Countdown to big Christmas party

A dash of 1940s classics, a sprinkling of boogie-woogie, some jump jazz and Blues……….it must be time for the Swing Commanders Christmas jive party in Clitheroe.

Good Foxy.

Ribble Valley band's new single launched on home turf

Good Foxy launch their splendid new single, Don’t Get It, on home turf when they headline Reverb at the Grand in Clitheroe, tomorrow (Friday).

The Joy to the World concert.

Capacity audience attends Joy to the World concert

The Joy to the World  concert on Sunday at Trinity Methodist Church and Community Hub in Clitheroe was attended by a capacity audience in spite of it being a very cold evening and earlier threat of snow.

Geno Washington.

Soul music legend visits Clitheroe's The Grand

“Hello. Is that Geno? Hey man, who else would it be on this beautiful, beautiful morning,” he replied, with a roar of uncontrollable laughter, writes Tony Dewhurst.

Padiham's Nazareth Unitarian Chapel will host a brass band concert and Christmas Tree Festival this weekend.

Brass band back by popular demand

A popular brass band is making a return visit to Padiham by popular demand.
Higher Trapp Hotel restaurant manager Sheila Oxborough is pictured with the Lancashire Rag Pudding with (from left to right)  sous chef Paul Simkin, , John Rattigan from Crossroads Care and Dr Graham Sellens from the Friends of Rossendale Memory Choir.

Sales of traditional pudding is music to the ears of singing group

Diners are hitting the right note with a singing group for people who care for relatives with dementia.

Grace Davies looks set for a great career despite missing out on being crowned winner of The X Factor.

Amazing Grace misses out on The X Factor crown but looks set for future stardom

Singing sensation Grace Davies failed in her bid to be crowned the winner of The X Factor.

Ribble Valley singer Grace Davies could be crowned the X Factor winner tomorrow night.

Grace in ultimate final to be crowned X Factor winner

A duet with chart topper Paloma Faith sealed a place for Ribble Valley singer Grace Davies in tomorrow night's ultimate final show of the X Factor.

The BPI predict sales of over one million vinyls across the next month

Vinyl record sales expected to hit one million this Christmas

Music fans should expect plenty of gift-wrapped vinyl records this Christmas as more than one million vinyl LPs are predicted to be sold in December, record labels' association BPI has said.

Not your usual Christmas hit: Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde to team up with trash metal band for anti-Christmas single

Kim Wilde has teamed up with thrash metal band Lawnmower Deth to release an anti-Christmas song.
Grace Davies meets youngsters during her whistle stop tour of the borough.

Thousands gather for X-Factor star Grace Davies' homecoming gig

Rising Ribble Valley star Grace Davies wowed the crowds at her homecoming performance in Blackburn’s Cathedral Quarter.
Clitheroe Pop Choir are getting ready to perform their Christmas concert.

Great line up of artists at Christmas concert

Singers from Clitheroe will star in a festive concert next Thursday.

Should mobile phones should be banned at live music events?

Over a quarter of young people think mobile phones should be banned at gigs

Over a quarter of young people (27%) think mobile phones should be banned at live music events because filming and photography is distracting and takes away from the experience.

Retorica and Martin Fogel. Photo by Ken Geddes.

Award-winning guitarist joins exciting violin duo to wow Ribble Valley audience

Add an award-winning international guitarist to two award-winning international violinists and you might expect a memorable concert, writes Ken Geddes.
Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black

Review: Cilla the musical at Manchester Palace Theatre

Much like Cilla's career, the start of her musical at Manchester's Palace started with a slight technical hitch but it did little to dampen the brilliance of what followed.

Theatre and Comedy
Bill Lennon, who plays Dylan in the Bob Dylan Story.

Doppelgangers hope to renew your passion for Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan occupies an exalted place in the history of pop music.
Apps for kids to explore the world of music

Top apps for introducing your kids to music

Want to introduce your child to music? There’s an app for that.
Bradley Walsh in the studio

Bradley Walsh: On my tombstone it will say 'At last a day off'

Game show host, actor, presenter and singer Bradley Walsh talks to Joe Nerssessian about his second album in as many years, twelve months after he became the UK's biggest-selling debut male artist.

Carey was expected to kick off her tour in Canada

All I want for Christmas is flu: Mariah Carey cancels start of festive tour

Mariah Carey has said it is "bleak" that she has been forced to cancel the first shows of her Christmas tour because of a respiratory infection.

The Gelatos. (s)

Singers set to pull off cracking festive fund-raiser

Festive merriment will swing into the Ribble Valley next month thanks to a cracking Christmas concert for a good cause.

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