Bands & Gigs
“Labouring-class voices remain underappreciated.” The poetry of the Cotton Famine is brought to life by Faustus
It is known as the Cotton Panic.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
U2 rolled into town as part of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and turned Manchester Arena into the smallest large venue around.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
Since completion in 1858, Leeds Town Hall has played host to many influential and ground-breaking artists from across the globe.Read the full story..
“It was surreal watching The Wombles and Tony Blackburn in boats trying to help fans.” Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers
During my pre-teen years, I shared a bedroom with my sister.Read the full story..
Last Thursday in Manchester, with the wind howling and the rain falling so heavily that mass evacuation by ark seemed likely, the Hallé Orchestra opened its 2018/19 season under its guest conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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