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VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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Allusondrugs performed a headline set

Fourteen acts lined up for first Barn Fest

A new festival brings 14 acts to the rural setting of Hankin Farm, Alderwasley, near Belper this weekend.

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Caribbean sounds of The Sunny Steel Band

Caribbean sounds of The Sunny Steel Band

There will be a real taste of the Caribbean at Uppertown Social Centre on Saturday, August 12.

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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Here is Kevin Bryan, back with his latest set of record reviews.

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Lightyear ready to hit the road again

Lightyear ready to hit the road again

Lightyear are back for a 20th anniversary comeback tour later this year, starting on home turf in Derby with two gigs at The Hairy Dog.

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Saskia Searle caught the attention of Hollywood talent agent Philip Leader with a series of medal-winning performances.

Teen singer tipped for stardom by Hollywood talent scouts

A Belper teen has been tipped for stardom by Hollywood talent scouts after she scored medal success at an industry summit in Los Angeles.

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Bumper line-up confirmed for Derby Folk Festival

Bumper line-up confirmed for Derby Folk Festival

The 11th Derby Folk Festival takes place from October 6-8 and is jointly produced by Derby City Council’s Derby LIVE and Derbyshire-based PR Promotions.

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Darley Park Concert returns for 2017

Darley Park Concert returns for 2017

The Hannells Darley Park Concert returns to the Darley Abbey venue with this year’s eagerly-awaited event taking place on Sunday, September 3.

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Friends and family will remember Gemma Brown at an event this weekend.

Music festival to celebrate life of Kilburn woman

Friends of a Kilburn woman who died this week are to stage a music festival in her memory, after planning it in the hope of funding life-saving medical treatment.

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Sirenity. Photo by Jay Sanderson,

Battle of the Bands champions Sirenity build on success

Our first online Battle of the Bands champions are aiming to hit the gigging circuit hard.

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Watson looking to make his Mark as tour comes to the area

Watson looking to make his Mark as tour comes to the area

Mark Watson’s MW Tour is coming to The Grand Pavilion at Matlock Bath on September 22.

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Y Twr at Buxton Opera House.

Welsh-sung opera adds new slant to festival

Buxton International Festival brought us the only performance outside Wales of Y Tŵr by Guto Puw.

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Christian Blackshaw’s piano concert a highlight of Buxton Festival

Christian Blackshaw’s piano concert a highlight of Buxton Festival

This year Buxton International Festival has brought us a range of excellent pianists, but Christian Blackshaw’s concert was in another class.

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Guiitra. Photo by Pixabay

BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Clock is ticking for voters

Have you cast your vote in our first online Battle of the Bands competition?

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Leonore Piano Trio airs little-known gems

Leonore Piano Trio airs little-known gems

A concert by Leonore Piano Trio was special because the music played was not well known and because it beautifully demonstrated the development of composition for the performers over time.

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Splendour: All you need to know

Splendour: All you need to know

It’s the biggest date in Nottingham’s musical calendar and it’s nearly here.

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS: We are counting on your votes

How is your favourite band doing in our first online Battle of the Bands?

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Fibonacci Sequence programme delights audience

Fibonacci Sequence programme delights audience

The Fibonacci Sequence concert at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre opened with Ervin Schulhoff’s duo for violin and cello played by Daniel Pioro, violin and Benjamin Hughes, cello. This is a lovely, fluid piece with strong gypsy influences. It was played beautifully and very well received.

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Flute and harp concert makes Buxton Festival special

Flute and harp concert makes Buxton Festival special

There are few occasions when we can hear music set for flute and harp and such opportunities make the Buxton International Festival special.

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