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Belfast Songs
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Belfast Songs is 12.00
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Alternative Ulster, Stiff Little Fingers, Paul Muldoon
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Stiff Little Fingers, Alternative Ulster, Paul Muldoon
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Elton John, Belfast, Aaron Kelly
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Elton John, Belfast, Aaron Kelly
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Pretty Things, Belfast Cowboys, Colin Graham
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Pretty Things, Belfast Cowboys, Colin Graham
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Belfast Songs is a project which has four strands: a publication, an audio CD and a launch event taking place on the 31st January.
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THE BOOK
14 writers on 14 songs
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Daniel Jewsbury, Aaron Kelly, Paul Muldoon, Will Bradley, Leontia Flynn, om lekha, Chris Magee, Colin Graham, Suzanna Chan, Richard West, Glenn Patterson, Stuart Watson, John Gray and Martin McLoone.
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WRITE ABOUT
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Stiff Little Fingers, Elton John, Simple Minds, Orbital, Crass, Pretty Things, Golden Palominos, Spandau Ballet, James Taylor, Nanci Griffiths, Van Morrison and Shock Treatment.
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The songs range from historical folk songs such as the Ballad of William Bloat (about a murderer on the Shankill road) to recent pop songs (Through the Barricades by Spandau Ballet) taking in James Taylor, Boney M, Elton John and Nancy Griffiths on the way. Discover some long forgotten punk classics (like Belfast Telegraph by Shock Treatment) and the real meaning of Belfast Cowboys by Pretty Things.
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THE CD
12 New Belfast Songs
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Barry's electric workshop, darreninjapan, Twitch, Barry Cade, Jansky Noise, The Evolution Control Committee, Jackie Fullertones, V/VM, Janek Schaefer, Slender Whiteman feat. MC Seadog, Harald `Sack' Ziegler, rFOR and Jimmy Swish & The Balloons.
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Twelve contemporary musicians, both local and international, have been asked to remix14 Belfast Songs providing a musical interpretation and reevaluation to go alongside the essays.
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LAUNCH
31st January, The Menagerie Bar Belfast
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8.00pm - The editors will introduce the book and CD and then host a Juke Box Jury; the songs will be played to a panel of musicians, critics and writers who will rate them (hit or miss) and offer some critical analysis of the lyrics and the music.
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9.30pm - Entertainment:
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  • Small Rocks (Matt Wand director of Hot Air records late of Stock Hausen and Walkman)
  • Barry Cullen Dodgy Stereo
  • Paul Brown
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