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July 2019
Name: Friends of Swaledale Museum
Date: Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Time: 19.30-21.00
Venue: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TX
Event Information: David Johnson, ‘Lime kilns in Swaledale & Arkengarthdale: the where, the when and the what for?’

Lime burning in the Dales has a proven history stretching back over 800 years, and the northern dales have remains of nearly 250 kilns of various types and periods. This illustrated talk considers where and over what length of time lime kilns were built, who built them, and the uses lime was put to.

Friends of the Museum £4/non-members £5
Advance booking advisable.
Event Email: helen@swaledalemuseum.org
Event Phone: 01748 884118
Event Contact: Helen Bainbridge
Event Web Link: http://www.swaledalemuseum.org/

 

August 2019
Name: Freya - a musical love story of the dales
Date: Friday, 9th August 2019
Time: 19.30-21.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: BlueBoxt Productions has teamed up with local artist, author and composer Piers Browne, to stage an exciting new youth adaptation of his evocative musical, Freya, featuring talented young performers from across North Yorkshire. The adaptation, by Colin Bailey, Mark Cronfield and Alastair McLachlan, creates the mystical story of romance and heartache set in wartime Wensleydale during the 1940s.
The threat of war looms over Wensleydale and young William has a tough choice to make. Should he follow his heart or honour the family tradition? Will the call of Freya keep him safe and guide him back to his beloved Wensleydale?
Piers is best known for creating award-winning etchings of Wensleydale and will create a collection of scenery for Freya, inspired by paintings from his children’s book of the same name. The images will create a backdrop to the live performances given by the actors and musicians. ​

Tickets £10; under 18s £8.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Friends of Swaledale Museum
Date: Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Time: 19.30-21.00
Venue: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TX
Event Information: Marion Moverley & Helen Bainbridge - Read All About It No.2: More Historical Newscuttings from the Dales
Friends of the Museum £4/non-members £5
Advance booking advisable.
Event Email: helen@swaledalemuseum.org
Event Phone: 01748 884118
Event Contact: Helen Bainbridge
Event Web Link: http://www.swaledalemuseum.org/

 

Name: Coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 17th August 2019
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Free.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Holiday Bible Club
Date: Tuesday, 20th August 2019 - Friday, 23rd August 2019
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6te
Event Information: Crafts, Bible Stories, games, songs & quizzes each morning for children of primary school age and a family fun evening. For further details contact 07582 575815.

Visiting children very welcome.
10am to noon daily for children of primary school age. Family fun evening on Friday, August 23, at 6pm.

All activities free of charge.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Mobile: 07582 575815
Event Contact: Mary Levell
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Village Songs of Praise
Date: Sunday, 25th August 2019
Time: 15.00-16.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Open air Songs of Praise with Reeth Brass Band on the village green - in the Memorial Hall if wet.
No charge but a collection is taken for future village events.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 1748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: 3hattrio
Date: Thursday, 29th August 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: The 3hattrio play American Desert Music inspired by the natural world of their homeland near Zion National Park in Utah. Hal Cannon sings lead vocals and plays banjo and guitar. Eli Wrankle, just 20 years old, combines playing fiddle with studying music at Southern Utah University. Reg Istock plays the stand-up bass, foot percussion and sings, having spent 30 years exploring Caribbean music. All three 3hat albums were recorded in his painting studio.
Their latest CD, 'Lord of the Desert' has been described as 'Fascinatingly original' (Magnet Magazine) and 'A highly original and inspired album' (Cowboys and Indians Magazine).

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Ticket 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/

 

September 2019
Name: Friends of Swaledale Museum
Date: Wednesday, 11th September 2019
Time: 19.30-21.00
Venue: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TX
Event Information: Will Swales, 'Insights into the study of place-names in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale'

Investigating place-name clues to 2,000 years of language development in the two dales - from the unknown tongue of the Britons, to the voices of Angles, and then of Norwegians influenced by Irish Gaelic, and possible further ingredients of Old Danish, Old Welsh, Old Scots and Scots Gaelic.
Little wonder that a Richmond newspaper editor writing in 1873 described Harkerside farmers giving evidence in the town court as speaking 'such a specimen of Swaledale dialect as I fancy was never before heard.'

Friends of the Museum £4/non-members £5
Advance booking advisable.
Event Email: helen@swaledalemuseum.org
Event Phone: 01748 884118
Event Contact: Helen Bainbridge
Event Web Link: http://www.swaledalemuseum.org/

 

Name: Duncan Chisholm
Date: Thursday, 12th September 2019
Time: 20.00
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Rd, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: ​Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions. Having been described as ‘one of the most authentic interpreters of traditional highland music.’ his fiddle playing takes you on an emotional journey through the beautiful landscape which inspires him.
£15 advance/£17 door.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Friends of Swaledale Museum
Date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019
Time: 19.30-21.00
Venue: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TX
Event Information: Helen Bainbridge & Tracy Little - How to Date Local Photographs. Some Tactics, Techniques & Tips
Friends of the Museum £4.00. Visitors £5.00. All welcome.
Advance booking recommended.
Event Email: helen@swaledalemuseum.org
Event Phone: 01748 884118
Event Contact: Helen Bainbridge
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 21st September 2019
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Free.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: Gaelforce
Date: Friday, 27th September 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: 1990s Celtic Rock Band `Gaelforce` are back. They are now a four piece with fiddle, electric guitar, bass, drums & vocals, playing rocked up Trad Irish songs & tunes (jig and reels) as well as self-composed songs. Gaelforce are somewhere between Jethro Tull & Fairport Convention!

The current line up is:
Chris Dyson – fiddle/voc – ex Mike Harding Band
Geoff Taylor – electric guitars – ex Duncan McFarland Band
Eddy Green – bass – ex Dave Burland Band (Shagpile)
Matt Kirton – drums/voc/keyboards – ex Shane McGowan Band.
£12 in advance, £14 on the door, under 16s half price. 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/

 

October 2019
Name: Coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 12th October 2019
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Free.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

Name: John Tams & Barry Coope
Date: Friday, 25th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: John Tams described by Mojo as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters' has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He also worked as a music consultant on War Horse at the National Theatre. War Horse received six nominations for the Olivier Awards, including one for the Best Sound, for Tams and fellow team members Chris Shutt and Adrian Sutton. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Barry Coope is one part of the vocal folk trio, Coope, Boyes and Simpson. Formed around 1990, their sound is rich and often includes unusual vocal harmonies.

Together, Tams & Coope are an award-winning duo.

They've sold out so far in advance for their last two appearances in Reeth that this time they're coming back for two consecutive nights!
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £15 in advance, £17 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/

 

November 2019
Name: Family Fireworks and Bonfire
Date: Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Time: 19.00-19.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: The village bonfire and fireworks display is held on the village green.
The judging of the guys begins at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30. The fireworks display begins at 7pm and a barbecue is available throughout the evening. Admission is free and a collection is taken.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

Name: Coffee morning
Date: Saturday, 16th November 2019
Time: 10.00-12.00
Venue: Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church
Venue Postcode: DL11 6TE
Event Information: An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Free.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethecc.co.uk/

 

December 2019
Name: Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman ?Celtic Christmas Strings
Date: Friday, 13th December 2019
Time: 20.00-22.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: There’s something magical about harps, and particularly at Christmas, though Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times. Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive sounds in modern acoustic music and brought their unique musical vision to venues large and small in 22 countries on five continents. Their many recordings express both the depth of their commitment to tradition and an eternally playful, curious and adventurous spirit. Their new Christmas show features a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice with arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and performed in their characteristically heart-warming style – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.
Tickets £13 (£15 door)
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 01748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/

 

January 2020
Name: New Year Fireworks
Date: Wednesday, 1st January 2020
Time: 19.00-19.30
Venue: Reeth Memorial Hall
Venue Postcode: DL11 6QT
Event Information: Family firework display on the village green, with a barbecue run by local scouts.
7pm start. No admission charge but a collection is taken to support future village events.
Event Email: tracy@swaledale.org
Event Phone: 1748884759
Event Contact: Tracy Little
Event Web Link: http://www.reethmemorialhall.co.uk/