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Nearby: Otley

‘Created in 1991 ... With concerts, dances, workshops, sessions and street entertainment on offer, there should be something for everybody.’ Held Late September.

Category Folk Festivals
* Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival
Visits to the Website135
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'Acts as a host for local singers and musicians and for guest artists. Singing and playing usually starts around 8:30 p.m. The Folk Club works on rotation basis, alternating weekly between singers nights and booked artists ... New performers always welcome, whether you are a singer or a musician, solo artist or group. Simply turn up on the night' (or contact beforehand).

Category Folk Clubs
* Otley Folk Club
Visits to the Website100
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‘Founded in 1957 by Mrs Eileen Mackay for the scholars at Aireborough Grammar School to perform Gilbert & Sullivan shows for the enjoyment of the public. To be in the Society now, it is no longer necessary to have been a scholar at Aireborough Grammar School. Membership is open to all who enjoy performing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. We currently have about 40 members who perform in our shows, and another 10 who join us for concert performances. We are normally able to cast our soloists from within the Society’s membership.’

+ Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Visits to the Website74
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Widely recognised as one of the leading community orchestras in the UK. Dating back to 1898 and originally known as the Keighley and District Orchestral Society, its name was changed to the “Airedale Symphony Orchestra” in 1982 ... Since 1982, the ASO has built up a high reputation for its performances, largely playing to near capacity audiences ... They regularly receive excellent reviews in the local and national press.'

+ Airedale Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website144
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed-voice choir of some 36 members who have been performing a variety of choral music since its foundation in 1996 ... Our repertoire includes folk songs, spirituals, classical and sacred music, as well as choral items by contemporary composers. Lighter music includes songs from the shows ... We seek to promote talented young musicians and invite them to join our concerts as guest artists.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Fairfax Singers
Visits to the Website32
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'Founded in 2009 by a small group of keen local musicians who wanted to provide an opportunity for themselves and others to enjoy orchestral music-making. We have now grown to a group of 40 – 50 committed players who meet fortnightly ... The emphasis is on enjoying playing the Classical and early Romantic repertoire,and also some early 20th century works. Once a year we give a public concert ...'

+ Otley Chamber Orchestra
Visits to the Website106
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‘Founded in 1943, the flourishing society has about 60 members ... A full programme of concerts is given throughout the year. Many are joint concerts with our sister society, Ilkley Choral Society, with whom we share a conductor ... We welcome new singers of all levels of experience. Auditions are not required, just enthusiasm and love of music.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Otley Choral Society
Visits to the Website14
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'We have been playing together since 14th May 2012 ... We meet every Monday night ... We do not meet during August and have some weeks off around Easter and Christmas ... People of all abilities are welcome to attend either (or both!) sessions. Beginners are welcome and we can lend you a uke for your first session.'

+ Otley Ukulele Orchestra
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record335

Formed in 2012: 'We meet regularly throughout the year, about once a term, and rehearse in a fairly unusual way. Our first rehearsal, on Friday evening, is a play-through of the works to be covered that weekend. Our second rehearsal, on Sunday morning, is in small groups: firstly in same instrument sectionals, then in string quartets and other small ensembles. Our third rehearsal, on Sunday afternoon, is with our conductor and at the end of this session we give a short informal concert to families with children, friends and anybody who would like to come along.'

Category String Ensembles
+ Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble
Visits to the Website75
Views of The ‘Full’ Record252

‘The performance name of The Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club ... We sing in the barbershop, close harmony style. Songs old and new. We entertain and compete in national and local competitions mainly for fun, but with the serious aspect of improvement of our quality.’

+ White Rose Chorus
Visits to the Website75
Also indexedThe Leeds & Bradford Barbershop Harmony Club
Views of The ‘Full’ Record170

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