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November 2018
Name: The Urban Folk Quartet
Date: Friday, 23rd November 2018
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: 11
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Since its inception in 2009 the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, consisting of Joe Broughton (fiddle/mandolin/guitar), Paloma Trigas (fiddle/vocals), Tom Chapman (percussion/vocals) and Dan Walsh (banjo/guitar/vocals), has performed around the world at everything from intimate venues to 30,000 capacity festival fields, delighting audiences with their high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £13 in advance, £15 on the door, under 16s half price.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: The Invisibility Hat - Family Storytelling
Date: Saturday, 24th November 2018
Time: 14.00-15.00
Venue: Settle Stories
Venue Postcode: BD24 9ED
Event Information: The Swedish forests are filled with the strangest things...

When a brother and sister find an extraordinary hat, they are plunged into the world of the trolls, where things quickly spin out of control. But help sometimes comes from the most unexpected places….

Join Dominic on a storytelling journey into the vast northern forests: through mystery, suspense and a great deal of fun. On the way you’ll find out what to do should you ever come face to face with a troll! Dominic’s dynamic, warm and witty performance style has enthralled school, festival and theatre audiences in fifteen countries on three continents. He has lived in Scandinavia for six years, teaching storytelling at Sweden’s Royal College of Music and directing storytelling performances for Norway’s national stage for folk arts. Dominic personally translated from Swedish the legends on which the show is based. Suitable for all ages over 7 years to adult.

Come dressed up as a troll - there will be a prize for the best dressed!

“A master storyteller” - BBC Radio
Event Email: admin@settlestories.org.uk
Event Web Link: http://www.settlestories.org.uk/invisibility

 

Name: Upper Dales Family History Group
Date: Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Time: 14.00-16.00
Venue: Harmby Village Hall, Spennithorne Road
Venue Postcode: DL8 5PG
Event Information: People of the Parish - a teaching session on how to find, read and understand parish registers.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: https://upperdales.weebly.com/

 

December 2018
Name: A Christmas Carol
Date: Thursday, 6th December 2018
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the best-loved Yuletide adventure of them all – Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved and retold by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

The first half of the show presents a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs which paint a vivid and colourful picture of the festive season in Dickens’ time. The second half is an hour-long ‘folk opera’ of his most iconic novella – the tale of how flinty-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes several ghostly visitations over the course of a cold and bitter Christmas Eve and awakes the following morning transformed into the epitome of the Christmas spirit – warm-hearted, generous and loving. This heartwarming tale is presented entirely in narrative song, using brand-new lyrics set to traditional English folk and carol melodies.

The show is the latest in a long line of similar ‘folk operas’ which fuse traditional song and storytelling such as Peter Bellamy’s The Transports, Fairport Convention’s Babbacombe Lee and of course Ewan McColl’s classic Radio Ballads. Composer Chris Green says “A Christmas Carol is one of those rare works of literature that has been completely assimilated into the popular consciousness. It’s a tale that has been retold and reinvented by each new generation for the last 170 years, much like a classic folk song – so it seemed a natural progression to retell it using traditional melodies with new words.”

“A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera” is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.
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Tickets £12 (£14 on the door); under 16s £3
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Coffee & Carols
Date: Saturday, 15th December 2018
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: You are invited to enjoy an informal drop-in for ‘coffee and carols’ in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748 884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Carols by Candlelight
Date: Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Time: 19.00-20.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: Join us to celebrate Christmas with a candlelight service for all ages followed by coffee and mince pies.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

January 2019
Name: New Year Fireworks display
Date: Tuesday, 1st January 2019
Time: 19.00
Venue: Reeth green
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Family firework display on the village green.
No admission charge but a collection is taken to support future village events.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

John Kirkpatrick is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established a reputation as an instrumental virtuoso on melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands and is known to many for his appearances on BBC’s Victorian Farm.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £16 in advance, £18 on the door, under 16s half price.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

February 2019
Name: Symbio
Date: Friday, 1st February 2019 - Monday, 11th February 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Swedish duo Symbio consists of Johannes Geworkian-Hellman (hurdy-gurdy) and Larsemil Öjeberget (accordion), both graduates of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Named Best New Artists of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards 2016 the duo have a strong stage presence and take their audience on a moving and dreamy musical journey through the magical combination of hurdy-gurdy and accordion.
Tickets are £12 in advance (£14 on the door). Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Other Roads
Date: Thursday, 21st February 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: One of the finest of the UK's contemporary folk bands, the trio Other Roads make a welcome return to Reeth Memorial Hall. Regular, continuous touring across Europe and 'down under' in New Zealand has given the band an ever-tighter sound and stage presence.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri
Date: Friday, 22nd February 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: In over 50 years as a recording artist Kiki Dee has released 40 singles, three EPs and 12 albums. With Elton John, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” topped the UK chart for six weeks, enjoyed a 4 week run at No.1 on the US charts as well as reaching No.1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Italy.

Carmelo Luggeri, born in England of Italian parents is a guitarist, composer and producer who has worked with Bill Wyman, Billy Connolly, Andy Williams, Chris Rea and Ralph McTell, to name but a few!

We are delighted to welcome Kiki & Carmelo back to Reeth for their third visit.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £17 (£19 door) under 16s half price
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/