Settle Folk Weekend Gathering
Friday September 5th to Sunday 7th 2014
If you fancy a weekend of music and friends then you need to pop over to the Settle Folk Weekend Gathering. As well as the 3 main events at Victoria Hall, there will be workshops, sessions, Thwaites dray horses, a BBQ and much more. Go for the day or the whole weekend – you won’t be disappointed!
Friday 5th September – Family Ceilidh 7.30 pm until everyone goes home
Come along to the Hall on Friday evening and join the William Small Small Orchestra, Settle Victoria Hall’s resident house band, with added friends, and dance the night away. With a special guest caller, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced at a ceilidh before. This evening is suitable for all ages and will include a light supper. Please feel free to bring along your own instrument if you wish, or just come to join in with the dancing or listen to the music.
We’d be delighted if you’d like to bring something to share at the Jacob’s Join Supper.
Doors open at 6.30 pm. Tickets: £5. Under 18s free.
Saturday 6th September – Open Mic at Victoria Hall 2 pm
We’ll open the doors from 2 pm to 4 pm for an open mic gathering at the Hall. A bar and a barbecue will be available.
Doors open at 2 pm. Tickets: Free entry.
Saturday 6th September – Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin 8 pm
On Saturday night we bring you Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years.They have been named ‘Best Duo’ in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go.
Doors open at 7.15 pm. All tickets: £12.
Sunday 7th September – Tunstill’s Men Noon
A poignant tale of local young men sent off to war, Tunstill’s Men is an accomplished piece created and performed by students and staff from Aireville School, Skipton. The true story of a recruiting campaigner during World War I is brought to life in this promenade performance through the Craven streets a century after the events that changed the lives of men and women in the district forever.
At 12 noon on Sun 7th September we will be commemorating the Great War and those who left Settle by performing the historically accurate recruitment meeting in the actual place where it happened, 100 years to the date and time that the meeting took place in Settle Victoria Hall.
There is no charge for the event at Settle Victoria Hall.
Sunday 7th September – Nancy Kerr and James Fagan 7.30 pm
Long standing, well loved Anglo-Australian duo. Multi BBC Folk award winners including the inaugural Horizon award and Best Duo 2003 and 2011. Nancy Kerr (vocals, fiddle, viola, autoharp, guitar) James Fagan (vocals, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin) inspire and delight with lyrical poetic music and are an ideal way to complete our first folk weekend gathering.
Doors open at 6.30 pm. All tickets: £12.