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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook talks to Northern Soul

September 19, 2018 No Comments

On the back of the recent successful ‘in conversation’ event with Clint Boon and Mike Joyce at Salford Lads Club, up next to the podium are music legends Peter Hook and Mani.

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Torchlit Procession, The Village Green

Review: Festival No.6, Portmeirion, North Wales

September 18, 2018 No Comments

There’s an air of sadness at the end of a festival weekend as tents are packed up and the latest voguish accessories are put away (this year: glittery pleated capes, peaked caps and elaborately large feathers).

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Preview: The Leeds International Piano Competition

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Preview: The Leeds International Piano Competition

The Leeds – as it’s commonly referred to – has come a long way since 1963 and former concert pianist Fanny Waterman’s vision of a piano competition in the heart of West Yorkshire.

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Sounds Northern: GRDNS

September 1, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: GRDNS

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s GRDNS. 

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Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

August 27, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth

I have to admit that when I saw the line-up for Cotton Clouds music festival in Saddleworth this year the only band I really fancied was Sister Sledge.

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“There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

August 22, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

When I learned that Billy Bragg had agreed to be interviewed by Northern Soul, I spent some considerable time working up the courage to ask him one question: is it wrong to wish on space hardware? 

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The Blinders, image by Nicola Jaye

Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

August 13, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Blackthorn Music Festival, Manchester

Located in the stunning setting of Whitebottom Farm is Etherow Country Park, with 3 stages – the main stage situated in the barn (with hay bales for seats), the Meadow stage and the paddock stage which is hosted by Mr Peeps and showcases some of the best emerging bands – Blackthorn Music Festival markets itself as Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping.

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Sounds Northern: 10o’clock Chemical

August 3, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: 10o’clock Chemical

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s 10o’clock Chemical.

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Sounds Northern: bdrmm

July 10, 2018 Comments Off on Sounds Northern: bdrmm

In a new series called Sounds Northern, Paul Davies shines a spotlight on Northern musicians and bands to watch out for. This week it’s bdrmm. 

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Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Gypsy Queens, Harrogate Music Festival

The heatwave well and truly hit Harrogate on day three of the town’s five-week Music Festival, which runs to July 29.

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