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Northern Sky Vaults is now a fortnightly radio show with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month, then again around the middle of the month and stays on the website for the rest of the year. The previous...

Coming Next: Ruth Notman

Carrington Folk Club, Nottingham Wednesday 21 February 2018 The highly distinctive voice of Ruth Notman has been long missing from the UK folk and acoustic music scene and therefore an opportunity to hear Ruth perform live once again is very much an anticipated event. Arriving on the scene in 2007...

Coming Up: The Handsome Family

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 17 March 2018 The slow dive of the sun, enormous bugs awakening in thorny yards, sirens, and coyotes that cry out to the purple sky: the music of The Handsome Family captures things beyond our everyday view. Brought to the attention of the wider world when TV...

Coming Up: Tony Allen

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 7 April 2018 One of the founding fathers of Afrobeat, Tony Allen's style has influenced generations of musicians over the past 50 years. An original member of Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and the inventor of the distinctive Afrobeat drum rhythm, he went on to...

Coming Up: Joan As Police Woman

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Friday 20 April 2018 American musician, singer-songwriter and producer Joan As Police Woman is known to many for her collaborations with Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and David Sylvian. Video of Joan As Police Woman - Holy City (Official Video) A deeply soulful...

Coming Up: Ambrose Akinmusire

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Saturday 28 April 2018 American jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire's Blue Note debut When The Heart Emerges Glistening was released in 2011 to rave reviews and comparisons to Miles Davis. Video of Ambrose Akinmusire - Regret (No More) The Los Angeles Times praised his '...