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The Once

Strength, stoicism and sea fret: The Once talk to Northern Soul

March 18, 2014 Comments Off on Strength, stoicism and sea fret: The Once talk to Northern Soul

Today I came across an extraordinary song written by a musician from Newfoundland called Wince Coles.

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Harp and a Monkey

Northern Soul meets Harp and a Monkey

November 24, 2013 Comments Off on Northern Soul meets Harp and a Monkey

They have been described as ‘Elbow for seafarers and ramblers’ and have made a name for themselves as electro-folk storytellers.

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Martha Tilston

Martha Tilston, Parenthood and Wagamama

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Martha Tilston, Parenthood and Wagamama

Speaking over the phone from her home in Cornwall, Martha Tilston commences the interview by ushering her two small daughters away. Music is marbled right through Tilston’s family.

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Mark Radclilffe

Mark Radcliffe gets back to his roots

October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Mark Radcliffe gets back to his roots

Mark Radcliffe‘s self-confessed career highlight came in 2006 when he won Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes with a suspiciously Cornish-sounding Shane MacGowan.

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Junip at Ramsbottom Festival

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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Ramsbottom Festival pic

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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The Shop of Little Horrors

The Shop of Little Horrors at The Met, Bury

June 23, 2013 Comments Off on The Shop of Little Horrors at The Met, Bury

I know I’m not on my own when I say that I’ve always found puppets scary. I trace it back to watching a black and white film from 1945 called Dead of Night.

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Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

June 16, 2013 Comments Off on Fairport Convention at The Met, Bury

“I recognise so many faces…and so much clothing,” says singer Simon Nicol, as Fairport Convention settle down on stage and the applause from an expectant full house at the Bury Met dies down.

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Platero Y Yo

Platero Y Yo at The Met, Bury

May 18, 2013 Comments Off on Platero Y Yo at The Met, Bury

I love any opportunity to go to The Met in Bury. It’s a beautiful Victorian building, slap-bang in the centre of town, built in the 1840s in the neo-classical style.

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