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A very Hallé Christmas: it’s the festive season in Manchester with the Hallé Orchestra

November 12, 2018 No Comments

When does Christmas begin?

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Welcome to the Age of Dissolution: Northern Soul chats to Michael Timmins from Cowboy Junkies

November 10, 2018 No Comments

Amid all the flash and bombast that defined the late 80s, Cowboy Junkies proved there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective with their compelling 1988 classic, The Trinity Session.

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Review: Out on the Floor – Manchester Camerata present Northern Soul and Motown, Bridgewater Hall

November 8, 2018 No Comments

Well known for collaborating with a diverse range of artists and groups, Manchester Camerata are back at The Bridgewater Hall with a fresh take on a 60s sound.

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The Northern Soul Podcast: El Whaeko

November 7, 2018 No Comments

 November: the season for fireworks, bonfires, toffee apples and the latest edition of the Northern Soul Podcast. 

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Review: U2 – Innocence + Experience Tour 2018, Manchester Arena

October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Review: U2 – Innocence + Experience Tour 2018, Manchester Arena

U2 rolled into town as part of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and turned Manchester Arena into the smallest large venue around.

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Music Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2018

October 26, 2018 Comments Off on Music Review: Manchester Folk Festival 2018

Last year, when David Agnew opted to move the English Folk Expo and its public-facing concerts to central Manchester after several years based around Bury Met, there was a certain amount of discreet breath-holding as to whether its delicate balance of intimacy with a worldwide mission to spotlight English music and artists could work as well in this new context, right in the vibrant heart of the city and spread around several venues.

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Review: Thus spoke the Hallé, Strauss and Janácek, Bridgewater Hall

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Thus spoke the Hallé, Strauss and Janácek, Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé Orchestra and the Hallé Choir came together in Manchester recently to deliver a performance of epic proportions in a highly accomplished presentation of Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra and Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass.

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I Shout for The Fall, Ruth Sykes and Emily Wood

Review: i Shout For The Fall! – Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith, Bury Art Museum

October 12, 2018 Comments Off on Review: i Shout For The Fall! – Pictures of Words by Mark E Smith, Bury Art Museum

Every Fall fan’s story has a different beginning, but sadly they all have the same ending.

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Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Is Gordon a moron? Forty years on, Northern Soul finds out

There’s a scene in the episode of Coronation Street that went out on New Year’s Day 1979 in which Helen Worth as Gail Potter is waiting outside a cinema in Manchester for a date with her boyfriend Brian.

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Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

October 11, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Romantic Hero, Leeds Town Hall

Since completion in 1858, Leeds Town Hall has played host to many influential and ground-breaking artists from across the globe.

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