Year: 2022

Alison Weir – Author and Historian

Queens of the Age of Chivalry – England’s queens of the 14th Century. Alison Weir is the bestselling female historian in the UK and has sold over 3 million books world-wide. She has published twenty history books, including her most recent non-fiction book, Queens of the Crusades, the second in her England’s Medieval Queens quartet. Alison is …

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Box Tale Soup Theatre – The Wind in the Willows

‘masters of storytelling … ingenious… delightful … absolutely enchanting’ ***** From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved River Bank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Ratty and Mole on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr. Toad.  A beautiful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic …

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Janusz Jersey Opera House

Janusz Piotrowicz

Liszt: Funérailles, Consolation Rachmaninov: Prelude Op 32 No 12 Chopin: Nocturne Op 27 No 2; Ballade No 3; Mazurka Op 33 No 4; Scherzo No 2; Berceuse Op 57; Grande Valse Brillante Op 34 No 1 and other works Winner of the Nawrocki Prize for the most poetic interpreter at the Warsaw International Chopin Competition, …

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The London Revue Company ‘LOVEetc’

A musical guide to Love, Marriage and Growing Old Disgracefully Starring West End actors Nicola Keen and Michael Winsor. Director/piano Malcolm McKee Songs by Cole Porter, Noël Coward, Lerner & Loewe, Rogers & Hart, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and many more. The company which brought the Festival ‘The Land of Lost Content’ and …

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The Often Herd

The Often Herd – Bluegrass Band

Robert Hughes – guitar;  Evan Davies – mandolin;  Niles Kreiger – fiddle;  Sam Quintana – bass One of the most engaging and dynamic live acts in the UK’s Bluegrass,  Americana and Roots scene, the group won the title of ‘Best European Blue Grass Band 2018’ at the prestigious La Roche Bluegrass Festival, France. ‘Traditional, inventive, …

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Black Dyke Band

The Black Dyke Band

Conductor – Nicholas Childs    Programme: Kaye Queensbury Shostakovich Festive Overture Schjelderup Fantasy of Joy  Ravel Bolero  Sarasota Ziegeuneweisen  Lovatt-Cooper Carrickfergus Black Dyke at the Movies; Strictly Black Dyke – Irving  Berlin Let’s Face the Music and Dance We are delighted to welcome the world’s most famous brass band to the festival. The musicians’ supreme mastery …

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After Hours

The After Hours Quintet

Oly Clarkson – vocals, woodwind Max Miller – guitar, banjo Elliott Roffe – D/B John Arnesen – drums Elias Bolufer Cabello – trumpet Dynamic, sophisticated, star quality: the 20’s style Gatsby swing band is a likely bunch of northern musos with a most hazardous compulsion to make red hot jazz.  We welcome back a festival …

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Morgan Szymanski – Guitar (Thirsk)

Musical Journey through Latin America – exciting rhythms and soulful melodies from the great classics of Agustin Barrios, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel Ponce, Piazzolla, César Oliva, Jorge Cardoso, Leo Brouwer A top prizewinner at international competitions, Morgan Szymanski, from Mexico, has toured throughout the world to major festivals and concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, …

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Morgan Szymanski – Guitar (Ripon)

Musical Journey through Latin America – exciting rhythms and soulful melodies from the great classics of Agustin Barrios, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel Ponce, Piazzolla, César Oliva, Jorge Cardoso, Leo Brouwer A top prizewinner at international competitions, Morgan Szymanski, from Mexico, has toured throughout the world to major festivals and concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, …

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