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Clannad – Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Ethereal folk group Clannad are celebrating their 40th year in the music industry this year. In those years they've developed quite the impressive CV. Many will know the group best for the music they've produced for TV and film over the years including; the theme from Harry's Game, music for Robin of Sherwood and the song 'I ...

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Ensemble 360 – Cast, Doncaster

Reviewer: Andrew White An evening of chamber music in Doncaster is still a relative novelty, but the team at Music in the Round are working to make it a regular fixture in the cultural life of this town – and they've found a natural home in the Second Space at Cast. Music in the Round are the largest promoters of ...

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Kerry Ellis – City Varieties, Leeds

Musical Arrangements: Craig Adams Reviewer: Fran Winter The West End stage’s first lady Kerry Ellis came to City Varieties in Leeds as part of her 13 date venue tour across the UK. The show promotes Ellis’ new self-titled album, as she sings a number of tracks from her new album, intersected with stories about her career. Ellis opened the show ...

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The Magic of Queen – Curve Theatre, Leicester

Reviewer: Phil Lowe To a packed audience at Curve, the Queen tribute band, Rhapsody, demonstrate that in the business of Rock and Roll tribute bands they are indeed – the business! They rock this venue brilliantly with their two hour show – The Magic of Queen. The group have a new performer as Freddie Mercury in the charismatic form of ...

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Playhouse, Edinburgh

Director: David King Musical Director: Clive Dunstall Choreographer: Emma Rogers Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The appeal of music from the golden age of movie musicals would seem to beendless.With shows like Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain and 42nd Street currently or recently completing tours, it's no surprise that Spirit Productions have launched their self-proclaimed 'song and dance extravaganza' Puttin' on ...

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The ELO Experience – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Reviewer: Kevin Evans Tribute groups and performers can be dangerous territory. For every quality one, you could fill the rest of your fingers and toes with those that, let’s say, are not of such quality. Therefore trepidation is always likely to be lurking when seeing any for the first time. During the seventies and into the eighties, Birmingham-formed group the ...

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The ELO Experience – St Georges Hall, Bradford

Music: Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra Reviewer: Rob Atkinson Tribute bands are not everyone's cup of tea - but a more refreshing draught than the ELO Experience would be difficult to imagine, whether or not you are a fan of the phenomenally successful Electric Light Orchestra and their glittering back catalogue of smash-hits through the seventies and into the eighties. ...

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Last Night of the Summer Proms – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton Reviewer: James Garrington Birmingham’s Symphony Hall may not be everyone’s first choice of a place to go on a warm July evening, but the thought of a Last Night of the Summer Proms is enough to fill this wonderful concert hall to the rafters. Presented by the London Concert Orchestra, the audience are treated to an ...

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