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Who was Saint Valentine?

Who was Saint Valentine?

Romantic Heart from Love Seeds by epSos.de

Published: 7 Jan 14, 06:32pm  |  Author: DG Music

Valentines Day is around the corner, but where did it all start and what's it all about? From saints and bridges, to lovers and padlocks we unlock the facts.

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Christmas comes but once a year - Or does it?

Published: 18 Dec 13, 10:45am  |  Author: DG Music

All our bands are gearing up for the festive season with special repertoires to make the season go with a swing - or rock or pop or funk or whatever you fancy. But have you ever wondered why it is we celebrate Christmas at this time of the year? After all, lots of those nativity plays include lambs and we all know that lambs are born around Easter. So what's going on?

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Christmas Number 1s - What's Your Favourite?

Published: 9 Dec 13, 02:05pm  |  Author: DG Music

Here is our round up of Christmas Number 1s from the beginning of the charts to today. Which is your favourite seasonal ditty?

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Is Music Education In Crisis?

Is Music Education In Crisis?

Published: 14 Oct 13, 03:56pm  |  Author: DG Music

How important is music in a child’s education? With the government forever tightening the country’s purse strings, music education funding has already been slashed. Is this to the detriment of a future generation’s musical development or will genius and talent prevail even without a thorough musical education?

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Movie Music

Movie Music

Published: 1 Oct 13, 04:11pm  |  Author: DG Music

Movies without music these days are rare. The effect of a film with no music is uncanny; creating an unnerving and intense atmosphere that is usually only the mark or a brave indie, art-house director.

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The Band Played On

Published: 2 Sep 13, 11:42am  |  Author: DG Music

This week marks the 28th year since the Titanic wreckage was first captured on film. With that in mind, we decided to take a look back on the greatest shipwreck in history and how it inspired a century of music.

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The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

Published: 9 Jul 13, 03:57pm  |  Author: DG Music

In 1959, above a door in Detroit there was a sign declaring that office to be “Hitsville U.S.A”. Motown Records’ founder, Berry Gordy, was responsible for the sign and much, much more…

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Selling Out or Buying In? Indie Bands Funded

Selling Out or Buying In? Indie Bands Funded

Published: 21 Jun 13, 03:30pm  |  Author: DG Music

The Arts Council is known for supporting theatres, museums and galleries but has recently announced a move in a more musical direction. The Momentum fund will distribute £500,000 to 75 dance musicians and indie bands in what it’s calling a “landmark moment for music in England”. 

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