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Clare Teal & her Hollywood Orchestra

Clare Teal & her Hollywood Orchestra
Accompanied by her 17 piece Hollywood Orchestra, and conducted by world class trumpeter, composer and arranger Guy Barker, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Clare Teal presents ‘The Ella Fitzgerald Legacy’. 2017 marks the original first lady of song’s centenary and Clare explores the many facets of Ella Fitzgerald as well as Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson and Peggy Lee and the timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today plus Clare’s own original compositions. The eclectic song list, with music from Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Tim Rice to Sting, includes ‘Mack The Knife’, ‘Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love’, ‘Manhattan’,  ‘Sans Souci’, ‘Secret Love’, ‘Feeling Good’, ‘Lush Life’, ‘It Might As Well Be Spring’, ‘Wild Is The Wind’ and ‘Paradisi Carousel’. As the UK’s Queen of Swing, Clare Teal’s concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance and ‘The Ella Fitzgerald Legacy’ promises an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by the very best.

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Thursday 29 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

Gala Concert 2017

Gala Concert 2017
Europe in the 18th century is a continent obsessed with exploring outwards; Alessandro Volta revolutionizes our knowledge of Electricity, James Hutton explains the creation of planets and on the 8th  August 1786 Balmat and the Paccard reach the summit of the continent by conquering Mont Blanc. The same year Mozart composes one of classical music’s most enduring works, the serenade Eine Kleine Nacht Musik. As the explorations of Volta, Hutton, Balmat and Paccard expose myth, superstition and rumour to the light of truth so Mozart’s composition shines with the clarity, confidence and outward beauty of this Age of Enlightenment. At the same time Haydn writes his C Major Cello Concerto, a work full of vivacity and virtuosic brilliance, for his long term friend Joseph Franz Weigl. Haydn records the composition in his catalogue but the work then vanishes to be discovered in the Prague National Archives in 1961 through the explorations of musicologist Oldrich Pulkert. One hundred years after Haydn and the exploration is less outward as the gaze turns inward. Freud coins the terms id and ego and explores how our desires and wants are coded in our subconscious whilst Marx tries to devise a political system that tries to address the abstraction that working people feel from their labour. This world is perfectly capture by the music of Arnold Schoenberg, it is music where aesthetic perfection fades and as tonality creaks at the seams we look beyond the façade at the real truth underneath. International cellist Raphael Wallfisch and former BBC Music Fellow Ben Crick join Skipton Building Society Camerata in the fantastic surroundings of Bolton Abbey Priory for this programme that explores both our world and ourselves. The programme: Mozart          Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Haydn           Cello Concerto in C Schoenberg   Verklärte Nacht

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Sunday 18 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

INWARD Festival Bus

INWARD Festival Bus

From 16th June to the 1st July and in partnership with Grasssington Hub and The Wharfedale Packhorse a Festival Bus will run each evening as needed from Skipton to Grassington and back after the show.

6.30pm Departs Skipton (outside the Library)
Tickets: £5 single / £8 return
£4 / £6 concession (OAP & U16s)

Please Note: If you require a bus ticket both to the festival and back again you must book your outward ticket seperately. Click HERE to book your outward Festival Bus journey now. The return ticket prices are adjusted automatically after adding both journey's to your basket

Please book at least two weeks in advance and direct any questions to the Festival Box Office on 01756 752691.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20176:30pm Book Now
Thursday 29 Jun 20176:30pm Book Now
Saturday 1 Jul 20176:30pm Book Now

Last Night Party - Bananarama

Last Night Party - Bananarama
We are delighted to announce that the 80’s smash hit group, Bananarama, will headline our Last Night Party and end Grassington Festival 2017 in spectacular style. Bananarama, who will perform with original members, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin, and their 4 piece band, celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2012 and their achievements speak for themselves. They have two Band Aid appearances under their belt and an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide with the most charting singles, all of which were international hits. To date they have had 32 Top 40 UK hits, including Venus, Cruel Summer and Robert de Niro’s Waiting, and have released 10 albums and sold 30 million records. We are delighted they will be helping us celebrate our last night, so get ready for an amazing night to boogie and let your hair down. Please note this is a standing event

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Saturday 1 Jul 20177:00pm Book Now

Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner
We are delighted to be welcoming for the first time the unique and world renowned singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner. Newton is known for his incredible guitar playing talent and the power and purity of his voice. He has a unique playing style that enables him to produce a bewildering array of percussive effects on his instrument and an amazing gift of totally captivating his audience as soon as he starts to play. He has produced five albums and will be performing all the classic hits from his extensive repertoire of outstanding music. He released his debut #1 album Hand Built by Robots in 2007 which sold a million copies and spent a year in the Top 40. He released three singles from this album, the beautiful Dream Catch Me, the unbelievably catchy I Need Something and the atmospheric Teardrop. The follow-up, Rebuilt By Humans, was a tribute to the surgeons who saved his career after his right wrist was shattered in a freak mishap in the French Alps. His third album, the upbeat Write In On Your Skin, gave him a second chart-topper in 2012, followed by 2013’s Studio Zoo and in 2015 his latest studio album Human Love. He consistently delivers outstanding performances on stage and is very much at home headlining large festivals. Regardless of the size of his audience, he has a very special talent of making these big venues feel intimate and leaving his listeners spellbound. He is a natural live performer who immediately connects with his audience, holding them in the palm of his hand from his very first note to his last. This is a concert not to be missed. (Please note that this is a standing event)

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Friday 30 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now

OUTWARD Festival Bus

OUTWARD Festival Bus

From 16th June to the 1st July and in partnership with Grasssington Hub and The Wharfedale Packhorse a Festival Bus will run each evening as needed from Skipton to Grassington and back after the show.

10.30pm Departs Grassington (from the Square)
Tickets: £5 single / £8 return
£4 / £6 concession (OAP & U16s)

Please Note: If you require a bus ticket both to the festival and back again you must book your inward ticket seperately. Click HERE to book your inward Festival Bus journey now. The return ticket prices are adjusted automatically after adding both journey's to your basket.

Please book at least two weeks in advance and direct any questions to the Festival Box Office on 01756 752691.

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Wednesday 28 Jun 201710:30pm Book Now
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The Heath Quartet

The Heath Quartet
The dynamic and charismatic Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. In May 2013 they became the first ensemble in 15 years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award. Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music they were selected for representation by YCAT, were awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Special Ensemble Scholarship and in 2012 won Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Heath Quartet regularly enjoy working with a host of talented collaborators including Anna Caterina Antonacci, James Baillieu, Ian Bostridge, Adrian Brendel, Michael Collins, Colin Currie, Stephen Hough, Sunwook Kim, Richard Lester, Joanna MacGregor, Aleksandar Madzar, Anthony Marwood, Mark Padmore, Lawrence Power, Carolyn Sampson, Jamie Walton and the Tokyo Quartet, plus even venturing into the world of jazz with a ‘Wigmore Late’ concert together with saxophonist Trish Clowes and pianist Gwilym Simcock. Strong exponents of contemporary music, the Quartet have also worked with several leading composers including Hans Abrahamsen, Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Anthony Gilbert, Sofia Gubaidulina, Steven Mackey and John Musto. They took part in the European première of Steve Mackey’s ‘Gaggle and Flock’ for string octet, the world première of John Musto’s ‘Another Place’ with Carolyn Sampson at the Wigmore Hall as well as receiving unanimous critical acclaim for their performance of Ligeti’s Quartet No.2 and Thomas Ades’ ‘Arcadiana’ for The Park Lane Group at the Purcell Room. The Heath Quartet members are Professors of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, individually holding instrumental teaching posts in the faculty. We are delighted to welcome them to Scargill House in Kettlewell, with one of the best acoustics in the north of England, and this is a concert not to be missed. The programme: Beethoven Opus 18/3 Bartok Quartet No 2 Beethoven Opus 59/1

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Sunday 25 Jun 20173:30pm Book Now

The Ukulele Orchestra of GB

The Ukulele Orchestra of GB
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. ‘Heresy II Heritage’, their new tour, charts the Uke’s rise from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall. The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family, the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, but heretics they remain, poking fun at the cultural elite, defying you to believe their own hype, bemused by all the hot air. On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are masters of the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions. With glowing reviews: “Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof.” Sunday Times “Most people have to die before they become immortal. These ukulele superstars have no such worries.” New Musical Express We guarantee that this will be an evening you will not forget!

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Wednesday 28 Jun 20178:00pm Book Now