Welcome to the 2019 Swaledale Festival!

Bookings open on Monday 25 March.

From Malcolm Creese, Artistic Director: "This year’s stellar line-up includes violinist Tasmin Little, baritone Roderick Williams, the Armonico Consort performing Purcell’s beautiful Dido & Aeneas, Kathryn Tickell’s new supergroup ‘The Darkening’, the Villiers String Quartet, and the Esbjerg Ensemble from Denmark. The incomparable Paco Peña, Antonio Forcione, Craig Ogden and Manus Noble will thrill not only fellow guitarists but the rest of us too, and I am delighted to welcome the current BBC Young Musician of the Year - pianist Lauren Zhang, as well as former winners Jennifer Pike and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

As well as stars from around the world, there is a strong Yorkshire focus: Our Young Artists Platform this year features baritone Miles Taylor, bass trombonist Simon Chorley, bassoonist Catriona McDermid, saxophonist Alexander Bone and visual artist Nel Hume, all of whom are Yorkshire-born and destined for glittering careers. I am also proud to welcome back two musicians from the county who have risen to the highest ranks since first appearing in the Festival a decade ago - pianist Richard Uttley and soprano Rowan Pierce.


World music explorers Kabantu will be performing on Tues 4 June at St. Andrew's Church, Grinton


Ensemble Musica Poetica

20 May 2019


Popular Baroque ensemble to play at this year's Festival

Swaledale FestivALE

16 May 2019


A specially-produced beer to celebrate the Festival...

Esbjerg Ensemble - Exquisite...

23 April 2019


It is a privilege to welcome the outstanding Danish Ensemble to perform two contrasting concerts at this year’s Festival.