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Roots: Highly-praised songwriter hits the road

By Damien Murray

Eilidh Patterson. Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Tonight, 8pm: Ahead of dates in Ballymena and Limavady, this top local singer songwriter continues her solo tour with this gig in Lisburn, captivating audiences with her pure vocals, warm stage presence and beautiful songs.

Patterson, who has received high praise from everyone she has toured with, including Beth Nielsen Chapman, has released two albums and, most recently, an EP called Grown-ups Need Lullabies Too.

For details, tel: 9250 9254 or visit islandartscentre.com.

Shadows and Light: Joni  Mitchell - the Songs and Stories

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Tomorrow, 8.30pm

This intimate show  creates a spellbinding sound and intersperses songs with the stories behind them and the fascinating life of Mitchell.

The stunning interpretations are performed by vocalist Maura Vambeck, with Dave Mulligan on guitar and Paul Enright on keyboard, and features songs from Mitchell’s vast repertoire, including classics from the Blue album and lesser-known songs.

For details, tel: 9024 2338 or visit crescentarts.org.

The Cadillac Three

Mandela Hall, Belfast

Thursday, 8pm

Bold and electric with high-energy shows, these Nashville natives are growing a global fan base. Musical co-conspirators Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and Neil Mason have a sound that hovers between radio-ready country anthems, hard-and-heavy rock ballads and traditional southern folk. 

Having recently headlined their first-ever show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the trio have also appeared on television’s Nashville series and their music has been featured on shows like CSI Miami and Vampire Diaries.

For details, visit mandelahall.com.

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