Bands & Gigs
The star-studded touring band which singer Fay Hield put together to help promote the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s ground-breaking Full English project, the brilliant, searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs, is no more, she confirms (although the database is definitely still available).Read the full story..
There have been few places that, just by stepping over the threshold, have felt like coming home. When I was a teenager it was the John Bull pub in Wigan, followed later in the evening by head-banging rock nights at Maximes.Read the full story..
Two days at the Liverpool Philharmonic this week and two very different, but equally pleasant, experiences.Read the full story..
They may not be the most familiar of famous 60s bands but you can be pretty sure that you’ve heard The Zombies. Think of era-defining classics such as She’s Not There and Time of the Season.Read the full story..
With a superb concert from Tom Russell filling the main hall just a few days before this invigorating festival and much more in a similar vein to follow (including the brilliant Sam Baker on November 1), Bury Met is showing absolutely no signs of surrendering its place as the premier venue in the North for music of the rootsy persuasion.Read the full story..
With the hype machine cranking into first gear for The Force Awakens, it’s a timely moment to consider George Lucas’s other sci-fi film, one which is never likely to inspire a big budget sequel.Read the full story..
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