Folk duo to perform at Wensleydale farm for Swaledale Festival

Yorkshire folk music duo The Hut People will perform at a farm in Wensleydale on Saturday, July 17, as part of Swaledale Festival’s 2021 offering.

The pair will take the audience on an eclectic and foot-tapping journey around the world with an accordion and a vast collection of weird and wonderful percussion instruments.

There will be two performances starting at 2pm and 5pm, each an hour long, and tickets are available at www.swalefest.org.

The shows will take place at Raygill House Farm, between Hawes and Bainbridge.

Parking will be available, as well as cask ale from the nearby Yorkshire Dales Brewing Company, soft drinks and snacks, and a stall selling hand-made wooden crafts from the Gayle Mill Trust.

Swaledale Festival, which usually takes place during two weeks in May and June, is spreading its cultural offering over six months this year with an array of socially distanced performances.

Artistic director Malcolm Creese said: “We’re thrilled to welcome The Hut People back to the Dales.

“It’s a measure of their popularity that this will be their twelfth Swaledale Festival appearance, but staging a performance on a working farm is an exciting Festival-first.

“The show will be relaxed and family-friendly, and will include influences ranging from South Africa to Canada, Spain to the Middle East, Scandinavia to Sussex, and everywhere in between. Come and join us for an hour of music and fun.”