Plenty more to come in the second week of Swaledale Festival!

Plenty more to come in the second week of Swaledale Festival!

Swaledale Festival, the annual Festival of music, arts and walking that takes place across the three northern-most Yorkshire Dales, is moving into its packed second week and there are still tickets available for many wonderful events.

Highlights in the second week include vocal ensemble the Marian Consort, the Sacconi String Quartet, pianist Martin Roscoe, folk extraordinaires The Hut People, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, the Aurora Percussion Duo, Syrian musician Maya Youssef, the world-famous Hallé Orchestra and jazz from Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord.  

Also taking place is the Festival’s flagship family event The Boy, the Piano and the Beach by Slot Machine Theatre (Saturday 2 June at the Influence Church, Richmond). The show, which premiered to sell-out audiences at Brighton Festival, will feature puppetry, dance, projection and classical music from a world-class pianist.  

Artistic Director Malcolm Creese says “Our first week has been full of outstanding events with packed venues and an overwhelmingly positive audience response.  There is still so much to look forward to and our second week is full of unmissable treats - come and join the fun”.

Tickets are available for many events - ring our friendly box office on 01748 880019.


The Boy, the Piano and the Beach
Saturday 2 June, 14:00-15:00, Influence Church, Richmond
An incredible story for children and adults alike told in puppetry, dance and projection with live music from a professional pianist.
Adults £8, Under 25 £3

Sacconi Quartet & James Gilchrist
Sunday 3 June, 19:30 - St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton
The Sacconi Quartet and leading tenor James Gilchrist perform Jonathan Dove’s In Damascus which the quartet commissioned in 2016.  The Sacconis will also play Haydn’s ‘Razor’ Quartet and Janacek’s passionate and playful Intimate Letters.
Adults £19, Under 25 £3

Martin Roscoe & EUCO Wind Soloists
Monday 4 June, 19:30 - Influence Church, Richmond
A mouth-watering programme of music for piano and wind instruments including Beethoven, Poulenc, Ibert and Mozart, performed by the outstanding pianist Martin Roscoe and principal wind players from the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
Adults £19, Under 25 £3

Apollo Saxophone Quartet
Tuesday 5 June,19:30 - St. Gregory’s Church, Bedale 
Since 1985 the Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been at the forefront of the contemporary music scene - commissioning, collaborating, recording and performing all over the world. Their repertoire includes classical, jazz, folk and world music influences, and their presentation is accessible and stylish. Here the quartet presents a selection of its commissions - from the eclectic artistry of Richard Rodney Bennett to the imaginative and playful music of Barbara Thompson, and the world premiere of a piece by Simon Parkin.
Adults £16, Under 25 £3

Aurora Percussion Duo
Wednesday 6 June, 16:00 - 17:00 - Gunnerside Methodist Chapel
Percussion wizards Delia Stevens and Le Yu play music spanning five centuries on a myriad of instruments.
Adults £10, Under 25 £3 

The Maya Youssef Trio
Wednesday 6 June, 19:30 – St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton
Syrian musician Maya Youssef is a virtuoso player of the Qanun and regularly appears on television and at venues and festivals worldwide.  Maya moved to London from Syria under the Arts Council’s Exceptional Talent scheme. Her exquisite set will take the audience on a “personal journey through the six years of war in Syria” with constantly changing moods - from sorrow to hope.
Adults £16, Under 25 £3

The Hallé
Saturday 9 June, 19:30 – The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn
It is a privilege to welcome back the North’s world-class symphony orchestra.  Tonight they perform a delicious programme of masterworks by Mozart, Grieg, Ravel and Kodaly.
Adults £15-30, Under 25 £3-9

Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord
Saturday 9 June, 22:00-23:30 – The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn
A relaxed session with jazz violinist Emma Fisk’s superb quartet, bringing to life the classic 30s and 40s repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli's Hot Club de France. 
Adults £15, Under 25 £3

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