Coming Soon: Moonbeams Festival

Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Friday 7 - Saturday 8 July 2017 Between the Main Stage and the Garden Stage at the Moonbeams Festival, the communal outdoor area will fill with Moonbeams friends once again, who will each catch up on what's happened since last year's event. They will compare notes of...

Coming Soon: 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...

Coming Soon: Cambridge Folk Festival

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 July 2017 Acclaimed English indie-folk singer songwriter, Frank Turner joins the bill to headline Saturday night with his band The Sleeping Souls . He made his Cambridge debut in 2008, with a completely new take on English folk, fuelled by the...

May Edition

Hello This editorial is an astonishing nine days late due to several reasons, none of which I will bore you with here. Suffice to say, turning 60 brought with it a whole variety of treats, one or two self-serving, going to see Al Stewart in Sheffield last month for instance, a review of which can...

April Edition

Hello After a good few years of attending house concerts in the garden of the Jones's Wombwell family home set in deepest South Yorkshire, I was pleased to go along to what Hedley calculates to be his 100th concert at the venue, which on this occasion featured Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough...

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...

February Edition

Hello Just over twenty years ago, I recall sitting in a field at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, on a hot summer evening, with a freshly-poured glass of Guinness resting upon my right knee. My right knee bore the worst of the sunburn after spending the entire afternoon in the blistering sun watching...

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...

December Edition

Hello After such a busy Musicport it seemed a sensible idea to slow things down a little in November and take a look at that lingering notion of reaching out for a little help with Northern Sky. Since my personal blog/journal - call it what you will - turned into the website you now have before you...

November Edition

Hello Whenever I return from a good well organised and busy festival and ponder on what I enjoyed the most, I'm always surprised at what springs to mind first. To be perfectly honest it's rarely the festival headliner and often it's not even the band or artist I was initially most looking forward...

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