Goodbye and heartfelt thanks to Festival Artistic Director, Malcolm Creese

Goodbye and heartfelt thanks to Festival Artistic Director, Malcolm Creese

After seventeen wonderful years, Swaledale Festival’s Artistic Director Malcolm Creese is moving on to pastures new.

Highlights from the 2024 Festival

Highlights from the 2024 Festival

Over a packed fortnight in late May and early June, Swaledale Festival burst over the northern Dales, filling its chapels, churches and halls with exquisite classical, folk, world and jazz music, as well as film, theatre, comedy, talks and participatory workshops.

Swaledale Festival begins on Saturday 25 May

Swaledale Festival begins on Saturday 25 May

The meadows are bursting into flower and Swaledale Festival is ready to spring into action.

My Top Pick with Maria Laybourn, Volunteers Coordinator: MARTIN TAYLOR

My Top Pick with Maria Laybourn, Volunteers Coordinator: MARTIN TAYLOR

"One of the world’s finest jazz guitarists is coming to the atmospheric church in Grinton. What are you waiting for?"

My Top Pick with Chris Curry, SF Events Manager: THE YOUNG'UNS

My Top Pick with Chris Curry, SF Events Manager: THE YOUNG'UNS

"I have met and welcomed musicians from all over the world to my home patch, but one of my favourite acts has got to be the local(ish!) folk trio, The Young’uns, who are returning to the Festival once again this year."

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