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The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on Online Music Review: The Cavern Live, The Cavern Club, Liverpool

For a venue synonymous with The Beatles and well-used to packing out its basement, 2020 has seen its acts playing to an eerily empty room. But The Cavern Club in Liverpool is still going strong.

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“I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

December 18, 2020 Comments Off on “I think we can go on record and say we’re the only metal band influenced by Kanye West.” Cameron Wilson, Lure In

There’s a lot going on in Manchester.

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Front of House, Jo Byrne. Image by Marge Bradshaw

Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

December 14, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Front of House by Marge Bradshaw

“A world without live music feels like living in a house with no windows. Live music is uplifting, it’s nourishing, it’s social glue. It’s well and truly missed by me.” – Rob Young, musician

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Cafe Exil

“It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

December 10, 2020 Comments Off on “It was pure, undiluted pleasure.” HOME’s Jason Wood and Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley chat to Northern Soul about Café Exil

By day, Jason Wood is the creative director for film & culture at HOME in Manchester and his friend Bob Stanley is one-third of beloved British pop band Saint Etienne.

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Delma Tomlin director and chief executive, National Centre for Early Music. Credit: Ben Pugh

“We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

November 15, 2020 Comments Off on “We worked from home and kept the music going.” Delma Tomlin, Chief Executive, National Centre for Early Music, York

I have an association with the National Centre for Early Music which has grown from strength to strength over the years, going right back to the early days of the York Early Music Festival.

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Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul

October 24, 2020 Comments Off on Twisted Disco: Classical Music Meets Rock. Yllwshrk’s Ian Anderson talks to Northern Soul

Today, we enjoy more variety of rock than a Blackpool gift shop.

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“This chart brings us closer to the mainstream.” Manchester launches the Official Folk Albums Chart

October 19, 2020 Comments Off on “This chart brings us closer to the mainstream.” Manchester launches the Official Folk Albums Chart

Last weekend saw the launch of the new Official Folk Albums Chart in Manchester, produced by English Folk Expo and presented by Manchester Folk Festival.

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Girls In Synthesis. Credit: Gary Hough

Punk or junk: what happened to Britain’s punk scene?

September 5, 2020 Comments Off on Punk or junk: what happened to Britain’s punk scene?

1976 wasn’t the best year for the UK.

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Glaston-BURY: the annual music festival is coming to your front room

August 30, 2020 Comments Off on Glaston-BURY: the annual music festival is coming to your front room

The small town of Bury has given a lot to the North West over the years.

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Harp & a Monkey

Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

June 30, 2020 Comments Off on Harp & a Monkey: The Ballad of Wisbech Museum

As the people of Britain embrace the partial reopening of our ‘houses of heritage’, the award-winning song and storytelling Ramsbottom trio Harp & a Monkey are making public the fruits of a new project that celebrates the value of our public museums, galleries and archives.

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