NRTF CONFERENCE 2019

The team at Live & Local had a wonderful time at the NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum) ‘HiVis: Value, Impact and Success of Rural Touring’ conference in Bangor. This is an annual conference where schemes, promoters and artists meet for talks and showcases of work. Read below for some of the things they learnt and […]

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Artist Spotlight: Nicholas Collett

Actor and writer Nicholas Collett loves rural touring: ‘You find yourself in vastly different places; touring in the Lebanon just after the war finished in 1995 and meeting different people, mainly him bumping into Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin while touring in the Highlands. Memorable for different reasons!’ These are the everyday experiences that rural […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KATE DIMBLEBY

Kate Dimbleby has released six albums, toured internationally and appeared regularly on national radio. She grew up in a family where telling stories and performing was everyday life. Her father is broadcaster David Dimbleby, and her mother Josceline is a trained classical singer. It leads naturally to an enjoyment of rural touring and ‘singing along […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DON KIPPER

Live and Local are welcoming back Don Kipper for our 2019 Spring/Summer season. We spoke to Accordionist Josh Middleton about the history, the traditions and naturally, Sufi whirling.  Josh Middleton, when asked about his most memorable show experience, jumps straight in: ‘A Sufi Whirling Dervish in a tracksuit, who happened to be passing a gig […]

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