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...

Beverley Folk Festival

Beverley Racecourse, Beverley Friday 16 - Sunday 18 June 2017 Beverley Folk Festival enjoys a reputation for not just bringing the best in traditional folk music to East Yorkshire, but also acting as a platform for new and emerging artists, whilst providing audiences with the best of a wide range...

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 July 2017 Northern Sky can now reveal that the first names announced for the 2017 Cambridge Folk Festival are: Jake Bugg Oysterband Lau Hayseed Dixie Jon Boden Cambridge Folk Festival is held over four days in the picturesque grounds of Cherry...

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...

Fleetwood Cave

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon Saturday 28 January 2017 Drawn to banks of the River Avon in old town Stratford Upon Avon clutching the hottest tickets in town, many tickets previously gifted to album pledgers during a crowdfunding campaign for official launch of debut album and...

Great British Rock and Blues Festival

Butlins Holiday Resort, Skegness Friday 20 - Sunday 22 January 2017 It's almost as if the New Year is quite incapable of getting itself off the ground, that is until it's been kick-started with a shot of heavy duty rock and roll and a spoonful of down home rhythm and blues. The quiet seaside town...

Normafest 2017

Whitby Pavilion, Whitby Friday 6 - Saturday 7 January 2017 A blanket of thick fog hovered above the meandering hillside road leading down to Whitby on Friday afternoon, giving the cliff top's ancient Abbey an eerie atmosphere that its reputation very much deserves. The hazy Gothic silhouette...

January Edition

Hello A sprinkling of seasonal positivity is due methinks, in fact if you're reading this, then you more than likely survived 2016, which in the face of it, is no mean feat. Sadly, many didn't make it through and the notion of ringing out the old and ringing in the new never before sounded quite so...

Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow

Thorganby Village Hall, Near York Friday 23 December 2016 Winterfolk - Winter Songs and Carols An alternative celebration of Christmas Supported by The Lennanshees Belinda and Heidi last played Thorganby in October 2015. It's a lovely and very welcoming venue so I was pleased to see a return this...

Coil: Blood Money 35th Anniversary

Doncaster Brewery and Tap, Doncaster Saturday 17 December 2016 It was back in 1981 when the local Doncaster band Coil released their debut LP BLOOD MONEY, in a year that saw the beginning of the new music channel MTV and the launch of the DeLorean DMC-12, which would later be seen spinning around...

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