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Farm Buildings of the Heart of Teesdale

28th Feb 2018 14.00-16.00

Harmby village hall DL8 5PG
Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Jennifer Deadman - Farm Buildings of the Heart of Teesdale. Jennifer Deadman is a historic building surveyor and will be talking about several of the farmsteads which she recorded with a volunteer historic buildings survey group, training them not only to record the fabric of the buildings but also, through documentary research, to place them in their landscape setting and in their local historic context.
Meeting starts at 2pm. The Upper Dales Group is a branch of the Cleveland Family History Society; entry is free for members and non-members are very welcome at £2 each.
moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

17th Mar 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

Tannara

23rd Mar 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Tannara (nominated for ‘Up and Coming Act of the Year’ at the Scots Trad Awards in 2016) play contemporary Scottish folk music - lots of great tunes and beautiful vocals guaranteed. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, the quartet play with a raw energy that brings booming sets of tunes and songs together with moments of knot-in-stomach beauty. It’s four big personalities bouncing off each other to create big sounds.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £12 in advance, £14 on the door. Under 16s half price.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Sir Thomas Robinson, gentleman of Fashion

28th Mar 2018 14.00-16.00

Fremington Sunday School DL11 6AR
Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Anthony Wood - Sir Thomas Robinson, gentleman of Fashion. Anthony Wood is a volunteer guide at Rokeby and will be talking mainly about Thomas Robinson (1702-1777) builder of Rokeby Park, amateur architect , spendthrift, diplomat and scallywag; touching briefly on the Morrit family’s association with the estate.
2pm start. Non-members are very welcome at £2 each.
moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

Settle Stories Festival: An adventure in Story, Ideas and Digital Art.

6th Apr 2018 until 8th Apr 2018 10.00am-21.00pm

Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9DZ
1 weekend, 1 Yorkshire Dales Market Town, 70+ artistic experiences

Story is more than child's play… Log into the Settle Stories Festival and play Wi-Fi Wars, a record-breaking live comedy game show. Enjoy the kind of theatre that seeps into the subconscious with Proto-type Theatre’s A Machine they’re Secretly Building. Immerse yourself in a video goggle performance with And the Birds Fell From the Sky.

Our family events are going to make a splash. We’ve transported a 50ft inflatable whale to Settle Market Place. Will you dare step inside its belly? Join Coco Rumbaba for an underwater adventure. Don’t miss the festival premiere The Queen & the Jester, which will leave you in stitches.

There are events for the whole family, events for children and events for adults. There are some events that are free and some events that have a ticket cost.
admin@settlestories.org.uk
05603845693
http://settlestories.org.uk/

Calan

13th Apr 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. Vocals in both Welsh and English combine with their unique instrumental blend of fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales. ?
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £13 (door £15) under 16s half price.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory

25th Apr 2018 14.00-16.00

Harmby village hall DL8 5PG
Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Janet Ratcliffe and Sue Thorne - Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory. A collection of hand written magazines discovered in the attics of Thirsk Museum, whose main contributors were the daughters of the late 19th century Rector of Sessay, The Rev. George Dupuis provides the basis for this talk about the lives of the family as seen through the pages of their magazines and mirrored in the local press.
2pm. Non-members welcome £2.
moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

28th Apr 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

Andy Irvine

28th Apr 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". Musician (bouzouki, mandola and harmonica), singer songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45 year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, he has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £14 in advance (£16 on the door) under 16s half price
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

19th May 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

Ritchie Parrish Ritchie

19th May 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Canadian band, Tanglefoot. Along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, they have re-connected as RPR. The four seasoned performers create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Rob's incisive humour, the drop-dead vocal harmonies in a new acapella song or the occasional re-working of an old Tanglefoot tune, all the old chemical energy and impact are still there.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £14 in advance (£16 on the door)
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

No Place Like Home

23rd May 2018 14.00-16.00

Fremington Sunday School DL11 6AR
Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Peter Higginbotham - No Place Like Home. Peter is well known for his research into workhouses and this talk covers a new direction in his research, looking into children's homes and how children were looked after.
Starts at 2pm. Non-members very welcome, £2.
moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

Steve Turner

14th Jun 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £10 (£12 door) under 16s half price
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

16th Jun 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

And the bride wore…

27th Jun 2018 19.30

Fremington Sunday School DL11 6AR
Upper Dales Family History Group talk.
Gill Parkes - 'And the bride wore…' Gill Parkes is an archivist at Durham County Record Office who has selected group photographs of weddings from the archives to illustrate the changing fashions of the day and weddings across a wide social range, with some of the stories of the families in the photographs.
Non-members welcome £2.
moverley.yorkshire@outlook.com
http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

21st Jul 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

18th Aug 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

Village Songs of Praise

26th Aug 2018 15.00-16.00

Reeth green DL11 6QT
Open air Songs of Praise with Reeth Brass Band on the village green - in the Memorial Hall if wet.
3pm to 4pm. No charge but a collection is taken for future village events.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Rant

13th Sep 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland’ s finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Lauren MacColl and recent recruit Anna Massie join forces to create a sound which is both rich and lush, yet retaining all the bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player. Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £15 in advance (£17 on the door)
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

15th Sep 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan

28th Sep 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Multi award winning singer Emily Smith is a leading figure of the Scottish folk scene. For over a decade she has been entertaining audiences all over the world with her blend of traditional and original songs. Unshakeably Scottish but with farther, wider horizons, Emily’s music sees time worn texts weave beautifully alongside contemporary material, blurring the borders of old and new. Emily’s beautiful voice eases tired ears and lifts souls with its simple beauty. She also plays accordion and piano. Her long term musical collaborator, and husband, Jamie McClennan has accompanied her throughout her career on guitar and fiddle and in recent years produced several of her albums.
£14 in advance, £16 on the door, under 16s half price. Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

20th Oct 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

John Tams & Barry Coope

20th Oct 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
John Tams described by Mojo as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters' has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He also worked as a music consultant on War Horse at the National Theatre. War Horse received six nominations for the Olivier Awards, including one for the Best Sound, for Tams and fellow team members Chris Shutt and Adrian Sutton. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope is one part of the vocal folk trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson. Formed around 1990, their sound is rich and often includes unusual vocal harmonies. Together, Tams & Coope are an award-winning duo. Their voices sounded perfect: rich, powerful and full. Likely to sell out well in advance - don't leave it until the last minute!
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £15 in advance, £17 on the door, under 16s half price.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Family Fireworks and Bonfire

5th Nov 2018 19.00

Reeth Village Green DL11 6QT
The village bonfire and fireworks display is held on the village green.
The judging of the guys begins at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30. The fireworks display begins at 7pm and a barbecue is available throughout the evening. Admission is free and a collection is taken.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Himmerland

9th Nov 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
Himmerland are a four piece band from Denmark performing an eclectic mix of traditional Danish songs in new arrangements, and some very new compositions by the band members, arranged for vocals, violin, saxophone, guitar, electric bass guitar and percussion.

The band have been touring Europe, Russia, Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for the last few year winning new fans wherever they go.

Tickets £13 (£15 on the door)
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

Drop in coffee morning

17th Nov 2018 10.00-12.00

Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church DL11 6TE
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Everyone welcome. No charge.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

A Christmas Carol

6th Dec 2018 20.00

Reeth Memorial Hall DL11 6QT
GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

The first half of the show presents a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long ‘folk opera’ of his most iconic novella – the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving. This heartwarming tale is presented entirely in narrative song, using brand-new lyrics set to traditional English folk and carol melodies.

The show is the latest in a long line of similar ‘folk operas’ which fuse traditional song and storytelling such as Peter Bellamy’s The Transports, Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee and of course Ewan McColl’s classic Radio Ballads. Composer Chris Green says “A Christmas Carol is one of those rare works of literature that has been completely assimilated into the popular consciousness. It’s a tale that has been retold and reinvented by each new generation for the last 170 years, much like a classic folk song – so it seemed a natural progression to retell it using traditional melodies with new words.”

“A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera” is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

Tickets £12 (£14 on the door); under 16s £3
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

New Year Fireworks display

1st Jan 2019 19.00

Reeth green DL11 6QT
Family firework display on the village green.
No admission charge but a collection is taken to support future village events.
tracy@swaledale.org
01748884759
Tracy Little
http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/