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Latest Northern Sky Podcast

Feel free to listen to our fortnightly podcast 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 editions...

The Trials of Cato

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 8 March 2019 Every now and again a band of musicians come along and appear to tick just about every box in terms of their musical ability, their vocal prowess and their taste, all matched measure for measure with their personal appeal and likeability factor...

Rouse Ye Women!

CAST Theatre, Doncaster Wednesday 6 March 2019 I had a bit of a moment during tonight's performance of Neil Gore's folk ballad opera Rouse Ye Women, when I unexpectedly found myself playing a minor role. When I say a minor role, I mean a miniscule role, but a role nevertheless. Bryony Purdue...

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 August 2019 Video of Folk Festival 2019 second line up announcement The celebrated Cambridge Folk Festival once again announces its exciting line up of artists who will be appearing on their stages throughout the first weekend of August 2019. The...

Marry Waterson and Emily Barker Collaboration

Marry Waterson and Emily Barker collaborate on brand-new album A WINDOW TO OTHER WAYS , which is due for release on 5th April on One Little Indian Records. Serendipity worked her magic in bringing Waterson, Barker and Adem Ilhan together. Their first meeting was at a songwriting retreat run by...

Sam Kelly and Ruth Notman

Joining forces for the first time, Sam Kelly and Ruth Notman are to release their debut duo album CHANGEABLE HEART on March 15th and have announced details of their forthcoming April UK tour. The album has been recorded at Kate Rusby's Pure Records studio and was produced by Damien O'Kane. The...

Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2019, Fairport's Cropredy Convention presents three days of music in a beautiful rural setting. The festival will take place on Thursday 8, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August 2019 at Cropredy in Oxfordshire, three miles from Junction 11 of the M40 motorway...

Michael Chapman: True North Album Tour

Michael Chapman tours new album TRUE NORTH with virtuoso and cult musicians in March/April. The way Michael Chapman sees it "the songs are the songs," and those on his new album TRUE NORTH, fit a kind of mold that's comfortable - and even a bit surprising - for the venerable British singer,...

Curtis Eller "No Soap Radio" (Barn Session)

Curtis Eller - Murder Barn Session

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic...

Tour News: Rouse Ye Women!

Touring 4 Feb-18 April 2019 A play by Neil Gore based on the true story of Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers. Director: Louise Townsend Designer: Elizabeth Wright Lighting Designer: Daniella Beattie Music by John Kirkpatrick and Neil Gore Townsend Theatre Productions is delighted to announce...

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