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R2 - New issue 44 - In the shops now!

R2 Cover Welcome to the Spring 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 Sheryl Crow who, inside, tells our very own David Burke all about her new record Feels Like Home.

Issue 44 also features interviews with Paul Rogers, Martin Stephenson and the Scottish folk music legend that is Dick Gaughan.

All this, plus our extensive review section, regular features and a free cover CD for only £3.95! However, what better way of starting 2014 than by subscribing to the UK's biggest selling eclectic music magazine? Simply follow the links below:

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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.

Fairplay Replications

Fairplay Replication

Fairplay Replication is the parent company of R2 magazine and is renowned for quality DVD and CD pressing and packaging. They have long experience of working with musicians and bands and offer a quick, easy and reliable service.

To find out more call Richard or Tony on 01559 395550 or click on the image above to be taken direct to Fairplay Replication's website.