Welcome to the Real Music Club. We are the premier roots and acoustic music organisation in Northern Ireland.The Real Music Club has been bringing great music to Belfast since January 1998. Our specialty is Americana and we have an affinity with music with roots from the Southern States in the USA. In particular we have a close association with artists from Texas and Tennessee. A large proportion of the artists we promote come from these two States, yet we often work with artists from across the USA & Canada as well as from the UK, Europe & Australia.
Major International artists that we have worked with include Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Steve Forbert, Tom Russell, Rodney Crowell, Mary Gauthier, Billy Joe Shaver, Tommy Emmanuel, Loudon Wainwright, Janis Ian, Eric Bibb, Kinky Friedman...
We also prioritise the programming of local artists. We have had the pleasure of helping artists such as Ben Glover, Eilidh Patterson & Anthony Toner to develop their Belfast based profile and are proud that all three of these artists called on the Real Music Club to launch their respective albums.
Please visit our Blog page and let us have your comments on anything relevant to the Real Music Club (simple registration required to comment). You can also follow us on Twitter or "like" our Facebook page from the links over to the right. Please also see our News page where we will post relevant news about Real Music Club artists.
Our main home is the Errigle Inn, the first bar in Belfast to hold an entertainment's license. We have also held concerts at other venues, including, the Ulster Hall, Empire Music Hall & The Black Box as well as hosting the occasional show at venues throughout Northern Ireland. We have also had the privilege of helping to run showcase events for Northern Ireland based artists in Nashville & at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Tickets for RMC shows can normally be purchased direct from the relevant venue. Tickets are also available online for all our shows. Please note that for online ticket purchases there are no commission charges to be paid, the price listed is what you pay.
The Real Music Club is run by Jim Heaney who has developed a wide range of contacts built up from over 25 years involvement with music. John McCart is our resident MC, Gerry McNally is our in house photographer and our regular sound engineer is Cregan, who looks after the mixing desk at all our concerts in the Errigle Inn and most of our events at other venues.