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16th October 2018
This section will contain articles written about music in the city of Leicester and county of Leicestershire (in the UK.) This material was previously published in the old Arts in Leicester magazine.
There will also be a series of postings about the History of Music in Leicester. This was an ambitious project to plot popular music in the city from Roman times to the present day (2016)
Music on Arts in Leicester magazine
Music formed an important part of the art coverage of the magazine, ever since it started in 2005. Most of the music covered was rock and pop although we did sometimes also review classical music. Towards the end of the magazine’s period of publication, over half the entire content was about music. It was for that reason we decided to split the music content off to a separate website – which still exists – Music in Leicester.
This is what the home page of the music section looked like in 2012. (requires a PDF reader.)
(NB. Even if your browser does show the links in this PDF, please DO NOT click on them because they are no longer valid. The PDF is an archive document from 2012.)
As you will see from the image, there were many genres of music, each of which had its own landing page, and these were indicated by logos.
Look at the boxes outlined in red borders. They list pretty much all of the pages in the music section.
The art website also set out to list every known band in Leicester and Leicestershire that existed at the time. Over 400 working bands had been identified (within the area) from 2012 to 2013. Many of them also had their own pages on the website. If any band performed in the city or county, the chances are that the arts magazine reviewed them.
A note about method
The problem facing me in compiling this archive is that the original Arts in Leicester website had written in HTML code. That means it cannot simply be copied to this WordPress blog either as a whole or in part. At present, the only method I can find of replicating pages is to print PDF files of them. It was much later in the magazine’s existence, that it was converted to the WordPress CMS format.
Articles forming part of the Music Section of this magazine