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Kate Rusby

“We’ve encouraged people to feel like the festival is theirs.” Folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby talks about Underneath the Stars

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on “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.

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“This festival is about celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 Comments Off on “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.

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“Take the music very seriously, but don’t take yourself very seriously.” Northern Soul chats to Mark Radcliffe

October 17, 2017 Comments Off on “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.

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Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

July 9, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Beans on Toast about pubs, performing and politics

The first time I saw Beans on Toast play live, he was supporting Frank Turner at a big venue in London.

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Northern Soul talks to Christine Collister from folk band Daphne’s Flight

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to Christine Collister from folk band Daphne’s Flight

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.

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Review: Seth Lakeman, RNCM, Manchester

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Seth Lakeman, RNCM, Manchester

If, like me, you have been to a seated music gig in a posh venue, there is a fight between your heart and your head.

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The Small Glories talk folk music with Northern Soul

November 15, 2016 Comments Off on The Small Glories talk folk music with Northern Soul

There are nearly as many ways for a group to get together as there are groups of people making music.

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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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The Unthanks and Sam Lee

The Unthanks, Sam Lee and the First World War

September 9, 2014 Comments Off on The Unthanks, Sam Lee and the First World War

If there was one folk act guaranteed to do a First World War project it was The Unthanks. After a few false starts, they have co-created a project with fellow Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee.

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Harp and a Monkey

Northern Soul meets Harp and a Monkey

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets Harp and a Monkey

They have been described as ‘Elbow for seafarers and ramblers’ and have made a name for themselves as electro-folk storytellers.

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