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Béla Perencz as The Dutchman, left, Mats Almgren as Daland and Alwyn Mellor as Senta. Picture by Robert Workman

Review: Opera North in The Flying Dutchman, Leeds Town Hall and on tour

Review: York Symphony Orchestra/Jamieson; Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

Paul Heaton at Dalby Forest. Picture by Mike Cowling for Forestry Commission

Review: Heaton and Abbott more beautiful than the south at Dalby Forest

York Symphony Orchestra's summer concert on Sunday

Tom Odell at Dalby Forest. Picture by David Harrison

Review: Tom Odell, Forest Live, Dalby Forest, Thursday

David Tudor as Art Garfunkel and Dean Elliott as Paul Simon

Review: The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Grand Opera House, York, Wednesday

The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

Review: The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Grand Opera House, York, June 17

CD review: Meg Baird, Don’t Weigh Down The Light (Wichita Records) ***

CD review: Robin Gibb, Saved by the Bell, The Collected Works 1968–1970 (Reprise) ****

Andreas Staier

York Early Music Festival brings entente cordiale to Anglo-French musical relations

Sarah Cracknell

CD review: Sarah Cracknell, Red Kite (Cherry Red Records) ****

Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy play David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World at The Welly, Hull, tonight

Marc Almond: "badly kept secret special guest"

Review: Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy, Leeds O2 Academy, Sunday

Sarah Cracknell

Sarah Cracknell's sound of summer at Leeds City Varieties

Sarah Cracknell

Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell takes solo journey to find pastoral pleasures

David Tudor as Art Garfunkel and Dean Elliott as Paul Simon

The hair apparent: David Tudor on the high art of playing Garfunkel in a tribute show

Saxophonist Alan Barnes

Alan Barnes and David Newton play jazz duets at York Festival of Ideas on Friday

Duran Duran

Duran Duran to release 14th studio album in September and play Leeds in November

Yorkshire Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Alexander Conway

Yorkshire Philharmonic Orchestra marks Summer Solstice with debut concert

Hands & Voices, the York singing and signing choir

Accessible Arts & Media celebrates 33 years in York with birthday concert

Rakesh Chaurasia

Tickets to win for Indian classical music summer solstice festival at Left Bank, Leeds

CD review: Heath Common, Encounters With Light, Heath Common (Hi 4 Head Records) ****

Bellowhead to head their separate ways

Bellowhead call time after "11 amazing years" with shows in Pocklington and Harrogate

Duke Special

Acts announced for Musicport festival of world music at Whitby

Elvis Costello, solo in Harrogate

Review: Elvis Costello, Detour, Harrogate International Centre, June 6

Festival chat leads Canadian troubadour Ron Sexsmith to play Pocklington show

Rapping poet Dizraeli

Slam-winning rapper Dizraeli's gig at secret York location

Elvis Costello solo in Harrogate

Elvis takes a Detour to Harrogate for solo show

Lord Huron

Lord Huron take their Strange Trails to Leeds Brudenell Social Club tonight

Emmanuel Vass, the flying pianist

Emmanuel Vass plays York concert as he pursues top spot in the classical charts

The Slow Show

The Slow Show make haste across Pennines to play Games Room tonight

CD review: The Vaccines, English Graffiti (Columbia) ****

Emmylou Harris

CD review: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell,The Traveling Kind (Nonesuch) ****

Cinerama's David Gedge, second from left, and fellow members of his other band, The Wedding Present

CD review: Cinerama, Valentina (Scopitones) ****

Melody Gardot

CD review: Melody Gardot, Currency Of Man (Decca Records) ****

Will Young in concert at Dalby Forest, near Pickering, in June 2012. Picture by David Harrison

Will Young to open his Love Revolution autumn tour in York

Review: The Ebor Singers, National Centre for Early Music, York, May 30

York Swings Against Cancer

Review: York Swings Against Cancer, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, Sunday

Polly Perry of Polly And The Billets Doux

Polly And The Billets Doux return to The Basement at City Screen

The Seagulls

The Seagulls, Major Tom’s Social, The Ginnel, Harrogate, June 11

Jackie Oates Band, Selby Town Hall, June 5

Jackie Oates Band, Selby Town Hall, June 5

Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen

Eliza Carthy and Tim Eriksen play hardcore at National Centre for Early Music

The Ebor Singers

Ebor Singers, New Horizons concert, National Centre for Early Music, York, May 30

The cast of The Lady Juliana

York New Music Festival, 41 Monkgate, York, May 30 and 31

John Barrowman

Review: John Barrowman, York Barbican, May 27

Britten’s War Requiem performed in York Minster

Britten’s War Requiem performed in York Minster

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant popped into the Poppleton Centre at the spring festival

Whole lotta love shown for festival


Jazz notes

David Ward Maclean

City of York Folk Weekend will play host to 50 singers and bands

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Gilbert O'Sullivan cancels York concert

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