• Ben McAteer

    Winner of NI Opera's Festival of Voice competition tackles the classics at Queen's

  • Radar

    Queen's University Students' Union welcomes Arborist, Alana Henderson and Sons of Caliber, writes Chris Jones

  • Cut the Transmission

    Fighting With Wire go out with a bang at The Venue in Derry~Londonderry

  • Everything I've Learnt

    More Than Conquerors' debut album reflects their Christian faith but lacks some much-needed punch, writes Chris Jones

  • David Lyttle Trio

    The acclaimed jazz drummer kicks off a 15-date Irish tour in Belfast's Leaf & Berry café

  • Sam Baker

    Still physically affected by a terrorist attack in Peru, the American songwriter nevertheless infuses his songs with humour

  • Other People Wrote These

    Ciaran Lavery gives us exclusive access to his latest release featuring covers of Talking Heads and more

  • Klang!

    Stuart Bailie takes a trip to Coney Island Sound's world, where Ewan Gordon indulges his inner Eno

  • Harvest

    Gareth Dunlop and others support Villagers against the picturesque backdrop of Greyabbey House

  • Steve Vai

    The virtuoso guitarist brings his extravagant show to Mandela Hall

  • Joy of Nothing

    Maureen Coleman reviews Foy Vance's 'gorgeous' second album featuring Ed Sheeran

  • Testing Times

    The latest ironic offering from Belfast band War Hole is a thing 'of rare and affecting beauty'

  • Nine Inch Nails

    And So I Watch You From Afar and Little Matador provide support for Trent Reznor and friends at Custom House Square

  • Stendhal

    This 'charming melting pot of a festival' in Limavady welcomes emerging artists and established acts like Duke Special

  • Fleadh Cheoil NaÉireann

    Derry~Londonderry's Guildhall hosts two concerts showcasing the best in traditional Irish, Scottish and American music

  • Folk on a Boat

    Rachel Coulter and Stephen Macartney of Farriers serenade a boat-load of gig goers for Open House Bangor

  • Six String Love Stories

    Pete Gardiner revels in wordplay, imagery and catchy hooks on his impressive debut album

  • The Priests

    The Ulster Orchestra provide the music for a series of mainly religious compositions at Clonard Monastery

  • Happy Mondays

    Shaun Ryder and co rock Falls Park, with support from The Charlatans, at Féile an Phobail

  • Chris Woods

    The guitar maestro gives a finger-picking masterclass at the Black Box

  • For the Love of Letting Go

    Kowalski step out of Two Door Cinema Club's shadow with an effervescent debut album

  • JAZZnBELFAST

    The Dana Masters Sextet combine their virtuosic talents on their 'sublime, exquisite' debut album

  • The Olllam

    Virtuoso piper/whistler John McSherry gets his groove on at The MAC with his latest collaborative project

  • The River Still Sings

    Despite the best efforts of the Fidelio Trio, this multi-media City of Culture production fails to inspire

  • Bruce Springsteen

    The Boss arrives in Belfast, the E Street Band in tow, to deliver a hit-heavy set that was well worth the wait

  • Glasgowbury

    The music festival at Eagle's Rock says goodbye after two days of sunshine, setbacks and years of youthful promise

  • David Rees-Williams Jazz Trio

    The pianist manages a successful fusion of jazz and classical at Portaferry Presbyterian Church

  • Where Is The Man

    Amanda St John makes a strong first impression with her debut EP, produced by Gareth Dunlop

  • Songs of Iron

    Trucker Diablo's second album is an intoxicating cocktail of rock hooks and stadium-sized choruses

  • Celtic Fusion

    Frankie Gavin and the New De Dannan headline the traditional music festival in Castlewellan

  • Rod Stewart

    The veteran singer dusts off the cobwebs with a hit-heavy set at the Oydssey Arena in Belfast

  • Big Belfast Choir

    Musical director Aoife Cormacain gets the best of her newly formed ensemble at the Grand Opera House

  • Music City

    Terry Blain wanders around Derry~Londonderry as acts from around the world unite in song for City of Culture

  • The Who

    Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey perform their classic album, Quadrophenia, in its entirety at the Odyssey Arena

  • Enturbulation = No Challenge

    Desert Hearts remain charmingly unfamiliar with the zeitgeist as they release their 'beguiling' third album

  • Desert Hearts

    The Belfast four-piece launch their third album in Voodoo, Belfast with a blistering set of the old and the new

  • David Quigley

    Piano Classics

    David Quigley's debut recording as a solo artist is a vivid advertisement of how winningly he is playing at present

  • Underneath the Night of Stars

    Robyn G Shiels ventures into the blue with five new tales of loss and regret

  • Portaferry Proms

    Portaferry Presbyterian Church resonates to the elegant sounds of the Endellion String Quartet

  • Linen Hall Library 225

    New Neil Martin composition is the highlight of this anniversary concert at the Ulster Hall

  • Lucinda Williams

    Belfast's Real Music Club celebrates 15 years of roots music with performances from Malojian and Austin's finest

  • Frank Turner

    Limelight 1 resembles an aerobics class as Frank Turner, the man with the plan, gets the Belfast crowd bouncing

  • Love & Other Nonsense

    The National Chamber Choir of Ireland show their chops at St Thomas's Parish Church

  • The Fall

    There are no histrionics this time around, as Mark E Smith arrives promptly to tear up the Custom House Marquee

  • Thee Oh Sees

    If they once sounded anything like Neil Young, Fionola Meredith finds it hard to tell – she's too busy dancing

  • John Grant

    Malojian provides the sunshine, John Grant the expletives, as CQAF celebrates the songwriter

  • Dexys

    Kevin Rowland and co play through their latest album in full at Custom House Square Marquee

  • Neil Cowley Trio

    The UK City of Culture musician-in-residence brings his own brand of exhilarating jazz fusion to the Black Box

  • Nikolai Demidenko

    Philip Hammond admires the Russian pianist's individual take on works by Chopin and Rakhmaninov at the Ulster Hall

  • Can't Keep Up

    Shauna Tohill uses the Silhouette moniker to pursue her own musical path – this four-track collection was worth the wait

  • Sing Under the Bridges

    Anthony Toner crafts another fine collection of literate songs that tell of love, life and loss

  • Tales of the Working Class

    They provided the soundtrack to the Backin' Belfast campaign, now indie act Pretty Cartel are going it alone

  • Brahms

    Pianist Barry Douglas unleashes his talents on the German composer's formidable back catalogue

  • Welcome to Mikrosector-50

    Belfast's Space Dimension Controller is 'light-years ahead of his contemporaries'

  • New Releases

    The Wood Burning Savages, Vanilla Gloom and Elspeth bare their souls. Steven Rainey passes judgement

  • Passio

    National Chamber Choir of Ireland perform Arvo Pärt's musical retelling of St John's Passion narrative

  • Arthur Kell Quartet

    The acclaimed jazz group wrap up the Brilliant Corners Festival on the Belfast Barge

  • The Bear

    NI Opera adapt William Walton's saucy one-act story under the baton of Nicholas Chambers

  • Girls Aloud

    Detractors be damned, this talent show quintet have much to celebrate after ten years at the top

  • All Hail Bright Futures

    A new line-up and a 'blissed out, expansive' sound bode well for instrumentalists And So I Watch You From Afar

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