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Take Back The City - Post-Ceasefire Songs

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Oh Yeah Music Centre

15-21 Gordon Street

Belfast

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With Iain Archer, Joby Fox, Ursula Burns and Tony Wright Live music and conversations with music journalist Stuart Bailie.

Four important songwriters from Northern Ireland will play at this special 4 Corners event and will discuss how their songwriting has been affected by a changing political landscape.

The Good Friday Agreement in 1998 was a watershed moment for the songwriters of Ireland. They responded in a variety of creative ways. Some evoked a cautious hope. There was anguish at the Omagh Bombing and the fear of a setback. Another instinct was to try to copper-fasten the peace with positive messages and events. The economic boom was viewed with caution and even suspicion as the cities began to modernise and change. Those on the fringes of things felt excluded and said so in their music. Also, there was the whiplash effect of trauma and hurt, resurfacing in surprising ways. This collectively has been our soundtrack for the past 20 years.

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