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.
Step This Way Appalachian Cloggers and The Bones Creek Band have been performing songs, steps and tunes from the Appalachian mountains of America for the past 11years. The tunes and steps were taken to America from England, Ireland and Scotland in the 1800s with the early settlers, they were blended with Native American and African rhythms and this creates the lively mix which can be seen today.