Belfast Music Exhibition
The Belfast Music Exhibition, at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, in Gordon Street, takes visitors on a unique journey - from Ruby Murray to Snow Patrol, by way of Stiff Little Fingers, Dana and Clodagh Rogers, via The Undertones, The Divine Comedy, Nadine Coyle and Henry McCullough.
The exhibition tells the story of the glorious achievements and diverse musical talents that Northern Ireland has produced over the years, and have helped heap international acclaim on the province.
A series of story boards plot the history of the Northern Ireland music scene from folk music to Snow Patrol, and a ‘Legends’ wall hails the great achievers in local music. The exhibition also features a wide range of diverse and unique memorabilia from the local music business and the personalities involved in it – including platinum discs, badges, vintage stage gear, lyric sheets, film footage, ticket stubs and backstage passes.
Among the highlights are rare articles from The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers, the Fender guitar on which Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol wrote ‘Run’ and ‘Chasing Cars’, along with artefacts from the historic Maritime Hotel. New material continues to arrive at the Oh Yeah centre, which will help to ensure that the content of the exhibition continually changes.
The Belfast Music Exhibition is at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, which is located in a former bonded whiskey warehouse in Gordon Street, in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. It covers 14,500 square feet over three floors, and features a performance space, a drop-in area, office units, a privately-run recording studio and exhibition space.