Cambridge Folk Festival Sells Out

Cambridge Live, organisers of the Cambridge Folk Festival, have confirmed that the 2016 event has now completely sold out, continuing a 23 year tradition. Now in its 52nd year, the Cambridge Folk Festival remains one of the most enduring and popular folk festivals in the world, bringing an eclectic...

July Edition

Hello Just as we were coming to terms with the loss of Guy Clark last month, June began on an equally sorrowful note when the news came of the passing of Dave Swarbrick, one of the legendary figures in British folk music. Everyone has their own particular Swarb tale to tell, with some more...

This Month's Northern Sky Vaults

Northern Sky Vaults is a monthly radio show with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month and stays on the website for the duration of the month. The previous ten editions can always be found at: https://www...

Northern Sky Choice: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 July 2016 Having started life in 1965, the 14,000 capacity Festival draws acclaim for its combination of internationally renowned headline artists and support for up and coming young performers and continues to enjoy sell-out crowds year on year...

Northern Sky Choice: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The Spa, Scarborough Friday 23 - Sunday 25 September 2016 A host of exciting jazz artists will descend upon the idyllic seaside venue of The Spa, Scarborough in September for this year's Scarborough Jazz Festival. Northern Sky will be there to report on what promises to be another impressive...

Northern Sky Choice: Musicport

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2016 Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last ten years the festival has grown year on...

June Edition

Hello I first became aware of the Texan singer-songwriter Guy Clark in the mid-1980s when a friend, Mick Swinson, invited me over to plunder his impressive and eclectic LP record collection during a recording session. It wasn't really so much a case of me choosing the LPs, rather a case of Mick...

May Edition

Hello By the time the May edition goes out, together with this month's Northern Sky Vaults radio show, I will probably be on my way to the Wath Festival, which takes place each May Day bank holiday weekend. Over the years I've become personally involved with the festival in various guises; either...

April Edition

Hello A month is a long time in music and fitting everything into a single 90-minute radio show is proving to be slightly difficult. However, it's rather liberating to hone in on what I consider to be the most important aspects of the month in terms of album releases, interviews, concerts and gigs...

March Edition

Hello One of the personal highlights for me in February was to catch the St Petersburg-based six-piece band Otava Yo on their first UK tour, who took audiences by surprise with their almost tongue-in-cheek performances. The band arrived in Sheffield midway through their eleven-date tour complete...

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