Jo Bywater's 4th session for Roots & Fusion

7 December 2016 by Pure Radio

The welcome return of Jo Bywater for the 4th time under her own name.

After over a year in her self styled “creative cave”, Jo has emerged with new songs and a self belief the means she is in a much happier place.

As well as playing five new songs, we have a chat about the recording process for the new album and she helps me to understand the finer points of her website…

1) Say Everything, Do Nothing
2) Crossroad
3) Cold Coffee Blues
4) Dayglo(w)
5) Drop In The Waterfall

Recorded by Aaron hixon for Roots & Fusion

Download MP3 (32 MB | 34:29 min)



Gold rush! Local karate club claims 36 world titles

6 December 2016 by Pure Radio

Bushido Martial Arts have come back from the 2016 WKC World Karate Championships in Portugal with a massive medals haul.

Jane Lomas spoke to Chief Instructor John Robertson and two of the gold medal winners Leah Ferneyhough and Jake Clegg.

Download MP3 (8 MB | 8:16 min)



Village Manchester Football Club - 20th Anniversary Tournament

21 April 2016 by Pure Radio

VMFC is a gay, bisexual and inclusive men’s team.

They have been playing in a number of local and LGBT leagues since 1996.

To celebrate the group’s anniversary, they are hosting an international LGBT football tournament in August.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to one of their Communications Officers, Steve Joyce.

Download MP3 (6 MB | 4:05 min)



Howard Jones on Stockport's Drive Home

10 February 2016 by Pure Radio

Chatting to Dave Stearn about Live Aid, The 2016 tour and the Eddie The Eagle biopic.

Howard is at RNCM on Feb 18th 2016

Download MP3 (7 MB | 7:59 min)



LGBT History Month - It's Queer Up North?

28 January 2016 by Pure Radio

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month.

On Saturday the 6th, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford will be hosting an event about working-class men and same-sex desires in the 20th century.

It will include readings by ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and a talk by Helen Smith from the University of Lincoln. Under the Rainbow has been speaking with Helen.

Download MP3 (7 MB | 5:24 min)



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