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It’s a baby boy for Ben Earle (The Shires)

Confirmed just over an hour ago Ben Earle from The Shires was proud to announce the birth of his second son Tennessee! He revealed to the world that things went pretty quickly during labour and that both mother and child are doing well.

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FREE CONCERT – Mandy Barnett with the Ulster Orchestra

As a special treat to fans, Belfast City Council have refunded all ticket purchases to customers and have decided to run this concert as a free event. Anyone who is in possession of tickets, these will still be required to gain entry and anyone still wanting to obtain tickets, please see below.

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Kendell Marvel to Support Brothers Osborne

Main acts are what draws the crowd to any event, from stadium and arena tours, to the smaller intimate gigs. One thing that they all have in common is that these event use support acts, or openers, Acts that fill the time and warm up the crowd until the big guys are due on! Sometimes all you want is to get past the support to the main item, but sometimes, the support act can really surprise you, leaving you wanting more…and I think Kendell Marvell will do just this when he appears prior to the Brothers Osborne, opening their gigs during their UK and Ireland tour.

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Sara Evans consulted over Nashville’s Rayna Jaymes

Longtime locals in Nashville, Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise) and Steve Buchanan produce the series alongside creators Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. In their pursuit over the show’s six years, the production team were never going to settle for anything less than capturing the authentic Nashville story, and the struggles most local musicians face in their rise to prominence and fame.

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Daniel O’Donnell returns to Millennium Forum for his hit Country show

The hit TG4 country music show, Opry le Daniel, returns to Derry~Londonderry for 7 nights of the best of country music from some of the best local and further afield stars with nightly recordings presented by Ireland’s own “King of Country” Daniel O’Donnell!

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EXCLUSIVE // CMNI Meets Mandy Barnett

This week we had the wonderful privilege of catching up with Mandy Barnett ahead of her Belfast appearance with the Ulster Orchestra. We chatted influences, spare time and the pressures of the music industry.

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Nashville comes to say farewell to Belfast

Last night the Nashville cast performed their last gig in Dublin as part of their Farewell Tour. There was an immense excitement, albeit mixed with a sense of sadness as we know the end of the show on TV is drawing ever closer. Tonight they do their thing in Belfast!

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WIN // Brothers Osborne Tickets

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Saturday 5th May see’s the fabulous Brothers Osborne roll into Northern Ireland for their first UK gig of this your. They’ll be playing in Belfast’s Limelight, straight after a Dublin appearance on the previous night. The event comes just two weeks after the release of their second album ‘Port Saint Joe’. CMNI’s very own Courtenay Mercer shared the great news with us last Friday…read about it here. The band also tweeted  instructions to make sure you know the best way in which to listen to it!

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Big Tom returns home for final time

On Tuesday night he remains of singer, who passed away aged 81, were brought home to Oram village in Co Monaghan for a public reposal at the community centre, with the coffin placed beneath a giant mural of the man himself. People have flocked from all over Ireland to rural County Monaghan to pay tribute to the man they called “the King” of Irish country.

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Lisa Wright to release new EP

LISA WRIGHT EXPLORES NEW SOUNDS ON ‘MIND OF MINE’ EP – OUT MAY 25th
Featuring country-tinged lead single ‘Tennessee’, the UK songwriter’s new EP is available to pre-order now

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