It's been five years since the Ulster Orchestra released a CD, this stirring, buoyant recording was worth the wait
There have been great expectations for the Farriers debut album. Was it worth the wait?
Part rockumentary, part biopic, this Northern Irish movie about a Northern Irish legend is defined by a barnstorming central performance
Phil Coulter, Stephen Rea and The Voice's Ben Kelly get the cultural ball rolling
Can acclaimed documentary film-maker James Marsh reinvigorate the Troubles movie genre?
Duke Special's new album is his 'most personal yet, an absorbing picture of the singer growing up in public'
This silent comedy from 1922 inspired everyone from Woody Allen to Mr Bean – and the kids love it
Ponydance satirise reality television and the Olympics with this 'well performed and presented' show at the MAC
David Park chronicles our shared journey toward a post-Troubles future
A stunning exhibition of art by LS Lowry and William Conor is let down by lacklustre presentation
Decapitation, manky medicine and Catholic versus Protestant. History has never been this much fun
An unexpected expletive fails to derail BBC Radio Ulster's tribute to the Ulster Hall
Ostensibly celebrating their 21st birthday, this Grand Opera House show is also a statement of intent
Sam McCready's one-man show recalls Charles Dickens's three visits to Belfast
Moving on Music programme an energising and enthusiastic evening of classical music at the MAC
An exhibition at the Ava Gallery that captures the talent, skill and variety of well-known names and emerging artists
A virtuoso performance from four of Ireland's folk heroes including Dónal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn and Paddy Glackin
The quintessential Belfast writer brings 'humour, precision and delicacy' to Polish Cultural Week
First-time director Bill Taylor turns in an epic sci-fi feature on a shoe-string budget
The play has the comedian's trademark props and unique delivery, but never quite his genius
Sometimes the comedy in Tim Loane's comedy-thriller fails to thrill, but the attempts at drama are usually comical
A woman that froths, a man wearing a branch and offal and balloons made out of binbags. It's performance, but is it art?
An hilarious exploration of 'the hypocrisy, the absurdity and the sexual immaturity' of our wee country
The Newry comic is off to crack Oz, but Northern Ireland's comedy scene is strong enough to survive without him
Owen McCafferty's verbatim play at the MAC is sleek, beautiful and finely-crafted, but perhaps a little cold
One of New York's most popular traditional music sessions is the subject of Elzbieta Szoka's revealing documentary
Art from the 60s and 70s, taken from the Ulster Museum's permanent collection, recalls a period of endless artistic possibilities
An unlikely trio bring the old sounds of the American wilderness to No Alibis bookstore
The MAC's inaugural classical concert by the New York string quartet is a 'stunning, world-class performance'
A valid feminist message underlies this musical adaptation, but mostly it is about pink, puppies and pop songs
Near-the-knuckle humour, celebrity girlfriends and the Titanic are what the comedian brings Home
Sean Penn plays a softly-spoken former rock star on a quest to find his father's Nazi tormentor. Go figure
John Wilson-Foster's play about Lord Pirrie and Titanic is 'as much a eulogy to industry' as anything
A Titanic event that entertains with integrity. A life-affirming triumph and a fitting tribute to those lost 100 years ago
With an unimpressive debut episode and a breathtakingly good finale, was the mini-series worth watching?
Listen to new tracks from Twin Terrace, Farriers and Fighting With Wire
Forget the past, photographer Jonny Roberts captures Northern Ireland's diverse present
Kabosh Theatre Company use Titanic Belfast as the set of their latest site-specific piece. It works
More than a traditional murder mystery, Rebecca Daly's debut feature explores the decline of small-town Ireland
Vivid lyrics, catchy hooks and 'a voice that could tame dinosaurs' bode well for Gareth Dunlop
Famous for a deadpan appearance Father Ted, the Dublin comic battles with an unresponsive Belfast audience
VerseChorusVerse and Cashier No9 bookend a manic performance from one of Kurt Cobain's heroes
A dramatisation of 'the battle to save Titanic' features homegrown faces and a lot of heart
Barry Douglas is 'in absolutely top form' in his first studio album for over a decade
Banter, blood and betrayal, Game of Thrones pulls no punches in the opening episode of its second season
Jennifer Johnston brings her latest novel to life and talks how it is a 'sort of disappearing book'
Liam Neeson stars as Zeus in a rollicking sandals and sorcery epic. It's fun, as long as you don't think about it too much
The Ulster Covenant, Home Rule and heliotherapy, but only a brief mention of an iceberg. The play is all the better for it
My Tour Talk have created the ultimate app for the Belfast visitor experience, everything from Paint Hall to wi-fi hotspots
Witty writing and a sumptuous setting can't quite rescue the first episode of Julian Fellowes' mini-series from a lack-lustre storyline
PLACE's new city tour is a fascinating look at how conflict has shaped Belfast's urban architecture
100 comedians in 12 hours, and all for charity – it was a tall order for organiser Andrew Johnston
NI Opera create a creepily atmospheric version of Britten's opera, with mad governesses, ghosts and shadows
Americana with hip-hop beats and added synths – the brothers get the barmaids singing along
27 short scenes telling the story of the Irish Home Rule Crisis of 1912
Owen McCafferty's play 'strikes afresh with recharged resonance in straitened times'
Violent gangs, murderous bankers and a clever, twisty narrative herald the arrival of Claire McGowan, a new voice in crime
The surrealist comic, daughter of Irish Catholic parents, on marrying a famous atheist and why bananas are funny
The cerebral comic is always entertaining, whether singing about airships or making misogyny funny
A sumptuous and seductive visit to the Barbary Coast by the famed Bolshoi Ballet