Carfest South 2017

Exciting news! We’ve been booked to play at the Wigwam Stage at Carfest South on Laverstoke Park Farm, Sunday 27th August. Tickets are now sold out, so if you’re lucky enough to have some already, we look forward to seeing you there!

Carfest South Wigwam Stage

Garvellach Isles

Head North Garvellach Isles Album Artwork

We’re proud to announce that our brand new album, Garvellach Isles, is now available, right here from the album page. Named after a small group of islands next door to Jura and Scarba and lying in the Minch off the West Coast of Scotland, the title song was written by our very own Roddy Watt.

The new album sees the band move on to new heights in terms of repertoire and we like to think, the quality of our music! The album contains 14 tracks ranging from brand new material written by band members to old favourites from the Celtic genre.

Garvellach Isles CD

Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival

Test Valley Garden & Literary Festival

We’re honoured to have been asked to play at the inaugural Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival at Bere Mill, Whitchurch on Sunday 12th June, in aid of North Hampshire Medical Fund.

Alongside us will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including poetry, talks by gardening experts, art and photography exhibitions, plant and gift stalls, food, drink, and plenty of activities for younger children.

Full details, including tickets, can be found on the festival website. Look forward to seeing you there.

Test Valley Garden and Literary Festival | Festival Facebook Page


Blissfields 2016

Head North will be back at Blissfields this year, playing a set at the Larch stage on Friday 1st July. We really enjoyed the set last year, so are thrilled to have been invited back.

Larch II

Blissfields Festival



Head North will be playing at Rookwood Festival in Medstead on 4th June, in aid of the Murray Parish Trust, which supports the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital. Other acts include a DJ set from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Ward Thomas and Dodgy, so it promises to be a great day out. Come and join us!


Rookwood Festival

My Boy Jack

Many thanks to everyone who came to see ‘An Evening With Rudyard Kipling’ this evening – and for supporting the work of the Not Forgotten Association. Our recording of ‘My Boy Jack’, a musical setting of Kipling’s poem by Robert Sword, is now available to download for a limited time!

If you enjoy the track, please consider a donation to The Not Forgotten Association, which supports injured servicemen and women of all ages.

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Composer & Arranger: Robert Sword
Words from: ‘My Boy Jack’ by Rudyard Kipling

Lead Vocals: Simon Thomas
Backing Vocals: Rachel Thomas & Rachel Reed
Acoustic Guitar: Robert Sword
Violin: Hamilton Gross
Mandolin: Mike Holgate
Electric Guitar: Andrew Rose
Accordion: Roddy Watt

Mixed & mastered by Terry Waker at Tonalex Mastering

Cornbury and Blissfields

It’s been a busy month for Head North, playing in two festivals – Blissfields and Cornbury – two weeks in a row! We’ve added some photos to the gallery

We’ll be playing on the 30th July at the Railway, Winchester, so if you want to see more of us, please do come along!