Belfast in the 1970s was not a safe or fun place to be, however, out of that dark came a little light, in the form of Terri Hooley who decided to do something positive and set up a record shop called Good Vibrations. A pioneer of the punk scene in Belfast, he helped artists like The Undertones, famous for their single Teenage Kicks, hit the big time. For Hooley though, music was more than that – it was escapism and a subversive way to protest. Good Vibrations has been described as a feel-good film, so if this cold weather is getting you down, get down to Cornerhouse for some music therapy. It’s nice to be able to reflect on something positive from Northern Ireland’s history for once.

From Fri 29 Mar, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH. Tel: 0161 200 1500, times and prices vary,

Fri 29 Mar - Thu 4 Apr
Michael Lyons
Published on:
Tue 26 Mar 2013