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Review: Beethoven’s Egmont by BBC Philharmonic

January 29, 2015 No Comments

Northern Soul’s David Gann sees Beethoven’s Egmont performed by the BBC Philharmonic at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and discovers a concert of two, distinct halves.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

The Northern Soul Podcast: The Tapestry

January 15, 2015 Comments Off

It’s a New Year and a new Northern Soul Podcast.

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ChameleonsVox

Review: ChameleonsVox at Manchester Academy 2

January 10, 2015 2 Comments

In the musical re-rooting of the early 1980s where punk met poetry, a wellspring flowed and the mystery of melody was finally unlocked by a serendipitous gathering of Mancunians called The Chameleons.

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Band on the Wall

What’s On in January – Music

January 10, 2015 Comments Off

After all the fun and festivity of the holidays it’s time to get back to the everyday grind. But never fear – there are some great gigs across the North to chase away those January blues.

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Madness

Madness and Inspiral Carpets: a photo montage

December 24, 2014 Comments Off

Northern Soul’s Head Photographer Chris Payne was busy last week snapping the Inspiral Carpets and Madness, both playing in Manchester. Here are his pics of Clint Boon greeting the crowd at The Ritz while nutty boys and girls were treated to a night of Madness at the Phones4u Arena.

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Eliot Sumner

The Northern Soul Podcast: Eliot Sumner

December 14, 2014 Comments Off

It’s cold outside….so stay in and listen to The Northern Soul Podcast.

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Christmas music

What’s On in December – Music

December 8, 2014 Comments Off

Tis the season to party!

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The Bartered Bride

Review: The Bartered Bride and La traviata by Opera North

December 6, 2014 Comments Off

It’s a busy old time in the Hamilton household at the moment what with the build-up to the imminent birthday celebrations of your esteemed Opera Correspondent. The preparations for the state banquet, the VIP guest list and buying the frame for her Majesty’s telegram have all eaten away at time itself.

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The Who

Review: The Who Live at Leeds, First Direct Arena

December 5, 2014 Comments Off

It had all started off so thrillingly well, with a smiling Roger Daltrey yelling “Live At Leeds!” to a capacity crowd only too well aware of the importance of the town in The Who’s history, followed by a string of peerless power pop  – I Can’t Explain, Substitute, The Seeker and The Kids Are Alright. Then it started to fall apart.

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Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Behind the Scenes at Hebden Bridge Trades Club

December 4, 2014 Comments Off

Hebden Bridge attracts a lot of labels: hippy haven, LGBT capital of the North and, back in the day, a veggie’s delight (Suma began life here). 

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