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Music: Musical adventure revisited

The Adventures, Empire Music Hall, Belfast - Tomorrow, 8.30pm

By Patric Baird

Relatively few bands from Northern Ireland have managed to make any impact at the higher end of the singles charts but, in 1988, this Belfast band reached the top 20 with their song, Broken Land.

The band's second LP, The Sea of Love, reached number 30 and remained in the UK album charts for almost three months.


Yola Carter

Black Box, Belfast, Tomorrow, 8pm

Hailing from Bristol, country and soul music singer-songwriter Yola Carter draws much of her musical inspiration from the likes of The Band, The Byrds, Emmylou Harris, Otis Redding and Dolly Parton. She spent 15 years working as a writer, producer and singer, before following her calling as a solo Americana artist. For more details, visit

Public Service Broadcasting

Limelight 1, Belfast, Thursday, 7pm

The dapper London-based art rockers play next week in support of their recently released third album, Every Valley. Visit

Hayes Carll

Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, Thursday, 8pm

The Texan singer-songwriter has been described as being "wildly literate, utterly slackerly, and impossibly romantic". For more details, visit

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