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Belfast traditional band jammed with Ed Sheeran for third album

Ed Sheeran has revealed that Irish band Beoga lived and jammed with him whilst working on his upcoming third album.

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David Bowie passed away in January 2016

David Bowie nominated for two posthumous Brit Awards

David Bowie has been nominated for two posthumous Brit Awards, a year after his death.

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Ed Sheeran promises live shows in Belfast in 2017

Ed Sheeran has revealed he's planning to play Belfast in 2017.
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David Bowie was 69 years-old when he passed away in January 2016.

The 10 greatest David Bowie tracks of all time

Today marks the one year anniversary of David Bowie’s death.

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David Bowie died a year ago today.

Marking one year since David Bowie's death

It's a year since David Bowie died - and what better way to mark his death than by celebrating his music.

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George Michael

George Michael: Star 'quietly' donated millions to charity

Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged.

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George Michael dies from suspected heart failure

Pop superstar George Michael's death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as "unexplained but not suspicious".

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Clockwise from top left; Matt Terry, Clean Bandit, Louis Tomlinson and Rag 'N' Bone Man.

Race heats up for 2016 Christmas number one

The race to see who will be crowned 2016 Christmas Number One is sure to be a close one.

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing in Barcelona, Spain, in May 2016
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Born to run, rock and write: Bruce explores depression in new memoir

There are certain celebrities who strive to look very different when not on stage.

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Dolly Parton

Dolly stands by her mountain folks

Dolly Parton’s ‘My People Fund’ has taken off big time in her personal initiative to help her “ain folks” badly affected by the wildfires that ravaged a large part of the Great Smoky Mountain Park in East Tennessee at the end of last month.

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Country singer Crystal Gayle

Gayle is elevated to the Opry - at last

Love balladeer favourite CRYSTAL GAYLE has been singing on Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry for most of 50 years, but she has never ever been part of the inner circle.

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Status Quo during a recent performance
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Status Quo vitally rocking out decades on

Famed for their three chords and loud guitars, Status Quo are hanging up their electrics after one last tour. Before a new acoustic phase begins, frontman Francis Rossi tells ANDY WELCH why they’re still rocking, if a little less vigorously...

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The one and only Jools Holland

Jools Holland set to get the music started in style at Waterfront Hall

The inimitable Jools Holland is heading Belfast-way with his fabulous Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall when the most distinguished musical maestro arrives for a concert at the Waterfront Hall on October 13.

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Kimmie Rhodes will perform at this year's festival

Kimmie Rhodes and Paul Brady lead songwriting talent at BelNash

THE 13th Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 2017 is set to feature top acts including American country star Kimmie Rhodes, the legendary Belfast Born songwriter Paul Brady and Irish performer Declan O’Rourke in a line-up that will see more than 100 artists take to the stage in March.

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Bellamy Brothers head for Armagh

Dynamic American singing duo the BELLAMY BROTHERS are coming to Armagh city in the New Year to headline a three-day country festival.

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Katie Melua and the Gori Operatic Choir in Tbilisi, Georgia
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What Katie did next: capturing Georgian choral true girl power

Hailed one of the UK’s leading jazz singers, Katie Melua’s decision to change things up and go it alone could have been described as brave. But the choice paid off, as her startling new album proves, says ANDY WELCH

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Best of British: Daniel Duke.

Daniel scores publishing deal after awards success

Banbridge singer/songwriter Daniel Duke has beaten thousands of other acts to be named the UK’s Best Unsigned Male Act for 2016.

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Dark nights of debauchery led Black Grape to all new funk glory

would have been easy to write Shaun Ryder off after Happy Mondays split in the early-Nineties - but some ‘growing up’ and then a stint in the celebrity jungle transformed everything. As Black Grape’s hit debut album is re-released, the frontman tells ANDY WELCH why he believes people really can change

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George Strait performs River of Love at The 42nd Annual CMA Awards

George’s recording style is ‘Strait’ up

Texas megastar GEORGE STRAIT has just released a new comprehensive three-disc compilation, titled Strait Out of the Box: Part 2.

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