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DJ Dave Booth

“I’m really a glorified record collector.” Legendary Manchester DJ Dave Booth talks to Northern Soul.

February 16, 2018 No Comments

If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth, without you even knowing it.

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Review: Will Varley, Club Academy, Manchester

February 8, 2018 No Comments

Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.

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Review: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

February 3, 2018 No Comments

Only one record mattered to me in 1977.

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“Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley

February 3, 2018 Comments Off on “Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley

Will Varley has a history of talking to Northern Soul about cats.

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Review: Julie Fowlis, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Julie Fowlis, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

There’s a YouTube video featuring folk singer Julie Fowlis on the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions 3 in 2008 which has the Scotswoman sitting surrounded and attended – like some young folk goddess – by middle-aged men all doing her musical bidding, while she sings Bothan Àirigh am Bràigh Raithneach (A Sheiling On The Braes Of Rannoch).

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Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Shostakovich and the Triumph of Art, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Last week Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra added another illustrious chapter to their long and successful history of performing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Mark E Smith: A Tribute

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Mark E Smith: A Tribute

Mark E Smith’s death at the age of 60 didn’t exactly come as a surprise.

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Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

January 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Graham Gouldman, Stoller Hall, Manchester

Somehow, Salford-born songwriter Graham Gouldman remains an undervalued figure.

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Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

January 22, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Paramore, Manchester Arena

Northern Soul photographer James Lynd sees American rock band, Paramore at Manchester Arena and captures some atmospheric images. 

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Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Brass Bands and Christmas Carols: a Victorian tradition in the 21st century

As Christmas approaches, the streets are alive with the sound of brass bands playing carols.

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