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Review: Yorchestra – Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

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3:07pm Monday 1st September 2014

Are there any life skills that orchestral playing leaves untouched?

Cole Porter classics to get a fresh airing

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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

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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.

Music and art combine at Inspired by...Gallery

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4:08pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SALTBURN artist and musician Andy Broderick will host an evening of music and conversation at the Inspired by… Gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, on September 6.

The Kooks, Leeds O2 Academy, November 13

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3:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014


The Songbirds, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, September 6

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3:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MEET the Songbirds, a line-up of television stars and rising singing talent that will come together at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, on September 6 to raise funds for the charity Educate The World.

Felice Brothers, Leeds Irish Centre, August 29

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3:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Felice Brothers are on the road, promoting their fifth studio album, Favorite (CORRECT) Waitress, at the Leeds Irish Centre tomorrow night.

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

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3:31pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE timetable is in place for the first Music On Rails festival at the National Railway Museum in York on September 6.

Kate Rusby, Scarborough Spa, October 4; York Barbican, December 12

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10:38am Thursday 28th August 2014

Only One Question for...

Three York appearances for busker Beth McCarthy

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10:38am Thursday 28th August 2014

YORK busker turned TV talent show star Beth McCarthy is growing used to being known as "Beth from The Voice".

Sounds In The Grounds, Castle Howard, Malton, August 30

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10:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

SOUNDS In The Grounds brings together a Minster FM line-up of bands, family entertainment, games and food and drink stalls at Castle Howard, near York, on Saturday.

Steve Harley, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 8 and 9; York Barbican, December 13

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10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

STEVE Harley is switching his York Barbican show from September 11 to December 13 for what will now be billed as a "Christmas special".

Jazz notes

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3:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LAST week’s feature on Abdullah Ibrahim and the previous week on Hugh Masekela serve as curtain-raisers to focus on another, even greater South African hero.

Review: Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, August 16 to 22

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2:50pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

OSCAR Wilde said "Nothing ages like happiness", and driving back over the moors after another Whitby Folk Week, his words had never had more resonance.

Review: Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley

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10:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Galtres Parklands Festival has come a long way since it started as a beer festival at The Durham Ox pub in Crayke ten years ago.

Top musicians bringing their music to East Yorkshire

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9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A NEW season of concerts featuring some of the country’s leading musicians has been announced in East Yorkshire.

Music evening at the Inspired by… gallery

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11:41am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ARTIST and musician Andy Broderick will host a special evening of music and conversation at the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, on Saturday, September 6.

Sadie Jemmett, Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, August 24

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12:01pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SADIE Jemmett was to have played the Galtres Parklands Festival at Duncombe Park today.

More gigs for City Screen Please Please You nights

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12:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK promoter Joe Coates has lined up three more gigs in quick succession for his Please Please You nights in the City Screen Basement bar.

Little Festival of Live Music: Unplugged, Black Swan Inn, York, September 27 and 28

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11:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

YORK'S Little Festival of Live Music: Unplugged will play host to ten hours of family-friendly music at the Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, on September 27 and 28.

Jake Bugg, Leeds Festival main stage, August 24

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11:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

Just A Quickie with... Leeds Festival main stage star Jake Bugg

Leeds Festival, Bramham Park, near Wetherby, August 22 to 24

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11:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE 2014 Leeds Festival will see more than 200 acts take to the multitude of stages at Bramham Park, near Wetherby, in a bill topped by Blink-182 tomorrow, Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age on Saturday and Arctic Monkeys on Sunday.

Root 64 at The Picnic, 2014 Bielby Music Festival, Bielby, near Selby, August 24

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11:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

MILES Salter, York writer, musician and storyteller, will be most familiar to readers of The Press from his sterling work running the York Literature Festival. In another string to his bow, he will be fronting York punk-folk-acoustic cowboys Root 64 at The Picnic, the 2014 Bielby Music Festival in Bielby, near Selby, on Sunday at 7.10pm.

Nils Lofgren, Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, January 22, 2015

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10:47am Thursday 21st August 2014

AMERICAN virtuoso guitarist, pianist and songwriter Nils Lofgren is to play Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on January 22 next year.

Richard Thompson, Grand Opera House, York, August 28

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10:47am Thursday 21st August 2014

Long-time fan JULIAN COLE fails to get an interview with Richard Thompson (blame the BBC for that). Instead he introduces the latest acoustic outing from the guitar great and singer-songwriter

Tea Street Band, The Duchess, York, October 2; Leeds Cockpit, October 10.

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10:27am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Tea Street Band will follow up their Sunday appearance at Leeds Festival at Bramham Park by playing The Duchess in York on October 2 and the Leeds Cockpit on October 10.

Ella Eyre, Leeds Stylus, October 3

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10:25am Thursday 21st August 2014

LONDON soul singer Ella Eyre will play Leeds Stylus on October 3 on her second headline tour.

Yorkshire Youth Choir: An Evening Of Choral Entertainment, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York. August 22

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10:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Yorkshire Youth Choir presents An Evening Of Choral Entertainment at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, tomorrow night.

Jazz notes

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12:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM will celebrate his 80th birthday in Leeds, to perform a solo concert at the Howard Assembly Rooms.

St. Vincent, Leeds Metropolitan University , August 20

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3:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

IT has been a long wait since her May 17 show was postponed, but American singer-songwriter and fiercely inventive guitarist St. Vincent at last plays Leeds Metropolitan University tonight.

Harrogate Festival Chorus annual concert, Ampleforth Abbey, August 23

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1:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A THOROUGHLY Yorkshire flavour will be brought to Ampleforth Abbey this weekend with Harrogate Festival Chorus’s annual concert.

Rose Redd, York Youth Hostel, August 22; Helmsley Youth Hostel, August 23

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2:38pm Monday 18th August 2014

ROSE Redd's youth hostel concerts in York and Helmsley this month will be open to the public.

The Basement, City Screen, York, August 18

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2:28pm Friday 15th August 2014

MEMORY Drawings launch their new album, Music For Another Loss, on its day of release at The Basement, City Screen, York, on Monday night.

Scarborough Jazz Festival, September 26 to 28

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3:18pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TICKET sales are at a record level for next month's Scarborough Jazz Festival, say the organisers, who report rapid business for the September 26 to 28 event.

Richard & Adam, York Barbican, February 20

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3:09pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WELSH singing brothers Richard & Adam will be performing at York Barbican next year on their second UK tour, At The Movies.

Soprano Rebecca Newman releases ambitious new album

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3:06pm Thursday 14th August 2014

YORK soprano and songwriter Rebecca Newman will launch her most ambitious album to date at the Grand Assembly Rooms on September 14 in her bid to top the British classical charts.

Big names help Galtres Festival celebrate 10th year

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3:02pm Thursday 14th August 2014

GALTRES Parklands Festival takes place at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, next week, marking its tenth anniversary in style.

Jazz notes

York Press:

3:06pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ARTS Council England (ACE) recently announced funding plans for 2015-2018 and has not granted any funding for Jazz Services, which previously received £340,000 per annum.

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

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12:31pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE arrival of a press release from the Northumberland National Park, on how businesses up there are being encouraged to cash in on Kielder’s Dark Sky designation, set The Band Room promoter Nigel Burnham thinking.

Whitby Folk Week, August 16 to 22

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12:29pm Thursday 14th August 2014

It’s time for Whitby, the festival no music-lover can afford to miss, as Natalya Wilson reports

Blackheart, Milton Rooms, Malton, August 22

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11:51am Thursday 14th August 2014

BLACKHEART, winners of the Best British Duo accolade from the Exposure Music Awards, are appearing at the Malton Milton Rooms on August 22 as part of their Beautifully Acoustic Tour.

Steven James Adams, Basement Bar, City Screen, York, September 13

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11:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

HE was the main man in Cambridge country combo The Broken Family Band and lent his name to The Singing Adams, who later dropped the definite article.

Castle Howard Proms Spectacular, August 16

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11:46am Thursday 14th August 2014

EXUBERANT conductor Jae Alexander is back on baton duty with the English National Orchestra at the Castle Howard Proms Spectacular on Saturday night.

Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Spa, Bridlington, August 22

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7:49am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Spa in Bridlington will welcome back the Johnny Cash Roadshow for a performance on Friday, August 22.

Kate Rusby At Christmas, York Barbican, December 12

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3:33pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BARNSLEY folk linnet Kate Rusby will return to York Barbican on December 12, this time with her star-lit Kate Rusby At Christmas show.

ArtsBarge Riverside Festival, Tower Gardens, York, August 15 and 17

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11:52am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE ArtsBarge Riverside Festival promises Sofas, Sangria And Sunshine from tomorrow until Sunday at Tower Gardens, York.

The Waterboys, York Barbican

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7:43am Friday 8th August 2014

WHY did The Waterboys return to York Barbican so quickly after last December’s 25th anniversary celebrations for Fisherman’s Blues?

FEVA, Knaresborough, August 8 to 17

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2:11pm Thursday 7th August 2014

AFTER doing their bit for Yorkshire at Le Grand Depart for the Tour de France, Leeds band Hope And Social will be among the big names at FEVA, Knaresborough's community Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts.

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