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Kat to take audience on heartfelt journey

Kat Healy, The Landsdowne, BelfastThursday, October 27 9pm

By Damien Murray

Having had a successful performance at The Empire Music Hall in Belfast, the Edinburgh songstress returns to the city as part of a nationwide tour to promote her new single, Wolf.

A contemporary singer-songwriter, Healy has been described as a combination of well-crafted songs, beautiful voice and delightful stage presence, with a rare ability to take an audience on a heartfelt journey with her music.

As a regular on the UK and European circuit, you can expect to hear songs from her debut album, Be Still Gentle Kind, and her EP, When You Are Gone, which have helped to established Healy as a distinctive, stylish performer with a unique vocal ability.

For details, visit the Music Showcase NI page on Facebook

Steve Forbert

Errigle Inn, Belfast

Tuesday, October 25 8.45pm

The American singer-songwriter is back in Belfast for what has become his almost annual local visit.

Best known for his 1980 hit, Romeo's Tune, the Mississippi minstrel - like Bruce Springsteen and John Prine before him - was originally hailed as 'the next Dylan'.

Having had his songs recorded by several artists, including Rosanne Cash, Keith Urban and Marty Stuart, Forbert is, primarily, a hardcore troubadour who fights the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working hard show after show.

Chronologically, his work has focused on an exploration of the different phases of a person's life from the freedom of youth to the acceptance of life's responsibilities and a look at the joys and problems of middle age.

Spirit of Irish Folk

Alley Theatre, Strabane

Tomorrow 8pm

Ireland has been richly blessed with wonderfully talented entertainers and this new show remembers the great balladeers, from Percy French and John McCormack through to The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners and Jim McCann to name but a few.

Having been raised on Irish folk music, Chris has made it his mission to honour our great folk heroes.

For details, visit the box-office tel: 028 7138 4444 or

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