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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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Michael Geen Releases Debut Album

Singer/songwriter Michael Geen has released his debut album 104. Many readers will be familiar with the number and the tragedies associated with it.  “I was inspired to write the song when I moved to Whitehaven,” said Michael.  “It’s about the mining disasters at William and Wellington pits.  I was reading the memorial plaques around town […]

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Celebrate Our Dialect with Music!

The Lakeland Dialect Society is enjoying its 80th anniversary this year and are hosting a special event to celebrate. On Sunday the 16th of June they will be hosting a Cumbrian Dialect Service, complete with hymns and readings in our beautiful dialect by society members Tim Barker, Robbie Tuer and Amanda Paisley, with music being […]

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50 Singers Unite in Special Celebration of 50th Anniversary

Singers from across the region will join regular members of the Pro Nobis Singers at Kendal Parish Church on Saturday 15th June to form a 50-strong choir in a celebration of half a century of music-making. Pro Nobis Singers was founded in 1969 by its conductor, Clive Walkley, when he first moved to Cumbria to take […]

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‘Novablood’ – Local DJ’s Recent Collaboration!

Novablood is a recent collaboration between Carlisle born House Music producer and former Burn The Negative / We Take Polaroids frontman, Mark Zowie and former Genic frontman, David Beattie. Their new musings were bound to take on an electronic mutation simply because of their previous output and their influences. The results are instant indie electronic […]

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Cumbrian Indie band ‘Run & Hyde’ Making Giant Steps

Run and Hyde are a young group from the Furness Peninsula who are making quite a name for themselves. Formed early last year the band have a growing reputation and have made a number of festival appearances like Pig Fest, Another Fine Fest and Kendal Calling on the Yam Riot stage. They found time to […]

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Carlisle Hip Hop Scene – Mista Cryptik

You would assume there isn’t a huge Hip Hop scene in Carlisle and you would be right. But anyone that has seen ‘My City’ by Mista Cryptik will realise that it’s quality rather than quantity that counts. The video has been put together brilliantly and the lyrics match anything coming out of the bigger cities […]

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Glücksfall – Spontaneous and Improvised Music

Glücksfall is really a meeting of minds, it’s individuals coming together to create improvised music. The band is made up of Stephen Benson, Joe Hiscoke, Mike Roper, Jonathan Sharp, Amy Tweddle, Jill Wallace and they have taken influence from the German kosmische of Ash Ra Tempel and Amon Düül II of the late sixties as […]

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