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A defiant performance: the Hallé Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on A defiant performance: the Hallé Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 season

Last week, with the final embers of Summer illuminating the evening sky in Manchester, music lovers came together to greet the opening of Hallé Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season.

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Review: Hardwick Live Festival 2019

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Hardwick Live Festival 2019

“You got the whole experience Lucy, my goodness,” said BBC Tees radio presenter Antony Collins as I described my weekend at Hardwick Live, a phrase which couldn’t have summed it up more perfectly.

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“Just posting on your f*cking Instagram doesn’t mean sh*t.” Sasami talks to Northern Soul

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on “Just posting on your f*cking Instagram doesn’t mean sh*t.” Sasami talks to Northern Soul

“It’s not really how you’re supposed to do it,” says Sasami.

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Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

August 22, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Skunk Anansie, Manchester Academy

It’s been a couple of decades since Skin led Skunk Anansie onto stages and into our hearts but it felt like no time had passed at their most recent Manchester Academy gig.

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Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

August 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Cotton Clouds Festival, Saddleworth Cricket Club

Saddleworth has it going on.

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Explore how to craft authentic, concise and thought-provoking book reviews with Northern Soul’s Literary Editor, Emma Yates-Badley. In an industry where everyone’s a critic, what makes a book review engaging? This is an interactive workshop perfect for book lovers, bloggers and writers who are looking to brush up on their reviewing skills along with beginners who are interested in becoming part of the reviewer community. Find out how to hone your reviewing techniques, become confident in your ability to self-edit and learn how these skills are enormously beneficial to your own writing.

“Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

August 21, 2019 Comments Off on “Welsh music is not a genre.” Welsh artist Ynys chats to Northern Soul

Dylan Hughes, formerly of Welsh band Race Horses, admits “it’s been a while” when asked where the bloody hell he’s been since the group split in 2013.

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“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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Review: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank Observatory

Technically, this year’s Bluedot festival kicks off with a few performances on the Thursday night, but for Northern Soul, as for many other folks, it starts on arrival around teatime on the Friday.

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Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mouth of the Tyne Festival 2019, Tynemouth Priory

If I could paint a picture of my ideal festival location, it would be this. Ditch the muddy fields in the middle-of-nowhere and say ‘why-aye man’ to the postcard-perfect destination of Tynemouth, host of the annual Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

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Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

July 22, 2019 Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Win a pair of tickets to legendary producer Trevor Horn live with orchestra at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. 

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