For such a towering musical icon he looked small, but anyone would from the back row of the upper tier of a vast, fan-shaped arena accommodating 13,000.Read the full story..
A new exhibition will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act (1918), which gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote (although there were qualifying conditions, including being a property owner) and champion the continued role of influential females in making Manchester world-renowned for melody.Read the full story..
If you spent your youth dancing at indie clubs in Manchester during the 80s and 90s, it’s possible some of your most cherished nights out came courtesy of Dave Booth without you even knowing it.Read the full story..
Few musicians can capture – and critique – what it means to be human as beautifully and articulately as folk singer-songwriter Will Varley.Read the full story..
Only one record mattered to me in 1977.Read the full story..
“Did you know some cats are allergic to humans?” Northern Soul chats to singer-songwriter Will Varley
Will Varley has a history of talking to Northern Soul about cats.Read the full story..
There’s a YouTube video featuring folk singer Julie Fowlis on the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions 3 in 2008 which has the Scotswoman sitting surrounded and attended – like some young folk goddess – by middle-aged men all doing her musical bidding, while she sings Bothan Àirigh am Bràigh Raithneach (A Sheiling On The Braes Of Rannoch).Read the full story..
Last week Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra added another illustrious chapter to their long and successful history of performing the works of Dmitri Shostakovich.Read the full story..
Freerange Comedy Festival at Brewery Arts Centre Kendal
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