The Grand Finale

... and what a concert!

If you missed it, you certainly missed out.
The whole afternoon was arranged as a fund-raiser for the Skipton Music Festival. 
All of the production costs for the afternoon has already been underwritten and the concert has been kindly sponsored by Church Shade Ltd and Legal Records

In the course of the afternoon, our sponsors made our jaws drop.
They calmly announced that they would match the income from the day!

The very first "act" of the afternoon was The Tenmours.  They had their new CD on sale in the hall - and they, too, offered to give 20% of all sales on the day to the total.

We have just heard from the Treasurer.  She has banked £781.11 in cash
- and we know there's another £80.00 to be handed over (and there may be more!)

If you came - and feel inspired to become a patron, head over to our Patron's Page to find out more.

We took a lot of photos - see them here.


Skipton Music Festival is a charity which exists to promote interest and participation in music and drama. It organises an annual Music and Drama Festival at which amateur performers appear in public and are encouraged to develop through receiving advice, guidance and encouragement from a team of professional adjudicators.

The Festival is held annually in March and culminates in a Saturday evening concert. Read more here
Next year, it will be held from 11th - 16th March 2019

The 2019 Festival

We are busy, preparing the syllabus for the 2019 Festival.  There are several BRAND NEW classes - particularly a greatly expanded selection of speech and drama categories - and some more classes for adult instrumentalists.  The syllabuses will be out by the end of September.

The Town Hall will be closed for refurbishment during 2019.  We have arranged to hold the Festival at two sites: In the first half of the week, we'll be at St Andrew's church on Newmarket Street.  We visited there a few years ago and found it to be a delightful, venue.  It is far more intimate and much less intimidating than the great stage in the Town Hall.  In the second part of the week, we'll be moving to the far larger space provided by Christ Church which is more suited for large groups and choirs.

If you want to see some of the photographs taken during the Festival Week, visit the Gallery Page.  You'll need a password to see them (unless you are already logged in) and that was displayed in the Hall and is available to appropriate people on request.

Next year... visit the

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... which will lead you through the process all over again!
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We value our patrons!  Their solid support helps us to maintain the Skipton Music Festival as one of the foremost Friendly Festivals!  Find out more here.

Online Booking

You can now book online.  That will save a good deal of paperwork both for you and for us! We had hoped that you would be able to pay, either by direct transfer ("BACS") or by using anouther online payment system, but unfortunately, for technical reasons, this has not been possible.  Of course, we will still need to receive your music by post so you can enclose your cheque with that.

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