The Waterson Family in Whitby

Musicport in association with the Waterson Family and Netgigs presents: Two nights at the Coliseum , Whitby in January with: NORMA WATERSON, ELIZA CARTHY, MARTIN CARTHY plus MARRY WATERSON and many special guests. Friday 9th and Saturday 10th January - 7.30 start (7pm doors) Norma Waterson and...

Great British Folk Festival 2014 - Sunday

Today offered a rare opportunity to both start and finish the day with a Full English, which was probably the main reason for climbing out of the bed so early. Despite the seasonal cold, the weather has been quite mild over the course of the weekend, making walks along the beach not entirely...

Great British Folk Festival 2014 - Saturday

The only real difference between a Great British-themed weekend and a regular family holiday here at Butlins in Skegness, apart from the obvious specialist 'entertainment' provided and the noticeable absence of all those jolly-faced 'Redcoats', is the fact that things take a little longer to get...

Great British Folk Festival 2014 - Friday

Once again the original Butlins holiday resort in Skegness on England's East Lincolnshire coast plays host to the Great British Folk Festival, now celebrating its fifth successful year with a varied programme of folk music, folk related music and 'not really folk at all but who really cares?' music...

Skerryvore

There was a sense of anticipation hovering in the air at The Bell Hotel in Driffield this afternoon as Fraser West, Skerryvore's drummer, went through his sound-check in the main concert room just over the courtyard in the Town Hall. Although the room was pretty deserted save for the drummer and...

Mount The Air

New Album and Single by The Unthanks - Mount the Air

When The Unthanks released LAST in 2011, Uncut wrote that "The Unthanks seem to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded jazz: as a launch pad for exploring the wider possibilities". Two years in the making and recorded in their Northumberland studio, they take that analogy a step...

Songlines Music Awards 2014 Winners' Concert

The evenings tend to draw in quite early once November comes around and even earlier on drizzly cloudy days like this. The quayside was grey and dismal by late afternoon as raindrops rippled the surface of the Tyne, but there was an expectancy of colour and vibrancy awaiting those with tickets for...

Musicport 2014

FRIDAY There are few more pleasant ways to arrive in Whitby than on a crisp autumn afternoon, bathed in unseasonable sunshine. After parking the car and checking into The Captain's Lodge B&B on Crescent Avenue, we made our way across the Royal Crescent, past the house once frequented by Bram...

Roddy Woomble

Roddy Woomble

The Bell Hotel in the centre of Driffield is home to a number of events throughout the year, organised under the Moonbeams banner, with each visiting artist carefully hand-picked and presented by Leila Cooper. Tonight saw the return to the candle-lit venue of Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble, whose...

Cambridge Folk Festival at Fifty

The prospect of spending four days walking around the grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall doesn't at first seem all that much of an arduous task; the park is pretty flat after all and it's all relatively small in comparison to other notable parks in the UK. I did however pack three pairs of assorted...

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