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Afternoon Tea

Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Clarence Afternoon Tea, Bury

July 22, 2016 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: The Northern Soul/Clarence Afternoon Tea, Bury

Brilliant do last week – the Northern Soul afternoon tea at The Clarence, Bury, where David Agnew, Artistic Director of The Met, chatted to the Editor of Northern Soul, Helen Nugent

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Turin Brakes

Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Olly Knights, lead singer of Turin Brakes, talks to Northern Soul

It’s been 15 years since an intriguing noise lulled soothingly out of my radio. It prompted me to obsessively listen to said radio until said song was played again and I could put a name to the tune

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Steeleye Span

Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

June 3, 2016 Comments Off on Julian Littman from Steeleye Span talks to Northern Soul

Longevity in the music business is rare, especially for bands. Fights over the lion’s share of the limelight and the inevitable ‘musical differences’ usually result in a shelf life of about 18 months.

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Bury FC

The Forgotten Fifteen: Bury FC and football’s worst year

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on The Forgotten Fifteen: Bury FC and football’s worst year

James Bentley is a lifelong fan of Bury Football Club. Now he’s published a book about the team’s extraordinary 1984/85 season and the state of British football in the 1980s. He writes for Northern Soul about how it all came about.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

All aboard! Riding the rails on The Flying Scotsman

January 14, 2016 Comments Off on All aboard! Riding the rails on The Flying Scotsman

Ah, the golden age of steam. This phrase brings to mind the glorious engines that once choo-chooed across Britain.

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The Unthanks at Homegrown

Review: Homegrown Folk Festival, The Met, Bury

October 26, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Homegrown Folk Festival, The Met, Bury

With a superb concert from Tom Russell filling the main hall just a few days before this invigorating festival and much more in a similar vein to follow (including the brilliant Sam Baker on November 1), Bury Met is showing absolutely no signs of surrendering its place as the premier venue in the North for music of the rootsy persuasion.

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Seth Lakeman playing at The Met. Photo by Photo by James Maddox Maddox

Seth Lakeman talks to Northern Soul

October 15, 2015 Comments Off on Seth Lakeman talks to Northern Soul

He’s a folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler whose music dwells on rural myths, eerie legends and sweeping landscapes. So it comes as some surprise to learn that the first album Seth Lakeman ever bought was Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet.

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The Clarence in Bury

Review: The Clarence, Bury

July 19, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Clarence, Bury

Right. The tram from Manchester to Bury goes straight to Bury town centre. It takes around 30 minutes. Easy. You have no excuses. End of. Good? Okay. Let’s begin.

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Photo Gallery: Bury Market

June 6, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Bury Market

Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne takes lots of lovely photos in Bury Market, Lancashire. Warning: don’t look at these pics if you’re peckish.

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The Lost Carnival

The Lost Carnival: a family arts experience in Bury

May 22, 2015 Comments Off on The Lost Carnival: a family arts experience in Bury

When Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban met at a Macclesfield book club in 2008, they discovered a mutual passion for storytelling and family arts events alongside a shared experience of attending festivals with their families where the offer was often a disappointing, poor quality add-on.

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