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Eliot Sumner

The Northern Soul Podcast: Eliot Sumner

December 14, 2014 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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The Halle Orchestra perform The Snowman

Deck the halls with boughs of Hallé!

December 3, 2014 Comments Off

Christmas comes but once a year and when it does it’s accompanied by much-loved rituals and marked by familiar personal landmarks in the yuletide calendar.

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Hallé Orchestra

Review: Hallé Pops – Orchestral Masterpieces and Rossini’s Cat

November 28, 2014 Comments Off

February 20, 1816 was not a good day in the life of Gioachino Rossini.

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Turin Brakes at The Whisky Sessions

Review: The Whisky Sessions, Manchester

November 28, 2014 Comments Off

The inaugural Whisky Sessions at Victoria Warehouse boasted an eclectic line-up of big names and soon-to-be big names alongside a hearty commitment to promoting the old water of life, with whisky tastings and cocktails all part of the mix.

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The Tapestry by Chris Payne

The Tapestry talk to Northern Soul

November 22, 2014 Comments Off

“They struck me squarely in the stomach and got my head nodding straight away with the kind of bass-heavy indie post-punk that pulses along somewhere between Franz Ferdinand and The Hives, while necks jerk and feet tap involuntarily.” This was how Northern Soul described The Tapestry after seeing them play at the Rambsbottom Festival earlier this year.

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Chris Cutler

Chris Cutler on Henry Cow, Lindsay Cooper and Huddersfield

November 19, 2014 Comments Off

To celebrate the life and work of musician Lindsay Cooper, four bands are coming together to perform Cooper’s music at the Lawrence Batley Theatre as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

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