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Farmers Bash 2019 Is Launched

Last night some of the best in Irish Country Music descended on the big smoke to officially kick off the run up to th Farmers Bash 2019. The foyer of Belfast’s huge SSE arena normally packed for pop events was filled by the strumming of guitars and gentle tones of Johnny Brady and Derek Ryan.

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Farmers Bash 2019 Lineup due this week

With just weeks to to to Christmas, Santa will come early to some mega country fans as the folks down at Farmers Bash HQ spread a little cheer! Tomorrow (Tuesday 20th Nov) marks the day when we will find the details of the launch regarding who will be hitting the stage at Belfast’s SSE arena next October.

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Nathan Carter launches new autobiography

By now Nathan Carter has become very much a household name across Ireland, North and South. Named Ireland’s biggest country music star. He is heralded by many as reviving the country music genre and bringing it into the mainstream. He has sold out venues across the UK and Ireland, has landed his own prime time show, and is loved and respected by legions of fans across Ireland.

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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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Kris Kristofferson – NI Dates Announced

Millennum Forum, DERRY: June 25th

Waterfront, BELFAST: June 26th

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am

Country music icon Kris Kristofferson makes a hugely welcome return for four solo acoustic shows this June, including two in Northern Ireland.

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Nathan Carter Announces Special Guests at Belfast’s SSE Arena

On the 24th of March Nathan Carter will return to the SSE Arena in Belfast, this time he’s bringing along a few special surprises. Not only will his wee brother on stage with him, but legendary bluegrass group Hayseed Dixie’ will also be performing at the event.  Hayseed Dixie, who played the Belfast Empire last night are an American band which began in 2001 with the release of their first album, A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC. The band performs a mixture of cover versions of hard rock songs and original compositions in a style that is a unique fusion of bluegrass and rock music and they are acknowledged as the creators of the musical genre “Rockgrass”. The band’s name is a linguistic play on the name of the band AC/DC.

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Podcast 39

After a three month absence we’re back for 2018. Kicking off the show with Keith Urban we’re setting the tone for upbeat country in 2018. The best reviews, interviews, gig guide and country music hub in the country.

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