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It’ll be all White on the night! Snooker Legends in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy White produced some stunning snooker

11:19am Monday 21st July 2014

Cue star Jimmy opens up to Diane Cooke ahead of the ‘Snooker Legends’ show at King George’s Hall

Britpop veteran still going strong

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3:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

OCEAN Colour Scene founder Steve Cradock is rock and roll’s man for all seasons.

Telly hit man’s musical nostalgia

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2:52pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Cottontown Sound Corporation, with former Stiffs guitarist Strang in their ranks, have released their latest single, the toe-tapping On the Streets That Made Me.

Seasons of musical magic in Blackpool

2:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEW Jersey Nights arrives in Blackpool this month.

Here comes the big bad Wolf Alice!

Lancashire Telegraph: Here comes the big bad Wolf Alice!

4:22pm Thursday 26th June 2014

JOFF Oddie is cooking up a tasty treat with BBC Radio One favourites Wolf Alice.

Andy Kershaw getting back in spin at Darwen gig

Lancashire Telegraph: ANDY Kershaw.

4:01pm Thursday 26th June 2014

AFTER a 10-year lay off from DJing, inspirational British broadcaster Andy Kershaw is getting back into the spin with a new Global Dance Night in Darwen on July 4.

Motown magic heads to Blackpool

Lancashire Telegraph: Motown magic heads to Blackpool

3:56pm Thursday 26th June 2014

CELEBRATING 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its new Reach Out Tour to Blackpool Grand Theatre in August.

Badly Drawn Boy at this year's Beat-Herder

Lancashire Telegraph: Badly Drawn Boy

3:24pm Thursday 26th June 2014

BADLY Drawn Boy has been added to the line-up for this year’s Beat-Herder in the Ribble Valley next month.

Soul II Soul top Sunday list at Ramsbottom Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Jazzie B from Soul II Soul

3:14pm Thursday 26th June 2014

DANCE and R&B pioneers Soul II Soul have been announced as the Sunday night headliners for this year’s Ramsbottom Festival.

Richard Digance the troubadour heads to Oswaldtwistle

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard casually leans against a tree

2:52pm Thursday 19th June 2014

BAFTA-nominated entertainer Richard Digance can sing, play guitar, tell stories and make his audience laugh — talents that make him a rare performer who is respected by comedians and musicians alike.

The beat is bang on for Dub Pistols

Lancashire Telegraph: The beat is bang on for Pistols

3:28pm Thursday 19th June 2014

THE mighty Dub Pistols can’t get enough of Ribble Valley’s Beat-Herder festival.

Hands-on taste of country life

Lancashire Telegraph: Steve Knightley

3:53pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Steve Knightley, the song writing force behind popular folk/roots duo, Show of Hands, arrives in the Ribble Valley later this month.

Stage set for Mod star’s timeless tunes

Lancashire Telegraph: Mick Avory

2:43pm Thursday 5th June 2014

ONE of The Kinks’ greatest hits, the groovy Sunny Afternoon, is playing softly in Mick Avory’s lounge as he chats away on the phone from his Kew Gardens home.

Steaming into the blues life

Lancashire Telegraph: Dave Kelly, front left, with The Blues Band

2:46pm Thursday 5th June 2014

DAVE Kelly traded in his Hornby Train set for a guitar, and then jumped on a magical mystery tour with blues legends Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

Finest in Jazz talent set for Ribchester Music Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: The Zelkova Quartet

2:32pm Thursday 5th June 2014

SOME of the country’s finest young classical and jazz musicians are heading to the Ribble Valley for the Ribchester Music Festival.

Rising music star Charlotte OC heads back to Lancashire for a new live show

Lancashire Telegraph: Charlotte OC

9:54am Monday 2nd June 2014

BLACKBURN-born singer-song writer Charlotte O’Connor has been busy working on material for her new album following the release of EP Colour My Heart.

Rockabilly beauty Imelda ready to May-ke her return

9:50am Monday 2nd June 2014

THE queen of Irish rockabilly Imelda May has announced a date at Manchester’s Albert Hall as part of a winter tour.

Beki Bondage's bond with punk still going strong

Lancashire Telegraph: Beki Bondage

9:47am Monday 2nd June 2014

HER pretty face adorned the cover of the New Musical Express and Smash Hits, but Beki Bondage always kept her red thigh boots planted firmly on terra firma.

Date with Richard Digance in Oswaldtwistle

10:05am Monday 2nd June 2014

Award winning comedian and regular in dictionary corner on Countdown, Richard Digance, is coming to Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre in early July.

Life and Soul at Darwen Live

Lancashire Telegraph: The Soul Train get revved up Picture: William Titley

4:31pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

HOME-Grown nine-piece northern soul band The Soul Train — featuring ex-Simply Red drummer Chris Joyce — will be the main stage finale act at this year’s Darwen Live music festival on Bank Holiday Monday.

Why Thea Gilmore comes alive when it’s live

Lancashire Telegraph: Why Thea Gilmore comes alive when it’s live

4:14pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

AS you would expect from someone who is such an erudite songwriter, Thea Gilmore has some very interesting thoughts on her role as a performer.

More acts and venues for Darwen Live

Lancashire Telegraph: The South are the main headline act at this year’s Darwen Live

11:50am Wednesday 21st May 2014

PUBS and clubs in Darwen will host live music as part of the popular Darwen Live music festival on Sunday and Monday: On Sunday, Cafe Hub Bistro in Foundry Street, which is a no-alcohol venue, welcomes Amy Eddleston (1pm), Jaari Gorak (1.40pm), Kae-Lei Stowell (2.30pm), Bob Fox (3.30pm), Dean Fraser (4.30pm), Grace Davies (5.30pm) and The Unknown (7pm).

Ian Prowse joins the village people in the Ribble Valley

Lancashire Telegraph: CHIPPING IN  Ian Prowse

2:38pm Thursday 15th May 2014

IAN Prowse is no stranger to playing gigs in unlikely venues and he can’t wait to clock up his second Ribble Valley visit in just over 12 months.

Tribute is really on to Michael Ball

2:39pm Thursday 15th May 2014

If you missed Michael Ball in concert, don’t panic! Love Changes Everything, a celebration of the music of Michael Ball, will play at the Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn, for one performance on Saturday, June 7.

Tom Hingley interview

Lancashire Telegraph: The Tom Hingley Band

10:32am Thursday 8th May 2014

TOM Hingley reckons Oasis would not have happened without the Inspiral Carpets organ-fuelled pop that delivered wide-eyed hits This Is How It Feels, She Comes In The Fall and Dragging Me Down.

Maddy Prior on why folk spans the musical ages

Lancashire Telegraph: The latest line-up of Steeleye Span

1:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

MADDY Prior frontwoman of Steeleye Span, one of Britain’s most enduring bands, says folk music is like an eclipse — it comes, then goes but never disappears for long.

Hurst Green Village hall lures more big names

Lancashire Telegraph: NICK HARPER

11:08am Thursday 8th May 2014

HURST Green Village Hall continues to punch well above its weight in terms of music events coming to the Ribble Valley.

North by North-West Festival will celebrate Mods’ half century

10:19am Thursday 8th May 2014

FIFTY years of the Mod movement will be celebrated at a new two-day festival in Colne in June.

The Hoax are back to headline Burnley Rock and Blues Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: The Hoax are back to headline Burnley Rock and Blues Festival

12:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

IN the 1990s, The Hoax were officially the best Blues band in Britain – taking the coveted award five years in a row from 1994.

Lawson head to Burnley university campus to raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust

Lancashire Telegraph: Lawson will be the  first band to play the university venue

11:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

POP rock heart-throbs Lawson will be heading to Burnley’s university campus on Sunday – giving fans the chance to get up close to a band who have sold out arenas around the world.

Blackburn singer Charlotte O'Connor back on the live scene

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn singer Charlotte O'Connor back on the live scene

10:17am Thursday 1st May 2014

BLACKBURN singer songwriter Charlotte OC makes her long awaited return to the live scene with a series of gigs this summer.

Striking a chord with the legend Albert Lee

Lancashire Telegraph: Albert Lee

2:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

ENGLISHMAN Albert Lee, revered as one of the world's greatest guitarists, admits he is still searching for the perfect performance after 50 years in music.

New acts called up for Jessica tribute stage at Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Jessica Foxley

10:42am Thursday 1st May 2014

ASPIRING bands and musicians are being given the chance to perform at this year’s Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne.

Fans flock to see Ade Edmondson’s Shepherds in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Ade Edmondson (front left) with the Bad Shepherds

1:15pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT SEEMS as though everything Ade Edmondson turns his hand to becomes a success.

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival line-up

Lancashire Telegraph: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival line-up

11:38am Thursday 24th April 2014

TAKE a look at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival line-up for May 1 - 5.

Loyal fans get acoustic reward from Neil Sedaka at Manchester concert

Lancashire Telegraph: Neil Sedaka still on stage, after 61 years

10:24am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PAVAROTTI once told Neil Sedaka that after the age of 70 the voice disappears.

No mystery that Toyah Willcox still rocks

Lancashire Telegraph: No mystery that Toyah Willcox still rocks

10:08am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOYAH Willcox has never been afraid to speak her mind, and, now she’s a 50-something, the former high priestess of punk doesn’t show any signs of putting the brakes on.

The Levellers announced as Ramsbottom Festival headline act

Lancashire Telegraph: Big names appearing at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival include The Levellers

11:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEGENDARY folk rockers The Levellers will kick off the 2014 Ramsbottom Festival, headlining the popular Friday night slot.

Country star Suzy Bogguss enjoys our country

Lancashire Telegraph: Suzy Bogguss is appearing at Bury Met

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the most influential female artists of the ‘new wave’ country music in the Nineties will be making a special appearance in the North West next week as part of a brief UK tour.

‘Queen’ tribute act back for a royal encore in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bohemians and, inset, Rob in action

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the UK’s leading Queen tribute bands start their UK tour this month, stopping off in East Lanacshire with their brand new show.

Back to future for sci-fi popsters the Rezillos

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rezillos today

12:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FAST, flash, sci-fi styled and on another planet, the Rezillos flew into punk’s slipstream like a flying saucer from a faraway universe.

Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

11:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEADING Delta blues musician Corey Harris will be making a rare visit to the UK in May including a date in the Ribble Valley.

Free tickets for Blackburn nightlife revival

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancs band India Mill

11:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

FRIDAY night live, an initiative to reinvigorate Blackburn’s night- time economy, gets under way on April 25 with a host of bands and solo artists playing in venues around the town centre.

Eric Burdon headlining 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Burdon will top the bill at the festival

3:53pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

ROCK legend Eric Burdon will headline the 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The hits Selected for their longevity

Lancashire Telegraph: Pauline Black and The Selecter

3:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PAULINE Black remains as passionate an advocate for social justice and music’s power to both entertain and carry a message as she was when The Selecter were at the forefront of the Two Tone movement in the early Eighties.


Lancashire Telegraph: Rod Stewart on song

5:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

ROCK legend Rod Stewart has finally hung up his football boots at the age of 69 – so he can avoid getting injured before his Lancashire concert this summer!

Web made Andy McKee a guitar star

Lancashire Telegraph: PLUCKY: Andy McKee. Picture: Christine Porubsky

3:23pm Friday 21st March 2014

AMERICAN acoustic guitarist Andy McKee was catapulted to stardom when his signature song Drifting landed 80 million internet hits.

Blackburn's star guest is Smiths star Mike Joyce

3:14pm Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER Smiths drummer turned broadcaster Mike Joyce will be the guest DJ at a special music night at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, in May.

Band’s invitation to would-be musicians

Lancashire Telegraph: BLOWING HARD Nelson Brass Band is appealing for new members

3:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

NELSON Brass Band is holding two open days to give would-be musicians the chance to try out for the band.

James Walsh plays new album

2:11pm Friday 21st March 2014

STARSAILOR frontman James Walsh will be playing a date in the intimate surroundings of Manchester’s Deaf Institute next month to promote his debut solo album.


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