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10 reasons to teach world music

10 reasons to teach world music

HarrietPower May 18, 2012 0

World music is often dismissed as somehow not being ‘proper music’; it is too alien or too primitive or something that belongs only to hippies who talk about mother Earth and dress up in

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Martin and Epiphone guitars arrive at Salisbury

Martin and Epiphone guitars arrive at Salisbury

GregJohnson May 18, 2012 0

Musicroom Salisbury have taken delivery of two new ranges of Martin and Epiphone guitars. One of the most trusted and prestigious names in acoustic guitars, Martin is a brand  sought after and loved by

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Donna Summer, The Queen of Disco: 1948-2012

Donna Summer, The Queen of Disco: 1948-2012

GregJohnson May 17, 2012 1

Donna Summer passed away today in Florida aged 63 following her battle with lung cancer. A winner of five GRAMMY awards, Summer rose to fame with songs such as Hot Stuff and Bad Girls,

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David Cameron: We should be proud of our music industry

David Cameron: We should be proud of our music industry

GregJohnson May 16, 2012 0

Britain should be proud of its music industry and the global appeal it has, the prime minister has said. Kicking off Music is GREAT week, part of the Music is GREAT Brtiain campaign, David

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Top Hat The Musical opens on the West End

Top Hat The Musical opens on the West End

GregJohnson May 14, 2012 0

Wednesday saw the gala opening night of Top Hat on the West End following the show’s critically acclaimed tour across theatres nationwide. A theatrical adaption of Irving Berlin’s 1935 RKO film musical classic starring

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Freddie Mercury will return to the stage for We Will Rock You anniversary

Freddie Mercury will return to the stage for We Will Rock You anniversary

GregJohnson May 12, 2012 0

Legendary Queen guitarist, Brian May, has announced that Freddie Mercury will “appear” on stage during a special performance of We Will Rock You, the West End show inspired by the band’s music. According to

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Top 10 covers that completely reimagine their original versions

Top 10 covers that completely reimagine their original versions

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

Last week we posted up the top ten cover versions of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. Our list featured a number of re-workings that were quite the departure compared to the chart

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The Shetland Isles set to be invaded by a musical Transformer

The Shetland Isles set to be invaded by a musical Transformer

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

Michael Bay’s big budget, blockbuster film series, Transformers, tells the story of an Earth based war between the Autobots and Decepticons; robotic aliens from another world whose battles level entire cities and threaten the

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Write a cheesy British Cheddar anthem and win a weekend with Alex James

Write a cheesy British Cheddar anthem and win a weekend with Alex James

GregJohnson May 11, 2012 0

A page of cheesy lyrics would usually be the last thing a budding songwriter would wish to come up with, but this week a new national competition was launched seeking to find a lyricist

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Win a Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazz bass & Mapex Saturn Snare Courtesy of Rockschool

Win a Fender Telecaster, Fender Jazz bass & Mapex Saturn Snare Courtesy of Rockschool

GregJohnson May 1, 2012 0

To celebrate the launch of their new fourth syllabus, Rockschool are offering three lucky winners the chance to win one of the instruments featured on the cover of their new edition books: a Fender

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