How Was It For You?

Oh Yeah centre is seeking your musical stories for an exhibition

The Oh Yeah music centre on Gordon Street, Belfast is currently working on Stage Two of their exhibition, the NI Music Experience. This tells the story of NI music; from Ruby Murray to Snow Patrol, via jazz, punk rock, blues and the showbands, and they want your help to tell it.

One of the new features of the June re-launch will be a video that tells the people’s story. This will be based on all our fondest memories:

It could be a memorable dance at The Floral Hall, The Undertones at the Casbah Club, Dave Glover in full swing at the Arcadia, Rory Gallagher at the Ulster Hall, David Holmes playing techno at the Art College, Ash at the Penny Farthing or Van Morrison at the Maritime.

A special ‘confessional’ box will be installed at Oh Yeah on Saturday May 15, with the cameras ready and rolling. All they need are your stories. No need to book in advance, just make your way to the reception area.

The film will be edited by Will McConnell from Bandwidth Films, and displayed in the new-look Oh Yeah foyer. So come down, and if possible bring something that reminds you of your best musical memory. A ticket stub, a signed photo, a party dress or a record from the day.

Oh Yeah are also looking for some memorabilia from the showband days, for some special new storyboards. Can you loan or donate anything relating to The Clipper Carlton, The Freshmen, Clubsound, Dave Glover or Teddy Palmer? If so, please get in touch.

Filming for 'How Was It For You?' is on May 15, noon until 5pm in Oh Yeah music centre, 15-21 Gordon St, Belfast BT1 2LG. For further details, or if you can help add to the exhibition, phone 028 90 310 845 or see