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Friday Aug 29 | Banbury Guardian

Musicians pay tribute to popular landlady

Musicians and friends from all over the country have paid tribute to former Barford St Michael landlady Tracey Bullard, who died at Katharine House Hospice last week.

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Related Topix: Folk

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Oxford Times

Crowd recognise a folk legend

With a 50th anniversary to celebrate, last weekend's festival will go down in folk history as the last Towersey Festival to be staged in Towersey - and on top of all that it was the first to feature a performance by Richard Thompson.

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Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Richard Thompson, Folk

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sunday Herald

Fringe music

This was the way to end a Fringe: a full house treated to a masterclass by an artist who covers most of the categories listed in the Fringe brochure.

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Related Topix: Folk

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Mother Jones

Music Review: "To Turn You On" by Robyn Hitchcock

Liner notes: Hitchcock gives Bryan Ferry's morose love song a charming, irony-free makeover, setting his surprisingly tender vocal to a delicate chamber-folk arrangement.

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Related Topix: Folk

Wed Aug 13, 2014

IcLichfield

Sound Bites: Music news with Alan Poole

The group crowd-funded their debut EP, Knives Are Out , last summer. Supporting them will be local band Watchfires and singer songwriter Joanna Karselis.

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Related Topix: Alternative-Rock, Dance, Pop/Rock, Spandau Ballet, Folk

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Banbury Guardian

Bumper crowds enjoy day one of Cropredy

The sun shone brightly on day one of Fairport's Cropredy Convention yesterday as Capercaillie, Steve Hackett and The Waterboys got the festival off to the best possible start.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Waterboys, Capercaillie, Folk

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Oxford Times

THOUSANDS of music lovers are expected to enjoy a bumper weekend at two Oxfordshire festivals.

The 34th annual Cropredy festival began today in the village just outside Banbury, with hosts Fairport Convention upholding the tradition of opening the three-day event with an acoustic set.

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Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, Folk

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