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David Agnew, credit Chris Payne

“This festival is all about profiling and celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 No Comments

For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.

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Martin Coogan, Chris Payne

“There’s a bit of T-Rex in there, Sparks, Iggy Pop.” Northern Soul talks to Martin Coogan of The Mock Turtles

October 10, 2017 No Comments

“Wait, I’ve got some stupid shoes I could wear. They’ll be a laugh.”

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Marty Stuart, RNCM

“When I look back at my records, I see it as like making movies or building houses.” Northern Soul talks to country music legend, Marty Stuart

October 10, 2017 No Comments

“I guess you could say that my mom set the standard at kind of an unattainable place,” says Marty Stuart, one of the undisputed heroes of modern country music.

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All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

Actors have a thing where, when they go to audition for a TV ad, they walk into the waiting room and find 20 people sitting there who look exactly like them.

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Confetti, Manchesrer Apollo, image credit BBC

Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party, Manchester’s O2 Apollo

What would my 14-year-old self say? My most recent Saturday ‘big night out’ was spent with a 50-something gent at a 50th birthday party, with a playlist solely supplied by BBC Radio 2.

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Suzanne Vega, The Bridgewater Hall

Left of Center? No, bang on target. Northern Soul sees Suzanne Vega in Manchester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Left of Center? No, bang on target. Northern Soul sees Suzanne Vega in Manchester

It’s been a fair few years since Suzanne Vega last played a live concert in Manchester, but last week saw her triumphant return at the stunning Bridgewater Hall.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sonic PR

Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

October 2, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Manchester Arena

It’s understandable that a certain sense of trepidation hangs over this particular show.

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La La Land in Concert, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Review: La La Land in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

September 26, 2017 Comments Off on Review: La La Land in Concert, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

I first saw La La Land with my parents. We’d picked up a copy on DVD from Primark (it was on a stand in that bit where you queue up to pay, next to the multi-packs of face-wipes and cheap socks), got in a load of snacks and some wine, and screened it on the big telly in the front room.

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Lee Mavers, The La's. Photo by Jake Summerton

“The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “The whole myth of The La’s is crazy.” Paul Hemmings talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 30 years since legendary Liverpool group The La’s released their first record, the thunderous single Way Out.

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The Stranglers, Head for the Hills, Andrew Allcock3

Photo Gallery: Head for the Hills, Ramsbottom Festival 2017

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Head for the Hills, Ramsbottom Festival 2017

Oooh, now this is one of Northern Soul‘s favourite times of year. 

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