‘Hey Girl’, a song by the Strong Women Choir with Newington Day Centre

Earlier this year The Oh Yeah Music Centre completed a 12 week programme of music activities in partnership with Newington Day Centre.

The project which is supported by the Carers’ Music Fund targets women and girls who are isolated because of their caring responsibilities.

The project was led by Music Director Anne McCambridge and Oh Yeah Music & Older People’s Manager Paul Kane. It took place at Newington Day Centre, an organisation in North Belfast which provides support for older people living in the local community and their carers.

The group of Female Carer’s that came together formed The Strong Women’s Choir. They performed for their loved ones at Christmas and went on to write a song called ‘Hey Girl’, a lighthearted memoir of nights out in Belfast at places like the Orpheus and the Ritz.

This video is a document of the workshops, songwriting and final recording session at Half Bap studio with Phil d’Alton. We think it’s excellent and wanted to share it with you.

Sending all home carers, community care centres, NHS staff and key workers during COVID-19 our deepest appreciation for the work that you do. Stay safe everyone. #clapforcarers

Wynona Bleach all ages Album Preview POSTPONED

In order to play our part in maintaining the health and welfare of our participants, staff, facilitators, audiences and volunteers, we have taken the decision to postpone this Friday’s Volume Control event.

Rest assured that we are working hard to find a new date for the show and this will be announced in due course.

If you have any questions please feel free to send us a message.

Thanks for your continued support of young people and the local music scene!

Oh Yeah Music Centre Update on Covid-19 Concerns


With the ongoing developments and concerns about Covid-19 we wanted to let you know about the additional cleaniness measures that we have implemented. The health and welfare of Oh Yeah’s staff, tenants, visitors, (we should add- participants, audiences, volunteers, facilitators and other centre users is our top priority. 


Here are the measures that Oh Yeah staff are undertaking to help prevent the spread of the virus and help protect users of the centre.

·       The frequency of our normal cleaning schedules have been increased, and additional measures are being taken in our rehearsal rooms.

·       “High-touch” surfaces such as door handles, lift buttons etc are now being treated with additional disinfectant throughout the day. 

·       Our public bathrooms are fully stocked with soap and signs have been placed throughout to instruct on safe hand washing techniques

·       We have implemented a non hand shake policy in the centre

·       Visitors are being asked to wash their hands upon entry to the centre

·       We would encourage customers to please pay by contactless debit or credit card where possible

We are taking instruction from Government and the Public Health Agency and as such we remain open as normal at present. We recognise that due to conflicting information and the fluidity of the situation this may change and as such we will update in due course. 

OK? In support of mental health and suicide prevention

“OK? is a music and arts festival in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. 


To celebrate community and to encourage asking the question… Are you ok?”


Raising money for Aware NI, PIPS and Help Musicians


Belfast
Saturday 28th March 2020 6pm – late
The Telegraph Building TICKETS ON SALE – 9am Thurs 5th March 

Tickets available at www.shine.net and Ticketmaster outlets 


The Lifeline number is 0808 808 8000 lines are open 24/7 This is a free helpline service www.lifelinehelpline.info@helplinesni


Directories of Services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing across NI:  https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/directory-services-help-improve-mental-health-and-emotional-wellbeing

Mix It Up! with More Volume and Boy’s Model

More Volume, our second events promotion mentoring scheme linked to the local community, is back with another exciting gig! This time, it’s in partnership with Belfast Boy’s Model School and with one great line-up of DJs…

Gleave Dobbin + Ross B2B Daniel
With a special performance from the Class Band

Get down early to get a free glow stick!

This gig is open to ALL AGES, which means that there will be NO ALCOHOL served on the night nor allowed in the building.

Tickets available here

Girls Rock School NI presents The Big IWD Gig!

Girls Rock! has a new side activity, and it’s to put badass gigs with local female artists, as well as their own recruits!
They’ve chosen to start strong with the celebration of a significant date: International Women’s Day.

The gig itself will be on Sat. 7 March and will showcase Problem Patters, Gender Chores, Alumna and Sasha Samara (+ a special DJ set by Sister Ghost and Heart Shaped)

Get your tickets here now: http://bit.ly/2T5bxja

£7 / £5 for student or underwaged

Volume Control is recruiting

Volume Control is an award winning youth events and industry enterprise mentoring programme.

The aim of the project is to support young people aged 14-19 in developing, planning, and delivering their own live music events by providing mentoring and a dedicated space, that will give them the opportunity, skills and confidence to realise their full potential.

In the process of doing this they also learn about several other elements of working in the music sector from artist liaison and booking acts, to press and promotion, stage management, sound engineering, ticketing, and more.

The young people involved will meet regularly at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, mostly after school hours, to organise a few gigs a year from scratch. They are accompanied by Oh Yeah Centre and music industry mentors to help them.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, contact volumecontrol@ohyeahbelfast.com or caoimhe@ohyeahbelfast.com and request an application form. The deadline for applying is February 28 at 5pm.

To see what it is concretely to be part of Volume Control, check out their socials:

http://www.facebook.com/volumecontrolbelfast/