Their hundred best tunes

Singers from all over the North came to Colne to compete in the adult music classes on the second weekend of this year’s music festival. The lion’s share of the honours went to newcomer Polly Sedman, an occupational therapist from Sheffield, who uses music to help...

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Singer Kate keeps trophy in the family

Teenage singer Kate Overend followed her sister’s footsteps by winning one of the top trophies at our annual music festival at The Muni, Colne.Kate, aged 15, from Barrowford, carried off the coveted Silverman Shield, originally donated by the late Nelson and Colne MP...

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High and low notes for music weekends

Entries in junior music classes for under-18s have fallen to an all-time low for the opening Saturday of this year’s music competitions, but adult entries a week later are the highest in at least 20 years. In its heyday, the Luther Greenwood festival attracted dozens...

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