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Kendal midday audience sees fine display of musicianship, finesse, and technical dexterity

Rick Wakeman with the choir at Lancaster Pirory

Rock legend Rick Wakeman has crowd on its feet at 'prog' rock gig at Lancaster priory

Engaging novel with an unexpected literary twist at the end

Engaging novel with an unexpected literary twist at the end

Organ recital is great success

Mystery and confusion for inspector Montalbano in Sicily

Mystery and confusion for Inspector Montalbano in Sicily

Pride: Supporting the miners

Out in Clapham screens Pride for 2015 Pride Arts Festival

GUEST CONDUCTOR: Sinead Hayes directed Westmorland Orchestra with clarity, energy and obvious enthusiasm

Orchestra provides thrilling moments in season finale

The weird world of the Rabbit Back Literature Society

The weird world of the Rabbit Back Literature Society

Remembering Anice is worthy tribute to much loved musician

Larry Miller (Picture by Al Stuart)

REVIEW: Larry Miller at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Bruce Foxton performing with From The Jam

REVIEW: From The Jam: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Pro Nobis Singers on top form

Magnificent evening of music making

GREAT ORATORIO: Kendal's Amabile Girls’ Choir (pictured) featured in Cumbria Rural Choirs' Elijah concert, during which they delighted the audience with the beautifully-phrased and well-enunciated Trio Lift thine eyes.

Choirs and orchestra combine for splendid Elijah

ASSURED: soloist Persia Babayan-Taylor captured the essence of the first movement of Mozart's G major Violin Concerto

Standing ovation for youth orchestra

CAVALERI: one of Europe’s finest string ensembles

Glorious end to concert club season

Sinfonia performance has plenty of energetic sparkle

Trio wows midday concert-goers

Singers bring tears to the audiences' eyes

ERATO TRIO: three highly-gifted players rapidly developing into an ensemble that is strongly-establishing itself on the international front.

Gifted trio gains many new admirers

SOLOIST: Timothy Orpen was in full command during his performance of Copland’s Clarinet Concerto

Versatile Sinfonia raise the temperature

Absolutely top class

Sounds Write: Make duo Fingersnap your first sublime 'live' musical experience of the year

Sounds Write: Make duo Fingersnap your first sublime 'live' musical experience of the year

Royal Sinfonia foursome performs in fine style

Emotional Messiah

Choir's every word is bright and clear

Two top drawer musicians

FINE SOLOIST: performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto with the Westmorland Orchestra oboe player Rachel Clegg's vast professional experience as soloist and orchestral player shone through in her lovely tone and immaculate phrasing.

Concert of two halves

BOOK REVIEW: Vulcan: The Blacksmith Poet

BOOK REVIEW: Vulcan: The Blacksmith Poet


Espen Ash Lad - Folk Tales From Norway, £15

Audience on its feet in choral tribute

Guitarist Xuefei Yang displays her technical wizardry

Paddington hits the big screen

From Peru to the big screen, beloved bear Paddington in family adventure

SONG BIRDS:  Cumbria Choral Initiative and its musical director Ian Jones, rehearsing for a performance of Benjamin Brittens War Requiem. (11025199)

Much praise for War Requiem performance



REVIEW: Commemoration concert an 'emotive occasion' - but artists positions on stage could be re-thought


BOOK REVIEW: 16-year-old joins a ghost show


BOOK REVIEW: The VIsitors by Simon Sylvester

BOOK REVIEW: Forty Degree of Latitude by Howard M. Beck

BOOK REVIEW: Forty Degree of Latitude by Howard M. Beck


A fascinating story inspired by archaeological evidence found during excavations of Maryport's Roman fort

Review - Yorkshire Dales chamber choir tackles Mozart's Requiem

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

BOOK REVIEW: Harry's lives are well worth exploring


Exploring the quest for one of the world's most dangerous records


A sweeping narrative deals with the psychological and emotional reality of war

Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society joins European Union Chamber Orchestra to 'electrify' audience

Proficient but no projection


How to take inspirational photographs of some of Britain's finest scenery

Talented band has electricity

STEP OUT: New book is perfect walking companion

Low level walks book perfect for those hunting area's hidden gems

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