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...

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...

Live Dates

Northern Sky keeps you informed of a selection of forthcoming festivals, concerts and gigs around the UK. The area we cover is generally the Yorkshire region with one or two exceptions. We occasionally list further tour dates of artists and bands who will be appearing in our area. If you would like...

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Something Familiar (Official Video)

Coming Soon: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

The Basement Bar, York Wednesday 19 April 2017 British folk duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been sprinkling their own brand of joy all over the folk and acoustic roots scene for a good seven years now, producing along their way a series of top drawer albums, Our Light Is Gone, Fire and...

Coming Soon: Foghorn Stringband/Evie Ladin and Keith Terry

The Greystones, Sheffield Friday 26th May 2017 Foghorn Stringband are celebrated as one of the greatest proponents of down home, foot stomping, ass-kickin' old time music working today. With shades of Cajun music and honky-tonk, this renowned live band draws on French-Canadian influences as well as...

Coming Soon: Bob Dylan

Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham Friday 5 May 2017 Bob Dylan's status in the music world is legendary. A pivotal figure in the changing face of popular music for almost six decades and now a Nobel Laureate, the man from Minnesota continues to tour the world and make albums that often challenge his...

Coming Soon: The Unthanks - How the Wild Wind Blows Tour

City Varieties, Leeds Thursday 11 May 2017 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 Video of The Unthanks - Diversions Vol. 4 - The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake - Promo A wistful...

Coming Soon: Al Stewart's Back to the Bedsit Tour

Sheffield City Hall Wednesday 26 April 2017 If we look back to the hedy days of the 1960s folk scene, to a time when early folk clubs such as Les Cousins and Bunjie's Coffee Bar and Folk Cellar fed our bohemian musical appetite, Glasgow-born Al Stewart, would have been very much a part of that...

Coming Soon: Eli West Tour

Seattle-based Eli West, known for his work with Cahalen Morrison and Tim O'Brien, returns to the UK for a solo tour in May. Eli will be performing material from his debut album THE BOTH, which includes contributions from Bill Frisell, Dori Freeman, and Anna and Elizabeth. The album focuses on the...

John Smith

Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds and Upper Chapel, Sheffield Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April 2017 A most common name for a very uncommonly talented musician. The previous Sunday on the Radio Leeds Durbervilles Folk and Roots Radio Show they had joked about his name. They asked if it was real and...

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