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FLY ON THE WALL PRESS

Greater Manchester can boast a plethora of excellent creative writing groups but I do feel that not enough authors go to a writing group. There’s a good one in Manchester called the Monday Night Group that meets every week at the Britons Protection pub.
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BRASS BANDING up North

Thom Bamford, in a written essay in a recent I Love Manchester  newsletter, says that Brass Banding is a rich and deep tradition across the north of England and a huge deal across parts of Greater Manchester.
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HALF A CENTURY AGO:

when Paste published its review of the albums of fifty years ago and announced they had selected thirty great albums I was somewhat sceptical. I couldn´t believe that what I consider to have been a year in the musical wilderness could have produced that number of great albums.
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WHEN STARS LOSE THEIR SPARKLE

How do you resist the industry’s pressure to stick to a proven formula? And if you do shift to a more mature music, what music is that? Artists such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris and their fellow thirty-somethings are wrestling with those issues now.
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DON´T PASS BY POKEY !

An understanding that with all we have, we have more than we deserve so we rejoice and sing in gratitude,”
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CAN A SONG ENHANCE A FILM?

There is nothing more enjoyable for me than to listen to, or read, experts speaking enthusiastically about their subject.
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FIGHTING TALK:

FIGHTING TALK: by Norman Warwick Gary Hall, former front-man of The Stormkeepers, and subsequently a song-writer and recording artist at Roundtower remains my go to nomination for best British song writer in his genre of all…
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YOU’RE LOOKIN’ AT COUNTRY

“You’re Lookin’ at Country” was an ode to the pastoral imagery Loretta Lynn passed on the open road while touring and her affirmation of being all-country
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BOOKS ABOUT TEXAN SONG-WRITERS

he on-line site and newsletter, Texas Monthly, however, reminds us that many Texan songwriters are subjected to the same scrutiny as Townes, each of them, perhaps for different reasons