Music Scene

Louise McQuade

MUSIC SCENE: Bowie’s lasting ‘Legacy’

David Bowie’s ‘Legacy’ album is due for November release. From ‘Life On Mars?’ to ‘Lazarus’ to ‘Let’s Dance’, all of the Thin White Duke’s hits are included.

The jam packed collection, which covers 50 years of his immortal recordings, is available to buy from November 11, however, a deluxe double vinyl edition will be made available from January 7, 2017 – the anniversary of Bowie’s death.

The compilation includes all of Bowie’s finest singles, from his first 1969 hit ‘Space Oddity’ all the way to his final singles ‘Lazarus’ and ‘I Can’t Give Everything Away’.

It also features a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 track ‘Life On Mars?’, mixed by its original producer Ken Scott.
The gig news keeps coming…
Last week Coldplay announced they are to bring their spectacular Head Full Of Dreams tour to Croke Park on Saturday, July 8, 2017! Tickets went on sale on Friday, at 9am and were apparently sold out minutes later. Keep an ear out for a second date announcement.

Elbow announce new album and tour, including Irish dates. The Mercury-winners’ seventh studio record and the follow-up to 2014’s ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ will be released on the 3rd February, before they head out on tour.

Elbow kick off their tour with two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre – February 26-27, 2017.

For anyone who’s been to the Olympia this offers quite an intimate gig opportunity for a band who can sell out arenas. A pre-sale went on release last Wednesday but the official sale started on Friday.

Bruno Mars is back
BRUNO Mars to return with new song called ’24K Magic’ on Friday, October 7.

Writing on Instagram, the singer-songwriter told fans: “You can call it my first single, but I call it the invitation to the party.”

Mars’ label has confirmed that the track’s title is supposed to be pronounced “24 karat magic”. It’s been four years since the release of an album from Bruno Mars and he has yet to make an official announcement about a new album, but he told fans on Twitter last week that it is “done”.


Local singer/songwriter Chrisy McCullagh has been playing for audiences in Belfast and Omagh for years and while doing so, gathering support from local media and radio including BBC Radio Ulster’s Across the Line (ATL), a platform to champion the best of Northern Irish music.

With such support, Chrisy was offered an opportunity to perform in Paris for online viral music show Balcony TV, where The Script and Mumford & Sons received exposure before their international breakthroughs. Check his performances out online (
Chrisy released Debut EP ‘The Moon With Two Faces’ in 2011 and his debut album became available to purchase and stream in May this year to critical acclaim.

New York soon beckons for Chrisy where, as well as recording his second album, he will be sound editing for film and composing scores, as well as playing a host of gigs throughout the city. Good luck Chrisy!


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