Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

For their Sheffield debut, the Seattle-based bluegrass/old time duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West managed to attract a maximum capacity audience tonight, as an orderly queue gathered through the centre of the bar area at The Greystones. The completely sold-out Backroom venue had an air of...

Northern Sky Choice: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

For the first time, Seattle-based duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West will bring their distinctive bluegrass and old time sound to The Greystones in Sheffield on Saturday. With some fine vocal harmonies and top class picking (mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo), the duo have built their reputation...

Northern Sky Choice: Bombino

The Saharan guitarist and singer Omara 'Bombino' Moctar, a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, a nomadic people descended from the Berbers of North Africa, will be performing at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds. Rolling Stone magazine called his 2013 album Nomad 'the most exciting blues album of...

Spring Showcase

Doncaster Folk Festival - Spring Showcase Saturday 21 February 2015 (6.30 for 7.30pm start) The Ukrainian Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band Alistair Pearson Hannah Sanders Jade-Lee Saxilby More Info: http://www.doncasterfolkfestival.org.uk/

Fatea Awards Winners 2014

Northern Sky would like to congratulate all the winners in the 2014 FATEA awards, which were announced on Friday 9 January. The winners are highlighted below: Album Of The Year 2014 Sweet Visitor - Nancy Kerr Lily-O - Sam Amidon Lament Of The Black Sheep - Ange Hardy Single/EP/Mini Album Of The...

The Northern Sky Festive Three 2014

Northern Sky and the accompanying Northern Sky Vaults Radio Show does not present annual awards, but would like to acknowledge three of its favourite moments of 2014. The three categories being the most enjoyable festival of the year, the most enjoyable single concert event of the year (which may...

Great British Folk Festival 2014 - Sunday

Today offered a rare opportunity to both start and finish the day with a Full English, which was probably the main reason for climbing out of the bed so early. Despite the seasonal cold, the weather has been quite mild over the course of the weekend, making walks along the beach not entirely...

Great British Folk Festival 2014 - Saturday

The only real difference between a Great British-themed weekend and a regular family holiday here at Butlins in Skegness, apart from the obvious specialist 'entertainment' provided and the noticeable absence of all those jolly-faced 'Redcoats', is the fact that things take a little longer to get...

Great British Folk Festival 2014 - Friday

Once again the original Butlins holiday resort in Skegness on England's East Lincolnshire coast plays host to the Great British Folk Festival, now celebrating its fifth successful year with a varied programme of folk music, folk related music and 'not really folk at all but who really cares?' music...

Skerryvore

There was a sense of anticipation hovering in the air at The Bell Hotel in Driffield this afternoon as Fraser West, Skerryvore's drummer, went through his sound-check in the main concert room just over the courtyard in the Town Hall. Although the room was pretty deserted save for the drummer and...

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