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Approval for Ulster Hall statue of rock legend Rory Gallagher

A statue in honour of rock legend Rory Gallagher looks set to be installed at Belfast's Ulster Hall.
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The Codetta Choir who will perform at the City of Derry International Choral Festival Opening Gala Concert at The Guildhall this Wednesday October 19.

City of Derry International Choral Festival set for its biggest year yet!

In just 48 hours one of Europe’s fastest growing Choral Festivals will kick off in Derry, hosting six international choirs and more than 60 school and national choirs as well as unmissable performances from world-famous groups such as Harry Christophers & The Sixteen, SLIXS and Fauna.

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British girl band, 'Little Mix'.

Little Mix: Girl band that left Derry fans ‘gutted’ is coming back

A girl band which caused up-roar when they cancelled a concert in Belfast 20 minutes before it was due to start will return to the North as part of their latest tour next year.

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Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize for literature

Iconic American singer songwriter, Bob Dylan, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Lady Gaga pictured in Belfast in 2011. Photo: Kelvin Boyce/Presseye

New Lady Gaga tracks get thumbs up from Northern Ireland fans

Lady Gaga fans from Northern Ireland went into meltdown earlier today when the music star performed three tracks from her up-and-coming album ‘Joanne’ at a concert in America.

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Coldplay will perform at Croke Park next summer

Coldplay announce summer Dublin show

As part of their 'A Head Full of Dreams' tour, Coldplay have announced they will play Dublin next summer.

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The Stone Roses

This is the one: Stone Roses announce Belfast show

Iconic Manchester band The Stone Roses will play the SSE Arena next year.

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Conor McGinty hopes to get to judges houses after this weekend's Six Chair Chellenge on the X Factor.

X Factor: Conor bows out saying ‘I had an absolute ball’

Derry singer Conor McGinty has narrowly missed out on a place at Judges’ Houses after his X Factor journey ended tonight.

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Franz Ferdinand

MUSIC COLUMN: Tune in to the dead air

It’s often been suggested that popular music radio is in its death throes, with so many people now using Spotify or just listening to mp3s on their phones. So it’s surprising but apt that a couple of new stations have emerged. The first is Radio Dead, which does precisely what the pun suggests – no, not playing tunes by Thom Yorke (although the way celebs have been going this year I should add “at time of going to press”). No, the new station’s remit is to play only records by artists no longer of this world.

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Teenage Fanclub - Here

ALBUM REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub - Here

Flash back 25 years, when this Lanarkshire quartet were voted ‘Album of the Year’ ahead of their greatest fans, Nirvana.

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison announces Christmas show in Belfast

One of music’s true legends Sir Van Morrison returns to the Belfast Waterfront on Sunday 18th December for one night only.

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COMPETITION - Win tickets to Club MTV

COMPETITION - Win tickets to Club MTV

The ‘Journal’ has teamed up with Iona Legacy Promotions Ltd and Club MTV to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s hottest dance music event in Ireland.

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The Priests; Fr Eugene and his brother Fr.Martin O'Hagan and Father David Delargy; in concert in St Patrick's Cathedral Armagh. CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com/B.Black

‘The Priests’ to release new album

The Priests will release their fourth studio album in October.

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WATCH: Ed Sheeran wows wedding guests at local hotel

Wedding guests at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel were treated to ‘The A-Team’ of headline acts when Ed Sheeran joined Snow Patrol to perform live for the bride and groom’s first dance.

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Music City line up announced ahead of week long festival

Music City line up announced ahead of week long festival

The hugely popular Music City event returns to the city next month with one of the biggest line-ups yet.

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Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin pictured in 1970.

Jury to rule if Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven copies song by Spirit

A trial is needed to decide if Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven copies its opening notes from a song performed by the rock band Spirit, a judge has ruled.

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Derry based band, 'Making Monsters', from left to right, Brian Doherty, Paul Monk, Emma Gallagher and Gary Todd. Photo: Carrie Davenport

‘Making Monsters’ are making waves

When an email from the BBC arrived in Derry man Paul Monk’s inbox he couldn’t believe his eyes.

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Michael Logue, 1st Piano o-16 (Lecky Cup); 1st Instrumental Repertoire (George White Cup) & and Bursary o-16 at Feis Dhoire Cholmcille. DER1316MC107

Feis Doire Cholmcille Results: Thursday, March 31

All the results from Thursday’s competitions:

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2016 Talent Northwest winner Amy Meehan pictured receiving her award from judges Oliver Green, Margaret Keys, Bronagh Gallagher and Paddy Glasgow on Saturday night.

Talent North West: ‘An unbelievable display of talent’

Local schoolgirl, Amy Meehan (13) was crowned the Talent Northwest 2016 winner at a packed Millennium Forum on Saturday night - after what judge Bronagh Gallagher described as ‘an unbelievable display of talent’ from the north west area.

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Gary Curran, local Music Producer, DJ and Entertainment Consultant.

Derry DJ says time has come for locals to support live music scene

Local Music Producer and DJ Gary Curran, believes the only way the music scene in Derry can improve and move forward is if venue owners and the general public are prepared to invest in it.

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