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British Sea Power: true bearers of the flame of independent music

September 12, 2014 Comments Off on British Sea Power: true bearers of the flame of independent music

In these days when it’s hard to define exactly what constitutes ‘an independent band’ – is it the type of music they make, or the label they’re on, or their overall ethos, or what?

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David Agnew by Chris Payne

Building the Future from the Past with The Met’s David Agnew

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Building the Future from the Past with The Met’s David Agnew

Once the driving force of Lancashire’s booming textile trade, Bury’s enterprising spirit lives on in its remarkable revival as a cultural and commercial hub.

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Ramsbottom’s Humdinger Weekend

September 30, 2013 Comments Off on Ramsbottom’s Humdinger Weekend

The third Ramsbottom Festival, held earlier this month in the West Pennine foothills, lived up to its reputation as a “humdinger” of an event.

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Parlour Flames

No Tantrums, No Tears

September 30, 2013 Comments Off on No Tantrums, No Tears

Parlour Flames is a musical collaboration between former OASIS rhythm guitarist Bonehead [aka Paul Arthurs] and the Manchester-based singer songwriter & poet Vinny Peculiar [aka Alan Wilkes]. Lucy McNamara caught up with them at the recent Ramsbottom Festival.

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Chasing Owls – best name for a band ever?

September 10, 2013 Comments Off on Chasing Owls – best name for a band ever?

Among the many manifold delights on offer at this weekend’s Ramsbottom Festival is an appearance by Edinburgh band Chasing Owls. Since forming in 2010, they’ve built a strong following as a live act on home territory and around the festival circuit.

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Northern Soul talks to the brains behind the Ramsbottom Festival

September 8, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul talks to the brains behind the Ramsbottom Festival

I once described the Ramsbottom Festival as a “real humdinger“. This came back to haunt me when I spotted the quote on this year’s marketing material.

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