Category Archives: Music Around Skipton – Local Groups

Information about musical groups in Skipton (North Yorkshire) and the surrounding towns / villages.

Weekend of Concerts

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There are loads of advantages to the job that I choose to do for a living. Teaching music from home, my commute usually involves walking to the bottom of my staircase and into my music room. I have no boss or anyone else to answer to. I choose my own working hours and take time off whenever it suits me… Read more »

WI Rock Choir’s First Performances

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Because I’m always so busy teaching from my little studio in Skipton, I rarely get chance to promote the events that I am involved with, let alone go on to write about them afterwards.  This year has been a typically busy one, what with playing in the band for Skipton Musical Theatre Company’s run of The Addams Family, Sutton Green… Read more »

Colne Festival of Music

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… or to give it it’s full name … The Colne Luther Greenwood Memorial Festival of Music I’m just in the middle of preparing my annual application to participate in the Colne Music Festival with the Carleton Ladies Choir, and it occurred to me that some people might not know very much about it and, even if they were interested… Read more »

Early Christmas for Women’s Institute Choir

North Yorkshire West Federation: Rock Choir The Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation are in the process of establishing a rock choir…  well, in fact, three rock choirs that will occasionally come together to perform as one group.  And, I’m honoured to be the Musical Director of one of them – rehearsing every third Wednesday evening at Hellifield Village Hall,… Read more »

New Music Project: Otley Community Orchestra

This poster caught my eye this afternoon, in the window of a bookshop in Ikley: It seems that Otley is starting a completely new musical group: The Otley Community Rock Orchestra, open to people who play any instrument.  Looking at the tag line do you STRUM BLOW PLUCK PICK BOW SQUEEZE or play a musical instrument in any other way… Read more »