Charity concerts return in Carperby with event held in memory of teenager

Winter Wilson.

Charity concerts will return to Carperby Village Institute later this month with an event dedicated to the memory of a young local resident.

James Ashcroft died in May 2019 and this first concert after 20 months will raise money for Young Minds Mental Health.

The guests will be one of the hardest working acts on the folk and acoustic circuit.

Winter Wilson are a Scots/English, husband and wife duo who in 2019, aside from touring around the UK, performed in Australia, Spain, Belgium and Canada.

They also released Live & Unconventional, a live album, recorded on tour and performed at Cropredy Festival with folk-rock icons Fairport Convention.

More recently, like many, they were hit hard by the loss of opportunities for live performance during the pandemic.

Being confined to the house wasn’t in their nature, but after a couple of weeks, they found a way to make the best of it.

They launched their Live from the Lounge videos, a one-off experiment that turned in a 60-week epic, each episode around an hour long.

They alternated performances that trawled their back catalogue with ones that consisted entirely of covers. As they rose to the challenge of responding to requests, they ended up learning over 500 new songs and all this led to them being able to donate over £4,000 to various charities, thanks to their worldwide network of supporters.

Winter Wilson bring a sense of intimacy to every venue, blending superb, often hard-hitting original songs, stunning harmonies and musicianship with sometimes hilarious humour and tales of life on the road.

The concert will be on Saturday, November 20 at 8pm at Carperby Village Institute.

Tickets are £13 in advance or £15 on the door.

Richmondshire Today readers can claim a £2 discount on the door by saying: “Richmondshire Today Discount”.

Call 01969 663808 for advance tickets or further details.

There will be a licensed bar and all profits will go to Young Minds Mental Health.