September 2016

Hello The September edition of the Northern Sky Vaults radio show/podcast - I'm still uncertain what to call it - centres around last month's 52nd Cambridge Folk Festival, featuring music by some of the artists who performed over the weekend. I've been delivering reports from the festival for a...

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...

Outstanding Vocalists Recognised

Outstanding Vocalists Recognised in IBMA Nominations Two of the most popular touring bands from the USA - Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys and Front Country - are each honoured with nominations in the latest 2016 Momentum Awards just announced by the International Bluegrass Association. Lead...

Northern Sky Choice: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The Spa, Scarborough Friday 23 - Sunday 25 September 2016 A host of exciting jazz artists will descend upon the idyllic seaside venue of The Spa, Scarborough in September for this year's Scarborough Jazz Festival. Northern Sky will be there to report on what promises to be another impressive...

Northern Sky Choice: Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage

The Greystones, Sheffield Saturday 24 September 2016 One of the finest singers on the British folk scene, Hannah Sanders will be bringing her enchanting, captivating and engaging selection of both traditional and contemporary songs to Sheffield. Joining Hannah will be guitarist Ben Savage, who will...

Northern Sky Choice: The Stray Birds

The Live Room, Saltaire Friday 7 October 2016 The Stray Birds latest album MAGIC FIRE: "One of the memorable moments of the 2015 Cambridge Folk Festival was when all three members of Lancaster County trio, the Stray Birds huddled around one single microphone on the main stage; to the right, Charlie...

Northern Sky Choice: The Lindisfarne Story

CAST Theatre, Doncaster Saturday 8 October 2016 Video of The Lindisfarne Story: UK Tour 2016 The legendary bands' story across the decades in song, images and tales! Tyneside group Lindisfarne (with Alan Hull, Rod Clements, Ray Jackson, Simon Cowe and Ray Laidlaw) exploded onto the UK music scene...

Northern Sky Choice: Great British Folk Festival

Butlins Holiday Resort, Skegness Friday 2 - Sunday 4 December 2016 Once again as the chilly December month falls upon the Lincolnshire coastal town of Skegness, which is usually populated by thousands of families during the summer months, the famous Butlins holiday resort will see woolly hats,...

Northern Sky Choice: Musicport

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2016 Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last ten years the festival has grown year on...

August Edition

Hello I predicted some time ago that the August edition of the Northern Sky Magazine would be slightly late due to the fact that so much was happening in July. The month began with the Moonbeams Festival up on the East Yorkshire Wolds, which saw appearances by Treacherous Orchestra, RURA and CoCo...

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