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Music news and reviews

Blossoms, from Stockport or is it Manchester?

Whether they are a Stockport or Manchester band, blooming good Blossoms are definitely playing York

Viola soloist Alan George

York Guildhall Orchestra marks 20th anniversary of Jessie's Fund at York Barbican concert

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Review: York Opera’s Operatic Grand Tour, New Earswick Folk Hall, October 3

Bullet For My Valentine

Welsh heavy metal firebrands Bullet For My Valentine besiege York Barbican with Venom

Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett celebrates 40th anniversary of first solo album at York Barbican

Thank You For The Music's tribute to ABBA

Win tickets for Thank You For The Music's tribute to ABBA and The Bee Gees at Grand Opera House

Russian State Ballet and Opera House to stage Verdi's La Traviata at York Barbican

Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine

Review The Other Half, with Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine, The Basement, City Screen, York, last Saturday.

Calling time: Bellowhead

Folk big band Bellowhead to release compilation album Pandemonium ahead of farewell tours

Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw and singer Billy Mitchell

Review: The Lindisfarne Story, with Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell, York Barbican, October 2

Euros Childs

Gig of the Week :Please Please You presents Euros Childs, The Basement, City Screen, York, Saturday, 8.30pm

Richard Hawley's Hollow Meadows

CD review: Richard Hawley, Hollow Meadows (Parlophone) ****

Tenor Russell Watson

Tenor Russell Watson to play York Barbican on his Songs From The Heart tour next May

Mark Billingham and My Darling Clementine

Crime writer Mark Billingham and country noir duo My Darling Clementine double up for a night of love, loss and pain

Joseph Shovelton as First Gunman (top) and John Savournin as Second Gunman in Kiss Me, Kate. Picture: Alastair Muir

Review: Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre *****

Review: York Chamber Music Festival Artists’ Concert, Bootham School, York

Doncaster singer-songwriter John McCullagh

South Yorkshire teenage troubadour John McCullagh to play York gig at The Spread Eagle

Keith Richards's first solo album in 23 years

CD review Keith Richards, Crosseyed Heart (Virgin EMI) ****

CD review: The Libertines, Anthems For Doomed Youth (Virgin EMI ) ****

Dreamboats And Miniskirts heads back to the Sixties. Picture: Darren Bell

Win tickets for Bobby and Laura's return in Dreamboats And Miniskirts at Grand Opera House

Lindisfarne's drummer Ray Laidlaw and singer Billy Mitchell

Drummer Ray Laidlaw and singer Billy Mitchell tell The Lindisfarne Story at York Barbican

Opera and Ballet International director Ellen Kent

Chance to win Ralph Steadman limited-edition print to mark Ellen Kent's Carmen coming to York

Steven James Adams

Steven James Adams tops the bill at Please Please You's musical Millers Yard party on Saturday

Gospel singer Beverley Trotman

All Souls Orchestra and gospel singer Beverley Trotman to lead Proms Praise at York Barbican

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Review Joanne Shaw Taylor, Fibbers, York, Monday

Review: The Upbeat Beatles, York Barbican, September 26

Review, The Icicle Works, Fibbers, York, September 25

Bill Medley, of The Righteous Brothers, headlining David Gest's soul revue at York Barbican. Picture: David Harrison

Review: David Gest's (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Tour, York Barbican, September 27

John Lydon fronting Public Image Ltd at Fibbers in York. Picture: David Harrison

Review: Public Image Ltd, Fibbers, York, Tuesday

Blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor. Picture: Eleanor Jane

Blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor tells The Dirty Truth at Fibbers on Monday

The Drifters

Review: The Drifters, Rebranded Tour, York Barbican, September 17

York Opera members line up for An Operatic Grand Tour

York Opera to undertake grand tour of Europe in autumn showcase

Highlands folk-noir singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni

Highlands folk noir singer songwriter Rachel Sermanni is drawn to the moon at The Basement

Merry Christmas from The Overtones

The Overtones are in harmony for uplifting Christmas concert in York and festive album

PiL's John Lydon, playing York tomorrow. Picture: Paul Heartfield

John Lydon's PiL to play sold-out gig at Fibbers in York tomorrow

Madness undertake a pitch inspection

Not just cricket. It's nut out for the Nutty Boys of Madness at Headingley tonight

Stuart Roberts, left, as Alexis, Mark Simmonds as John Wellington Wells and Fiona Bowman as Aline in rehearsal for The Sorcerer

Review:Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company, The Sorcerer, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until Saturday

The Mavericks

The Mavericks, Mono Mundo Tour, York Barbican, Monday

The Drifters

The Drifters pay tribue the late Ben E King at York Barbican in Rebranded Tour show

Sweet Baboo's Stephen Black

Sweet Baboo's York gig moves to The Fulford Arms on Sunday

Tenor Russell Watson singing with York soprano Rebecca Newman on his 2015 tour. Who might be the next tenor to do likewise at Rebecca's York concerts in November? Picture: Jay Fewtrell

York soprano Rebecca Newman launches competition for two tenors to join her at November's Homecoming Concerts

Review: Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, York Barbican, September 13

Review: Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera, York Barbican, September 13


CD review: Olivia Newton-John & John Farnham, Two Strong Hearts Live CD/ DVD (Sony) *****

Piano soloist Simon Callaghan

Review: Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, York Barbican, August 22

Jools Holland at Castle Howard on Friday. Picture: David Harrison

REVIEW: Jools Holland at Castle Howard

Marmozets: completing a hattrick of appearances at Leeds Festival

Marmozets graduate to main stage in third appearance at Leeds Festival

York soprano Rebecca Newman

Soprano Rebecca is Queen of the Castle for spectacular Proms night

Ruby Turner

Gospel according to Ruby at Castle Howard's Summer Sounds

CD review: Michael Head And The Strands, The Magical World Of The Strands (Megaphone) ****; The Olde Worlde (Megaphone) ****

Please Please You concert promoter Joe Coates

On the spot with...Joe Coates, who celebrates ten years as a concert promoter in York on Saturday


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