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Controversy as Number One Regenerates into a Woman

There was uproar in Bath today as Northgate announced that their Number One was going to regenerate into a woman during their anniversary crawl. “Jerome has been fantastic in this position for the last few years,” said Squire Martin, “but … Continue reading

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Priddy Festival done, and Gus pops his cherry

Well, that’s the end of Priddy Folk Festival for another year, and what a delightful time we had in the beautiful Somerset village. And Gus had something even more exciting in store for him! The weather was great, the music … Continue reading

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Priddy folk Festival – here we come!

We’re short of time this week as we have a lot of prep to do for Priddy Folk Festival this weekend, from the washing and ironing of sashes and shirts to the cleaning and polishing of shoes and indeed the … Continue reading

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Three down, two to go: Priddy Folk Festival approaches!

In just over a week, Northgate will be heading down to the delightful Somerset village of Priddy for our fourth festival of the summer. With Bradford, Chippenham and Wimborne Minster festivals behind us, we’re very much looking  forward to this … Continue reading

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Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, here we come!

So, with Bradford on Avon and Chippenham folk festivals under our belts already, we hard-working lads of Northgate head south today to the lovely town of Wimborne Minster for our third festival of the year. We have the standard dance … Continue reading

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Fully recovered, practice is back, then Wimborne Minster Folk Festival!

Following the punishing (and mostly self-inflicted) dance schedule we had at the amazing Chippenham Folk Festival, the lads of Northgate decided to take  last week off. Sadly, this meant we missed both a beer practice at The Curfew and a chance to … Continue reading

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Chippenham Festival done, and we’re taking a week’s holiday

We’ve just got back from our weekend playing at the great Chippenham Folk Festival, and we’ve had an amazing time. Over the weekend, we danced somewhere around 45 times, doing rapper, longsword and, in a surprising twist, solo jigs. We ran … Continue reading

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Chippenham Festival timetable released!

We’ve been asked by a surprising number of people where we’ll be appearing at Chippenham and when. Always ones to court any kind of adoration, we take great pleasure in publishing this timetable of what we’ll be up to this bank holiday … Continue reading

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Bradford-on-Avon festival: done. Chippenham is next

After a great time at the Bradford-on-Avon festival yesterday, the lads of Northgate are winding themselves up into a frenzy of anticipation for next weekend’s Chippenham Folk Festival. Can they keep up the pace? And will they continue with the longsword?   Bradford-on-Avon … Continue reading

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Bradford-on-Avon Festival and Texas Holdem

It’s going to be a busy few weeks for the lads of Northgate, what with the great Chippenham Folk Festival coming up, and before that we’ll be at the very first Bradford-on-Avon folk festival! Yes, the beautiful Wiltshire town of Bradford … Continue reading

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