“Strong, broad-ranging music that tells social stories that mean something.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival
Manchester is set to become the centre of the international folk world at the end of October.Read the full story..
The Hallé Orchestra opened its new season last week with a moving and magnificent performance at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.Read the full story..
Journalists sometimes get it wrong.Read the full story..
Festival season is (safely) back in full swing.Read the full story..
Newcastle’s biggest outdoor music festival, This Is Tomorrow, hosted a free festival for NHS workers at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park to thank staff who have been risking their lives to curb the spread of COVID-19.Read the full story..
Making political statements through music has been The Specials’ strong suit since they formed in the late 1970s. And that skill of getting the message across through music still stands today.Read the full story..
British music icons Duran Duran have delighted fans with a momentous outdoor show on the Yorkshire coast.Read the full story..
Review: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, The Young‘uns with Jack Rutter, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne
If you’re not already a big fan of The Young’uns’ and their authentic, primarily a capella folk music, then I’d recommend that you add them to your playlist without further delay.Read the full story..
James have sold more than 25 million records worldwide over the past 30 years, gaining both critical and commercial acclaim.Read the full story..
“We work together the same way we’ve always done.” Raymond McGinley from Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul
As I prepare to interview Raymond McGinley, I make a mental note not to mention anything about my being a die-hard Teenage Fanclub fan.Read the full story..
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