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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including gigs by Kings of Leon, Lukas Graham and the Handsome Family

Here’s our eighth round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including concerts by Kings of Leon, Lukas Graham and Dutch Uncles.

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The Handsome Family are returning to Gateshead this month.

Handsome Family can be seen plugging Unseen on tour this month

Their latest album might be called Unseen, but US alternative country act the Handsome Family are anything but seldom seen in these parts.

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Band will bring back ‘70s

Band will bring back ‘70s

A top rock tribute band will be transporting audiences back to the 1970s when it performs in Blyth this week.

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Dale Mason, Festival on the Wall founder and director. Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

Global music stars lined up for new regional festival

Global music stars are heading to the region for a major music festival that could challenge the likes of Glastonbury.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Live review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Playhouse Whitley Bay

Railways over here don’t enjoy anything like the cachet that they do in the US.

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Wansbeck Music Festival

 Northumbrian Water Ellington Senior Brass Ensemble

Festival open for entries

Entries are open for this year’s Wansbeck Music Festival.

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Undertones to play Blyth

Undertones to play Blyth

The Undertones have been announced as the first band to play next year’s Northumberland Live series of festivals.

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Ashington Male Voice Choir at Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Choir’s finale to a big year

A choir will be continuing its centenary year with a Christmas concert this weekend.

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The Lindisfarne Story musicians Billy Mitchell and Ray Laidlaw

Journey of Lindisfarne

For more than three decades Lindisfarne was one of Tyneside’s favourite bands, and audiences in Blyth now have the chance to get up close and personal with two of its leading lights.

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Sting 'saddened and distressed' by reports of illegal immigrants working on his luxury estate

Sting has said he is "saddened and distressed" amid reports that illegal migrants were discovered working on his luxury wine-producing Italian estate.

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Generous grant for choir’s new blazers

A male voice choir has received a generous donation to replace its smart blue blazers.

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Piano recital in Seaton Delaval

A piano recital will take place at a Seaton Delaval Church this weekend.

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International star heads to Seaton Delaval church

A musical evening with international opera singer Anne-Marie Owens and pianist David Murray will take place at Elsdon Avenue Church, Seaton Delaval, on Saturday.

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80s legends back to sing

Eurovision legends will be hitting the right note with fans when they perform in Blyth at the beginning of next month.

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Band find time for north east tour date

An evening of music will take place at Newbiggin Maritime Centre tonight.

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Northumberland band takes first and third places

A band which is made up of members from across the county has won first place in its grade at a national competition.

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Ashington Male Voice Choir at Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn.
Picture by Jane Coltman

More 100th celebrations

A male voice choir is getting ready for further celebrations to mark its centenary year.

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Pirates’ performance in Blyth

A nautical themed musical treat will be offered in Blyth to celebrate the Tall Ships.

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Nick Cave at work on his latest album.

Nick Cave offering Thursday night at the movies

Alternative rock veteran Nick Cave is no stranger to the cinema, having taken bit parts in films including 1989’s Ghosts of the Civil Dead and 1991’s Johnny Suede and scripted others such as 2005’s The Proposition and 2012’s Lawless.

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