Swaledale Festival

The Fabulous Swaledale Festival coming up 25 May to 8 June 2019

The Fabulous Swaledale Festival coming up 25 May to 8 June 2019

Again an amazing programme to enjoy for fifteen exciting days in May and early June not only in Swaledale but Wensleydale too, Richmond Georgian Theatre, local churches and other local venues and villages. Some of the highlights include the legendary flamenco guitarist PACO PEÑA will play solo in Grinton Church. The phenomenal cellist SHEKU KANNEH-MASON will perform chamber music with his talented siblings and friends from the Royal Academy of Music. The great violinist TASMIN LITTLE will perform a solo recital and give a masterclass.

Annual Swaledale Festival 26 May until 9 June 2018

Annual Swaledale Festival 26 May until 9 June 2018

The annual Swaledale Festival will take place again this year starting on Saturday 26 May and the last performances on Saturday 9 June. It’s always such a fabulous event. This year there will be young stars of the future alongside world-class instrumentalists, singers, actors, choirs, poets, films, exhibitions, talks, workshops, puppets, and a series of themed walks celebrating the magical landscape of the northern Dales.

Swaledale Festival 2017 comes to a close

Swaledale Festival 2017 comes to a close

So sad the Swaledale Festival for this year has come to a close, a magical two weeks of music, art exhibitions, workshops, talks and poetry held in some interesting venues and guided walks in breath taking countryside in Swaledale and Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Famous artists and not so famous all added to an exciting and entertaining mix for us all to greatly enjoy. For me the highlight was a small intimate concert held in the Cloisters in the Gardens Rooms at Tennants in Leyburn.