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2022 Events now available online!

Visit the 'What's On' page to view and book this year's events.

WELCOME to our 25th Anniversary 2023
...celebrating great music and arts!

Summer Concert Thursday 24th August

The Wihan Quartet of Prague ‘Spirit of Bohemia’


The London Revue Company with West End actress Nicola Keen (Sat 2nd)  
Duo Diez: Violeta Barrena violin and Dimitris Dekavallas guitar (Tue 5th & Wed 6th)
Folk bands Ninebarrow (Fri 8th) and The Often Herd (Sat 9th) Music at Markenfield Hall (12th & 13th ) Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch – Beethoven, Grieg, Ravel  (Fri 15th) Lempen Puppets  ‘The Amazing Thing’ (Sat 16th ) Theatre: Rebecca Vaughan in ‘A Room of One’s Own’ (Wed 20th) Carlton Main Frickley Band (Sat 23rd) Louise Thomson, harp (Sun 24th Sept) Royal Northern Sinfonia Beethoven 8, Mozart Flute Concerto, Schubert 9 (Sat 30th)


Nature in Music Talk by John Leeman (Fri 6th) Red Priest Baroque Extravaganza (Sat 7th)


Writer Marie-Elsa Bragg ‘Towards Mellbreak’ (Sat Nov 4th)


Hallé Orchestra –
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
Seckou Keita & Catrin Finch
London Mozart Players –
Beethoven Symphony No 7
Dvorak New World Symphony
Alexander McCall Smith
Ian McMillan
Miklós Perényi
Red Priest
Royal Northern Sinfonia –
Schubert Symphony No 9
Sibelius Symphony No. 1
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra –
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
St. Nikolai Choir of Moscow –
Rachmaninov Vespers
Stile Antico
Clare Teal
Wihan Quartet
John Williams

2023 Events

Summer Celebrity Concert

The Wihan Quartet

The London Revue Company

Duo Diez

Duo Diez

Ninebarrow Folk Band

The Often Herd Bluegrass Band

Music at Markenfield Hall

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

Lempen Puppet Theatre ‘The Amazing Thing’

A Room of One’s Own

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band

Louise Thomson

Gala Concert

Royal Northern Sinfonia​

Autumn Celebrity Concert

Vintage! Red Priest

Marie-Elsa Bragg – ‘Towards Mellbreak’

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Ripon International Festival is a world-class celebration of great orchestras, choral, chamber and folk concerts, jazz, gypsy, literature and poetry, in magnificent Ripon Cathedral, the Royal Hall – Harrogate’s “Palace of Gold”, Markenfield Hall – mediaeval manor, and historic village churches. Come and experience the festival’s distinctive atmosphere in an area full of history and natural beauty.

Our sponsors

The Festival Friends
The Coulthurst Trust
The WW Spooner Trust
Anne & Martin Curzon
Mrs. Christin Thackray