“MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC” (“Wibbling Rivalry” The Gallagher brothers

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  This started out as a reply to a post on Facebook by Lord Proud of High Harrington on the demise of HMV announced to the world on January 15… …I’ve (loong long ago) worked in both a small independent record shop in Bowness and also managed a second hand record shop in Barrow and I have to say big chains like HMV didn’t do businesses like that any good. So it’s perhaps a case of what goes around comes around. It would be nice to see a return of the smaller retailer (along with the rest of the high-street?) Continue reading “MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC” (“Wibbling Rivalry” The Gallagher brothers

OTT BLACK BARN SPECIAL

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The majority of these acts appeared an the inaugural weekend of The Black Barn Stage at OFF THE TRACKS musical festival in September. Usual links to be found on my blog access it via my website www.wizardmarra.com BIGGLES WARTIME BAND – MIDNIGHT SPECIAL WIZARDMARRA – FORECAST ROUGHNECK RIOT – THIS IS OUR DAY THE BEEKEEPERS – DO YOU BEHAVE LIKE THIS AT HOME THE HANG PROJECT R CAJUN & THE ZYDECO BROTHERS – LA CREME DE FAIM. DREAM CIRCUIT – SOUL PLANTATION EARTHLING SOCIETY – THE GREEN MANALISHI FLORA GOLDEN – FLAMES YLEM LARSA WILLE & THE BANDITS – CHILLOUT Continue reading OTT BLACK BARN SPECIAL

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THE JOURNAL OF BILLY NO MATES

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That’s what some would say as I sit here on my own while my good Ladymarra is partying on down at Solfest. Perhaps it is, but I don’t think so and I’m not entirely on my own as my good friend Jose is by my side and Snr Cuervo is such good fun, I may get philosophical or have a rant later, but for now it’s time for the annual fun that is Podcast…… ……and here it is! I had a LOT of fun putting it together and it enabled me to play some tracks by good people who I’ve Continue reading THE JOURNAL OF BILLY NO MATES

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SQUIRRELKICKER

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OK, Here it is the first NUTS IN MAY SPECIAL podcast. Not every track on it is by someone appearing at the festival but I’ll tell you here who they are and in every subsequent podcast there will be more as they are announced. By the time the next one goes up the website for the festival will be fully up and running and not the “holding page” that you’ll see at present. Anyhow, here’s the running order for the current podcast… THE BOAT BAND – CUMBERLAND REEL THE POLYJESTERS – THOMAS BUILDER MISHAPED PEARLS – ODI EL AMO ACHISA Continue reading SQUIRRELKICKER

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A FANTASY LINE UP FROM A SAD OLD MAN

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Presenting the ultimate FANTASY LINE UP for a final farewell and to show my appreciation for everybody over the years who made THE DRYSTONE STAGE possible. WIZARDMARRAS NOT THE DRYSTONE STAGE 2011 THE TRACK LISTINGS WIZARDMARRA – ANGUS’ BOOGIE/GAYNES STAR MARK SAUL – JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE CELTS THE MYST – BURN DRAGONSFLY – ISHQ ALLAH (LIVE ON THE DRYSTONE STAGE SOLFEST 2008) MARY CUSTY – TALES FROM THE HEART OF CHUANG TZU JENNY MCCORMICK – ME, I PREFER THE MOON EVIE PLUMB – UNAFFORDABLE DAYDREAMS SWEETBEATS – ORANGE STREET (LIVE ON THE DRYSTONE STAGE SOLFEST 2008) HELEN Continue reading A FANTASY LINE UP FROM A SAD OLD MAN

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