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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

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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.

Julia Fordham, Selby Town Hall, August 8

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12:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014

PORTSMOUTH singer-songwriter Julia Fordham will be accompanied by pianist Grant Mitchell at tomorrow's concert in Selby, two days ahead of her 52nd birthday.

Gregory Porter, York Barbican, October 28

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11:54am Thursday 7th August 2014

AMERICAN jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter will make his York Barbican debut on October 28.

Mick Turner and Mike Noga, City Screen Basement bar, York, August 11

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10:56am Thursday 7th August 2014

DIRTY Three guitarist Mick Turner is touring in a duo with The Drones' drummer, Mike Noga, performing in the City Screen Basement bar in York on Monday night.

Autumn programme at Selby Town Hall

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10:46am Thursday 7th August 2014

SELBY Town Hall's autumn programme assembles a host of television names, award winners, Top Ten-charting musicians and a trio of Queen’s honour recipients.

Blake, Scarborough Spa, October 3

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10:37am Thursday 7th August 2014

BRIT award-winning vocal harmony group Blake will return to Scarborough Spa on their 20-date autumn tour.

Jazz notes

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12:09pm Thursday 7th August 2014

EVERY year the University of York confers honorary degrees on people who have made a significant contribution to society. Jazz fans were thrilled to see the presentation of an Honorary Doctorate to South African musician Hugh Masekela on July 17.

Review: Ian Pace (piano), Late Music, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York

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10:47am Tuesday 5th August 2014

On paper, Ian Pace is as devoted a champion of contemporary music as anyone could wish for. Nevertheless, his commitment to living composers only becomes fully evident in concert.

The Hallé to perform at Ripon Festival on September 14

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2:46pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE centrepiece of the 17th Ripon International Festival will be the September 14 performance of The Hallé, one of the world’s greatest orchestras, at Harrogate Royal Hall.

Enkelit, Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, August 3

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2:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

ENKELIT will perform a cappella music from Finland on Sunday at the Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate, York, at 3pm.

The Waterboys, York Barbican, August 6

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4:02pm Thursday 31st July 2014

MIKE Scott and The Waterboys so enjoyed their York Barbican gig last December that they return there on Wednesday.

Steve Harley, A Closer Look – An Acoustic Set, Pocklington Arts Centre, October 8 and 9

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3:44pm Thursday 31st July 2014

STEVE Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, tours the world with A Closer Look – An Acoustic Set, a show that combines musical intimacy with improvisation.

Robert Plant, Hull City Hall, November 14; Leeds O2 Academy, November 17

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12:35pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ROBERT Plant will release his new album, Lullaby And...The Ceaseless Roar, on September 8 in his label debut for Nonesuch/East West Records.

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, Leeds First Direct Arena, May 27 2015

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12:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE British and European premiere travels of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular will make a stop at Leeds First Direct Arena next spring.

Shed Seven reissue three Top 20 albums

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11:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

YORK'S most successful band, Shed Seven, are reissuing their three Top 20 albums as 2CD Re-presents packages on August 4 to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut, Change Giver.

Jazz notes

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3:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE shock news of the end of jazz at Middleton`s Hotel, Skeldergate, reaches a closing chapter tonight with the final session by the Mardi Gras Band at 8.30pm.

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia, Ryedale Festival

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8:25am Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Ryedale Festival closed with an unforgettable feast of orchestral music. The opening Cello Concerto in A minor by CPE Bach was a musical tour de force, setting down a marker for the rest of the programme.

MOR Music Festival acoustic line-up announced

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2:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE acoustic line-up for the MOR Music Festival at the National Railway Museum, in York, on September 6 is in place.

Review: Ryedale Festival: Richard Rodgers Day; Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick

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12:24pm Saturday 26th July 2014

 THE festival made its closest approach to York with a two-part cabaret-style exploration of the most prolific of all Broadway songwriters, Richard Rodgers. In his introduction, compère Edward Seckerson compared his output to Schubert’s: more than 900 songs, a remarkable percentage of them hits.

Toyah Willcox: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal, The Duchess, York, July 24

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2:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IT'S no longer a mystery . Acoustic, Up Close & Personal is a chance for ToyahWillcox to perform a selection of songs acoustically and intimately, interspersed with stories from her colourful life in music, film, television, theatre and books.



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