A working soundtrack to Northern Ireland


While working on a piece about Northern Ireland, I've been listening to music I picked up while I was there. The film Good Vibrations was my starting point, cobbled together with recommendations from a friendly music producer at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, a house party I crashed in Ormeau, gigs and sessions I dropped in off, and tip-offs scribbled down from anyone who cared to share. I hadn't realised that Snow Patrol and Two Door Cinema Club are from here, and have included them anyway in a playlist I put together, though you're surely familiar with them. There are three counts of Van Morrison and three counts of Irish trad because... well, just because. And I think you'll find Rory Nellis' "Friend of a Friend" particularly catchy.

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