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The third Yorkshire Dales EMF will build upon the success of our previous events with an even more exciting programme. It will commence on Friday 5 October 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, with a combined concert and film showing. The EMF has collaborated with the Yorkshire Film Archive, commissioning three new films of archive material celebrating life, landscape, transport and work in the Yorkshire Dales; and we have set up a competition for top composition students to write music for these three films, the winning entries to be performed in this opening concert alongside the films that they describe.


Saturday 6 October will see a variety of recitals and concerts in St Andrew’s, and on Sunday 7 we will move to fabulous Bolton Castle for several more concerts, including a violin-and-cello duo recital, performances of Howells’s and Lambert’s Clavichord, and a concert for violin and narrator, with new works written especially for the occasion by the composers Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis.



Booking will open on 1 August 2018.



Thank you to all who made the 2018 Oxfordshire Festival such a success!

The programme for the 2019 Oxfordshire Festival will be published on 1 January 2019. In the meantime, you may be interested in the 2018 Autumn Festival of English Music, which will take place from 5 to 7 October in the Yorkshire Dales. Further details, including a full programme, will be posted shortly.

Music and Sweet Poetry Agree is a reading of poetry and prose by Em Marshall-Luck and actor Lance Pierson at St Peter’s Church, Vere Street, London on Friday 15th June at 6.45p.m.. Tickets £15.

Plans for the 2018 Yorkshire Festival of English Music look extremely exciting, with concerts at Bolton Castle (including new works written especially for the occasion by Richard Blackford and Paul Lewis), and a screening of the archive films that the EMF has commissioned from the Yorkshire Film Archive, alongside performances of the winning scores from our competition for composers under the age of 30.