It was the culmination of four days of exquisite musical offerings from this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival, with festival director Joseph Middleton joined on stage by soprano Carolyn Sampson and baritone Roderick Williams.Read the full story..
There are plenty of diverse cultural offerings emanating from LS1 this coming summer.Read the full story..
“Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown
Can you name a town you’ve visited where at least one busker hasn’t filled the streets with the sound of their acoustic guitar? Probably not.Read the full story..
“It’s given us the time to sit down and realise where we want to go with our music.” The Orielles chat to Northern Soul
In March 2020, The Orielles were in New York.Read the full story..
For a venue synonymous with The Beatles and well-used to packing out its basement, 2020 has seen its acts playing to an eerily empty room. But The Cavern Club in Liverpool is still going strong.Read the full story..
“I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In
There’s a lot going on in Manchester.Read the full story..
“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil
“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York
I have an association with the National Centre for Early Music which has grown from strength to strength over the years, going right back to the early days of the York Early Music Festival.Read the full story..
Today, we enjoy more variety of rock than a Blackpool gift shop.Read the full story..
- “It has been life-changing.” NorthBound Book Award 2020 winner John D. Rutter talks to Northern Soul
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