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Opera North’s family sessions

Singing, storytelling and sharing music can all be enjoyed by Yorkshire’s youngest residents over the coming weeks as Opera North announces a series of special family-friendly performances and workshops.

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Billy Bragg.

Interview: Why Billy Bragg joined the army!

Billy Bragg may be an English icon but it's a long time since he was the leftie folk-punk singer of legend.
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VIDEO: Sheffield band Redfaces set music world on fire with debut Kerosene

Hotly tipped young Sheffield guitar band Redfaces have set the music world on fire with the release of their aptly named explosive debut single Kerosene.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Big names for South Yorkshire's first Wentworth Music Festival

South Yorkshire's Wentworth Woodhouse stately home is to be the spectacular backdrop for a new outdoor music and comedy festival with a chart-topping line-up including Tony Christie, Heaven 17, T'Pau and Lemar.
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DJ Trev in action. (Picture by Stuart Rhodes)

Tonight: Harrogate bar's pub party with vinyl-only DJs!

Harrogate's only vinyl night is back tonight, Thursday, at one of Harrogate's most popular craft beer bars.

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Louis Baily

Review: Vacation Chamber Orchestra

Two firsts for me – One I’ve never seen the Vacation Chamber Orchestra, to give it its full name, perform and I’ve never been to St John’s Church, Sharow, both a positive experience.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Interview: Billy Bragg - from meeting The Queen to US railroad songs

The last time Billy Bragg’s path crossed with Harrogate’s he was still the earnest nasal-voiced leftie folk-punk singer of legend.

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Forthcoming Ripon gig - Hope and Social.

Ripon pub becomes must-visit live venue

Rejuvenated Ripon venue The Golden Lion is looking ahead to a fantastic year of live gigs.
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RISING STAR: Tenor Nick Pritchard will be singing in Ripon Cathedral next week.

Song cycle at Ripon Cathedral

Next week Ripon Cathedral will be playing host to Franz Schubert’s acclaimed song cycle, Die Schöne Müllerin, a journey embracing optimism, love, rejection and tragedy. The Cathedral Concert Society’s opening concert of 2017 is being performed in the magical setting of the Quire on January 16 at 7.30pm.

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Kate Tempest.

North Yorkshire music festival unveils star line-up for 2017

The names unveiled so far for the family-run Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe are the best to date - Kate Tempest, The Divine Comedy and Teenage Fanclub.
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The Martin Barre Band.

Jethro Tull legend for gig in Harrogate area

One of the area’s top live music venues may have seen its main promoter opt for ‘retirement’ but 2017 still looks set to be another vintage year for fans of the blues, soul and rock at Ripley Town Hall.
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The Tewit Youth Band will play a big role in this year's contest.

Brass band championships coming to Harrogate

Brass bands from across the country will come to Harrogate in February to compete in the national university brass band championships, UniBrass.

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Squeeze with Chris Difford, centre.

Unveiled: more support acts for Chris Difford's Harrogate gig with Bob Harris

More live acts have been announced for the night Squeeze icon Chris Difford plays for ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris in Harrogate at the launch of a new facility at the town’s leading recording studio.

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Tewit Youth Band with President Colin Gibbs (centre).

Tewit Youth Band round off 2016 in style

Tewit Youth Band rounded off a year of spectacular successes with their annual Christmas concert at Harrogate Grammar School.

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Argentinian rockers The Otherness hoping to win Excite and Entertain Leeds talent competition

VIDEO: Argentinian rockers The Otherness enter talent competition to Excite Leeds

Are you the next Kaiser Chiefs, Ernie Wise or Damien Hirst?

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Placebo on stage with Matt Lunn on drums, at back, far left.

Harrogate musician plays for Placebo in front of thousands

An ex-Harrogate musician found himself at the heart of the rock n roll world in front of thousands of fans as drummer in Placebo.

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Acid Reign in their 1989 prime with Howard 'H' Smith held sideways by his band mates.

Will legendary Harrogate metal band Acid Reign play home town?

Fans of one of Harrogate's most famous ever bands are hoping they will return to play their first hometown concert for quarter of a century.
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Ripley music promoter Andy Herrington (pictured with environmentalist David Bellamy).

Music fan who made Ripley Town Hall world-class blues venue bows out

One of the true stalwarts of the live music scene in North Yorkshire who created what has been described as "one of the finest blues clubs in the world" by famous musicians has retired after a health scare.

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Leeds hospital worker Carina Galsim aiming to prove she is just the tonic to win Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition

VIDEO: Hospital theatre singer is 'Kim-tastic' tonic for our talent competition

Hospital worker Carina "Kim" Galsim - or 'Kim-tastic Funtastic' to her friends - wants to swap the operating theatre for a showbiz theatre.
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Choir sings out for Wellspring

St Robert’s Church, Pannal, should have a capacity audience for what promises to be a special evening of music and seasonal entertainment.

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