The time has finally come for us to welcome back live music events and take in the rich culture of Belfast, and The Oh Yeah Music Centre has created the perfect programme of events to do just that.

The Sound of Belfast festival is an annual celebration of the vibrant music scene across the city, showcasing its local talent and highlighting its wonderful independent venues.

You can expect to see unmissable live gigs, workshops and Q&A sessions in their two week programme.

Make sure to check out the jam packed programme of events from 4th to 18th November, with a mix of online and in person events.

Here are 6 of the Sound of Belfast events you shouldn’t miss this November.

1. True North (Featuring Gareth Dunlop and Jealous of the Birds)

4th November – 8pm

Oh Yeah Music Centre 

Free

Kicking off this year’s Sound of Belfast programme, you’ll hear the live rendition of True North which brings together the musical stylings of Gareth Dunlop and Jealous of the Birds. The two local talents were brought together by Oh Yeah Music Centre after the venue invited two artists of different genres to create music about what Belfast means to them. 

Both acts will perform their own music on the night as well as their collaborative creations.

To book tickets for the event, click here

2. Mothers in Music (Open Mic Night)

5th November – 7pm 

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free

At the start of the year, Oh Yeah Music Centre received help from the Spirit 2012 Carers Music Fund to create the Mothers in Music collective. The collaboration is made up of 16 women from all over Ireland who meet up weekly to take time for themselves by singing together. This is the first event of its kind, as you get to witness their first live performance together.

To sign up for the event, click here

3. Shame & The Voice 

6th November – 11am 

Online 

Free

Are you scared of singing in front of people or fear public speaking? This free online event will teach you all you need to know about therapeutic vocalisation, allowing you to explore what it is that holds you back. 

To sign up for the event, click here

4. Getting to Know Henry Cluney 

9th November 

Oh Yeah Music Centre

Free

This exclusive interview involves a Q&A session with Henry Cluney, an original member of Stiff Little Fingers and now a guitarist for XSLF. Not only will you hear stories and memories from the life of a touring musician, but Henry will also be donating two original pieces from the early days of Stiff Little Fingers.

To book your place at this unique event, click here

5. Volume Control Presents Clash of the Newbreeds

12th November 

Oh Yeah Music Centre

£5 + booking fee

Featuring six finalists, this live event is a battle of the bands competition for young people. A panel of top industry professionals will crown this year’s Clash of the Newbreeds winner and will also have a performance from last year’s winner, Small Talk.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

6. Help Musicians Presents Paint and Sip

14th November 

Oh Yeah Music Centre

£10 + booking fee

Do you fancy a night of creativity and chat? Join Help Musicians to get your creative juices flowing as you craft your own interpretation of a special guest musician. All drawing materials are provided, as well as a drink of your choice. 

Book tickets and read more about the event here 

To see the full programme of events and book your tickets, go to soundofbelfast.com/2021-1