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Frank Carline

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 11 January 2019 With the last scraps of turkey (or your own particular veggie option) well and truly disposed of and the multitude of tree pines almost completely swept up, together with those resolutions made and broken within minutes of one another, we step...

Jonathan Kelly Digital Downloads

We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Kelly's four RCA albums originally released in the early to mid 1970s are about to be released for the first time as digital downloads. Jonathan's manager Gerald Sables has informed Northern Sky of the releases, which include: TWICE AROUND THE HOUSES (1972)...

Martha by Duotone

Ten of the Best 2018

Ten of my favourite albums released this year. Best of 2018, many I reviewed, some I sought out, some arrived to be new friends. I've put them in alphabetical order, rather than counting down to a definitive single release. It was hard enough getting it down to ten. Although if I had to pick a...

Nothing is Real - David Hepworth (Penguin)

When David Hepworth ventured into the world of books after years of writing insightful articles and essays on all aspects of popular music, I wonder if he realised just what he was getting into? Barely a couple of years into this relatively new enterprise and we see Hepworth's instantly...

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Great British Folk Festival 2018

Butlins Holiday Resort, Skegness Friday 29 November - Sunday 1 December 2018 The timing of the Great British Folk Festival is just about right, especially for those of us who particularly enjoy Wintertime; it sort of sets the seasonal mood and should any of the billed performers include just a...

Archie Fisher

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 16 November 2018 Often, when in the company of notable figures from our past, we have a tendency to allow our minds to wander through the annals of time. Tonight, when Archie Fisher was introduced on stage by the Roots Club's Ian Mather, memories returned to the...