Saturday 7th April 7:30pm-10:30pm | Memorial Hall
Strip the willow! Saturday night is our musical party, blowing the lid off our folk theme – a big shindig for performers, audience, volunteers and the town of Beverley. A happy gathering that Norwegians would call folkefest (literally, ‘party people’).
The music begins at 7.30pm with an informally presented concert of folk- and dance-inspired music given by the New Paths artists, who include some outstanding folk musicians. The stunning programme ranges from energetic Argentinian tango, to haunting folksong of the British Isles, and traditional music from Scandinavia. Benjamin Rimmer’s recent Rise for harp and string quartet is dreamy and magical, whilst the top-hit toe-tapping Danish music Woodworks will have you itching to dance!
And so at 8.30pm we push back the chairs, get out the hay bales, and hand over to Triple Scotch, feted as the finest Ceilidh band in the UK, for two hours of solid barn dancing. Do-si-do!
Doors open at 6:45pm.
Pie and peas can be pre-booked for 7pm at a cost of £5: take a seat and make an evening of it.
The Memorial Hall will be operating a cash bar throughout the evening.
Carris Jones mezzo-soprano, Ian Wilson recorder, Alex Caldon trumpet, Eleanor Turner harp, Alexandra Caldon violin, Jamie Campbell violin, Fenella Humphreys violin, Andrew Berridge viola, Simon Tandree viola , Cara Berridge cello, Torun Stavseng cello, Libby Burgess piano