Appearances January-February 2023
Appearances Further Out In Time...
Short Bio-Press Release
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Video on YouTube
Reviews and Accolades
Festival Workshops
Unitarian Universalist Programs
February Sky - The Long Story, and What About That Name???
Where We've Played
Contact Us...
Phil's Folk Curmudgeon Review
Cooper & Nelson and Cooper, Nelson & Early Recordings

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Here we are again in our namesake month, wondering where January went – wasn’t it the holidays about two minutes ago?  Winter here in the Eastern U.P. has been relatively mild.  There is snow, but not an unreasonable amount, roads for the most part have remained passable, and the winter wilderness is lovely to see.

We are thrilled to be sharing an in-the-round Zoom concert again this month with Canadian singer, songwriter, and interpreter of traditional music Eileen McGann (  If you’ve never heard Eileen before, prepare to be transported by the magic of her singing.  I have posted the Zoom Registration Link for this concert below,   We are also playing the Two Way Street Coffee House in Downers Grove too, always a joy.

February Sky lives in the town of Trout Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula,  We are full time touring musicians. Apparently the pandemic is largely over, but we are still live-streaming concerts with geographically distant artists, as well as playing live concerts.  Please check out our appearances for details.

"I've had the delight of watching two long time friends and musicians grow a duo. I've listened to Phil Cooper for years as part of a duo/trio/ensemble, with singing partner Margaret Nelson as the constant through all those years. Phil's darlin’ Susan wrote wonderful songs, sang wacky and ribald songs she'd found elsewhere and became an ever more deft musician through those years. Now they're a duo - February Sky - and the combination of Phil's incredible repertoire of very traditional song and tune and Susan's singer-songwriter orientation and addition of her skill with other instruments have been blended into something very different than what either had done before. Same songs, or tunes from previous repertoires... but whole different flavor. Each time I see them, what they do gets tighter, deeper, more distinctive.   'Course it helps that both are thoughtful, generous people who like each other lots.   --Joanne Laessig,  Folknet, Cleveland, OH

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