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Brexit and Belfast's DIY Music Scene

What Might Happen to Belfast's DIY Music Scene After Brexit?

 

Brexit and Belfast's DIY Music Scene

29 March 2017: Britain triggers Article 50 setting in motion their leaving the European Union. There is widespread anxiety throughout Europe and within the UK. In Ireland however, these anxieties are taking a more concrete form. Theoretically, once Britain completes its exit, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic will become the only land border between Europe and the United Kingdom. I spoke to and photographed members of Belfast's music scene to see how a looming Brexit was affecting the city's youth.

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Constance Keane, Musician as Fears

Constance Keane, Musician as Fears

 
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Ryan, Producer, Recording Engineer and Musician with Robocobra Quartet

Chris Ryan, Producer, Recording Engineer and Musician with Robocobra Quartet

 
 
Dawn Richardson, Gallery and Venue Owner at Framewerk

Dawn Richardson, Gallery and Venue Owner at Framewerk

 
 
 
 
Fiona McDonnell, Illustrator and Graphic Designer for many Belfast bands

Fiona McDonnell, Illustrator and Graphic Designer for many Belfast bands

 
 
 
Cathal Cully, Musician as part of Girls Names and his solo project, Group Zero

Cathal Cully, Musician as part of Girls Names and his solo project, Group Zero

 
 
 
 
Mark Reid, Label Owner at Touch Sensitive Records

Mark Reid, Label Owner at Touch Sensitive Records

 
 
 
Philip Quinn, Musician as part of Girls Names and his solo project, Gross Net

Philip Quinn, Musician as part of Girls Names and his solo project, Gross Net