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Kate Rusby, Scarborough Spa, October 4

York Press: Kate Rusby

10:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Ghostly encounter with...Barnsley folk singer Kate Rusby, whose new album ventures into the spectral world.

Review: The Academy of St Olave’s, St Olave’s Church, York

York Press: Sheet music

3:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

On Saturday evening, the Academy of St Olave’s presented music by Gluck and CPE Bach, alongside Mozart's Symphony No. 41 at St Olave’s Church.

Review: The Coal Porters, Ripon Spa Hotel Ballroom, Ripon International Festival

York Press: ACOUSTIC: The Coal Porters

12:08pm Saturday 27th September 2014

DESPITE the clear wording in the Ripon International Festival programme, one couple had turned up from Scarborough expecting to bask in Cole Porter’s songs from the shows on Wednesday.

The Coal Porters, Ripon Spa Hotel, September 24; Pocklington Arts Centre, September 25

York Press:

12:45pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

SID Griffin is on the road with a new album and a new line-up of his band The Coal Porters, who play Ripon Spa Hotel as part of the Ripon International Festival on Wednesday and Pocklington Arts Centre the next night.

Review: Steven James Adams, The Basement, City Screen, York

York Press:

1:01pm Saturday 20th September 2014

STEVEN James Adams is the best type of humorist: funny sad. He happens to be a singer-songwriter but he would stand up as a stand-up too and so you have the best of both worlds, especially now that he has shed a band and is all alone on stage.

Bon Jovi Experience, York Barbican, September 19

York Press: TRIBUTE: Bon Jovi Experience

3:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

YOU won't be alone if you are struggling to identify the real Jon Bon Jovi from the doppelganger in the photo.

Let's Hang On, Grand Opera House, September 25

York Press:

3:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

LET'S Hang On takes a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the Grand Opera House, York, next Thursday night.

Don McLean, York Barbican, May 15

York Press: CLASSIC: Don McLean

2:58pm Friday 19th September 2014

TICKETS go on sale tomorrow morning for Don McLean's May 15 date next year at York Barbican.

Simone Felice, The Basement, City Screen, York, November 26

York Press: Simone Felice, who has come through open-heart surgery

2:57pm Friday 19th September 2014

PLEASE Please You promoter Joe Coates will present Catskill Mountain songwriter Simone Felice at The Basement, City Screen, York, on November 26.

The Amazing Snakeheads, The Duchess, York, October 12

York Press:

2:56pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Times reckons Glasgow’s The Amazing Snakeheads are one of Britain’s most exciting new bands, and who are we to argue with “The Thunderer”?

Chris While and Julie Matthews mark 20th anniversary with new album

York Press:

3:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ACOUSTIC folk roots duo Chris While and Julie Matthews are marking their 20th anniversary by recording their ninth studio album, Who We Are, on the FatCat label.

National Centre for Early Music's autumn season

York Press:

3:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE atmosphere will be very Chile at the National Centre for Early Music in York this autumn when Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna perform under the Making Tracks scheme that allows you to buy tickets for one show and see another for free.

Jazz notes

York Press:

3:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE Thursday jazz session, late of 20 years at the Old White Swan, Goodramgate, continues tonight with Bejazzled at the Red Lion, Poppleton.

York's mighty Shed Seven steal the headlines at Shrewsbury Fields Forever

York Press: Indie stars from the 90s Shed Seven are set for a Christmas gig in Wolverhampton

8:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THEY might not have been top of the list on the flyers but York’s mighty Shed Seven were certainly the main attraction at the latest of their summer extravaganzas.

Review: Lisa Stansfield, York Barbican

York Press: Lisa Stansfield in Seventh heaven

9:02am Monday 15th September 2014

Lisa Stansfield is a surprising woman. Having won numerous music awards, you’d expect perhaps a level of artsy pretension from the soul singer.

Review: Tiny Ruins, The Band Room , Low Mill, Farndale, Kirkbymoorside

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12:36pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TINY Ruins had come all the way from New Zealand to play The Band Room on the North York Moors, whose beauty would surely have made singer and songwriter Hollie Fullbrook feel at home.

Rebecca Newman album launch

York Press: York opera singer Rebecca Newman

2:26pm Friday 12th September 2014

REBECCA Newman, The People's Soprano from York, launches her Dare To Dream album at the Grand Assembly Rooms, home to the Ask Italian restaurant in York, on Sunday at 2pm.

Cate Le Bon, The Duchess, York, September 17

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12:12pm Thursday 11th September 2014

LAST spotted in North Yorkshire at the Beacons Festival at Skipton in August, Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon returns north to play The Duchess in York on Wednesday.

She Keeps Bees, The Wardrobe, Leeds, November 16.

York Press:

12:03pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BROOKLYN blues rock duo She Keeps Bees will back up the September 29 release of their fourth album, Eight Houses, with a six-date autumn tour that comes to The Wardrobe in Leeds on November 16.

Lisa Stansfield, York Barbican, September 12

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12:01pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ROCHDALE soul queen Lisa Stansfield decided to take a break from the music world after her 2004 album failed to make the Top 40.

Jazz notes

York Press:

11:59am Thursday 11th September 2014

UK jazz musicians, fans and promoters were devastated to hear that the Arts Council of England (ACE) will pull the plug on Jazz Services, the main body financing tours of national and international musicians.

A Time And Place, Musical Meditations on the First World War, Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds, September 19

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11:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

MERCURY Prize nominees Sam Lee and sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank are collaborating for the first time on a project to mark the centenary of the First World War

Steven James Adams, supported by Boss Caine, The Basement, City Screen, York, September 13

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10:38am Thursday 11th September 2014

IS Steven James Adams Britain's grumpiest songwriter on matters of the heart, or could the bittersweet tide be turning?

Prima Vocal Ensemble and ZUT University Chamber Choir, St Margaret Clitherow Church, Haxby, York, September 19

York Press:

10:32am Thursday 11th September 2014

TWO choirs come together for two international causes on September 19 at St Margaret Clitherow Church, Haxby, York, at 7.30pm.

Foster & Allen, York Barbican, October 31; Harrogate Royal Hall, November 14

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10:29am Thursday 11th September 2014

VETERAN Irish duo Foster & Allen will play York Barbican on October 31 and Harrogate Royal Hall on November 14 as part of a 28-date autumn tour.

The Drifters, York Barbican, September 14

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10:24am Thursday 11th September 2014

DOO-WOP and rhythm & blues stalwarts The Drifters bring The Optimum Tour to York Barbican on Sunday night.

Modernaires Dance Orchestra, Tramways Social Club, York, October 2

York Press:

10:29am Thursday 11th September 2014

YORK’S fine and dandy Modernaires Dance Orchestra will be leading ballroom enthusiasts through their paces at the October 2 charity dance at the Tramways Social Club, in Mill Street, York.

Win Kate Rusby CDs

York Press:

10:39am Thursday 11th September 2014

BARNSLEY folk singer Kate Rusby will be playing two North Yorkshire concerts over the coming months, the first at Scarborough Spa on October 4, the second, a Kate Rusby At Christmas concert of South Yorkshire carols and pub songs at York Barbican on December 12.

The Kommitments, Milton Rooms, Malton, October 4

York Press: The Kommitments, one of the UK's premier tribute's to “The Commitments”, the classic feel good film of the nineties.

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE Kommitments, one of the leading tribute and function soul bands, will perform a special fundraising gig at the Milton Rooms, in Malton, on Saturday, October 4.

Review: Sounds Lyrical, City Screen Basement

York Press:

10:11am Tuesday 9th September 2014

YORK poet Don Walls read his poetry live at the Sounds Lyrical gig at the City Screen Basement last Thursday night.

Review: Tony Bennett, York Barbican

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10:07am Tuesday 9th September 2014

CHUCK Berry has played the York Barbican. Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, too. Yet has there ever been a bigger name to grace that stage than the American crooner Tony Bennett?

Delta Saxophone Quartet, Unitarian Chapel, York, September 6

York Press:

11:22am Friday 5th September 2014

THE Delta Saxophone Quartet will give tomorrow’s concert in the York Late Music series at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York.

Hull Freedom Festival, September 5 to 7

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9:17am Friday 5th September 2014

THE opening of the Freedom Festival 2014 in Hull will be marked by tonight's (FRI) unveiling of The Long Walk To FreedomLight Trail, a specially commissioned exhibition of new artworks inspired by Nelson Mandela and his contribution to the causes of freedom and reconciliation.

Tony Bennett, York Barbican, September 7

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3:59pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Tony Bennett fact file.

The Dowling Poole, Fulford Arms, Fulford Road, York, September 14, 8pm

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3:53pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Dowling Poole is a new a new psychedelic pop project from Honeycrack's Willie Dowling and Cardiacs' Jon Poole, whose debut album, Bleak Strategies, was released in August.

Tiny Ruins, The Band Room, Low Mill, Farndale, Kirkbymoorside, September 5

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12:46pm Thursday 4th September 2014

NEW Zealand's Tiny Ruins will play the moorland Band Room at Low Mill, Farndale, tomorrow with the harvest moon in the night sky to add to the beauty of the setting.

The Dunwells, Fibbers, York, September 6

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12:43pm Thursday 4th September 2014

AFTER doing well in America, Leeds band The Dunwells are back home with an imminent EP and an album to follow.

Music On Rails festival, National Railway Museum, York, September 6

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12:43pm Thursday 4th September 2014

MEET Stuart Allan, band member of Jonny & The Dunebugs and The Blueprints, guitar techie for Shed Seven and staff member at the newly relocated MOR Music, off Fossgate, York.

Jake Bugg, Leeds First Direct Arena, October 19

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11:43am Thursday 4th September 2014

JAKE Bugg will follow up his August appearance on the Leeds Festival main stage by headlining a celebratory one-off show at Leeds First Direct Arena on Sunday, October 19.

Russell Watson, Beverley Minster, November 28

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11:37am Thursday 4th September 2014

CLASSICAL singer Russell Watson is to undertake a 12-date cathedral tour from Durham Cathedral to Manchester Monastery with his new festive show A Candlelight Christmas.

Example, York Barbican, October 23

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10:15am Thursday 4th September 2014

EXAMPLE, the Fulham singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all-round king of the club banger, will appear at York Barbican this autumn.

Singers wanted for cathedral concert to help Gaza

York Press: Ripon Cathedral

3:55pm Thursday 4th September 2014

SINGERS are sought for a special charity performance of Handel's Messiah in Ripon Cathedral on Saturday, October 18.

Jazz notes

York Press:

3:51pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE commemorative events around the centenary of the First World War led Jazz Notes to recall Jazz A Film by Ken Burns, still shown occasionally on the American PBS TV channel.

Sunday night is Music Night!, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, September 7

York Press: Sheet music

11:40am Thursday 4th September 2014

SUNDAY night is Music Night! at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, where soloists Matthew Ainsworth, Richard Bainbridge, Kelly Derbyshire, Emma Dickinson, Graham Kay, Jessa Liversidge, Mick Liversidge and Anna Mitchelson support the theatre with a 7.30pm programme of popular song this weekend.

Review: The Black Feathers with Chris Simmons, House Concert (York), August 30

York Press: Live Lunch with The Black Feathers

12:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HEARING every note crisp and clear is a privilege. In the intimacy of the front room of a York house, performers seem to relax, surprisingly perhaps when they are only inches from the faces in the front row.

Review: Yorchestra – Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

York Press: Wind players among 160 children in the Yorchestra Holiday Orchestra at rehearsals in the Jack Lyon Concert Hall at York University. Pic by Jo Hughes (9766663)

3:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

Are there any life skills that orchestral playing leaves untouched?

Cole Porter classics to get a fresh airing

York Press:

3:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE John Wilson Orchestra will mark the 50th anniversary of composer Cole Porter’s death with a new album of his Hollywood classics next month and an accompanying autumn tour.

Review: Richard Thompson and The Rails, Grand Opera House, York

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2:23pm Saturday 30th August 2014

YOU don't go along to a Richard Thompson concert expecting to find a guitarist who threatens to eclipse the great man. But that's what happened here.

York Unitarians’ Last Fridays series, St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York

York Press: Sheet music

8:40am Friday 29th August 2014

THE August concert in the York Unitarians’ Last Fridays series takes place today at St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York, where cello and viola da gamba player Catherine Strachan and harpsichord accompanist David Hammond play works by Bach at 12.30pm.

Autumn and winter season at Pocklington Arts Centre

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4:17pm Thursday 28th August 2014

JOAN Armatrading will not only play the opening night of her first solo tour at Pocklington Arts Centre, she also will rehearse there for a week.


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