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After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War

June 30, 2014 Comments Off on After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War

The Royal Northern College of Music is never one to shy away from creativity.

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The Rutles

The Rutles

June 2, 2014 Comments Off on The Rutles

There’s a rule of thumb with comedy songs: they don’t age well.

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Day of Song2 (Lauren Fielder, Benjamin Lewis, Joanna Norman, Kang Wang with pianist Roderick Barrand) credit Paul Cliff

A Day of Song

May 2, 2014 Comments Off on A Day of Song

The Royal Northern College of Music is an ambitious institution.

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Zoe Trope: A Workshop Performance

April 8, 2014 Comments Off on Zoe Trope: A Workshop Performance

Like Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, Zoe Trope begins in court.

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Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past

February 7, 2014 Comments Off on Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past

There was once a time when electronic ground-breakers such as Kraftwerk weren’t even regarded as making ‘proper’ music.

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Kathryn Tickell

Kathryn Tickell & The Side (and clog dancing)

December 11, 2013 Comments Off on Kathryn Tickell & The Side (and clog dancing)

It’s not every night you can say, “right, I’m off to an evening of Northumbrian pipes and clog dancing”. Well, apart from last Monday, that is.

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Swooning on a Sunday Afternoon

December 9, 2013 Comments Off on Swooning on a Sunday Afternoon

Sunday is normally a day of rest. For many it is a rest from the extravagances of the previous night

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Eddi Reader by Chris Payne

It’s got to be…the Perfect Eddi Reader

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on It’s got to be…the Perfect Eddi Reader

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

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Michael Nyman by Chris Payne

The Meaning of Michael Nyman

November 8, 2013 Comments Off on The Meaning of Michael Nyman

As Michael Nyman silently took his place at the piano stool, any notion of an amiable saunter through the composer’s back-catalogue with cosy anecdotes about Peter Greenaway or Jane Campion had already been dispelled.

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Charlie Chaplin

Modern Times

November 2, 2013 Comments Off on Modern Times

In 1936 Charlie Chaplin made a film that is today regarded as a cinematic masterpiece.

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