March Edition

Hello February has been a relatively slow month on the live side, possibly the slowest month since Northern Sky began way back in 2005. Liam Wilkinson saved the day with his excellent piece on the Southport Jazz Festival at the beginning of the month, with some very positive feedback from the...

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...

Bronwynne Brent

Roots Music Club, Doncaster Friday 17 March 2017 The Ukrainian Centre will once again play host to Mississippi-born songstress Bronwynne Brent, who returns after her well-received appearance back in April of last year. Bronwynne's distinctive voice, which many will be familiar with through her two...

Moonbeams March Weekend

The Bell Hotel, Driffield Friday 3 - Saturday 4 March 2017 Driffield was a little on the soggy side by the time the rush hour traffic subsided ready for the Moonbeams March Weekend to commence. Singer-songwriter and musician Kaia Kater, a late addition to this year's line-up, strolled through the...

Coven

The Greystones, Sheffield Thursday 2 March 2017 You get a certain sense of place whenever you attend a gig at the Greystones, home to fine music for literally decades and wearing its Sheffieldness very definitely upon its sleeve. Male dominated black and white portraits proudly hang from the walls...

Tamikrest - Kidal (album teaser)

Tamikrest - New Album

Video of Tamikrest - Kidal (album teaser) Tamikrest , "a 21st century rock group who just happen to live in the middle of the desert" (Mojo), returns with a stunning fourth album KIDAL, an album that perfectly balances their rocking and meditative elements. The recordings took place in Bamako, Mali...

The Unthanks - How the Wind Blows

The Unthanks announce an extensive tour and the fourth in their Diversions series: How The Wild Wind Blows - Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. Little could she have known that decades later, her...

Underneath the Stars

Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley Friday 21 - Sunday 23 July 2017 Newton Faulkner Kate Rusby Show of Hands Lucy Rose Raghu Dixit Edward the Second Roddy Woomble John Tams and Barry Coope Marry Waterson Ímar Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra Damien O'Kane Sheelanagig Yola Carter The Destroyers...

Wath Festival

Montgomery Hall, Wath upon Dearne Friday 28 April - Monday 1 May 2017 Once again Wath upon Dearne will be celebrating the May Day Bank Holiday weekend with more festival fun, with the community congregating on the Town Square fro the traditional reading of the will, the bread throwing from the...

Shepley Spring Festival

Shepley Village Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May 2017 After their fantastic 2016 festival they're back for 2017! The three-day village festival, on the edge of the stunning South Pennines offers some of the very best performers in traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond. Line up: Eliza...

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