Opportunity Knocks: 6 Chances to Get Your Music Heard

In a world where overnight pop sensations are created based on ‘likeability’ and/or having the X-Factor, a new Channel 4 TV series looks set to focus on the music (fingers crossed). The series is offering unsigned songwriters the chance to have their song heard by huge audiences and recorded by an established singer. Since it’s […]

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Country and Irish: 5 Artists You Should Hear

This is a potentially confusing one. There are country and Americana singers who happen to be Irish, playing music similar to that coming out of modern Nashville. But there is also Irish Country Music, its own separate world playing more traditional  country and western sounds, ideal for country dancing. Replace those guitar instrumental sections with […]

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5 Lessons I Learned from Lyle Lovett

I first heard of Lyle Lovett when he was mentioned as Mary Chapin Carpenter’s fantasy man in I Feel Lucky. Between that and a career of both music and acting spanning almost 40 years, there was no doubt of Lyle Lovett’s legend status when he was announced as part of the C2C Festival lineup. There […]

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Best of the C2C Fan Fashion

What a difference seven years make. From timidly stepping out in cowboy boots back in 2013, wondering if anyone else at this ‘new festival’ might also have a pair, to 2019’s full on parade of fringe, plaid and sparkles. The country fan infiltration of the UK has gone from a stealthy whisper to a loud […]

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15 Best Quotes of C2C Festival 2019

We have laughed with cheeky lyrics, and cried – or cringed – at the stories behind them. We have helped the writer of a Keith Urban hit come up with the British version (John Lennon, John Cleese, John 3:16) and learned that no topic is out of bounds in a CMA songwriters’ round…

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