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James Yorkston, Fulford Arms, York; Vashti Bunyan, The Band Room, Low Mill, Farndale.

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1:46pm Saturday 18th October 2014

FOLK music comes in increasingly myriad forms, but at its heart remains the troubadour, the storyteller.

Review: Level 42, York Barbican

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9:39am Saturday 18th October 2014

AFTER releasing their Sirens EP, celebrated pop-funk band Level 42 are touring once more.

Review: George Ezra, Leeds Metropolitan University

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2:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

"IT'S getting a bit warm, isn’t it – I almost wore a jumper,” says George Ezra, as he moves on to the solo section of his hour-long set. Warm is an understatement in the sold-out Leeds Beckett University Union, where Ezra and his three-piece band rattle through an up-tempo gig as part of his first headline tour.

Bernie Tormé to make MOR Music appearance ahead of Fibbers gig

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10:35am Friday 17th October 2014

IRISH rock guitarist Bernie Tormé will make an in-store appearance at MOR Music, in Franklins, Yard, Fossgate, York, this afternoon ahead of his evening show at Fibbers, Toft Green.

Paloma Faith, York Barbican on November 1; Leeds O2 Academy, November 2

York Press:

3:04pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The ever-busy Paloma Faith tells CHARLES HUTCHINSON that going on tour is almost like a holiday.

Peter Andre, with special guests The Rise and Larissa, York Barbican, October 21

York Press:

3:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Peter Andrew discusses music, his love of entertaining and his line in fragrance (women only, he’s sad to say) with CHARLES HUTCHINSON.

Awakening, 41 Monkgate, York, October 29 to November 1

York Press:

2:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YORK Stage Musicals artistic director Nik Briggs is to revive and update their hit musical Spring Awakening later this month at 41 Monkgate, York.

Example, York Barbican, October 23; Leeds 02 Academy, October 25; Hull City Hall, November 23.

York Press:

2:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

FULHAM rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Example sold out arenas all over Britain on his last two tours, but this autumn he is keen to be up close and personal at smaller venues.

Jazz notes

York Press:

2:24pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AFTER 20 years of scribbling, it is time to hand over my small, but luxuriously appointed, cosy Jazz Notes den. Who better to take over than hot young bass player and compiler of the definitive listings website,, John Marley?

Nika Shirocorad recital in aid of the Karen Hilltribes Trust, National Centre for Early Music, York, October 17

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2:18pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ST Petersburg pianist Nika Shirocorad will give a charity recital in aid of the Karen Hilltribes Trust at the National Centre for Early Music, York, tomorrow.

John Mayall 80th Anniversary Tour, York Barbican, October 29

York Press:

3:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

For John Mayall, playing the blues was a hobby, never a living. Then something clicked and here he is – still playing at 80, reports CHARLES HUTCHINSON.

Steve Hackett, Genesis Revisited Extended, York Barbican, October 26

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3:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

GUITARIST and prog-rock pioneer Steve Hackett kicks off the British leg of his Genesis Revisited Extended tour on Tuesday, visiting a sold-out York Barbican at the end of the first week on October 26.

Martin Taylor, Selby Town Hall, October 25

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3:03pm Thursday 16th October 2014

GUITAR GENIUS, composer and all-round good bloke Martin Taylor is on his way to Selby Town Hall on October 25.

Oasis prizes up for grabs

York Press:

3:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WHAT’S On is marking the release of the Chasing The Sun edition of Oasis’s second album, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? with a competition to win one set of prizes, courtesy of Big Brother Recordings.

Sarah Beth Briggs, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, October 22

York Press:

3:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

INTERNATIONAL pianist Sarah Beth Briggs, from York, returns to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, on Wednesday night with a typically diverse programme at 7.30pm.

So Ock Kim to solo in opening concert of York Guildhall Orchestra's 2014-2015 season

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2:58pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IN her first visit to York, Korean violinist So Ock Kim will be the soloist for Mendelssohn's "brilliant, fizzing" Violin Concerto in the opening concert of York Guildhall Orchestra's 2014-2015 season at York Barbican.

Millegro choir set for festival in Spain

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2:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE autumn evenings in Yorkshire may be drawing in, but York community choir Millegro can look forward to the Mediterranean sun adding a Spanish glow to their musical calendar this week.

Conquering Animal Sound, U.V. and Mayshe Mayshe at The Basement, City Screen, October 20

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3:53pm Thursday 16th October 2014

PLEASE Please You promoter Joe Coates begins his autumn season of gigs in York with Conquering Animal Sound, U.V. and Mayshe Mayshe at The Basement, City Screen, on Monday at 8pm.

YO1 Festival nominated for awards

York Press: The York YO1 Festival held on York Knavesmire on Sunday. Pictured are Soundsci on the Nightvision stage. Picture David Harrison. (5921330)

3:07pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE YO1 Festival in York has been nominated for three categories at the 2014 UK Festival Awards: Best Small Festival, The Grassroots Award and the highly coveted if not slightly amusing Best Toilets.

10cc to play York Barbican

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12:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

BEST-SELLING band 10cc are to play at York Barbican next year on Monday February 9.

Review: David Gest’s Soul Legends Live In Concert, York Barbican

York Press:

9:28am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THIS was the second Gest list of the year that the Taiwanese/American music mogul had brought to his adopted home city of York.

Review: The Ebor Singers, Paul Gameson, York Late Music Series, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York

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9:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WITHOUT a strong thread tying it together, a themed concert programme can easily appear cobbled together.

Review: Clannad, Grand Opera House, York

York Press: Clannad

3:05pm Monday 13th October 2014

CLANNAD play music to breathe out to. On a Sunday evening in York, it was good to sit back and let their brand of Celtic folk wash over you.

Review: Kate Rusby, Scarborough Spa Grand Hall

York Press:

1:58pm Friday 10th October 2014

KATE Rusby is not one for the radical overhaul, more inclined to subtle change that never veers too far from the folk tradition, but 2014 has been a progressive yea for the Barnsley nightingale.

David Gest’s Soul Legends Live In Concert, York Barbican, October 12

York Press: David Gest's Motown legends concert at York Barbican on Friday night. Pictured is David Gest. Picture David Harrison. (11152276)

3:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AMERICAN music mogul David Gest is staging his second soul revue of 2014 in his adopted home city of York this weekend.

The Waterboys rock out in Nashville

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3:01pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Waterboys have recorded their new album in Nashville, where frontman Mike Scott and fiddle player Steve Wickham were joined by American musicians.

Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks, National Centre For Early Music, October 16

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3:01pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TASHI Lhunpo Tibetan Monks give an insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance from the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts and mantras to majestic brocade-costumed masked dances at the National Centre for Early Music, York, on Thursday next week.

King Creosote, Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, October 11

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2:51pm Thursday 9th October 2014

KING Creosote presents his From Scotland With Love album in concert at the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, on Saturday at 7.45pm.

The Skapones, Spread Eagle in Walmgate,York, October 10

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2:46pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE Skapones will bring their version of all the 2-Tone & British ska classics – and other oddities– to the Spread Eagle in Walmgate,York, for a free gig tomorrow night.

Brett Dennen to support Paloma Faith at York Barbican

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2:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AMERICAN singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will play British shows for the first time since 2007 when he supports Paloma Faith on her autumn tour, including her sold-out date at York Barbican on November 1.

Level 42, York Barbican, October 15

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2:30pm Thursday 9th October 2014

LEVEL 42 have so much material from 30 years of making music that choosing Wednesday's set list at York Barbican will be a challenge.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Grand Opera House, York, October 14

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2:26pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TRIBUTE act The Johnny Cash Roadshow performs material from throughout Cash’s career at the Grand Opera House, York, on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Vashti Bunyan and guitarist Gareth Dixon play The Band Room, Low Mill, near Kirkbymoorside, October 11

York Press:

2:29pm Thursday 9th October 2014

IT took Vashti Bunyan 35 years to follow up 1970's debut album, Just Another Diamond Day.

Nika Shirocorad charity concert

York Press:

9:49am Thursday 9th October 2014

ST Petersburg pianist Nika Shirocorad will give a charity recital in aid of the Karen Hilltribes Trust at the National Centre for Early Music, York, on October 17.

Review: Steeleye Span, York Barbican

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8:41am Thursday 9th October 2014

When I told one acquaintance how excited I was to be seeing Steeleye Span in concert, they stared at me for a moment and then exclaimed “ but won’t they all be really old now?” “What, like the Rolling Stones?” I replied.

Review: I Fagiolini, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, Wednesday

York Press:

3:57pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A CONCERT by I Fagiolini is always a special occasion, and tonight was no different. There was a kind of operatic, contemporary authenticity about this programme: a Venetian carnival brimming with vulgarity, vitality and life.

Grab the chance to see Bryan Ferry on UK tour

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3:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

EVER elegant Englishman Bryan Ferry follows up his 2014 debuts at Glastonbury and Coachella debuts by announcing a 20-date British tour in May and June next year.

Jazz notes

York Press:

2:58pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THURSDAY jazz with that tuneful twosome, Bejazzled and the Mardi Gras Band, is on the move again after a trial period at the Red Lion, Poppleton. The bands, which have worked in tandem over the last 20 years, will be seeking out a new venue; no reasonable offer refused!

Lisa Knapp, The Basement, City Screen, York, October 18 - postponed until May 2015

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12:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Just A Quickie with...South London folk singer-songwriter Lisa Knapp, who plays The Basement at City Screen, York, on October 18.

Review: Sam Lee and The Unthanks, A Time And Place: Musical Meditations On The First World War, Howard Assembly Room Leeds

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10:45am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE centenary of The Great War has engendered artistic responses ranging from a North Yorkshire quilters and embroiderers' exhibition to the Touring Consortium Theatre's Regeneration tour and the National Youth Music Theatre's premiere of Benjamin Till's musical Brass.

Dry The River, Fibbers, York, October 5

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3:41pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

EVERYTHING comes in threes for Dry The River, the alternative rock band from the Stratford district of North London.

Steeleye Span, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, October 6; York Barbican, October 7

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3:37pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

FOLK rock pioneers Steeleye Span are marking their 45th anniversary with an autumn tour that visits Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on Monday and York Barbican on Tuesday.

GIG CANCELLED: Olof Arnalds, Fibbers, York, October 4

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3:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

OLOF Arnalds has a playfully experimental and profoundly sensual new album to promote at Fibbers in York on Saturday night.

James Yorkston, The Fulford Arms, York, October 8

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3:28pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Just A Quickie with...Scottish folk musician James Yorkston, who plays The Fulford Arms in York on Wednesday

The Ebor Singers, York Late Music series, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, October 4

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2:23pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Ebor Singers will perform the October concert for the York Late Music series at at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, on Saturday when composer Eve Harrison will give a pre-concert talk to introduce her as-yet-untitled new work.

Gary Grace, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, October 12

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2:21pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

VOCALIST Gary Grace presents a swinging night to remember at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on October 12 in his first York concert in five years.

Steve Harley, A Closer Look - An Acoustic Set, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 8 and 9; Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel,York Barbican, December 13

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2:15pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

STEVE Harley is calling it "the world tour of Yorkshire", on account of playing five shows in God's Own Country on autumn travels divided between his acoustic trio and his full-scale Cockney Rebel line-up.

Steve Cassidy Band, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, October 5

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2:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Steve Cassidy Band will launch his new album, Stories And Memories, at Sunday's 7.30pm concert at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York.

Max Raptor, The Duchess, York, October 5

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2:13pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MAX Raptor, Burton-on-Trent 's punk rock'n'roll four-piece, are embarking on a headline tour in support of their new single, My Heart Is Pumping To A Brand New Beat.

Aloha From Hawaii, Grand Opera House, York, November 7

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2:06pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

ELVIS act Gordon Hendricks's new tribute show, Aloha From Hawaii, says aloha to York on Friday, November 7, replete with 20 musicians and singers at the Grand Opera House.


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