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Monthly Archives: December 2013

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The Northern Soul 2013 End of Year Review

December 31, 2013 Comments Off on The Northern Soul 2013 End of Year Review

Where did the year go? There’s only a few hours left of 2013. Was it good for you?

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The New Year Northern Soul Podcast

December 29, 2013 Comments Off on The New Year Northern Soul Podcast

So, Christmas Day has been and gone. We’re all a few pounds heavier and yet still scraping the bottom of the Quality Street tin.

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Christmas Markets-Sausages by Chris Payne

You Know You’re Having A Northern Christmas When….

December 25, 2013 Comments Off on You Know You’re Having A Northern Christmas When….

…all this stuff happens.

(Disclaimer: Christmas being what it is, some of these observations apply nationwide)

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Northern Soul interviews Sooty, a very Northern bear

December 24, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul interviews Sooty, a very Northern bear

Due to Sooty’s lack of opposable thumbs and his penchant for communicating via the medium of whispering into someone’s ear, when I called him it was Richard Cadell – Sooty’s right hand man – who answered the phone.

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Gurning Winners 2013

How To Be A Northern Sports Fan

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on How To Be A Northern Sports Fan

Since the first meeting of the Rugby League in 1895 at Huddersfield’s George Hotel, it’s fair to say that the physical wars of the average match have always made its Southern competitor Union look like the soft option.

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Berwick Kaler as Widow Twankey - The Lad Aladin

Britain’s Longest-Serving Panto Dame talks to Northern Soul

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on Britain’s Longest-Serving Panto Dame talks to Northern Soul

At this time of year, it’s traditional for families all over the country to go and see a pantomime. In York, though, they have their own particular tradition. They go and see Berwick Kaler.

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Bobby Gillespie-Chris Payne

Primal Scream

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on Primal Scream

In the mid to late 90s I must’ve seen just about every indie band going, but for some unknown reason I had never managed to catch Primal Scream live.

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Two Weeks Running

The Northern Soul Podcast: a month on

December 22, 2013 Comments Off on The Northern Soul Podcast: a month on

Christmas hurrahs! The Northern Soul Podcast celebrates its month anniversary today.

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Byker Books (and not a sniff of PJ & Duncan)

December 17, 2013 Comments Off on Byker Books (and not a sniff of PJ & Duncan)

Way back in the mists of time, before e-readers were invented and everyone with a blog was a ‘publisher’, a group of people from the North East of England who weren’t that enthralled by reading the memoirs of some ‘reality show’ nonentity came together…in a pub.

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James Brining

James Brining: The WY Playhouse’s Artistic Director talks to Northern Soul

December 17, 2013 Comments Off on James Brining: The WY Playhouse’s Artistic Director talks to Northern Soul

There are many journalistic fallbacks, those little turns of phrase employed by writers up against deadline or snowed under with work.

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