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Friday 26 December 2014

Belfast to bang the drum for tribute to Kate Bush

Kate Bush is one of the most successful female solo artists of the last 35 years
Kate Bush is one of the most successful female solo artists of the last 35 years

A group of Northern Ireland artists is to mark the magic of Kate Bush this weekend at a special show in Belfast.

As part of International Women's Day on Saturday at the Oh Yeah Centre will host an event of music and film celebrating the singer/songwriter.

The evening will feature live interpretations of her work, plus original material from local artists Fiona O'Kane (runaway GO), Suzanne Savage, The Dandy Horses, Shannon O'Neill and Decomposing In Paris.

Kate Bush is one of the most successful female solo artists of the last 35 years.

At the age of 19 she topped the UK singles charts with her debut single Wuthering Heights, which made her the first woman to have a number one hit with a self-penned song.

Since then she has released 10 albums and has been nominated for and received several awards including an Ivor Novello in 2002. In 1980 her third album Never for Ever made her the first woman ever to enter the album charts at number one. The evening will also highlight an interesting link that she has with Belfast, through a short film.

The story tells of how she sourced a Lambeg drum from a shop on Sandy Row, when recording the album Hounds of Love. The instrument, which was specially commissioned, went on to feature in the hugely successful tracks Running Up That Hill and Cloudbusting.

The free event kicks off at 1pm with the screening of a Kate Bush documentary called Under Review, plus live music from Wookalily and a women's safety info session. The evening event will start at 9pm.

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