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New tracks 40 years on

A band that was formed when its members were just 17 is making a comeback — 40 years after its last performance.

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Coquetfest 2015
Picture by Jane Coltman

Festival on the beach to showcase local and national musicians

A four-day festival of music by the beach takes place in Northumberland later this month.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

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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Sting. Picture by Eric Ryan Anderson

Sting to play one-off concert in north Northumberland

North-East legend Sting will come home to the region this October to perform a special benefit concert at Bamburgh Castle.

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The rock choir members in London.

Singers having the time of their lives

Members of a Ponteland choir have had the time of their life as they featured on a prime-time BBC comedy show.

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The young performers at the last St George's URC Lunchtime Concert for the season.

Concert celebrates musical youth

St George’s URC Lunchtime concerts – A Celebration of Youth.

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Alistair Anderson and Northlands

Folk for the next generation

Top traditional musicians will be visiting Morpeth next week as part of a tour of the North East.

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Cast will be headlining at Corbridge Festival.

Big music names head to Northumberland festival this weekend

Cast, Craig Charles, From The Jam, The Selecter, Lucy Spraggan, Keston Cobblers, Bloxed Beats, Coquin Migale, The Baghdaddies are just some of the bands who will be performing at Corbridge Festival.
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Ponteland Music in the Park, Rendezvous Jazz Band. Picture Trevor Walker.

All revved up for summer sounds with Music in the Park event

Families are being invited to take their picnics and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment at Music in the Park this weekend.

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The Undertones, who are headlining Northumberland Live Festival at Blyth.

Music is live and kicking at coast

Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on the North East coast this weekend as the Northumberland Live Festival returns.

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Cathedral organist is guest at church recital

Morpeth Methodist Church welcomes Francesca Massey, sub-organist at Durham Cathedral, for the third of its 2017 organ recitals.

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Alix Alixandra, who performed at Celebrating Sanctuary in Morpeth. Picture by Phil Punton.

Refugee benefit night is a big success

Kind-hearted people from Morpeth and the surrounding areas enjoyed a great night of entertainment and community art while giving generously for refugee families settling locally.

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Ponteland Party In The Park
Photo by Trevor Walker
Large crowds enjoyed the performances at Ponteland Party in the Park.

It’s time to Party in the Park

Ponteland Party in the Park celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend in a landmark event.

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Talented performers Iona Brown on violin, and Jenny Martins on piano, delighted the audience at the recent St Georges Church lunchtime concert in Morpeth.

Duo gave a musical masterclass

St George’s Lunchtime Concert

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Erasure

Erasure tickets to go on sale for North East gig

It’s been announced that Erasure will return to Newcastle City Hall on February 4 next year.

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Cathedral organist is to give church recital

Cathedral organist is to give church recital

The second in the series of monthly organ recitals in Morpeth will take place at the end of this month.

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Guitar concert in Morpeth

Musicians impress with second concert

An audience of just over a hundred heard a lyrical and sparkling duet programme from John Mills and Cobie Smith, played with precision, warmth and obvious enjoyment.

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New Voices Morpeth

Choir in search for more new voices

A mixed-voice choir has started its new term and would welcoming new singers to join its ranks.

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The Morpeth in Bloom Fest  Carlisle Park
The band pictured are called 'Mad and the Hatters'

In the band- The boy with the beige guitar (grey jumper) is called 'Mark McGarry'. The boy with the black guitar (black jumper) is called 'Matt Dunbar', and the boy on the cello (sitting down) is called 'Craig Martin'.

Benefit to support refugees

An impressive line-up of musicians, poets and activists are to front a fund-raising event for Sanctuary Network Morpeth in aid of refugee families settling in the North East.

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Ian Roberts organist and musical directos at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle

New series of organ recitals set to begin

A new series of organ recital in Morpeth will start tomorrow, (Friday).

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