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Comedian Ed Byrne Brings His Biggest Ever Tour to Date to Carlisle

Comedian Ed Byrne brings his biggest ever tour to date to Carlisle this March. He broached parenting, politics and of course, Brexit. Ed Byrne has been an acclaimed stand-up (with audiences and critics alike) for 20 years now. His success with shows such as the Roaring Forties, Different Class and the 1998 Perrier-nominated A Night […]

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Happy Mondays Come To Carlisle

By Mike Proud The Happy Monday’s debut alum Twenty Four Hour Party people turned 30 this year and to celebrate that and a host of top choons that followed, Madchester’s very own Happy Mondays are hitting carlisle on the 30th of November. Shaun Ryder gives the low down on Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic […]

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Hunter Davies: Beyond Borderlines

The Cumbrian-connected writer will return to the Carlisle this October, for the fourth Borderlines book festival. Since growing up in Carlisle, Cumbria has been a continual source of subject matter for Hunter Davies’ writing career. Perhaps most famous for penning the only authorised biography of the Beatles, his publications include numerous books about the Lake […]

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Carlisle Gets it’s Rhythm Back

The famous Carlisle Blues and Rock festival makes a comeback at the end of this month, with a whole host of top notch headliners. Back by popular demand, the festival returns on the weekend of 29 – 30 September, with a line-up of internationally renowned acts. The first event since 2013, will see ex-Whitesnake star, […]

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Ferocious Dog Set To Be Unleashed At Solfest

From what started as a spirited idea, the beloved west Cumbrian music and arts festival, has come a long way. By its third year, Solfest was already a huge success and this small project quickly ballooned into one of UK’s best loved independent festivals. This year, taking place over the weekend of 25 – 27 […]

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Catching Up With The Northern Threads

The young indie rockers from Whitehaven spoke to Arran George about how they started out, and where they want to go. How did the band get started?  We started as a three-piece cover band with Ethan on bass, Robbie as lead guitar and myself (Jake) on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. The start of the […]

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Catching Up With Hayseed Dixie

Interview by Arran George  With over a two decades of Hillbilly rock, drinking and tours under their belt, Hayseed Dixie are adding Workington’s Carnegie Theatre to their busy summer schedule to bring a bit of fun and Tennessee charm to the west coast.  Q: You recorded your ‘Hair down to your grass’ album in a […]

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An Interview with Emily Maguire

By Arran George Stripped back, haunted, beautiful; Emily Maguire will perform at the Old Fire Station this month. Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Emily Maguire will take to the stage in Carlisle on the 4  June to perform her thought provoking and emotionally rich lyrics to a Cumbrian audience for the first time. Maguire’s new album, […]

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Jess Glynne Q&A

Pop sensation Jess Glynne brings her hits to Carlisle, with a highly-anticipated show at Carlisle Racecourse this summer. Since her distinctive vocals were made famous on the number one hit ‘Rather Be’, Jess Glynne has taken the charts by storm. Her number one album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ was the highest selling debut album […]

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Catching Up With The Lucid Dream

Interview by Paul Shepherd The Cumbrian four piece have come a long way since their debut gig in Carlisle in 2008. But like their music, the journey has not been without the unexpected. Last year, following a gig in Paris, the band was devastated by the theft of all of their equipment, much of which […]

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