Features / Francis Pryor video interview

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the lifers club

We talk to Francis Pryor about his career as an archaeologist and his latest foray into writing fiction. His debut novel ‘The Lifers Club’ was published in 2014 and the follow up ‘ The Way, The Truth and The Dead’ is due for publication soon via the Unbound crowd funding platform. Francis Pryor is an… Read more »

Features / Westward Ho!

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westward ho

The only place name in the British Isles with an exclamation mark. (There’s something for pub quiz geeks to squirrel away). As a Cornishman living in Devon, inextricably linked to the west country, these two words for me conjure up powerful images and memories. It is a north Devon seaside resort but was originally the… Read more »

Features / The value of music

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records

I was asked this morning to fill in a questionnaire which had been compiled by a student researching ways in which value could be re-inserted to music for consumers. The questions were as you might expect: How do you consume music? Do you regularly pay for music? and similar. But then it took an odd… Read more »

Features / Over production and emotional reduction

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music

We’ve all been there: You’ve just seen an amazing live act, they could be your next big thing. You get home and download their album. It sounds great. But it just isn’t… right. This year I visited the Beverley Folk Festival, there were many brilliant acts I couldn’t wait to check out when I got… Read more »

Features / Our sense of place: O’Hooley & Tidow

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o'hooley & tidow

“O’Hooley & Tidow; that’s an odd name for a band”, people often comment; we jokingly retort that we could have chosen something a bit easier to pronounce, something that rolls off the tongue more fluidly. But the thing is, these are our names, our surnames, Belinda was born with hers, I wasn’t. My birth name… Read more »

Features / Ceasefire Soldiers by Nick Burbridge

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nick burbridge

Nick Burbridge won the ‘Songwriter of the Year’ category in the Spiral Awards 2013. Now, there is a strong chance that you have never heard of him, his performances are rarer than hen’s teeth, he has no industry or PR support and he completely lacks the ego that propels many artists. What he does have… Read more »