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Sunday Sessions at No. 88 Walmgate
The new place to be on a Sunday evening, Sunday Sessions at No. 88 Walmgate will take place every Sunday from 8pm to 10pm.

Relax with friends over a craft ale as you listen to the charming acoustic sound of talented Yorkshire musician Lewis Thresh, at all new Sunday Sessions. Get down between 7pm to 9.30pm every Sunday to save 20% on all food and drink.

On the menu at No. 88 Walmgate you’ll find all your classic favourites with a distinctly Yorkshire twist, made with the freshest, local ingredients.

No. 88 Walmgate is located next to Hotel Indigo York, and is the perfect spot to finish off your weekend. To find out more information visit or call 01904 231 333
Nika Shirocorad

Nika Shirocorad Charity Piano Recital
Wednesday 18 October 2017
National Centre For Early Music
Nika Shirocorad is to perform a charity piano recital - Part 4 : 20th Century French Impressionist and Russian Classical. Tickets are free and available from Pyramid Gallery, Stonegate, York. Donations are invited at the event. Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm start

The programme comprises:
Claude Debussy: Preludes book 1.
Claude Debussy: Estampes “Pagodes”
Maurice Ravel:”Oiseaux tristes” (‘Sad Birds’)
Olivier Messiaen: ” Catalogue d’oiseaux” (‘Catalogue of birds’)
Sergie Rachmaninoff: Preludes op 23
Sergie Rachmaninoff: Etude tableau op 33

All profits will go to the organisation ‘Nika Musical Theatre Academy’ which will be awarding scholarships to young musicians and performers for public performances of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ a musical written by Nika Shirocorad.
Jazz Music

Traditional Jazz
Thursday 19 October 2017
Cross Keys, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1LQ
Traditional Jazz every Thursday afternoon, 1.00pm – 3.30pm. Cross keys pub, 32 Tadcaster Road. York YO24 1LQ, with local musicians, food available, free admission. This week on 19 Oct we have the Ryedale Jazz band with Charles Appleyard [tpt], John Welford [reeds], Wilson Hepplestone [trb], John Hesp [bjo/gtr], Steve Johnson [bass], Mike Wilson [drm].

Friday Night Live - The Grange Hotel
Our live music nights take place in The Ivy Brasserie from 7pm. It's a perfect start to your weekend and an ideal place to enjoy live music in York. Please note: These are free music events so bookings are highly recommended if you wish to dine. To book a table please call 01904 644744 or email

Friday Night Live
November 3rd

Jazz Night
October 20th
November 17th
Ferocious Dog Music

Ferocious Dog at Fibbers
Friday 20 October 2017
Fibbers, 3-5 Toft Green, YO1 6JT
“Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).

During 2017 the band has been playing slots at some of the UK’s and European favourite festivals. Headlining a few along the way. They are on fire, playing to some of the largest audiences of their career, (recently in the Czech Republic), The Colour of Ostrava Festival. They are heading back to Europe to play in Spain, Belgium and Holland later this year.

Ferocious Dog are a full-on six-piece band that encompass folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. The songs are deeply personal and their fans can really identify with the words. Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard playing just about everything with strings, bring a huge amount of intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs.  Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander hold things together brilliantly, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and sheer
likability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances.

See also..
Live Music at the Black Swan Folk Club
Concerts at the University of York
Music at York Barbican
National Centre For Early Music

Ninebarrow Folk Duo
Friday 20 October 2017
Venue: Gilling East Village Hall
Ninebarrow folk duo. Radio 2 folk award 2017 nominees.

York Ted-Fest
Saturday 21 October 2017
The Huntington Wmc
A celebration of 1950`s teddy boy rock n roll with three teddy boy bands..from Australia the lincolns plus the rhythm aces and johnny and the timebombs with rock n roll dj the big bopper croc..
Last Fridays Concert - Songs, Duets And Trios
Friday 27 October 2017
York St Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel YO1 8NQ
The last "Last Friday" of the season features 3 lovely mezzo-soprano voices in solos, duets and trios, accompanied at the piano. The artists (Valerie Parker, Rebecca Smith, Victoria Manders-Wood, and Tim Tozer) have chosen to donate their share of the concert proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Tickets on the door £6/£4 concessions. The concert starts at 12:30 and lasts about an hour.

Grand Opera House - Vampires Rock
Thursday 2 November 2017
Grand Opera House York
This Rock-tastic, Hilarious, Musical Concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue in cheek story, spellbinding cast, fang-tastic fire routines, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest classic rock anthems ever! Including tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns n Roses and many more.
Address: Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW

ELO Experience

The ELO Experience
Saturday 4 November 2017
Where: Grand Opera House York
The UK's official no1 tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra.

Jon Boden

Jon Boden - Pocklington Arts Centre
Monday 6 November 2017
Venue: Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington.
Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of his new solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6, 2017. Afterglow is Boden’s first studio release since calling an end to Bellowhead, a 12-year project that culminated in a quarter of a million album sales and worldwide sell-out shows including the Royal Albert Hall. In-line with the album announcement Jon is streaming the first track ‘Moths In The Gas Light’.

Afterglow follows on from Boden's 2009 solo concept-album ‘Songs From The Floodplain’ which lead him to be named as Folk Singer Of The Year at the BBC Folk Awards. Whereas Floodplain largely dealt with the rural setting, Afterglow looks to juxtapose this and immerse the listener within a post-apocalyptic street carnival – a location of decaying buildings, burning oil drums and homemade fireworks, in which Boden tells the story of two lovers trying to find one another. Speaking about the album concept, Boden says: “Like my previous album Songs From The Floodplain, Afterglow imagines a near-future world where the luxuries and comfort of 21st century life have become scarce, and a harder, simpler existence now prevails. Afterglow is the story of a couple who are trying to find each other in the middle of a bonfire-night street carnival in a crumbling, derelict city.

Sentimental Journey - 1940'S Dance Night
Saturday 11 November 2017
Huntington Working Men's Club, York YO32 9QS
Come and join York Vintage Dance Group for another great nostalgic night of entertainment, live music, dancing and fun.
Although there will be a special emphasis on the 1940's, we will also be playing popular tunes from the 1930s, 50s & beyond, featuring the Rhythm Exchange, Vocal Harmony Trio - The Alka Seltzer Sisters & DJ Murray

There is a full bar available. 1940's or Vintage dress is really appreciated but not essential. Tickets - £10 per person, and must be booked in advance if possible. Please ring Tina on 01904 765780 or Judith/Stephen on 01904 594592. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The dance runs from 7.30 until 11.30 pm.

There is a very large car park on site, with easy access. or take a No 5 bus (Firstgroup Strensall Service) from the city centre.
Lady Maisery Play NCEM York
Monday 20 November 2017
NCEM, St Margarets Church, Walmgate York, YO1 9TL
Folk trio Lady Maisery on tour this November performing music from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Cycle’ and from collaborative English/Scottish supergroup project, featuring all three members of Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation (winner of ‘Best Album’ at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.)
In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative music, Lady Maisery shine brightly. In 2016 The Guardian described theirs as “some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene”.
With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, multi instrumentalists and singers Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan
Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original
compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences.
Tickets £16/£14/£5 students Tel 01904 658338

Singers Night at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 23 November 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
All acoustic performers are welcome at our Open House sessions, and it wouldn’t be the same without listeners too. Come along and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and some excellent music.

The Clarence Beat Club Alldayer
Saturday 25 November 2017
Clarence Club 87-93 Clarence Street, York YO31 7EL
In the Main Room: The 5:15's live on stage [The North's premier Mod covers band] playing classic Mod tunes from The Small Faces, The Kinks, The Who to The Jam, Two Tone and Weller.

Special Guest DJ's:
Swish (The Torch / Leeds Central)
Tony Hatfield (York Soul Club)
Brian Walker (Bangarang)
Mouse (Wilton Allnighter)
Resident DJ's:
Jay Cee (Jason Chinnian) (There Was A Time / Flipside / The Waterfront Blues & Soul Club)
Dekka (Dekka's Roots Room)
Andy Yorkie (SRS / DOA Sound System)
Stewart Richards (Leeds Central)
60's Northern Soul, R&B, Mod Sounds & Rocksteady Beats
The 2nd Room (VIP Picnic Room)
Full list of deejays to be added.

Bring your own picnic or buy something to eat and drink from the venue. For more info contact Jason Chinnian 07884 367177
12pm - 1am. Only £5 OTD

Christmas Swing and Song Show
Saturday 2 December 2017
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
YAC Productions’ first Christmas show, featuring the Sam Johnson Big Band. Singers will perform Christmas classic swing songs plus modern festive classics given the swing treatment - a fabulous concert to get you in festive mood. Tickets, £15, will be available from the Joseph Rowntree Theatre and as with all YAC Productions events, proceeds will go to York Against Cancer.
Choral Workshop

York Early Music Christmas Festival 2017: Event 04
Saturday 9 December 2017
Venue St Denys’s Church, St Denys’s Road, Walmgate
A Choral Workshop Led By Alexander Kyle
Join us to explore the Messe de minuit pour Noël one of Charpentier’s eleven mass settings containing some of his most lively and attractive music. This workshop will give confident sight singers of all voices an opportunity to study and perform this delightful seasonal work in the historic surroundings of this beautiful medieval church. More Info..

Counterfeit Sixties Show
Sunday 10 December 2017
Frazer Theatre Knaresborough
Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few – all recreated in this stunning show. The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad, and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties’ artists such as The Searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!
Tickets £15 / Box Office 01423 866658
Black Swan Folk Club

Real Time at the Black Swan Folk Club
Thursday 14 December 2017
Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, YO1 7PR
Our pre-Xmas special brings back some of our favourite musicians from the Scottish Borders. Real Time comprise singer-guitarist Kenny Speirs and keyboardist Tom Roseburgh (both ex John Wright Band) with Carly Blain on fiddle and Eilidh Grant on vocals. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and tunes from both sides of the border, alongside choice contemporary material and a growing number of impressive originals.
Jack Liebeck

York Guildhall Orchestra - Shostakovich, Tchaikovs
Saturday 19 May 2018
York Barbican Centre
It will be a privilege to welcome this young man to play the Tchaikovsky concerto with us - he is a fabulous player and we are delighted to have secured his appearance and introduce him to a York audience.  The Tchaikovsky is a well-known stalwart of the violin concerto repertoire, but be assured, Jack will bring his own fresh interpretation. The Shostakovich is a favourite of the orchestra - great fun to play with splendid tunes. To finish the concert, we will perform Berlioz's
semi-autobiographical programme work, the Symphonie Fantastique - which explores the tribulations of a young musician hopelessly in love.

The full programme is:
Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto No.1
Berlioz - Symphonie  Fantastique

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