Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

The healing power of music – talking Trouble Songs with Stuart Bailie

Stuart Bailie was chasing invoices when I called him in Belfast, facing up to one of the less glamorous facets of life as a freelance writer, yet part of the job he reckons takes up most of his time. And … Continue reading

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Renewable Power in the Darkness – back in touch with Tom Robinson

As I may have mentioned on these pages before, few TV shows of yore hold as much magic as Top of the Pops re-runs for this nostalgic, and recently I was digging among the online archives for the October 1977 … Continue reading

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Dances with Wolves, Belfast and Wigan – Introducing The Nouvelles

It seems odd that a band that recently recorded a song for the Northern Ireland football team’s Euro 2016 campaign should be based in Wigan. What’s more, this happening indie outfit are fronted by a singer who played a key … Continue reading

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Why I still love The Undertones

I’ve always liked that James Nesbitt, from early roles in films like Waking Ned through to leads in TV successes like Colin Bateman’s Murphy’s Law, and ever onwards. But he’ll be forever remembered for his big break in the brilliant … Continue reading

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