Northern Sky Choice: The Great British Folk Festival

Friday 3-Sunday 4 December 2015 Butlins Resort, Skegness Once again Northern Sky will be reporting from the Great British Folk Festival in Skegness. The 6th Great British Folk Festival promises to be a memorable event judging by the outstanding line up, this year seeing for the first time The...

Northern Sky Choice: Musicport

Friday 16-Sunday 18 October 2015 Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Once again music from around the world will be celebrated at the Musicport Festival in Whitby. Northern Sky will be reporting from the festival over the weekend, which once again boasts a strong line-up of acts from all around the globe. Line...

Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2015

Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 August 2015 Cropredy, Oxfordshire The first time I visited Cropredy was way back in 1980 when I distinctly recall standing in a field wearing an unsuitable great coat, getting soaked through to the bone as the Heavens opened upon the relatively small crowd. Small that is...

A Walkabout at the Cambridge Folk Festival

Thursday 30 July - Sunday 2 August 2015 Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge This year, to celebrate the 51st Cambridge Folk Festival and my own personal 19th visit to the event, I've decided to lift the 'write up' straight from my own personal journal. I hope the following illustrates the four days...

Dick Gaughan

Sunday 12 July 2015 The Live Room, Caroline Club, Saltaire A welcome return to Saltaire for veteran Leith troubadour Dick Gaughan. Dick being one of The Live Room's first guests back in June 2012. Over two sets Dick delivered a set list of many old favourites. Songs of philosophical, political and...

Simpson, Cutting and Kerr

Sunday 12 June 2015 The Met, Bury This show had been eagerly anticipated by the Met crowd and had been a sell out from early days. Not surprising for three performers with more Folk awards between them than possibly any other band. I would be very surprised if their CD MURMURS is not a leading...

Moonbeams Festival 2015

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 July 2015 Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby The sunshine always seems to bring an additional sprinkling of joy whenever I drive, especially when I'm on my way to a festival; is there really any better feeling than having the sun burn down on your upper arm as you drive along the...

Beverley Folk Festival

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 June 2015 Beverley Racecourse, Beverley The 32nd Beverley Folk Festival got underway on Friday night after a day of recovery from what proved to be a successful opening night featuring The Bootleg Beatles. Some of those memorable songs would no doubt have still been ringing in...

Chris Wood

Friday 19 June 2015 The Met Bury, Lancs It was a small but very happy crowd that enjoyed Chris Wood's performance at Bury Met. Chris was obviously delighted with the sound and seemed in very mellow, soulful mood as he launched into a varied set list including many new or unrecorded songs as well as...

Beverley Folk Festival: The Bootleg Beatles

Thursday 18 June 2015 Beverley Racecourse, Beverley It seemed a little strange arriving at the Beverley Folk Festival on a Thursday afternoon, a day earlier than usual. I normally arrive to the familiar hustle and bustle of campsite activity, tent pegs being driven into the ground, stewards running...

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