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Mike & The Mechanics Set For Sands Centre Date

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their 2019 nationwide ‘Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour’ – an epic run of 34 UK concerts in February/March/April, including Carlisle on Sunday 3 March 2019. Mike & The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar), one of the UK’s […]

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What's on? Lionel Richie

Editor’s Pick – May/June

From international acts to feel-good fundraisers, our Editor picks the events not to be missed over the coming months. Miles Kane 23 May, The Brickyard Known for his exhilarating live shows, Miles Kane is back on the road and is playing an unmissable show at The Brickyard this summer. The co-frontman of the Last Shadow […]

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Aspatria Music Festival set to host The Hoosiers

The three day not-for-profit live music extravaganza returns to Bower Park this July. Now gearing up for its fifth annual event, Aspatria Music Festival continues to grow each year, with ever-changing lineups that refreshingly combine well established acts with leading local talent. This year, taking place from 20 – 22 July, is set to be […]

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Review: Twisted Wheel & The Indica Gallery

Paul McGuirk was in the crowd as Manchester’s Twisted Wheel kicked off their reunion tour at the Yellow Earl on 20 April. While the Yellow Earl has been one of my favourite local haunts since it opened last summer, I don’t think I’d quite prepared myself for the transformation that had taken place on Friday […]

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Westlife Star to Join Lionel Richie at Carlisle Show

Westlife’s Shane Filan will join Lionel Richie on his exclusive UK summer tour in June – a major outdoor tour visiting venues across the UK including Brunton Park in Carlisle. For 14 years, Shane Filan was a prominent member of hugely successful boy band Westlife, an act that managed to amass no fewer than 14 […]

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Cumbria Choir Marks 10 Years of Rock

By Paul McGuirk The last thing most people associate with the idea of a choir is rock n’ roll, but for one talented bunch of Cumbrians that’s precisely what their ensemble represents. Now they’re ready to party, with a series of ten-year anniversary concerts in the pipeline. Cumbria’s Committed 2 Rock choir – the brainchild […]

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Bob Cheevers Celebrates 50 Years in the Business

By Paul McGuirk Few musicians can claim to have penned over 3,000 songs in a career spanning five decades. Fewer still can claim the plaudits of writing for some of the biggest names in country music (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings) – but for Bob Cheevers, it’s all about the present. In anticipation for his forthcoming […]

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Cumbria’s Youngest DJ: Ollie Hodgson

In September last year, 14 year old Oliver Hodgson got his public liability insurance, making him Cumbria’s Youngest DJ. At an age when most young people are preoccupied with computer games or out playing football, he is hell-bent on making his dreams come true. What is it you do? I DJ for local events, special […]

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Independent Venue Week at The Brickyard

Independent Venue Week 2018 is set to celebrate the venues vital to the British music scene. Despite being the backbone of live music in the UK, each year more small venues find themselves facing closure. Independent Venue Week is an annual, seven day celebration of these venues and the people who keep them going. This […]

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Carlisle Music Society 2018 Line Up

Carlisle Music Society are hitting all the right notes with a stellar lineup of concerts for 2018. Formerly known as North Cumbria Recitals, Carlisle Music Society arrange six concerts a year, bringing the highest calibre of musicians to the city. As the New Year gets into full swing, the Society is set to host this […]

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