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Young folk band Alnwicky back to serve up festive treats

A young Alnwick-based folk band is back on the road this Christmas and New Year with a series of festive performances.
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Joe McElderry stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Roy Wood, Kate Rusby and the Twang

Here’s our 50th round-up of the year of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the Twang, Uli Jon Roth and Kate Rusby.

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Choir gets in festive spirit

Choir gets in festive spirit

A traditional Christmas carol concert will take place in Seaton Hirst this weekend.

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Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield performing on stage during the 2017 Q Awards last month in London.

Manic Street Preachers set to trek back to north east next year

Welsh rock stars the Manic Street Preachers are trekking back to the north east just months after their last date here to promote their forthcoming 13th album.

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Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on stage in Newcastle last night. Photo: Rob Loud.

Live review: The Killers at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

They kicked off their first Newcastle show for five years with the title track of their latest album, Wonderful Wonderful, and there could be no doubting that the Killers were doubly wondrous throughout.

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Pupils from Northumberland first and primary schools rehearse at St Cuthberts Church, Bedlington, for the Brass in Concert event at the Sage, Gateshead, on Saturday, November 18.

Northumberland pupils tune up for Brass in Concert at the Sage

More than 100 Northumberland school pupils, who have been learning a musical instrument as part of a celebration of brass, will be performing at Sage Gateshead later this month.

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Mark is making big waves

Mark is making big waves

Blyth-based musician Mark Deeks is hoping to make waves with his new album, which showcases the region’s unique relationship with the sea.

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Liam Gallagher.

Live review: Liam Gallagher at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

It didn’t take the beadiest or most eagle-like of eyes to spot what was missing at Liam Gallagher’s first solo show at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena last night.

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Morrissey is returning to Newcastle in February for his first show in the city since 2006.

Morrissey back in north east next year for first show here since 2011

Morrissey is returning to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena in February for what will be his first north east date for almost seven years.

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Ashington Colliery Band.

Concert to mark 150th anniversary

A concert will take place at the weekend as part of Ashington’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

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Waterboys frontman Mike Scott at a previous show.

Review: The Waterboys live at the Sage Gateshead

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Waterboys returned to the Sage Gateshead last night, October 23.

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A music resource for all

A music resource for all

A keen classical music fan is hoping to take Mozart to the masses with the creation of a new website.

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Blake will be appearing at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth

Blake back with new tour

The hugely successful cross-over harmony boy band Blake is bringing its Songs of Stage and Screen tour to Blyth next week.

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Stereophonics are returning to Newcastle in March.

Stereophonics lining up 10th show at north east arena to promote LP No 10

Stereophonics fans in the north east can now look forward to a perfect 10 twice over.

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Liam Gallagher at the Leeds Festival. Photo: Katy Blackwood.

Liam Gallagher to play first north east show for four years

Latter-day rock legend Liam Gallagher has added a north east date to his upcoming UK tour, his first in the region for four years.

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Ashington Male Voice Choir during rehearsal.

Choir seeks more singers

Secret singers are being invited to reveal their talents and join a choir.

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Waterboys frontman Mike Scott.

Waterboys singing the blues again and on way back to north east

Singing the blues has always paid off for the Waterboys, just as it did for US singer and actor Guy Mitchell back in 1956, and they’ll be hoping to keep up that winning streak with their latest album, due out next month.

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Richard Thompson is returning to the Sage Gateshead.

Oops! Folk-rock veteran Richard Thompson has done it again

Oops! Richard Thompson has done it again.

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Sharon Herron, landlady of The Keel Row at Seaton Delaval.
Pictyre by Jane Coltman

Celebrate milestone at festival

The stage is set for a charity music festival at an award-winning pub.

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The Killers are returning to Newcastle in November.

North east date is doubly wonderful news for Killers fans

It will undoubtedly be wonderful news for Killers fans that their five-year wait for a new album is now almost over, and the fact that the band will soon be on tour over here to promote it can only be better still, doubly wonderful even.

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