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Liz Thomson

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Liz Thomson has maintained a dual career, chronicling the international publishing industry while also writing arts journalism for newspapers and magazines around the world. The author of a number of critical anthologies on music and popular culture, she is a frequent broadcaster and the co-founder of the folk music charity Square Roots Productions.

Articles By Liz Thomson

Jason Webster: Fatal Sunset review - more flavoursome crime in Valencia

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CD: Songdog - Joy Street

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Indigo Girls, Islington Assembly Hall review - exhilarating and generous

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cadogan Hall review - peace, love and harmonies

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h.Club 100 Awards: Publishing and Writing - it's not all about the mainstream

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CD: Emma Stevens - To My Roots

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Danny Goldberg: In Search of the Lost Chord review - 1967 well remembered

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Chris Patten: First Confession - A Sort of Memoir review - remembrances of government and power

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CD: Steve Earle & The Dukes - So You Wanna Be An Outlaw

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CD: Steve Earle & The Dukes - So You Wanna Be An Outlaw

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Billy Bragg: Roots, Radicals and Rockers review - riffing on skiffle, and more besides

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Bella Bathurst: Sound, review - an illuminating book on deafness

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Bob Dylan, Wembley Arena review - mannered vocals, poor sound, upsetting

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CD: John Mellencamp - Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

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Sunday Book: Donna Leon - Earthly Remains

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CD: Ray Davies - Americana

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CD: Dälek - Endangered Philosophies

One of the stranger things about popular music is how unwilling most are to crossbreed and experiment. Surely that’s where the real kicks are?...

theartsdesk Q&A: Composer Nitin Sawhney

Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney is one of Britain’s most diverse and original creative talents. Having...

Proms 47, 48 & 49 review: Reformation Day - superlative...

Reformation Day, Luther 500 - in Proms terms it can only mean...

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2017 reviews round-up

Wondering what on earth to choose between as you tramp the streets of the festival? These are our highlights so far.

STANDUP...

Edinburgh Festival 2017 review: Verdi's Macbeth - exhil...

Skeletal horses; piles of newborn babies smothered in a bloody sheet; a whole garden centre of prickly pears. There’s no denying that Italian...

The State, Channel 4 review - dishonest portrait of British...

It’s a burning question of western civilisation: what persuades young people brought up among us to walk out on their lives and join the cult of...

The Best Albums of 2017

Disc of the Day reviews new albums, week in, week out, all year. Below are the albums that our writers gave five stars (listed at...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

Edinburgh Fringe 2017 reviews: Ingrid Oliver / Darren Harrio...

Ingrid Oliver ★★★★ 

Ingrid Oliver is an old Edinburgh hand as one half of the sketch duo Watson and Oliver, but this...

CD: Iron and Wine - Beast Epic

Iron and Wine’s songs sweet melancholy songs are instantly recognisable, as if their principal author Sam Beam inhabited a parallel universe of...