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Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall. Credit Justin Slee

Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

June 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Leeds Lieder Festival 2021, Leeds Town Hall

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.

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Manchester Collective

Review: Manchester Collective with Mahan Esfahani, Leeds Town Hall

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective with Mahan Esfahani, Leeds Town Hall

There are plenty of diverse cultural offerings emanating from LS1 this coming summer.

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Photos of Max Stockin courtesy of CTR Photography. 

“Around lunchtime, you’d break out all the bangers that everyone knows.” Northern Soul talks to buskers about life under lockdown

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “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.

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The Orielles by Neelam Khan Vela

“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

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “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.

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The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

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.

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“I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

December 18, 2020 Comments Off on “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.

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Cafe Exil

“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on “It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

By day, Jason Wood is the creative director for film & culture at HOME in Manchester and his friend Bob Stanley is one-third of beloved British pop band Saint Etienne.

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Delma Tomlin director and chief executive, National Centre for Early Music. Credit: Ben Pugh

“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

November 15, 2020 Comments Off on “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.

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Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul

October 24, 2020 Comments Off on Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul

Today, we enjoy more variety of rock than a Blackpool gift shop.

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“This chart brings us closer to the mainstream.” Manchester launches the Official Folk Albums Chart

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “This chart brings us closer to the mainstream.” Manchester launches the Official Folk Albums Chart

Last weekend saw the launch of the new Official Folk Albums Chart in Manchester, produced by English Folk Expo and presented by Manchester Folk Festival.

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