Fairytale of New York is just about everyone's favourite Christmas tune. So who better to celebrate the yuletide season with than the legendary Shane MacGowan and The Pogues.
The band will be at the Nugent Hall (King's Hall Complex) on Saturday, December 22 to mark their 25th anniversary. It's the perfect Christmas office outing really. Tickets cost £27.50 and go on sale next Friday, available from Virgin and usual Ticketmaster outlets.
Do ya think he's sexy? Well maybe not, but Rod Stewart certainly has plenty of fans in Northern Ireland and has become something of a regular visitor to the Odyssey Arena. Due to demand, the Scottish crooner has just added on an extra date to his winter schedule in Belfast. He'll now play the Odyssey on November 4, as well as November 3. Tickets on sale from the Odyssey Arena box office 9073 9074 and usual Ticketmaster outlets.
Dig out the flares and hoodies and get yourselves down to Shunters Live Lounge in Portrush on Thursday, October 11 for one of the best tribute bands around. The Stone Roses Experience conjure up the sounds of the Madchester scene to a T. Tickets available from Club Soi, Portrush and Katy Daly's.
Former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy, who was born in Ireland but moved to Manchester when she was 12, will play Spring and Airbrake on Wednesday, December 5. Tickets, priced £20, are available from Katy Daly's and Virgin.
US singer/songwrtier Josh Ritter may have been born in Idaho but he has a special bond with Ireland, having toured here since the start of his musical career. And he'll be back again in December, playing the Empire Music Hall on Wednesday 5. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are priced £17.50 from Ticketmaster.