June Edition

Hello After such a great Shepley Spring Festival in the middle of May we now look forward to the imminent Beverley Folk Festival, which takes place on Friday 16 - Sunday 18 June 2017 at Beverley Racecourse, details of which can be found on the news page here and also gets a mention in the June...

Latest Northern Sky Podcast

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...

Live Dates

Northern Sky keeps you informed of a selection of forthcoming festivals, concerts and gigs around the UK. The area we cover is generally the Yorkshire region with one or two exceptions. We occasionally list further tour dates of artists and bands who will be appearing in our area. If you would like...

Richard Dawson

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Friday 9 June 2017 There seems to be a buzz at the moment surrounding North East singer-songwriter Richard Dawson's latest album release PEASANT, which is receiving major media attention, a four-page feature in the July edition of Uncut magazine no less and his song Ogre...

Ninebarrow

Thorganby Village Hall Sunday 28 May 2017 Arriving in Thorganby this evening provided the perfect preface to tonight's concert by English folk duo Ninebarrow. The picturesque little village, nestled in the North Yorkshire countryside, welcomes its visitors with such quintessentially English...

Shepley Spring Festival

Shepley Village Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2017 The first thing that comes to mind whenever I return to Shepley is the clear memory of the previous festival, together with lingering memories of festivals prior to that. Then there's the steadily fading memory of the village cricket field, the former...

Foghorn Stringband/Evie Ladin and Keith Terry

The Greystones, Sheffield Friday 26th May 2017 The Greystones took full advantage of what seemed like the early arrival of summer tonight, at the very beginning of what looked like a hot Spring Bank Holiday weekend ahead. Families spilled out into the beer garden in front of the pub, which on a...

The Unthanks - How the Wild Wind Blows

City Varieties, Leeds Thursday 11 May 2017 This evening the city of Leeds was enjoying that all too familiar period which follows the fading of a sunny springtime afternoon, where those heading out for the evening - some bound for the local arena to see Iron Maiden - dodged and wavered around...

Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood

NCEM, York Saturday 3 June 2017 Renowned British vocalist Jacqui Dankworth and her husband, the Memphis-born pianist and vocalist Charlie Wood, made a welcome and notably relaxed visit to York's NCEM this evening. The intimate performance, which featured just a single piano and two of the best...

Coming Soon: Moonbeams Festival

Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Friday 7 - Saturday 8 July 2017 Between the Main Stage and the Garden Stage at the Moonbeams Festival, the communal outdoor area will fill with Moonbeams friends once again, who will each catch up on what's happened since last year's event. They will compare notes of...

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