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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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Win a bottle of gin, Fentimans mixers and tickets to The Gin Society Festival, Bury

June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Win a bottle of gin, Fentimans mixers and tickets to The Gin Society Festival, Bury

The Gin Society Festival is coming to Bury for the first time

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Daphnes Flight

Northern Soul talks to Christine Collister from folk band Daphne’s Flight

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to Christine Collister from folk band Daphne’s Flight

At around about the time of ‘the great roots rock scare’ of the 80s and early 90s, one of the most familiar faces and admired voices around the Manchester music scene was that of Helen Watson.

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Julian Cope by Paul Husband

Review: Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Lancashire

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Ramsbottom Festival 2016, Lancashire

Several years ago, I schlepped from festival to festival with my performance poet boyfriend who was performing at each one. My memory is one of wet tents, horrid Portaloos and fairly awful poetry.

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Afternoon Tea

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Clarence Afternoon Tea, Bury

July 22, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Clarence Afternoon Tea, Bury

Brilliant do last week – the Northern Soul afternoon tea at The Clarence, Bury, where David Agnew, Artistic Director of The Met, chatted to the Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent

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The Unthanks at Homegrown

Review: Homegrown Folk Festival, The Met, Bury

October 26, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Homegrown Folk Festival, The Met, Bury

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.

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Ramsbottom Festival

Ramsbottom Festival: A Short Film by Northern Soul

October 4, 2015 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Festival: A Short Film by Northern Soul

The fifth Ramsbottom Festival was an absolute corker.

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Ramsbottom Festival

Ramsbottom Festival: Northern Soul fills its musical boots

September 26, 2014 Comments Off on Ramsbottom Festival: Northern Soul fills its musical boots

Northern Soul was out in force at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival. So, in the spirit of an event that has something for everyone, we offer you three different perspectives on the summer’s final festival.

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David Agnew by Chris Payne

Building the Future from the Past with The Met’s David Agnew

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Building the Future from the Past with The Met’s David Agnew

Once the driving force of Lancashire’s booming textile trade, Bury’s enterprising spirit lives on in its remarkable revival as a cultural and commercial hub.

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The Stop UKIP Tour

Jonny & The Baptists

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Jonny & The Baptists

I caught Jonny & The Baptists‘ show last year at the Edinburgh Fringe when I was on the panel of the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

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