Category Archives: Music Around Skipton – Local Events

Information about musical events in Skipton (North Yorkshire) and the surrounding villages.

Local Performance Opportunities

Following on from my post a couple of weeks ago about local festivals, I’d like to share some information about two in particular that some of my students might wish to get involved with: Colne ‘Festival of Song’ This year’s Colne Luther Greenwood Festival has changed a little from previous years. For one thing, it’s taking place over just one… Read more »

Music Festivals: Great Opportunities to Perform!

Britain has a long established tradition of competitive and non-competitive festivals of music, drama and dance. These offer amateur musicians a wonderful opportunity not only to perform in front of their peers, but also to be given professional feedback by a learned adjudicator. Most often performing arts festivals take place over a few days to a week, and a split… Read more »

Lesson Availability: w/c 18th March 2019

Last week was really enjoyable – I spent most of the week flitting between teaching students at home, and nipping over to Christ Church in Skipton to support those of my students who were performing at Skipton Music Festival. I find the festival an excellent opportunity to learn – not just for my students but for me too. I feel… Read more »

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 »

Students’ Charity Concert – 2019

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This year’s Student Charity Concert will be held at St Andrew’s Church, on Newmarket Street in Skipton, on the afternoon of Sunday 10th February 2019.   All students and musician friends are welcome to perform in a friendly, supportive environment.  There will be no charge for participants or members of the audience, but you will be able to make a donation… Read more »

Young Musician Competition

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ROTARY CLUB OF KEIGHLEY YOUNG MUSICIAN COMPETITION Keighley Shared Church (Church Green – just behind the Market) Saturday, December 1st 2018 2.00 pm for 12 and under; 3.30 pm for older age groups. Open to solo instrumentalists and vocalists. There are three age groups: 12 and under,13 to 15,16 to 18. All ages are as at 31st August 2019. The… 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 »

Oxfam Fundraiser Music Festival

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Live Music All Day! Check this gig out: From 12:00 on Saturday 8th September, at the Heart Centre in Headingley, Leeds, there’ll be loads of live music.  It’s a fundraiser for Oxfam, and a full price day ticket is only £15.  There’ll be food and drink, music workshops for children, two stages with a wide variety of musical acts performing. … Read more »