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This was my first trip back to the Skylite Room since it won the accolade of Best Live Music Venue at the Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards back in September. We

For all the experimentation and eccentricity featured at this year’s programme of Belfast’s Brilliant Corners festival, the legendary pianist Liane Carroll was a soothing salve of classic jazz executed flawlessly. But

Most musicians will acknowledge that it’s getting increasingly difficult to get people to come out and support live gigs. If you’re lucky enough to live in a big city, things

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How To Get Your First Gig as a Band

It’s important to understand who is involved and what everyone is thinking before playing your first show. You must think about yourselves, of course, but how well you think and prepare for everything else is just as important.