Heidi Talbot mixes traditional with modern folk styles

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Heidi Talbot will be playing Caroline Social Club, Saltaire

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

BBC Folk Award nominee Heidi Talbot is coming to Saltaire, showcasing critically-acclaimed album Angels Without Wings.

Life of Billy Fury is told in night of great music

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The life of Billy Fury is celebrated in Halfway To Paradise

9:29am Friday 28th March 2014

He was a shy Liverpool boy who became one of our best-loved stars, billed as Britain’s own Elvis.

Work of Delius focus for album

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Frederick Deliu

9:26am Friday 28th March 2014

Violinist Midori Komachi, is bringing Bradford-born composer Frederick Delius home, with a family-friendly concert and debut album.

Kiki goes all acoustic for new show

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kiki Dee and musical partner Carmelo Luggeri

11:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Kiki Dee and long-term collaborator Carmello Luggeri are taking an acoustic journey to the City Varieties.

Choir takes on Brahms challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Some of the old bells and sheet music found in the church tower

10:30am Friday 14th March 2014

On March 22, Bradford Festival Choir will perform the Brahms Requiem, one of the acknowledged masterpieces of classical music. It was written after the death of the German composer’s mother. The text focuses on consoling the living, and the music is full of autumnal richness and lyrical melody. The choir will be joined by soloists Helena Leonard (soprano) and Alastair McCall (baritone). The work will be accompanied by the pianist Aleksander Szram, and the choir’s regular accompanist Christopher Pulleyn.

Voodoo Room celebrate Cream and Hendrix in Keighley gig

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Voodoo Room

2:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

Paying tribute to both Jimi Hendrix and Cream, Voodoo Room is far removed from a “wig-wearing, pantomime tribute band”.

Threadfest is back in Bradford for a third year

1:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

A cross-city festival of independent music and art will take place in Bradford this spring.

Vipers heading for Saltaire's Live Room on biggest tour

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Petunia and The Vipers

1:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

Saltaire’s Live Room plays host to one of the more extraordinary bands on the Americana scene this weekend.

Keighley double-bill gig will be packed with 60s hits

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

A 1960s double bill featuring The Rockin’ Berries and The Ivy League will play together reportedly for the last time in Keighley at the end of this month.

Get a band to play in your living room!

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

“Imagine a band playing in your living room” was the idea which kicked off Kultchad Live, a new venture offering pop-up gigs.

Your chance to win a spot at Leeds Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fans wait for Paramore at the Leeds Festival

9:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Young bands are invited to enter this year’s Centre Stage competition to be in with a chance of winning a slot at Leeds Festival.

James Blunt to play in Dalby Forest

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Blunt

8:00am Friday 21st February 2014

James Blunt will be playing at North Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series.

Indie rockers ready to Embrace new adventure

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford band Embrace, who are getting back together after a seven-year break

7:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Indie rockers Embrace have announced their first tour in seven years, following a secret Bradford gig played ‘in darkness’.

Gareth Gates to release new album

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The new album by Gareth Gates

8:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

Gareth Gates is to release a ‘Best Of’ compilation album.

Arctic Monkeys set to return to Leeds Festival headline slot

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Arctic Monkeys are returning to Leeds Festival this summer

11:00am Friday 14th February 2014

The Arctic Monkeys have been announced as main stage headliners for this year’s Leeds Festival.

Bingley jazz club set to hear from more stars

3:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

Jazz fans are flocking to Bingley’s York Street Sports and Social Club to hear some of the best jazz the region has to offer.

Folk influences to the fore for Trip The Light at Ilkley gig

12:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

Up-and-coming Sheffield band Trip The Light make their Ilkley debut on Saturday, February 22, when they play at the Manor House Art Gallery.

Rockabilly gig at Bradford’s Vampire club

12:00pm Friday 31st January 2014

Yorkshire-based Rockabilly band Sons of El Roacho are coming to Bradford’s Vampire club.

Saltaire Live Room boasts top acoustic bill of Idlewild and Stray Birds

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roddy Woomble

11:00am Friday 31st January 2014

Saltaire’s Live Room has a busy weekend of acoustic music coming up, featuring bands from Scotland and America.

Airedale Symphony Orchestra puts on family fun concert

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Derrick Levi takes charge of the Airedale Symphony Orchestra.

2:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

Airedale Symphony Orchestra is putting on a family concert this weekend, with the programme including music from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Resounding covers success for Bee Gees revue at Ilkley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Magic of the Bee Gees

11:00am Friday 17th January 2014

Pop legends the Bee Gees declined to allow a cover version of one of their hits to be used on a TV commercial reportedly because it sounded too much like their original hit song.

My Darling Clementine set to play at Saltaire's Live Room

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My Darling Clementine

9:00am Friday 17th January 2014

Country duo My Darling Clementine are at Saltaire’s Live Room tonight at 8pm.

X Factor finalist Luke Friend reunited with former Shipley teacher

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: X Factor finalist Luke Friend with Debut principal Jacqui Drake

8:00am Friday 17th January 2014

X Factor finalist Luke Friend has been reunited with his former singing teacher from Shipley’s Debut Theatre School of Performing Arts.

The Alarm's Mike Peters has a Declaration to make at Keighley’s Gassienda club

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mike Peters, of The Alarm

3:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Mike Peters, former front man with Welsh punk rock band The Alarm, will be performing all the songs from the band’s most successful album, Declaration, at Keighley’s Gassienda club next month.

Soprano sings the top arias at Dewsbury Town Hall

6:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Soprano Rachel Mosley and Oboist Lisa Osborne will be playing an afternoon concert at Dewsbury Town Hall on Wednesday, January 22.

Three bands make Heckmondwike debut

5:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

Three sets of artists, new to Heckmondwike’s Acoustic Nights, are travelling from far and wide to perform in tonight’s show at the town’s Comrades Club.

Get swinging with King Pleasure gig at Keighley Blues Club

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys

1:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

As a late replacement for Samantha Fish next month, Keighley Blues Club has managed to secure a gig from ‘the world’s greatest swing band’.

Award nominee will be Bradford's Topic Folk Club entertainer

12:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

A 20-year-old BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee, will be bringing his musical talents to Bradford at the end of this month.

Bradford's Men Can’t Fly play gig to back up new EP

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Men Can’t Fly

10:00am Friday 10th January 2014

Bradford rockers Man Can’t Fly are starting the new year with a bang, by releasing an EP next week.

Clementines return for Saltaire concert

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: My Darling Clementine

9:00am Friday 10th January 2014

Acclaimed country band My Darling Clementine make a return visit to Saltaire’s Live Room next week.

Town hall date for Black Dyke Band

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Black Dyke Band

8:00am Friday 10th January 2014

Bradford’s world famous Black Dyke Band is to perform at Morley Town Hall.

X Factor star Luke returns to stage school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Luke Friend

6:00am Monday 30th December 2013

X Factor finalist Luke Friend plans to visit his old stage school in Shipley in the New Year, when he returns to Yorkshire on a mini tour.

Young players are praised for dedication

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

1:30pm Friday 27th December 2013

The junior section of the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band wowed a packed hall at the recent annual patrons concert.

Strait talking with Alan Clark as he returns to the stage

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Straits, featuring two musicians from Dire Straits, including keyboard player Alan Clark, third from the right

12:00pm Friday 27th December 2013

Dire Straits, reputedly the biggest rock band in the world in the mid-1980s when their LP Brothers In Arms was selling millions of copies, split up in 1992.

Brighouse and Rastrick Band release festive single

9:52am Friday 6th December 2013

The Brighouse and Rastrick Band has released a catchy festive single called Santa – A Magical Christmas Song.

Barbershop choir concert

9:51am Friday 6th December 2013

Ladies’ barbershop quartet the Pennine Chimes will be delivering some festive spirit with a Christmas concert.

Eclectic line-up of artists for Grassington festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bob Geldof

9:49am Friday 6th December 2013

Bob Geldof will be appearing at next year’s Grassington Festival, it has been announced.

Event turns traditional music on its head

9:50am Friday 6th December 2013

Two Bradford music promoters are joining forces to select some of their favourite folk artists to play at an event combining musical traditions.

'Americano pop’ band DownReno look forward to the ‘big one’ in the new year

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: DownReno

9:48am Friday 6th December 2013

It will be a new year and a new band in 2014, when new ‘Americano pop’ band DownReno bring their happy vibe to Saltaire next month.

Jane McDonald's new show to air new material

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: THE NATION'S FAVOURITE: Jane McDonald.

9:47am Friday 6th December 2013

Jane McDonald is returning to her Yorkshire roots for a concert at St George’s Hall.

Pop punkers Blink 182 announced as headline act for Leeds Festival

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fans greet Fall Out Boy on the main stage at Leeds Festival last night

9:46am Friday 6th December 2013

Blink-182 have been announced as a main stage headliner at this year’s Leeds Festival.

Operator Six announce new single as their swan song

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford band Operator Six

9:45am Friday 6th December 2013

Bradford band Operator Six is calling it a day after celebrating ten years together.

Glenn Tilbrook’s still got the sound of Squeeze

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Glenn Tilbrook

9:42am Friday 6th December 2013

Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook will be taking to the stage in Bingley next week With his writing partner Chris Difford, Glenn was responsible for Squeeze hits such as Tempted, Cool For Cats and Up The Junction.

Harpist Fiona-Katie Widdop to perform at Oxenhope

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Harpist Fiona-Katie Widdop

2:00pm Friday 15th November 2013

Harpist Fiona-Katie Widdop has been designing and making harps for more than 20 years and now has 33 in her collection.

Folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson set for Topic Folk Club show

9:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013

American folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson will be at The Topic Folk Club @ Bradford Irish Club on Thursday, November 21, from 8pm. Tickets for the event at Rebecca Street are £6 and £5, call 01274 732000 or go to topic-folk-club.org.uk to find out more.

Glenn looks to squeeze in happy ending at Bingley

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Glenn Tilbrook

4:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

Glenn Tilbrook is bringing his acoustic tour to Bingley Arts Centre.

The sounds of India set to spread joy to Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Manasamitra

1:00pm Friday 8th November 2013

Yorkshire-based Indian performing arts company Manasamitra is bringing its latest show to Bradford’s Delius Arts Centre tonight.

Steeleye Span the years

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steeleye Span

9:00am Friday 8th November 2013

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span return to St George’s Hall with a new live show as Maddy Prior, the voice of the band for 38 years, leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.

New scheme to boost Bradford's young musicians

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alex Eden, from Factory Street Studios

9:00am Friday 8th November 2013

The Bradford Music and Arts service has teamed up with music companies to boost the local music scene and help young artists develop their career.

Orchestra’s passionate performance

9:22am Friday 11th October 2013

The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio is in Bradford tomorrow evening featuring pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky Korsakov and Rachmaninov.


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