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Belfast's Oh Yeah Music Centre celebrates 10th birthday

By Michael McHugh

Belfast's Oh Yeah Music Centre for developing emerging talent is celebrating its 10th birthday next month.

It has become a hub of the local music scene and helped promote Northern Ireland songwriters on a global stage.

The Cathedral Quarter venue is planning a party to celebrate during the Sound of Belfast festival in November.

Chief executive officer Charlotte Dryden said: "We will treat it like a house party where everyone gets up with a guitar. It has been a great big party.

"We have become what we wanted it to be, which was a dedicated music hub for Belfast."

Oh Yeah has provided a recording studio, rehearsal rooms and advice for young music artists as well as contacts with industry professionals.

Among those to pass through its doors are singer/songwriter Katharine Philippa, who has performed at the Ulster Hall with the Ulster Orchestra. Her tracks have been played many times on BBC Radio 1, Radio 3 and 6 Music.

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