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Band all set to swing with Christmas spirit

Popular 15-piece band Sundown Swing is set to give two concerts to conclude a successful 2016. On Saturday, December 10, the band will be in action at St Matthew’s Church, Rastrick at 7.30pm and the next day there will be an afternoon concert at St Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe, starting at 3pm.

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Outstanding line-up for Piano Festival

Outstanding line-up for Piano Festival

Following a highly successful weekend in April, programming for the Fifth annual Hebden Bridge Piano Festival, which starts on April 21, 2017 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, is now almost complete.

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Keys to success for Roger’s new band

Keys to success for Roger’s new band

Roger Davies has established himself as an engaging songwriter through four solo albums, collaborations with brass bands and countless club and festival performances.

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Festive sounds for
Christmas season

Festive sounds for Christmas season

Members of Overgate Hospice Choir will be getting in the mood for Christmas on Saturday, December 17 when Hammonds Saltaire Band and guest soloists will join them in a festive concert.

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Band tunes up for a Christmas Festival

Band tunes up for a Christmas Festival

Halifax Concert Band will make its 12th annual return to Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax, on Saturday, December 3. The band’s 45 musicians will present ‘A Christmas Festival’, a programme of seasonal music and pieces from its recent repertoire.

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Dominic Howard, Matt Bellamy and Chris Wolstenholme of Muse

First acts announced for 2017 Leeds and Reading Festivals - Muse to headline

THE rock group Muse have been announced as the first headliners for next August’s Leeds Festival.

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Prior-ity
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Prior-ity gig

Following the hugely popular 25th anniversary Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show Carols & Capers.

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Two concerts but get your tickets fast

Two concerts but get your tickets fast

It would be fair to say that tickets for Brighouse and Rastrick Band’s hometown Christmas concerts tend to be snapped up rather quickly.

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Win tickets for Handel’s Messiah

Win tickets for Handel’s Messiah

Halifax Choral Society, which next year begins celebrations for its bicentennial, moves into its busiest time of the year with two big performances at the Victoria Theatre in the coming weeks.

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It’s Boo’s turn in the spotlight

It’s Boo’s turn in the spotlight

Boo Hewardine and Findlay Napier, two of the most respected songwriters in the UK, will visit Calderdale as part of their current national tour on Friday, November 25. They will appear on the same bill at Wadsworth Community Centre, Old Town, Hebden Bridge, doors open 6.45pm.

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Getting up close and personal with Lesley

Getting up close and personal with Lesley

Yorkshire-born superstar soprano Lesley Garrett promises a unique evening of music, reminiscences and behind-the-scenes anecdotes in An Audience With Lesley Garrett at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (Nov 21).

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Cinema concert takes Andrew back to start

Cinema concert takes Andrew back to start

Yorkshire organist Andrew Nix goes back a long way with the Rex in Elland - in fact right back to its most recent opening night in 1988. The cinema itself is one of the oldest prupose built in the country and started life in 1912.

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Lesley Garrett, pictured at the Grand Theatre, Leeds...16th January 2013....Picture By Simon Hulme

An audience with Lesley

Yorkshire-born soprano Lesley Garrett will present an evening of stunning music, reminiscences and behind-the-scenes anecdotes at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, on Monday, November 21.

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Weaving a magic spell over Sunday

Weaving a magic spell over Sunday

English folk band The Houghton Weavers bring their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation to the Victoria Theatre Halifax on Sunday, November 20, 2pm.

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Sink your teeth into this show

Sink your teeth into this show

Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock Ghost Train, the smash-hit show taking the country by storm, bursts onto the stage once again at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax on Thursday November 24 (7.30pm).

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You wear it well. Garry’s back as Rod

You wear it well. Garry’s back as Rod

Every picture tells a story and this one meant Rod Stewart tribute act Garry Pease could finally tell people he’d met his hero.

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Harmonies that we’ll never forget

Harmonies that we’ll never forget

Labelled as one of the greatest tribute acts, Bookends bring their Simon and Garfunkel concert to Halifax Playhouse this month.

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From Glastonbury to the Trades Club

From Glastonbury to the Trades Club

Hotly tipped indie rockers Vant head to Hebden Bridge to play a a special show aimed at their growing band of young fans, writes Paul Clarke.

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Anniversary of great win

Anniversary of great win

Thiry years after Conquest Alliance stole the show at the Drum Corps UK Championships in Wolverhampton, more than 200 former bandsmen will gather to relive those glory days.

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Psychedelia of the classics

Psychedelia of the classics

The first musical expedition into psychedelia was Leonard Bernstein’s description of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, perhaps because of its hallucinatory and dreamlike nature and perhaps because at least part of it was thought to have been composed under the influence of opium.

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