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The Specials

Music Review: The Specials, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

September 21, 2021 No Comments

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.

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Duran Duran, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Marc McGarraghy

Photo Gallery: Duran Duran, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Duran Duran, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

British music icons Duran Duran have delighted fans with a momentous outdoor show on the Yorkshire coast.

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The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff. Image by Pamela Raith_photography

Review: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, The Young‘uns with Jack Rutter, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

September 15, 2021 No Comments

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.

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James, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Marc McGarraghy

Photo Gallery: James, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

September 13, 2021 No Comments

James have sold more than 25 million records worldwide over the past 30 years, gaining both critical and commercial acclaim.

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Teenage Fanclub

“We work together the same way we’ve always done.” Raymond McGinley from Teenage Fanclub talks to Northern Soul

September 9, 2021 No Comments

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.

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Anne-Marie, image by March McGarraghy

Photo Gallery: Anne-Marie and HRVY, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

September 1, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Anne-Marie and HRVY, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Northern Soul photographer Marc McGarraghy sees English singer Anne-Marie, alongside support act HRVY, at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

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Nile Rodgers & Chic by Marc Marc McGarraghy

Photo Gallery: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

August 22, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Nile Rodgers is a multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist.

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Boy George and Culture Club taken at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Marc McGarraghy (www.yellowmustang.co.uk)

Image Gallery: Boy George and Culture Club, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

August 18, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Boy George and Culture Club, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Culture Club band members Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and front man Boy George (lead vocals), together with a 13-piece band, have just concluded their Life tour, playing more than 70 dates across the US and Europe.

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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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