Category Archives: Music Around Skipton – Local Events

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

Update & Invite

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Invite to Contribute to the CLC Advent Calendar As Musical Director of Carleton Ladies Choir, I am organising a festive online event and I would be thrilled if you would participate. Through December I will be posting daily music videos on YouTube featuring choir members, their friends and families (and my friends and students). The idea is that viewers will… Read more »

Weekly Update: 20 July 2020

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been kept really busy over at Carleton Ladies Choir with working on their Summer Season of Music and Poetry. Right now we’re right in the middle of a series of performances recorded by the choir members and their friends. So far there have been songs arranged in all different ways and poems read and/or… Read more »

Summer Season of Music & Poetry

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Since 2013 when I took on the role of Musical Director at Carleton Ladies Choir, we have put on an annual summer concert that has helped to strengthen community bonds, give local people a performance platform and raised lots and lots of money for local, national and international charities. Unfortunately, as with so many things, we’ve had to cancel this… Read more »

Concert for Médecins Sans Frontières: LIVE NOW

Click on the window below to watch our LIVE concert, streaming from the Skipton area across the globe on YouTube! You can also support the charity by going onto my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/skiptonmusicteacher and scrolling down to the DONATE button.

‘The Feel Good Fair’ : A Performance Opportunity

I received an email yesterday from Laura Hepworth about a fair she is putting on. This event presents an ideal opportunity for music students and amateur musicians to play to a live audience. Her email read as follows: My name is Laura Hepworth, I am in the process of organising a charity event ‘The Feel Good Fair’ for 5th April… Read more »

Musical Theatre Singing Workshop

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I’m excited to announce that, in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Music, Sarah Churcher and I will be running a singing workshop for those interested in learning songs from the shows! Details: Thursday 5th March 09:30 – 16:30 Woodlands Retreat, Giggleswick £50 per participant Lunch included Everyone welcome, with or without prior experience It promises to be a really fun day,… Read more »

£475 Raised in Fundraiser Concert

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One of the highlights of being a music teacher is having the opportunity to use my job to help people. And, of course this can come in many forms. On the 1st December, my pupils put on a concert to help raise funds for a little boy I know who needs some special equipment in order to communicate with his… Read more »

Carleton Ladies Choir & Friends: in concert!

I wanted to share the promotional poster for a forthcoming concert that might interest you. It’s on the evening of Saturday 29th June, at Carleton Village Hall: The concert is organised by one of the choirs that I conduct, Carleton Ladies Choir, and they will be performing a diverse range of music. We have some classical pieces by Mozart and… Read more »

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 »