• BBC Radio Ulster To Present New Homegrown DJ Series, In The Mix

    BBC Radio Ulster is set to present a new series of live mixes from emerging homegrown DJs. Beginning on Tuesday, March 10 at 10pm with Hammer, aka Rory Hamilton, the series will feature four exclusively week mixes, later featuring one half of Schmutz, Kristian Woods, on March 19, co-founder of Belfast’s The Night Institute, Jordan McQuaig, on March 26 and fast-rising Armagh DJ Holly Lester (pictured) on April 2. All four exclusive DJ mixes will be live in the studio, simulcast in video at the BBC Music NI homepage and will be available to catch up via BBC Sounds.

  • Preview: The Undertones @ The BBC

    Having formed in Derry in 1976, it’s a fact universally acknowledged that The Undertones have spent the last 40 years establishing and re-establishing themselves as one of the country’s most treasured acts. With their equally enduring legacy, back catalogue and inimitable charm, the band have just marked the milestone by recording a special live show for BBC Radio Ulster in front of a live studio audience at Blackstaff in Belfast. Hosted by Stephen McCauley, the resulting one-hour programme – set to broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster and Foyle at 3pm on Monday afternoon – is a perfect distillation of why the band are still a homegrown live proposition at the peak of…