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Our Editors Pick for August – September – West Cumbria

Our editors pick covers it all this issue.  Featuring everything from a deceitful Norse god to the regions best music festival, we also highlight some comedy gold, an evening of rock and let you know where you can quench your thirst.    The Legend of Loki: An Evening of History, Mystery The Beacon Museum 17 […]

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Arran George returns home to launch album on September 13th

It’s been a successful twelve months for Egremont songwriter Arran George. Fresh from a European tour last November he went on to finish his first album, ‘What I see on daytime TV’, which he’ll launch with a giant party at The Rum Story on Friday, September 13th. The cellar of the Rum Story is a […]

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Redfish release their Souls

Redfish have been together for three years now and in that time they have progressed from a good local band to one of the best authentic blues bands in the UK. The outfit is a real cross country collaboration with band members from parts of Cumbria and Dumfries.  They consist of Martin McDonald (Guitar), Fraser […]

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New Directors add Stability for Solfest 

Solfest has had a difficult time since the last festival which led to significant changes in how it operates and where it is situated.  Along with a new venue came two new directors who have taken over the company and added some stability.  After last year the organising committee could not bear to throw the […]

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Solfest …The Final Farewell

You’d better get your hands on some tickets for this years Solfest because it’s going to be something special… unfortunately, it’s also going to be the last.    The much-loved event has been struggling under debt recently but thanks to tireless fundraising by organisers Solfest will be back from the 23rd to the 25th of […]

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Myrna Tennant in Carlisle Concerts to Fundraise for Oak Tree

Continuing the theme of Carlisle concerts, 2019 semi-finalist of the prestigious Handel Singing Competition, Soprano, Myrna Tennant is returning to raise funds for Oak Tree Animals’ Charity with two completely different concerts. The first concert is on Wednesday 24th July at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Church, where she will share the stage with pianist Daniel […]

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‘From The Jam’ added to Solfest line-up

With the first wave of acts from this year’s Solfest still fresh on our mind, the Solfest team have snuck out another headliner just in time for payday weekend. ‘From THE JAM’ featuring the Jam’s original bassist Bruce Foxton have been added to the bill and are sure to get lovers of the iconic band […]

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‘Gig in the Garden’ Provides Safe Water to The Gambia

After the huge success of their event on Bank Holiday Sunday, SIIBOO UK plan to host another ‘Gig in the Garden’. The Egremont based charity Siiboo UK raised a staggering £2,136 at their ‘Gig in the Garden’ event on the early May Bank Holiday. The charity funds the Siiboo Sanyang Nursery School as well as […]

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Solfest – The Final Farewell Line-up Announced

Solfest The Farewell announce line-up for 2019 Cumbrias’ favourite festival Solfest announce the first wave of acts for Solfest 2019 which include artists such as Baka Beyond – The Undercover Hippy –  The Levellers lead singer and guitarist Mark Chadwick – Dansi  –  Neck  –  Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Local favourites Colt […]

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Backyard Blues 

When you see cigar box guitars produced by Dust n Bones, you could be forgiven for thinking they are a collector’s item rather than an instrument.   There’s no doubt they’re pleasing on the eye but handled by anyone who knows their way around a guitar, they’ll soon produce the raw sounds of early blues musicians.    […]

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