Snow Patrol take fans on emotional rollercoaster at intimate Belfast gig
It was Snow Patrol and their classics - but not as you've heard them before.
It was Snow Patrol and their classics - but not as you've heard them before.
The Ulster Orchestra marked the Halloween season with a 'Worlds of Fantasy' concert to a packed audience of all ages in the Waterfront Hall on Saturday night.
This week we cast our ears over new albums from the likes of Will Young, NI trio Two Door Cinema Club and uber-producer and top DJ Mark Ronson, who is releasing a collection of what he calls 'sad bangers'.
Lewis Capaldi drops his highly anticipated debut, which reminds our reviewer of Adele, while Slowthai, Carly Rae Jepsen and The National also bring out new releases
It's a long way from Rachmaninov to the Rhinestone Cowboy, but the Ulster Orchestra made the journey in different ways at the weekend.
Five exceptionally talented young musicians from Northern Ireland have performed as soloists with the Ulster Orchestra as part of their Young Musicians' Platform Award, bestowed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BBC NI.
Former X Factor star Lucy Spraggan brings out her fifth studio album, Today Was A Good Day, and there are also new records from rockers Vampire Weekend, Editors and The Wildhearts
The Ulster Orchestra continued its successful series of 'I Love' themes with a concert of film music under the baton of seasoned conductor Pete Harrison before a large audience in the Waterfront Hall.
All Saints are back with an impressive fifth album, Testament, for which they have teamed up with their old producer, William Orbit, while the latest Now compilation is easily one of the best in years.
Post-punk musician Ebony Bones offers up a unique, political album with the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra, while Caribbean star Popcaan has produced the soundtrack to the summer.
A lost collection of unreleased work from late jazz veteran John Coltrane is among this week’s album highlights.
When a global megastar comes to town, the people respond to this rare event, and the Waterfront Hall was jam-packed for the return of Kris Kristofferson, the singer, songwriter and actor.
American rockers Panic! At The Disco return with a highly pleasing new album, while award-winning singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha finally unleashes her debut — and there’s no doubt it was worth the wait.
It’s been a six-year wait for Christina Aguilera fans, but the singer doesn’t disappoint with comeback album Liberation. Also offering up new records this week are ex-Smiths man Johnny Marr and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo’s new album, Remain In Light, is a highlight this week, as is the fantastic debut record from Brits Critics’ Choice Award-winner Jorja Smith.
Folk-rock singer Frank Turner returns with his most politically charged album yet, and Plan B makes his long-awaited comeback with a third studio album.
This week, we take a glance at the new album by Jared Leto’s Thirty Seconds to Mars, America, and the anticipated debut release from rapper Cardi B.
American singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews enchants with her fourth release May Your Kindness Remain, while the poignantly titled Over And Out, the final album by the late Rick Parfitt, also impresses.
Indie-pop rockers Fickle Friends make a big impact with their highly anticipated debut album, while Kim Wilde and Alexandra Burke hope to impress with their latest efforts.
Heavy metal rockers Judas Priest return with their 18th studio album Firepower, while on the other side of the musical spectrum, former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Calum Scott makes his debut with Only Human.
While the chill winds all the way from Russia swept past the Ulster Hall this week, the music of the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich was given a warm welcome inside this beautiful building.
Dead Magic, the fourth album by Swedish experimentalist Anna von Hausswolff, comes in at 47 minutes but comprises only five tracks and was mainly recorded on the 20th century organ at Copenhagen’s Marmorkirken, one of the largest churches in Scandinavia.
'Oh my God you guys' - Legally Blonde the musical has hit Belfast and it will have you rushing home to practice your 'bend and snap' - and considering giving your wardrobe a pink update.
Lo-fi psychedelic rockers The Lovely Eggs drop their brilliantly titled new album This Is Eggland, while Tijuana-based shoegaze psych female duo Mint Field release their original debut LP Pasar De Las Luces.
We share our thoughts on the long-awaited new effort from Fischerspooner and the latest record from US rockers MDMT, while Belle and Sebastian’s final part of their three-part EP series is also up for examination.
Alternative US rockers Awolnation unleash their third release, Here Come The Runts, while British singer-songwriter Rae Morris finally drops her long-awaited second record, Someone Out There.
Craig David is back with new album The Time Is Now while British rockers Django Django drop their third record, Marble Skies; however, it is the brand new act Dream Wife which look set to impress us the most.
The Ulster Orchestra provided some musical sunshine on a January day with its latest lunchtime concert in the Ulster Hall.
The Ulster Orchestra continued its successful season with a wide range of music in a jam-packed Ulster Hall on Friday night.
The Ulster Orchestra celebrated the new year in fine style with its Viennese Concert performance to a well-filled Waterfront Hall on Saturday night.
Paloma Faith returns with fourth album The Architect, featuring a collaboration with John Legend, and Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers drops his debut record.
Welsh rockers Stereophonics are releasing a new album two decades after their debut, while icons Black Sabbath unleash a mammoth box set to celebrate a 50-year career.
British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is releasing her third studio album, Glasshouse, while reissues from Eighties icons George Michael and The Smiths will please fans new and old.
US musician St Vincent makes a monumental impact with new album Masseduction, while Queen of Country Dolly Parton releases her first ever children’s album, I Believe In You.
Shania Twain is back in the spotlight as she releases her first studio album in 15 years, Now, while London-based rockers Wolf Alice drop their second LP, Visions of a Life.
Nostalgia tops the playlist this time, with Carole King’s Tapestry being crowned album of the week, but if it’s new sounds you’re after, look no further than Anastacia’s powerful new offering, Evolution.
From the gentle genius of Neil Young’s Hitchhiker to the female angst of LA Witch, and Tori Amos with new release Native Invader.
Newton Faulkner has Hit The Ground Running on his return, while rockers LCD Soundsystem reunite for American Dream.
Kesha returns with her long-awaited Rainbow album, while former Mansun lead vocalist Paul Draper and genre-blending newcomer Rat Boy also look to impress
Iconic US rockers Jane’s Addiction mark the 25th anniversary of a classic record while avant-garde French artist Camille and Edinburgh-based Steve Adey offer quirky new releases.
This week there’s a host of erstwhile favourites returning to prove they can still make waves in the music charts.
This is what a crowd-pleasing U2 show looks like. From the moment Larry Mullen enters the stadium, strides to the secondary stage in the mosh-pit, takes his seat at the drum kit and bashes out the famous opening beat of Sunday Bloody Sunday, you sense this show will be different. And so it is.
The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott release their latest collaboration, Crooked Calypso, while grime pioneer Dizzee Rascal returns with Raskit.
Rockers Status Quo mark the end of an era with a live album from their Last Night Of The Electrics tour, while pop rockers The Vamps drop their third studio record.
The Haim sisters mark their return with Something To Tell You, Little Barrie unveil their fifth album, and singer-songwriter in Toro y Moi drops Boo Boo.
Vampire Weekend bassist Baio is back with his second — and politically-inclined — album, while newcomers Lod and Lany do their bit to inspire with their debut offerings.
The stars of the hit series Nashville closed the UK and Ireland leg of their world tour at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Tuesday night.
Goldie returns to prove he’s the king of drum ‘n’ bass, the Gossip’s Beth Ditto unleashes her debut solo album, and Fleet Foxes are back after a hiatus.
London Grammar are back with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, Sufjan Stevens and three friends team up for Planetarium and Chicago melodic hardcore outfit Rise Against release Wolves.
The Ulster Orchestra's grand finale concert to a capacity Ulster Hall audience at the end of a highly successful season was grand indeed, with two stirring pieces by Russian composers and a performance of a Beethoven favourite concerto by a world-class pianist.
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