ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Karine Polwart - Laws of Motion (Hudson Records)

Lavish praise, indeed, was heaped on Karine Polwart's last album and its wider theatrical project, A POCKET OF WIND RESISTANCE. It was well deserved praise and it certainly gives the ring of truth to that much overused phrase concerning the arrival of her 'much anticipated' follow up, LAWS OF...

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Latest Northern Sky Podcast

Feel free to listen to our fortnightly podcast 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 editions...

Coming Next: Archie Fisher

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 16 November 2018 Glasgow-born Archie Fisher was born into a large singing family, which also consisted of his two singing siblings Ray and Cilla. Influenced by his father's appreciation of opera, vaudeville and traditional ballads as well as drawing from his...

Flossie Malavialle

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 8 November 2018 I doubt whether many people in the audience tonight, least of all Paul Morawski, imagined the show finishing with a rousing airing of The Fabs' Hey Jude , its oft repeated 'Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah' being arguably the easiest sing-along...

Great British Folk Festival 2018

Butlins Holiday Resort, Skegness Friday 30 November - Sunday 2 December 2018 The Great British Folk Festival has been running annually for nine years now, the first festival taking place over the chilly winter weekend of 2010, with memorable performances by Kate Rusby, Donovan, Oysterband and Sandi...

Jim Moray

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 2 November 2018 There was a distinct sense of the old and the new at the Roots Music Club in Doncaster tonight, not that Jim Moray is entirely new, having been around on the British folk scene for almost twenty years now. The appearance of two local folk stalwarts...

Matthews Southern Comfort

Tap and Barrel, Pontefract Monday 29 October 2018 The Tap and Barrel is just a short walk from the old market place in Pontefract and prides itself on being 'a place for people; serving up an atmosphere of niceness, with good stuff happening every day.' The pub also boldly quotes Dylan on its...

Nathan Bell : Adventures in God's Own County (Yorkshire) October 2018

Tuesday 9 October 2018 The Woodend Gallery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Tuesday 16 October 2018 The Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire Thursday 18 October 2018 Hebden Bridge Trades Club, West Yorkshire I first saw Iowa born, Chattanooga based Nathan Bell in January 2017, he was sandwiched...

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2018

The Spa, Scarborough Friday 28 - Sunday 30 September 2018 From its beautiful setting to its diverse acts, there are so many reasons to return to Scarborough each September and savour one of this country's finest jazz festivals. As I sat in the candle-lit Spa this weekend and scribbled eagerly in my...

Jez Lowe

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 21 September 2018 There's nothing quite so rewarding to a music club's organising committee, than for them to be searching the back rooms for more chairs, even as early as 7.30pm. It was already a good night even before a single word had been sung, a single chord...

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