Articles relating to: folk
“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars
As festival destinations go, Underneath the Stars takes place at one of the UK’s most attractively named places: Cinderhill Farm.Read the full story..
“This festival is about celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival
For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.Read the full story..
“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe
When Mark Radcliffe was given his first national Radio 1 show, Out on Blue Six, back in April 1991, it came with an enigmatic promotional shot of him wearing a black cowl and shades.Read the full story..
At around about the time of ‘the great roots rock scare’ of the 80s and early 90s, one of the most familiar faces and admired voices around the Manchester music scene was that of Helen Watson.Read the full story..
There are nearly as many ways for a group to get together as there are groups of people making music.Read the full story..
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.Read the full story..
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Thought for the Day: "I always wanted to get better at using metaphors but I think that ship has flown now."
In a series of editorials where leading writers are free to say what they want under a pen name, Little Bird writes about how the truth is under threat. northernsoul.me.uk/a-little-b…
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