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Roots: Country star follows in dad Glen's footsteps

Ashley Campbell, Clayton Hotel, Belfast, Thursday, 6.30pm

By Damien Murray

As part of this year's Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, we get a chance to see this singer-songwriter.

With years of heavy touring under her belt, Campbell may be known for her work alongside her late dad, Glen, but is now stepping out on her own.

For details, visit belfastnashville.com.

Mick Flannery, The Duncairn, Belfast

Tomorrow, 8pm

Widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters, this award-winning, double platinum-selling artist has released five albums. He also became the first Irish musician to win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville.

The Co Cork artist has recently been dealing with broader issues in his songs, including themes of social injustice and inequality.

For details, visit theduncairn.com.

Declan Sinnott, Alley Theatre, Strabane

Thursday, 8pm

This world-renowned Irish guitarist, producer, songwriter and folk legend was a founding member of both Horslips and Moving Hearts, in addition to guiding the career of Mary Black for many years and working as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for more than 30 years. After 50 years of making music, he finally recorded his first solo album, I Love The Noise It Makes, at the age of 62.

For details, tel: 7138 4444 or visit alley-theatre.com.

Catherine McGrath, Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Wednesday, doors 6pm

Proving not all country artists come from America, this local singer-songwriter successfully blends fresh-faced pop music with a hint of country influence. McGrath was discovered by a London-based company and landed a recording contract with Warner Bros.

For details, visit shine.net.

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