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 […]


Artist Spotlight: Bush Gothic

“Humans experience woes and tribulations no matter what century they are living in. We all need to find a way through our troubles and music immediately connects us to the great mystery and wonder of being alive…” Jenny M. Thomas – Bush Gothic Bush Bands and Bunyips This year we welcome to our menu Australian […]

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Introducing Lovely Laura!

Hello! I am Laura, the Fieldworker for Staffordshire and Derbyshire and I am delighted to be starting this new adventure with Live & Local! I originate from the lovely land of Yorkshire (Leeds) and have been involved in the arts from a young age (surely building treehouses and performing for your family and neighbours count […]

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Meet the Marvellous Sophie!

I’m Sophie Kirk and I’m the new Fieldworker for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire at Live & Local. I’m thrilled to be here! I’m looking forward to working with promotors to bring high quality shows to communities in the East Midlands. Alongside this new adventure with Live & Local, I also work on other exciting arts and […]

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Brighton Fringe

Ally and Jo were lucky enough to receive a grant from the NRTF through the Rural Touring Dance Initiative to go and see some dance shows at the Brighton Fringe this year. They packed in as many shows as possible to see if any would be suitable for Rural Touring. Here’s what they had to […]

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