R2 Summer Festival Issue

R2 - New issue 45 - In the shops now!

R2 Cover Welcome to the May 2014 issue of R2 - the best selling eclectic music magazine in the UK. The new magazine features the usual entertaining mix of interviews, features and reviews. On the cover is blues legend Robert Cray still sounding as good - and looking as cool - as ever.

Inside Issue 45 you will find interviews with Lucinda Williams, Christy Moore and the great Pete Morton. The current issue also features R2's unmissable guide to the all the summer festivals that matter. If you are wondering how to spend those long, lazy summer days then you may well find that R2 has the answer.

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Carlisle Blues Festival

This year's Carlisle Blues and Rock festival takes place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of November 2013. Based at the Swallow Hill Top Hotel in Carlisle, the line-up features Ian Siegal and the Mississippi Mudbloods, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bernard Allison and the legendary Slack Alice to name nut a few.

Full details of the festival can be found on the Carlisle Blues Festival website.

To give you a flavour of what to expect R2 photographer Jan Fialkowski captured some excellent images at the 2012 event. here they are for you to enjoy.

  • Mick Ralph's Blues Band
  • Mick Ralph's Blues Band
  • Mick Ralph's Blues Band
  • Mick Ralph's Blues Band
  • Lisa Mills
  • Lisa Mills
  • Larry McCray
  • Larry McCray
  • Larry McCray
  • Larry McCray
  • John Amor Blues Group
  • John Amor Blues Group
  • John Amor Blues Group
  • John Amor Blues Group
  • Ian Seigal
  • Ian Seigal
  • Ian Seigal
  • Ian Seigal
  • Grainne Duffy
  • Grainne Duffy
  • Grainne Duffy
  • Grainne Duffy
  • Gerry Jablonski
  • Gerry Jablonski
  • Gerry Jablonski
  • Gerry Jablonski
  • Blue Swamp
  • Blue Swamp
  • Blue Swamp
  • Blue Swamp
  • Andy Fairweather Low
  • Andy Fairweather Low
  • Andy Fairweather Low
  • Andy Fairweather Low

Cara Dillon 2013 Tour Dates

Cara Dillon Irish songstress Cara Dillon embarks upon a major UK tour later this year.

The tour begins in Derry, Northern Ireland on the 15th August before winding it's way across the country ending at the Beverley Arts Centre in Kendal on Saturday the 23rd of November.

Cara has collaborated in the past with Sam Lakeman under the name Polar Star. In 2001, she released her first solo album titled Cara Dillon. More recently Cara performed two concerts with the Ulster Orchestra. The first was to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ulster Hall at an event called the Great Northern Songbook where her song 'Hill Of Thieves' was voted by BBC listeners as one of the 'Top 10' original songs to come out of Northern Ireland.

Full details, as ever, can be found on the Cara Dillon website.

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