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Interview: Hit songwriter on 'shy' Morrissey

Harrogate fans of 80s acoustic pop band Fairground Attraction have enjoyed seeing its flamed-haired lead singer Eddi Reader on stage in town in the recent past.
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Ferociously powerful - Harrogate band Hell Fire Jack.

Hell Fire Jack launch album with Harrogate gig

Review: If the growing success of young Harrogate metal band Blood Youth round the country shows anything it’s that their hometown is more of a centre for hard rock than many would think.
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Harrogate show - Good natured comedian Ed Byrne. (Picture by Roslyn Gaunt)

Interview: Comic Ed Byrne on coming to Harrogate

Famed for his rapport with fellow Irish comic Dara O’ Briain on BBC TV shows such as Mock the Week and Dara and Ed’s Big Adventure, good-natured comedian Ed Bryne is bringing his new live show to Harrogate next week.
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Record Town by artist Horace Panter.

New Harrogate exhibition of work by The Specials' bassist

US visits by classic British band The Specials have inspired a new exhibition in one of Harrogate’s coolest galleries.

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Wilberforce House in Hull was commended for its welcoming atmosphere

Visit England reveals Yorkshire's best attractions

Visit England has announced it is awarded 13 Yorkshire 'attractions accolades' in recognition of the best visitor experiences in the region.

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Dan Webster on stage with his long-term band The Birdman Rallies.

Harrogate musician's new album better than Beck

Review: Dan Webster: The Great Storm of Now (album)
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Harrogate rapper Lence in his new video The Brink.

A rapper from Harrogate - with stunning new video

Harrogate may not be entirely known for its Hip Hop scene but one of its few young rappers making waves says his impressive new video represents a “turning point.”
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Hope & Social who impressed at Ripon's RAOS Hall.

Packed Ripon audience wowed by Hope & Social

Review: Hope & Social, Ripon Amateur Operatic Hall

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North York Moors Railway named one of Europe's most romantic places to propose

North York Moors Railway named one of Europe's most romantic places to propose

A Yorkshire heritage railway has been named as one of the top locations in Europe for marriage proposals.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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Sunday night headliners at Deer Shed Festival - The Mercury Prize-nominated  Field Music.

Exciting names unveiled for North Yorks music fest

More exciting music headliners have been announced for this year's family-friendly Deer Shed Festival in North Yorkshire in July.
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WATCH: The bleak 1970s documentary that turned Hannah Hauxwell into a household name

WATCH: The bleak 1970s documentary that turned Hannah Hauxwell into a household name

The Yorkshire Television producers who decided to send a film crew to the county's most remote outpost in 1973 saw their faith rewarded.

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Seafoam Green - Playing live in Harrogate as part of a Mellowtone label and Bob Harris presentation.

Cool vinyl record label's special night in Harrogate

One of the UK’s coolest independent record labels is presenting a night of live music in Harrogate in conjunction with broadcaster Bob Harris at Warehouse Recording Co.

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COLUMN: Looking ahead to an exciting year at Harrogate Theatre

COLUMN: Looking ahead to an exciting year at Harrogate Theatre

Every January our marketing department sit down and analyse the performance of the pantomime.

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Playing Harrogate - The Southern Companion.

Bob Harris helps put Harrogate on music map

Harrogate may be increasingly on the national map thanks to the success of local firms like Bettys & Taylors and Harrogate Spring Water but it's also going places in the world of music.

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Sheffield band Drenge.

Exciting headliners for North Yorks music fest

Exciting garage blues duo Drenge have confirmed a return to the live circuit for the first time in over a year, topping the Friday night main stage line-up at Deer Shed Festival 9 this summer.
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Reunion - Legendary Harrogate band Purple Mushrooms are back! John Harrison and Tom Syson share the stage at the Blues Bar with a very young fan! (Picture by Rainbow Rice Photography)

Review: Legendary Harrogate band reunion at Reach Out

With their hippy flares and free-flowing cosmic vibes, 20 years ago cult Harrogate band Purple Mushrooms were regarded as way behind their times.
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Playing Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough  - Bulsara and His Queenies.

Top ‘Queen’ band lead bill at Frazer Theatre

Frazer Theatre is offering, perhaps, its strongest-ever programme of shows this new season – especially if you are a fan of Queen.

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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

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