Women’s Work returns, 5th – 10th June 2018.

The Oh Yeah Music Centre has revealed the programme illustration and dates for Women’s Work 2018.

The Festival, which is confidently entering its third term, is doing so in acknowledgement of the centenary year of the Representation of The People Act 1918.

The artwork which is by Belfast based Illustrator Fiona McDonnell incorporates the colours and tone of what became a milestone event in the in the fight for democratic equality, which is still being fought today around the world in different forms.

Women’s Work was established to celebrate and highlight the contribution that women make to music. Inspired by a growing global movement across the music industry towards a more even playing field the festival aims to celebrate diversity and inspire a sense of confidence in female talent from Northern Ireland.

The festival is open to all genders and includes showcases, gigs, special events, panels, talks, and exhibitions. The programme incorporates grassroots, emerging and established talent and includes regional, national and international guests. To date the festival has showcased over 120 performances and welcomed over 60 guest speakers and industry.

This year will run June 5th – 10th inclusive and programme details will follow in the coming weeks.

New website…

We’ve given our website a refresh and switched to WordPress!

Thanks to Stuart Bell for the design and technical support and to our former intern Aine Cronin McCartney for help with uploading existing and new content.

We hope to have much more regular updates via our blog, so keep checking in and do sign up to our newsletter!

With our new and refreshed website up – we thought we’d remind you about our brilliant Scratch My Progress acts we’ve been working with for the last 7 months. Check out the tracks they recorded specially for the showcase EP right here….

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Record deals for local music acts…

Congratulations to 2016 NI Music Prize nominee and awesome human Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous of The Birds on the announcement of their signing with Atlantic Records.

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And to the lovely band Brand New Friend who also recently signed to Xtra Mile Recordings

Brand New Friend played their first ever gig at Oh Yeah for Volume Control when their keyboard player Lauren was on the team – they’ve come a long way in such a short space of time, we wish them all the success!

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We’ve had some phone issues for the last few days – apologies to anyone that has tried to call us. The issue is now fixed!

 

Oh Yeah now OCN Centre

Oh Yeah is pleased to say it is now an officially recognised Open College Network NI Centre.

The recent participants on the Capital XTRA Music Potential MPX course will be the first ever group to come out of the centre with an OCN accreditation from Oh Yeah.

Future Oh Yeah OCN work will include Volume Control and our new Paul Hamlyn funded project More Volume.

 

New ASK dates (Artist Support Keystone)

Our ASK (Artist Support Keystone)  – new dates for 2018.

Offering support for musicians at various stages of their career including tailored advice on;
– project promotion, funding, development
– marketing
– showcasing and live opportunity
– career enhancement
– fees and contracts

Our dates for 2018 are as follows and will run at 2pm every week.

-27th March
-10th April
-24th April
-1st May
-8th May
-15th May 

e-mail charlene@ohyeahbelfast.com or paul@ohyeahbelfast.com