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“There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

Aug 22, 2018 Comments Off on “There’s so much upside-down news that you think, how have we got to this place?” Billy Bragg talks to Northern Soul

When I learned that Billy Bragg had agreed to be interviewed by Northern Soul, I spent some considerable time working up the courage to ask him one question: is it wrong to wish on space hardware? 

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Review: Richard Thompson, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, The Lowry, Salford

Oct 23, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Richard Thompson, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, The Lowry, Salford

You may well have read our recent interview with David Agnew, director of the Manchester Folk Festival, where he talked about the exciting state of folk and acoustic music these days.

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

Oct 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

Oct 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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