Tale of the Third City

The true, yet untold story of the Ulster Punk scene, revealing the secrets of an era never spoken off, until now! It brings you facts few have ever heard. Finally .....

The 12th January 1978 – the Pound

the first time the Clash played the Ulster Hall was the second time they played Belfast which was actually the third time, in such a short period the band had visited the city.

What a Fucked up world

If the kids of today were to take a long hard look back at the 1970's, they could be easily forgiven for thinking that the world had gone just a little bit mad.

Make you want to spit

Me in the day.

The Tartan Armies

The four years that followed will unquestionably go down in history as being the worst years of the conflict in Northern Ireland. It was; without any shadow of doubt an era . .

Bands Won,t Play No More

This town; A……….ah, is coming like a ghost town; All the clubs have been closed down…..

The Viking

DJ Bill Moore at work at the Viking.

The Peel Show

There I was just turned fifteen years old; full of excitement and looking forward to my adolescence years to begin, when all of a sudden. I found myself faced with ...

Music of Northern Ireland

Northen Ireland Music

Music Evermore

Music has been evermore part and parcel of Northern Ireland and will/has influenced popular music internationally now and forever.

Van the man laid down his shammy to become Northern Ireland’s most famous musical export. Since then Belfast and Northern Ireland has spawned Stiff Little Fingers, The Outcast and Rudi from the Belfast punk underground, Fighting With Wire and Jetplane Landing who have recently broken through, Ash from Downpatrick, Snow Patrol(most members are from Belfast and Bangor) and metal bands such as Condemned and Gama Bomb who have achieved large loyal followings.

Whilst mentioning the bands we must not forget the many Northern Irish individual such as the late Gary Moore, guitarist for Thin Lizzy, and Vivian Campbell, guitarist for Def Leppard.

Too Many to mention !

There are many more individuals and bands I have not mentioned but they all contributed to making northern Ireland then land of musicians and Belfast is still spawning band such as General Fiasco and Nine Lies who no doubt have the potential to get the same kind of success Van the man has afforded and long may it continue.

Bruno London

Did you get the chance to read 'the Bands don't play here no more' if you did, then you will have a rough idea as to what life was like in Belfast during the 1970s....

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Then; as we entered the 1970s it was all so obvious by then. The city’s night life had already started to deteriorate, part from fear, part from caution....

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Present Day
What followed next; was the era the Good Vibrations movie, and Hooligan the Book both spoke off, but thankfully that’s not how it all happened....

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