The Swaledale Festival has been operating annually for
over 30 years, providing high-quality music and arts in the northern
Yorkshire Dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale, with more recent forays into
Teesdale. The music is small-scale
classical material for the most part, with a strong emphasis on chamber
ensembles and on new commissions.
Jazz, folk and brass band music also feature. Concerts are performed in a wide range of
venues - churches, village halls, castles, open fields... The Festival takes place over two weeks
in late May/early June.