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Andrew Lloyd-Webber bemoans neglect of creative industries

Andrew Lloyd-Webber bemoans neglect of creative industries

GregJohnson July 11, 2012 0

The government’s ongoing drive to reduce public spending is strangling the creative industries in Britain. That is according to world renowned composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who has argued that the coalition is “turning its back”

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The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs now available

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs now available

PeterHulley July 10, 2012 0

Passed down from musty ages when singing was something to partake in rather than to witness, the mystique of English folk songs has enthralled and captivated the lowly and the great, firing the imaginations

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New titles at musicroom

New titles at musicroom

PeterHulley July 4, 2012 0

There’s a constant stream of New Titles coming into musicroom every day, so we thought it would be interesting to showcase the highlights for your perusing pleasure. This week we have everything from a

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Adele – Piano Songbook for iPad

Adele – Piano Songbook for iPad

This Day In Music April 11, 2012 0

Adele’s all-conquering march to the summit of pop superstardom continues almost on a daily basis, breaking long-running records every week. Her second album, 21 has now overtaken The Dark Side of the Moon in

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Adele confirms plans to return in 2012

Adele confirms plans to return in 2012

Musicroom April 4, 2012 0

After enjoying a remarkable run of success over the last 12 months or so, Adele has announced that she intends to launch new music before the end of this year. The London-born songstress’ sophomore

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Instore Performance with Zenthetix

Instore Performance with Zenthetix

Portsmouth April 3, 2012 0

Musicroom Portsmouth value and support out local music scene and often welcome in artists/bands to come and perform in-store. On Saturday the 7th of April we will welcome an acoustic performance from Zenthetix at

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New Beatles play set for West End

New Beatles play set for West End

Musicroom April 2, 2012 0

A new musical has been created to celebrate the achievements of one of the UK’s most successful exports – The Beatles. Rain, the production company behind the ambitious project, has announced that it is

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Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3 set to be released this weekend

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3 set to be released this weekend

GregJohnson March 30, 2012 0

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3 will go live this weekend on video sites across the internet. An online video premiere will also take place, presented by Eric Whitacre himself, on Monday April 2nd. The

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Earl Scruggs, pioneering Bluegrass banjo player, dies aged 88

Earl Scruggs, pioneering Bluegrass banjo player, dies aged 88

GregJohnson March 29, 2012 0

Earl Scruggs, one of the most influential artists in modern American country music, died this morning in Nashville, aged 88. During the mid-twentieth century, Scruggs’ syncopated, three-fingered picking style (today known simply as Scruggs Style) reinvigorated banjo playing, leading the

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Newly-discovered Mozart piece gets debut performance

Newly-discovered Mozart piece gets debut performance

GregJohnson March 27, 2012 2

What did you get up to when you were ten-years-old? Running around playing football? Jumping a skipping rope? Composing a new work five years into life as a composer? At an age when many

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