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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

Show brings Bill Oddie back to roots

Lancashire Telegraph: BIRD TALK: Bill Oddie will be at the Regent Centre next month with fellow naturalist Stephen Moss

3:25pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BRITAIN’S most favourite ‘twitcher’ Bill Oddie will be making a flying visit to the Ribble Valley this autumn when Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre hosts an evening with the popular broadcaster on October 15.

Gunn’s a big shot in theatre

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Thursday 10th July 2014

RIBBLE VALLEY crooner Nicholas James Gunn is shooting for the stars after collecting a top am-dram gong.

Britpop veteran still going strong

Lancashire Telegraph:

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

Lancashire Telegraph:

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.

High hopes as metal heroes I.C.O.N. sign to new label

Lancashire Telegraph: I.C.O.N.

2:33pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BURNLEY metal band I.C.O.N. have signed to Burning Halo Records — independent specialists intent on releasing high quality recordings from rising rock and metal bands.

Hemingway family’s Vintage By the Sea Festival

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:29pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Hemingway family’s Vintage By the Sea Festival, led by Wayne, Gerardine and Jack Hemingway, is to return to Morecambe for a second year this September 6 and 7.

From a building site to a glittering career as Freddie

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:25pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SCOTT Maley was labouring on a Black Country building site when he left school, dreaming of a life of rock and roll stardom.

Seasons of musical magic in Blackpool

2:16pm Thursday 10th July 2014

NEW Jersey Nights arrives in Blackpool this month.

Dazzling Katherine Jenkins is in tune with life

Lancashire Telegraph: Katherine Jenkins

3:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

KATHERINE Jenkins, the nation’s favourite mezzo-soprano, has a lot to look forward to. She’s bagged herself a hunky fiance and marriage and babies, hopefully, are on the horizon for the stunning diva.

Martyn Joseph performs at his Let Yourself Trust gig in Lancaster

2:27pm Friday 27th June 2014

MARTYN Joseph, one of the UK’s best-loved singer songwriters, is about to launch his own charitable trust to benefit global charities and grass roots “people” projects in the UK and beyond.

Gary Numan’s new album brings out his passion for music

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Numan

3:02pm Thursday 26th June 2014

OVER three decades at the forefront of electronic sound, Gary Numan remains passionate and motivated to the musical cause, and is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

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.

Artist to the stars Steve Hardstaff hosts talk and gig

3:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

STEVE Hardstaff, album cover artist, poster designer and cartoonist, and who worked with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Half Man Half Biscuit, makes a special guest appearance at the launch of The Whitaker’s summer exhibition in Rossendale on Saturday.

BGT favourites line-up for Live! festival

3:27pm Thursday 26th June 2014

COLLABRO – the group who stormed to success in the Britain’s Got Talent finals – are visiting Lytham Hall as part of Lytham Live! on August 23.

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.

Sooty ready for fun in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard Cadell and his puppet friends in the Sooty Show

3:31pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HE maybe 65-years-old, but Sooty isn’t about to take his pension, for he will be appearing in a live UK tour coming to King George’s Hall on June 29.

Housing group backs Hoghton Tower extravaganza for anniversary

Lancashire Telegraph: Katherine Jenkins has a rosy glow

3:02pm Thursday 19th June 2014

LANCASHIRE-based Progress Housing Group is sponsoring the annual fireworks and musical extravaganza that is the Symphony at the Tower for the 17th year.

Oh no, don’t say it’s Hue again!

Lancashire Telegraph: Headline act . . . Eighties’ favourites Hue and Cry — brothers Pat and Greg Kane

3:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

GLASWEGIAN brothers Pat and Greg Kane have been creating their indie-jazz for more or less 30 years now.

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.

Musical: The High Life to play at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: Musical: The High Life to play at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre

3:04pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

YOUNG theatre enthusiasts are heading back to school after hours next week in their latest musical production.

Bright new show set for East Lancs premiere staging

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Laura Schofield, Cathryn Osborne, Jade Brett, Jess Balderstone and Maria Masterman

2:28pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

PERFORMERS are stepping back in time to the 60s in a musical debut for East Lancashire.

Taste of a classic for Rebecca Ryan

Lancashire Telegraph: STAGE STARS Rebecca Ryan and Lekan Lawal in A Taste of Honey.

3:07pm Monday 9th June 2014

IN the words of Michael Caine “not a lot of people know that”, but Shameless and Waterloo Road actress Rebecca Ryan was once a world-ranking Irish dancing champion.

Frank Skinner heads back to East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Frank Skinner

2:20pm Thursday 5th June 2014

FRANK Skinner is heading back to East Lancashire for the first time in seven years.

Boney M star re-creates the sound at Beat-Herder Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Maizie, back, with the new line-up

2:16pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THE longest survivor of one of the world’s most influential and iconic bands is ready to boogie on down in the Ribble Valley at this year’s Beat-Herder Festival.

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.

Rock ‘n’ relics at Blackburn Museum

Lancashire Telegraph: Pete Eastwood

1:49pm Thursday 5th June 2014

HISTORY will be made at Blackburn Museum this summer when a live music event will be held in the building for the first time in 140 years.

Music, fashion and fun as Blackburn town gets set to party today

Lancashire Telegraph: SKY’s the limit Sky Valley Mistress are hoping for a festival date

2:37pm Thursday 5th June 2014

SKY Valley Mistress will be getting people into the party spirit at today’s First Thursday Street Party.

Pay ‘what it’s worth’ for children’s tale in Hyndburn

2:34pm Thursday 5th June 2014

AUDIENCES for children’s show Billy Goat’s Gruff can pay ‘what it’s worth’ in a new scheme designed to boost sales.

Duo set to direct Duets for their debut at Blackburn Drama Club

Lancashire Telegraph: Preview: Corsham Film Festival, The Pound Arts Centre

2:53pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

DRAMATIC duo Patrick Walsh and Claire St Pierre are ready to cast couples for their directorial debut.

Musical maestro sets foot on stage and says ‘Allo to audiences at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: The cast of ‘Allo ‘Allo ‘listens very carefully’ to Joe Winkley’s music

2:52pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

WHILE he may be a familiar face to members of Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company, ‘Uncle’ Joe Winkley will not be so well recognised by audiences at the Colne theatre.

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.

Music and arts keep Blackburn open into night

9:59am Monday 2nd June 2014

BLACKBURN Is Open on the first Thursday of every month from June 5, offering a series of events across the town.

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.

The Rutles spreading a little silliness along the way

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rutles as they are now

4:11pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

NEIL Innes is convinced that too many people involved in the music business are far too serious.

Soul veterans The Drifters bring a roll-call of smash hits to Blackpool

Lancashire Telegraph: The Drifters

4:40pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

FOLLOWING on from the success of the 60th anniversary Diamond Dynasty World Tour, The Drifters bring their Optimum Tour, to Blackpool.

Artists line up in Nelson to aid children's Make A Wish Foundation

Lancashire Telegraph: l Blues singer Lucy Zirins, who is coming to Keighley, was named Best Newcomer     Pictures: Kelsey Pie Photography

4:39pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A CHARITY gig being held in aid of children with terminal illnesses is taking place in Pendle at the end of this month with some award-winning artists shining on stage.

Going wild in the country at Cloudspotting family festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Melt Yourself Down

4:34pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

MELT Yourself Down will be turning up the heat when they headline Friday’s slot at the Ribble Valley’s hippest family festival, Cloudspotting this summer.

Afternoon of Jimmy Cricket at Thwaites Empire Theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy Cricket at Floral Pavilion on Thursday afternoon

4:23pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

COMEDIAN Jimmy Cricket is presenting his own version of a music hall with a comedy twist at Blackburn’s Thwaites Empire Theatre.



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