Nicholl (Tullylagan), Kathryn McKeown (Battlehill), Caitlin Graham (Upper Crossgare) and Andrea Gibson (Battlehill)

Pipe bands: NZ Police take no prisoners at Lisburn and Castlereagh championships

The New Zealand Police Pipe Band made a clean sweep of the silverware on offer in grade one at the Lisburn City and Castlereagh Pipe Band Championships held in Moira Demesne on Saturday.

Reba McEntire at The Grand Ole Opry

Reba brings early Christmas cheer

REBA McENTIRE is getting into the holiday mode early this year, by releasing a new Christmas album on Friday September 2.

DJ Troya, aka Tessa Greer

DJ Turned Therapist To Deliver Electronic Dance Event With A Difference At Sunflowerfest

A DJ turned complementary health therapist is set to merge both herpassions in an attempt to deliver a “healing” electronic dance event at this year’s Sunflowerfest.


Pipe bands: Impressive PSNI claim Scottish title

The Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Aughintober and Marlacoo & District were the toast of the local piping and drumming scene on Saturday evening as they lifted Scottish Championship titles at Levengrove Park, Dumbarton.

Dolly Parton performing during the 75th Anniversary Rededication Event at the Rockefeller Memorial at Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Dolly just keeps it ‘Pure and Simple’

DOLLY PARTON is currently on a 60-show singing tour of the United States and Canada, billed just ‘Pure & Simple’

Wild Beasts PA/Tom Andrew

Un-taming music’s Wild Beasts as they ponder 21st century masculinity

They’re barely out of their 20s, but Kendal’s Wild Beasts say Boy King might just be their ‘midlife crisis album’. Not necessarily a bad thing, the band’s Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming tell ANDY WELCH

Margo Price PA/Angelina Castillo

Midwest farmer’s daughter sings country ballads from the heart

After over a decade of graft Margo Price finds herself in the country music limelight. She chats to ANDY WELCH

Jake Bugg is releasing his third studio album   PA/Tom Oxley

How moody Jake makes cool music out of loneliness and heartbreak

By Damon Smith


Kris Kristofferson

Kris to reach Big-8O in singin’ mode

Celebrated singer, songwriter and movie actor KRIS KRISTOFFERSON is 80 next Wednesday and tributes are already being paid to a performer who has made an awesome contribution to country music over the past 50 years.

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