Northern Sky Choice: Paul Handyside

Doncaster Brewery and Tap, Doncaster Sunday 12 June 2016 Video of Paul Handyside "When the Good Times Roll Again" Paul Handyside cut his teeth with the Eighties indie band Hurrah! who had releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records. Paul released his debut solo album FUTURE'S DREAM...

Northern Sky Choice: Frank Fairfield and Alasdair Roberts

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Thursday 9 June 2016 Video of Frank Fairfield - Sally Goodin at Shakori Hills Frank Fairfield is a sensation: a banjo picker, guitarist and fiddler like no other. His soaring ballads, ranging from arcane, rambling hillbilly melodies to dark, murderous folklore, are...

Northern Sky Choice: Hannah Aldridge

Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, Kirton in Lindsey Friday 10 June 2016 Daughters of famous fathers Hannah and Lilly bring their talents to THL. Hannah’s wonderful songs are about life, whilst Lilly’s are frank and adventurous. Special guest LILLY HIATT Coming Soon: Town Hall Live brings the best in folk...

Northern Sky Choice: Mbongwana Star

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Wednesday 22 June 2016 Video of Mbongwana Star - Kala Yorkshire Festival presents the Songlines Series Rising from the ashes of the Congolese Band Staff Benda Bilili, Mbongwana Star formed in 2015 with a sound, and an album From Kinshasa, unlike anything that went before...

RokiaTraoré - Né So

Northern Sky Choice: Rokia Traore

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Wednesday 23 June 2016 Video of RokiaTraoré - Né So Yorkshire Festival Presents the Songlines Series Rokia Traoré's first appearance at the Howard Assembly Room in 2013 was one of the most electrifying performances ever seen in the venue. Her highly anticipated return...

Northern Sky Choice: Corn Potato String Band

The Greystones, Sheffield Saturday 25 June 2016 Video of Washington & Lee Swing County - Corn Potato String Band - Live at Jalopy, 4 April 2015 This fabulous old time trio has delighted audiences across North America, Europe and beyond with their driving Appalachian fiddle tunes and...

Northern Sky Choice: A Hawk and a Hacksaw

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds Wednesday 29 June 2016 Video of A Hawk And A Hacksaw - I Am Not A Gambling Man Yorkshire Festival Presents the Songlines Series For the last 15 years A Hawk and A Hacksaw, a band from New Mexico, have immersed themselves deeply in the musical traditions of Eastern Europe...

Northern Sky Choice: Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival

Burton Agnes Hall, East Yorkshire Friday 1 - Sunday 3 July 2016 Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival are delighted to announce that London-based improvising violinist Matt Holborn will get proceedings under way on the final day of this year's festival on the Sunday. In the gypsy jazz and swing...

First Line up announcement 2016

Northern Sky Choice: Cambridge Folk Festival 2016

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 28 - Sunday 31 July 2016 Video of First Line up announcement 2016 First names announced: Christy Moore Gogol Bordello Imelda May Glen Hansard Mary Chapin Carpenter Afro Celt Sound System Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires Kate Rusby Eliza Carthy &...

This Month's Northern Sky Vaults

Northern Sky Vaults is a monthly radio show with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month and stays on the website for the duration of the month. The previous ten editions can always be found at: https://www...

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