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Learn To Play Day

18/03/2017

Learn To Play Day 2017 weekend announced

Two days of free musical instrument lessons will be taking place at over 120 venues across the UK in June…
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Lisa Redford at the AMA Stage

10/03/2017

Special report: AmericanaFest UK

Lisa Redford reports on what else, apart from the UK Americana Awards, was going on at AmericanaFest UK this year…
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Country Music Week

10/03/2017

London’s Country Music Week announced

As the Country to Country Festival kicks off, its organisers reveal plans for another series of shows across the capital…
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Born In Bristol

09/03/2017

Marty Stuart to host premiere at C2C Festival

Tennessee superstar will host the UK premiere of the ‘Born In Bristol’ documentary at Country to Country festival this Sunday…
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Frank Turner and ACM students in Guildford

08/03/2017

Frank Turner’s ACM Masterclass

An Academy of Contemporary Music student reports on a recent talk by the punk-folk songwriter who doesn’t mince his words…
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David Bowie

22/02/2017

2017 BRIT Awards celebrates late stars

Bowie is posthumously awarded two gongs and George Michael is saluted, while Beyoncé, Little Mix and Rag’n’Bone Man also won…
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Ryan Adams Rough Trade sign

19/02/2017

Live review: Ryan Adams at Rough Trade East, London (26 Jan ’17)

The American songwriter rolls into town to play the old brewery in East London – our regular columnist Lisa Redford…
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Paul Epworth Producer Of The Year MPG Awards 2017

17/02/2017

Music Producers Guild Awards winners declared

It’s a fourth major win for producer and songwriter Paul Epworth, while David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti wins two categories…
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Lauren Aquilina

10/02/2017

ICMP holds new Songwriters’ Circles

February’s masterclass at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance kicked off a series of regular songwriting events, with Lauren Aquilina next…
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The xx. Photo: Laura Coulson

09/02/2017

Bestival confirms headliners and new site

The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys will top the bill at the 2017 festival’s new home…
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Stockholm Songwriting Camp

28/01/2017

Stockholm Songwriting Camp returns for third year

Sweden’s residential course for songwriters is back with a greater capacity and a chance to get feedback from top A&Rs…
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Show Of Hands

18/01/2017

Show Of Hands announces Royal Albert Hall special

Folk legends plan fifth ‘Big Gig’ with several special guests, including Miranda Sykes, Rex Preston, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin…
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Richie Sambora and Orianthi

05/01/2017

The NAMM Show welcomes Richie and Ronnie

NAMM 2017 hosts rock duo Richie Sambora & Orianthi, plus Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes celebrate Lennon Bus’ 20th anniversary…
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Mariah Carey

17/12/2016

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey to tour together

35 ‘All The Hits’ shows across North America will see the two legends tour together for the first time ever…
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Stand Up To Cancer

15/12/2016

Laura Mvula to headline Stand Up To Cancer

The charity event returns to Union Chapel in 2017 and features London Contemporary Voices, The Beach and Passport To Stockholm…
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Rag'n'Bone Man

08/12/2016

Rag’n’Bone Man is BRITs Critics’ Choice

Rory Graham gets the annual award ahead of Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa, on the strength of his chart-dominating single ‘Human’…
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Richard Ashcroft

03/12/2016

Richard Ashcroft announces 2017 UK arena shows

The singer and songwriter will be performing songs from his latest release ‘These People’, his solo albums and The Verve…
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Neil Diamond

30/11/2016

Neil Diamond announces 50-year anniversary world tour

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off in April with shows across North America – Europe and UK dates…
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Slaves

23/11/2016

PPL and PRS for Music to invest in UK artists

The new partnership will support musicians that apply for funding through two initiatives, including grants to perform at SXSW 2017…
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Richard Thompson

17/11/2016

UK Americana Awards nominees revealed

The 2017 shortlist is announced and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson will receive its highest honour, the UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award…
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