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Up Beat - Feeling the Squeeze

Up Beat - Feeling the Squeeze

When it comes to injecting a note of gaiety into social occasions, nothing has quite compared to the accordion. Roger Moss looks at the nation’s enduring love affair with these remarkable instruments...

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Up Beat - It’s Playtime...

Up Beat - It’s Playtime...

Winter beckons, and if the prospect of long nights by the fire leaves you cold, maybe it’s time to change the habits of a lifetime. Roger Moss suggests you might be surprised at the results...

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UpBeat - Summer Breeze

UpBeat - Summer Breeze

Summer in France has long been Festival Season, but live music can happen anywhere as Roger Moss finds out...

 

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A Feast of Fests - Summer Music Festivals in 2013

A Feast of Fests - Summer Music Festivals in 2013

Summer in France is often referred to as ‘the Festival Season’, and there’s certainly a whole lot happening around the region. Roger Moss reveals just some of what’s in store...

 

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Cognac Blues Passions - Once more, with Passion…

Cognac Blues Passions - Once more, with Passion…

This year Cognac Blues Passions celebrates its 20th Anniversary, so Roger Moss spoke to the flagship event’s Director and Programmer, Michel Rolland...

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On Song - Chorale Chantvalon

On Song - Chorale Chantvalon

With so many talented individuals performing around the region it’s easy to forget just how impressive a tight, well-rehearsed choir can sound. Roger Moss looks at the anglo-French phenomenon that is la Chorale Chantvallon...

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Steve Somers - The Player

Steve Somers - The Player

Roger Moss profiles one of the region’s busiest and most popular live performers: Steve Somers...

 

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UpBeat - From village bar gigs to full-blown festivals

UpBeat - From village bar gigs to full-blown festivals

From village bar gigs to full-blown festivals, there’s going to be a lot for music-lovers to enjoy during the next few months. Our music columnist Roger Moss investigates...

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Surpassing Expectation

Surpassing  Expectation

As the Charente prepares to welcome the 4th International Festival of Chamber Music, Roger Moss profiles this world-class music event, and those who make it possible...

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