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Greatest ever Christmas top 40 songs

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey is the best festive feel-good song ever made, according to a poll.
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The late Tom Petty.

Tom Petty remembered

The US singer-songwriter, who passed away yesterday, has had a career spanning 40 years and 20 albums including solo releases, plus work with his band The Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys.

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Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell warns fans against following his 'false' Facebook page

Country music star Daniel O'Donnell has taken to Facebook to advise his fans they may have received friend requests from a a false Daniel O'Donnell profile that looks exactly like this official page.
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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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WATCH: Disabled Coldplay fan crowdsurfs in wheelchair to Croke Park stage - helped by Chris Martin

WATCH: Disabled Coldplay fan crowdsurfs in wheelchair to Croke Park stage - helped by Chris Martin

A wheelchair bound Coldplay fan crowdsurfed through the audience to join Chris Martin perform a song he hastily put together about Ireland’s capital city.
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Ed Sheeran announces Belfast show

Ed Sheeran announces Belfast show

Following on from his fantastic performance at Glastonbury, Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be bringing his tour to Belfast next year, much to the delight of his legions of fans,

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Tremaine Gregg

Nashville stars light up belfast

The stars of the smash hit television show Nashville came to town this week and the legions of fans that flocked to the SSE Arena in Belfast were certainly not disappointed.

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Scouting for Girls

Scouting for Girls on course for Irish Open gig

English pop-rock stars Scouting For Girls have been confirmed to perform at the closing ceremony of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart on Sunday July 9.

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Sam Palladio added to Nashville line up

Sam Palladio added to Nashville line up

Fans of the hit TV show Nashville will be delighted to learn that Sam Palladio has been added to the line up when the cast come to perform at Belfast’s SSE Arena in June.

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Nathan Carter lined up for Dalriada Festival

Nathan Carter lined up for Dalriada Festival

Dalriada Festival is proud to announce that it has teamed up with Northern Ireland’s largest independent travel agency Clubworld Travel to distribute tickets for country superstar Nathan Carter’s concert at Glenarm Castle on July 14.

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GOH hosts Sunday Night at the Musicals

GOH hosts Sunday Night at the Musicals

Tickets are on sale for what’s being billed as the biggest concert the Grand Opera House will have seen in a long time, featuring the combined voices of more than 15 local musical societies presenting ‘Sunday Night At The Musicals’.

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ROMANCE IS MUSIC TO NI FESTIVAL GOERS EARS&Festival goers Anna Henry and Taylor Kirk arent ruling out romance at one of this summers festivals following the results of a survey by Boost which found that 62% of NI music lovers admitted they would be up for finding romance at a festival. To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, which is the perfect accompaniment to festivals, the leading drinks company asked the NI public to tell them their favourite things about the hottest summer music events.

NI Festival lovers say they are open to romance

To celebrate the launch of its new Limited Edition Pomberri Blast flavour, leading drinks company Boost carried out a survey to find out the festival favourites of Northern Ireland’s music lovers.

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The launch of the Belfast City Blues Festival 2017 at the Dirty Onion on Thursday May 11.
From left are Lee Hedley (performer), Davy Watson (performer), Karen Sheals-Hoy from American Holidays, the Rev Doc (performer), Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Crawford, Linda McLaughlin (performer), Stephen Rafferty (performer) and at the front Mervyn Crawford (performer).
Photo by Tony Murray for Excalibur Press/Belfast City Blues Festival

For more info contact Tina Calder tina@excaliburpress.co.uk | 07982628911


The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.
 
Now in its 9th year, it�"s one of the biggest blues festivals in Ireland and Northern Ireland and is the widest reaching music festival in Belfast. With it's loyal following The Belfast City Blues Festival, sponsored by American Holidays draws crowds from far and wide.
For more information, festival listings and tickets log onto www.belfastcityblues.com or connect with the Belfast City Blues Festival official F

Belfast gets the blues with the launch of the annual City Festival

The Belfast City Blues Festival is back with a whopping 50 gigs across 22 venues from June 23-25.

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Holywood Harmony organisers reveal expansion

Holywood Harmony organisers reveal expansion

Organisers of the Holywood Harmony Festival have announced a series of expansion plans that will see the event grow in size over the coming weeks.

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Ruairi McSorley, AKA, Frostbit Boy, got the party started at the launch of the Farmers Bash at the SSE Arena, Belfast, today as he showed country singing star Lisa McHugh and radio presenter Kirsty McMurray from Downtown Country a few jiving moves while Derek Ryan provides the musical accompaniment. The Farmer Bash will take place on October 6, 2017 at Belfast's prestigious SSE Arena featuring popular, high-caliber country music artists and professional production values on a thunderous purpose built stage. It's expected to attract thousands of Irish country music and country jiving fans from across Ireland and beyond to see their musical heroes perform at the country party of a lifetime. This ambitious event, sponsored by Newbridge Silverware, presented by LSFX Productions, will be the UK & Ireland's BIGGEST EVER indoor Country Music Dance. Tickets are on sale for the Farmers Bash from 10am on Saturday 6th May priced at ?28.00 and ?30.00 and available from www.ticketmaster.ie, www.ssearenabelfast.com Picture

Grab your cowboy boots and get ready for the Farmers’ Bash

The biggest event of the year for country music and jiving fans across Northern Ireland has been announced at the official launch of the Farmers’ Bash, which will storm its way into Belfast’s SSE Arena later this year.

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Anthony Toner to play Braid Real Music Slub

Anthony Toner to play Braid Real Music Slub

The Real Music Club at the Braid will be welcoming singer songwriter Anthony Toner to Ballymena this month.

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Flute band’s spring concert

Flute band’s spring concert

Ballymena’s Young Conquerors Flute Band will be performing a concert at The Braid on Thursday, May 25 at 7.30pm.

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Brand New Friend; Lauren, Aaron, Luke and Taylor. Pic by Conor Kerr.

WATCH: Something for the weekend for Brand New Friend

A local musical foursome is set to perform at one of the UK’s biggest music festivals later this month.

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Imelda May announces Belfast return

Imelda May announces Belfast return

Imelda May is set to return to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast later this year, it’s been announced.

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Billy McFarland returns to the Braid

Billy McFarland returns to the Braid

Following on from the success of his show last year, country singer Billy McFarland will be making a welcomed return to The Braid on Friday May 19.

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