Last week, Gary Lightbody spoke at the prestigious TEDX conference held at Stormont Parliament in Belfast. His chosen subject was one which is close to his heart - the extraordinary wealth of young musical talent that has grown and continues to flourish in Northern Ireland over the years.
To illustrate his point Gary pulled together a selection of Northern Ireland's latest young musical talents to both write a song and perform it with him at the conference. You can see that unique performance of "This Is All That I Ask Of You" by Gary Lightbody & The Assembly by clicking here. [hyperlink to follow]
All proceeds raised will be going to The Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust - a charity which provides clinical music therapy to children, young people and adults. You can read more about the charities work here
Fifteen years on, Snow Patrol are a band in their ascendancy with 10 million albums sold and a slew of iconic tracks under their belts. After numerous incarnations, side projects and name changes, the track 'Run' proved their breakthrough hit before 'Chasing Cars' finally propelled them to international stardom. And now, firmly-established as a stadium-packing, festival-filling live act, the band release Up To Now, both their first retrospective and their first hint of what the future holds.
Songs played with passion and no ego. They’re very much a proper rock 'n' roll band
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