The musical entertainment at the Festival justifies the ticket price on its own. Throughout each day in the Richard Whiteley Pavilion, with a break only for the speakers, trad jazz alternates with Dales brass bands. Yorkshire is famous for its brass band tradition, maintained at a high standard by the bands from Muker, Reeth and Leyburn.

Each day a morris dancing or sword dancing troupe will also perform in between the bands for your entertainment.

Timetable

  Saturday 3rd May
10 .00– 11.00 Old Glory Jazz Band
11.00 – 11.45 Muker Silver Band
11.45 – 12.00 Traditional Sword Dancers
12.00 – 12.45 Old Glory Jazz Band
12.45 – 13.00 Traditional Sword Dancers
13.00 – 13.45 Muker Silver Band
13.45 – 14.00 Traditional Sword Dancers
14.00 – 15.00 Neil Hanson – Speaker
15.00 – 16.00 Old Glory Jazz Band
16.00 – 17.00 Muker Silver Band

  Sunday 4th May
10 .00– 10.45 Old Glory Jazz Band
10.45 – 11.00 Richmond on Swale Morris Men
11.00 – 11.45 Leyburn Band
11.45 – 12.00 Richmond on Swale Morris Men
12.00 – 12.45 Old Glory Jazz Band
12.45 – 13.00 Richmond on Swale Morris Men
13.00 – 13.45 Leyburn Band
13.45 – 14.00 Richmond on Swale Morris Men
14.00 – 15.00 Gary Verity- Speaker
15.00 – 16.00 Old Glory Jazz Band
16.00 – 17.00 Leyburn Band

  Monday 5th May
10 .00– 10.45 Reeth Brass Band
10.45 – 11.00 Black Sheep Morris Men
11.00 – 11.45 New Orleans Wiggle Jazz Band
11.45 – 12.00 Black Sheep Morris Men
12.00 – 12.45 Reeth Brass Band
12.45 – 13.00 Black Sheep Morris Men
13.00 – 13.45 New Orleans Wiggle Jazz Band
13.45 – 14.00 Black Sheep Morris Men
14.15 – 15.15 Gervase Phinn - Speaker
15.15 – 16.00 Reeth Brass Band
16.00 – 17.00 New Orleans Wiggle Jazz Band

Black Sheep Morris Men
Black Sheep Morris Dancers
Daleside New Orleans Jazz Band
New Orleans Wiggle

Richmond on Swale Morris Men
Richmond on Swale Morris Men
Old Glory
Old Glory Jazz Band
Leyburn Band
Leyburn Band
Muker Silver Band
Muker Silver Band
Reeth Brass Band
Reeth Brass Band
Traditional Sword Dancers
Traditional Sword Dancers

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Speakers Corner

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The high point of each day, 2.00pm at the Richard Whiteley Pavilion, is an interesting and entertaining talk by a different guest speaker.

Find out more about Speakers Corner

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Foreword by Gervase Phinn

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Gervase Phinn

"...There is no better way of spending the May Day Bank Holiday weekend than a visit to beautiful Wensleydale for there is something for everyone at this varied and colourful pageant and the hospitality is of the very best."

Read foreword in full...

 
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