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Apollo Festival returns with a top line-up

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10:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ORGANISERS behind a charity music festival have said this year's event will be bigger than ever.

The Simon And Garfunkel Story, Grand Opera House, York, July 9

York Press: The songs of Simon and Garfunkel are to be used in a new production on the stage.

9:35am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

DEAN Elliott never intended to become Paul Simon, although the performer who played Buddy Holly for two years in London and on tour in Buddy - The Musical did come up with the idea of developing a show about Simon and Garfunkel.

Review: Britten’s Paul Bunyan, English Touring Opera, York Theatre Royal

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7:45am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE audience’s excitement was tangible before English Touring Opera’s second night at York Theatre Royal and the Olivier Award-winning new production of Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan certainly lived up to expectations.

Review: A Night To Remember, York Theatre Royal

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11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

THIS was a night to make organisers, performers and enthusiastic audience members alike extremely proud, prompting a review written with a heart full of love and a deep, renewed appreciation for this fair city and the wonderful people who call it home.

Let's Go Baboon present M J Hibbett And The The Validators at The Basement, City Screen, April 17

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4:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

LET'S Go Baboon are joining York's roster of gig promoters after moving north from London.

Emily Maguire, Helmsley Arts Centre, April 27

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12:36pm Thursday 17th April 2014

EMILY Maguire once spent four years living in a recycled wood and tin shack in the Australian bush, and it was there that the London-born songwriter made her first two albums, Stranger Place and Keep Walking.

Beth McCarthy, York Rocks Against Cancer Concert, Grand Opera House, York, October 11

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12:17pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Beth McCarthy, the Rawcliffe singer-songwriter from BBC1’s 2014 series of The Voice, is to appear in the York Rocks Against Cancer Concert at the Grand Opera House, York, on October 11.

Joan As Policewoman, The Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, April 19

York Press: Festival act . . . Joan as Policewoman

12:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JOAN As Policewoman plays The Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on Saturday on her 12-date tour in support of her new album, The Classic.

The Simon And Garfunkel Story, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Grand Opera House, York, July 9

York Press: The Simon And Garfunkel Story, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Grand Opera House, York, July 9

12:11pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DEAN Elliott never intended to become Paul Simon, although the performer who played Buddy Holly for two years in London and on tour in Buddy - The Musical did come up with the idea of developing a show about Simon and Garfunkel.

Jazz notes

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12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NORTHERN Jazz News has some interesting conversations about free jazz – free entry rather than the spontaneous, no-chords variety.

Tockwith Festival line-up revealed

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10:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE line-up for this year’s Tockwith Festival has been announced.

New album from Stevie Ze Suicide

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12:41pm Thursday 17th April 2014

DAVID Bowie fans have reacted so positively to Stevie ZeSuicide’s Dancing With Spiders album that the York glam-punk rocker is rushing out the follow-up, Auto Destructive.

The WestEnders featuring Tracie Bennett, Grand Opera House, York, April 18

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2:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FLAMBOYANT conductor Jae Alexander needs no introduction to devotees of the Castle Howard Proms, but his Grand Opera House show in York on Friday does require a re-introduction.

Joe Brown, Grand Opera House, York, April 16

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3:55pm Monday 14th April 2014

ROCK'N'ROLL veteran singer, guitarist and ukulele player Joe Brown shows no signs of slowing up at 72.

Review: Ryedale Festival: Sacconi Quartet; St Peter’s Church, Norton

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9:16am Monday 14th April 2014

It was parky outside on Friday evening. But there was warmth aplenty inside St Peter’s, the warmth of reunion. Like the first cuckoo in spring, the Ryedale Festival launch concert brought the promise of sunnier days ahead: 42 events in July, no less.

Chas and Dave join the bill for Beverley Folk Festival

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9:03am Monday 14th April 2014

SINGERS Chas and Dave will bring the Beverley Folk Festival to an end on June 22, as part of a triple bill with Barbara Dickson and Rab Noakes.

Echo & The Bunnymen announce new Album and UK tour

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2:45pm Friday 11th April 2014

IAN McCulloch is finally facing up to his demons on Echo & The Bunnymen's new album, Meteorites, their first since The Fountain five years ago.

Review: British Sea Power, Fibbers, York

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9:04am Friday 11th April 2014

CUMBRIA’S conceptual darlings, also known as the experimental group British Sea Power, electrified a crowded Fibbers last night.

Bryan Adams concert tickets go on sale

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7:57am Friday 11th April 2014

TICKETS go on sale at 9am this morning for Canadian rocker Bryan Adams's two Yorkshire dates on his autumn tour to mark the 30th anniversary of his career-defining album Reckless.

Elbow, Leeds First Direct Arena, April 11

York Press: Elbow to headline at this summer’s Eden Sessions

2:43pm Thursday 10th April 2014

IN the wake of the March release of their sixth studio album, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, Elbow are playing their first live dates for more than a year.

Ebor Singers, Into Darkness, York Minster, April 11

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2:24pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Ebor Singers will be "singing in the dark" tomorrow night in the Chapter House of York Minster.

RM Hubbert, The Duchess, York, April 10

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12:44pm Thursday 10th April 2014

RM Hubbert cherry-picks from his three Chemikal Underground albums at The Duchess in York tonight.

Squeeze duo on autumn tour

York Press: Squeeze duo on autumn tour

11:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

SQUEEZE songwriters Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook will take to the road as a duo for the first time in 20 years on The At Odds Couple tour this autumn.

Jazz notes

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2:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”

Vance Joy, Leeds Brudenell Social Club, September 26

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12:44pm Thursday 10th April 2014

VANCE Joy will play Leeds Brudenell Social Club on September 26 in the wake of the Top Ten success of the Australian’s breakthrough hit Riptide.

Review: Chapter House Choir; York Minster

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8:07am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE big draw on Saturday was the northern premiere of Bob Chilcott’s St John Passion, which enjoyed its first performance in Wells Cathedral on Palm Sunday last year.

Review: Gary Barlow, Leeds First Direct Arena, Thursday

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8:06am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE confetti cannons often mark the end of an arena gig. But they’re in full use by song two, the splendid anthem Greatest Day at Thursday’s debut solo performance in Leeds by Gary Barlow.

Diner gets teeth into supporting York festival

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8:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE owners of a York roadside diner are getting their teeth into supporting a York family festival.

Review: Goldfrapp, York Barbican, Saturday.

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7:50am Monday 7th April 2014

IT started as cabaret and progressed to the full-on glam disco of the Ooh La La and Number 1 big hits, the ones that had drawn Saturday's crowd to Goldfrapp, the electronic duo that had mushroomed into five-piece behind chanteuse Alison.

Review: John Bramwell, National Centre for Early Music, York

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3:48pm Monday 7th April 2014

LOOSE and edgy is how John Bramwell jokingly described his solo set, and he was half right.

Chapter House Choir to perform three new commissions

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12:58pm Saturday 5th April 2014

CHAPTER House Choir is to perform the world premiere of three new commissions written for the York choir in 2014.

Michael Bublé tickets on sale

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10:27am Friday 4th April 2014

CANADIAN crooner Michael Bublé is spending Christmas at Leeds First Direct Arena.

Mokoomba, National Centre for Early Music, York, April 10

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12:08pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

AS part of the Making Tracks travelling season of global music across 12 British venues, Mokoomba make their NCEM debut on Thursday.

Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story, Grand Opera House, York, April 17

York Press: Nina Kristofferson as Billie Holiday

12:02pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

NINA Kristofferson takes a musical journey through the highs and lows of Billie Holiday’s plagued career, punctuating each story with a haunting song, at the Grand Opera House, York, on April 17.

Lloyd Cole solo show sells out at Selby Town Hall

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11:41am Thursday 3rd April 2014

DON’T cause a commotion over this news, but Lloyd Cole’s show at Selby Town Hall tomorrow night has sold out.

John Bramwell, National Centre for Early Music, York, April 4

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11:25am Thursday 3rd April 2014

JOHN Bramwell, singer-songwriter and frontman of Manchester's I Am Kloot, is taking a break from band commitments to perform a winter and spring set of 26 intimate solo gigs.

Kate Rusby, Scarborough Spa, October 4

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11:10am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BARNSLEY folk nightingale Kate Rusby will play Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall on October 4 as the only North Yorkshire concert of her 12-date autumn tour of England and Scotland.

Goldfrapp, York Barbican, April 5

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11:07am Thursday 3rd April 2014

GOLDFRAPP’S Tales Of Us may be a “city album”, but Alison Goldfrapp says “it’s more about a feeling than a place”.

Access To Music take part in Expo event

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10:53am Thursday 3rd April 2014

ACCESS To Music bring their version of South By Southwest to York as part of the Decdence Music Expo on Tuesday at the Arts Foyer, York St John University.

Richard Thompson, Grand Opera House, York, August 28

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10:50am Thursday 3rd April 2014

TICKETS go on sale on Tuesday at 10am for folk veteran Richard Thompson's return to the Grand Opera House, York, on Thursday, August 28.

Paloma Faith, York Barbican, November 1

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10:45am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FLAMBOYANT retro soul songstress Paloma Faith is making a habit of playing North Yorkshire shows.

Music of Richard Rodney Bennett, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, April 5

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11:46am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SINEAD O’Kelly, voice, Sam Corkin, saxophone, and Timothy End, piano, celebrate the music of the late Richard Rodney Bennett in a York Late Music cabaret concert at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, on Saturday.

Lanterns On The Lake date cancelled

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10:54am Thursday 3rd April 2014

LANTERNS On The Lake, the elegiac, meditative sound of Newcastle and the North East coast, have had to cancel their Monday date at The Duchess in York due to unforeseen circumstances.

Jazz notes

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12:04pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

“I KNOW what Miley Cyrus looks like, but I don`t know what she sounds like,” said veteran photographer Mick Rock, complaining that present-day singers operate as visual products, rather than creative musicians.

Brass Band event at Yorkshire Festival 2014

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3:54pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A SPECIAL Yorkshire Prom with the world-famous Black Dyke Band will the highlight of a weekend of concerts showcasing the county’s brass bands for the Yorkshire Festival 2014, the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France in its 111-year history.

Review: Tom Paxton and Janis Ian, Grand Opera House

York Press: Tom Paxton and Janis Ian, Together At Last, Grand Opera House, York, March 28

3:54pm Monday 31st March 2014

A RARE SIGHT, to be able to almost see the adoration an audience has for a performer. Or in this case a talented duo touring together for the first time and transporting the crowd back through the years.

Review: The Bootleg Beatles, York Barbican

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7:58am Monday 31st March 2014

BEATLEMANIA hit the Barbican on Saturday night as the Sixties were brought backfrom the dead in the form of the Bootleg Beatles.

Review: York Symphony Orchestra (YSO); Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York University

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8:00am Monday 31st March 2014

AN intriguing premiere by a member of the orchestra joined a Brahms overture, a Dvorak concerto and a Sibelius symphony in YSO’s programme on Saturday, which was conducted by Alasdair Jamieson.

Blackbeard’s Tea Party, The Duchess, York, March 29

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2:51pm Thursday 27th March 2014

FRESH from taking part in this month's inaugural Costa Del Folk Festival in Málaga, Spain, raucous York band Blackbeard's Tea Party play a home-city gig this weekend at The Duchess.

We Were Evergreen to support Goldfrapp at York Barbican on April 5

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1:04pm Thursday 27th March 2014

GOLDFRAPP’S support act at York Barbican on April 5 will be We Were Evergreen, whose debut album, Towards, will be released through Mi7/Island Records on May 5.



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