Local businesses back 45th Swaledale Festival

Amores Pasados.

Businesses across North Yorkshire are gearing up to support the Swaledale Festival this May as the festival prepares for its 45th year.

The festival, which runs from the 27th May to the 10th June, is an annual festival of live music and arts across Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale.

The packed programme features a huge range of classical as well as folk, brass band, jazz and world music.  There is also a programme of art exhibitions and themed guided walks.

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Businesses are invited to sponsor events and one Business who has now supported the Festival for many years is Purple Creative Studio based just outside of Richmond at the Ake Stables.

This year Purple Creative Studio is sponsoring event number 37, Amores Pasados, which is taking place on Sunday 4th June at St Andrew’s Church in Grinton.

Compromising of four incredibly talented musicians their album Amores Pasados was released in 2015 by ECM and reached the top of the Amazon Classical Song chart. 

The group, made up of John Potter, Anna Maria Friman, Ariel Abramovich and Jacob Heringman, play incredibly atmospheric music and the evening will include a wide variety of songs, including new lute pieces ​composed ​by the legendary Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks and Sting who have been commissioned to write new lute songs especially for this project.

Festival director Malcolm Creese ​commented: “It is great to have local businesses​, ​such as Purple​,​​ on board​ and helping to support the festival​.

“Purple Creative have been loyal supporters, developing our website, designing the festival brochure and helping to spread the word.

“There are plenty of business sponsorship opportunities available so if you are interested in this please get in touch and you could have your own event next year​.”

If you would like to listen to the music or book tickets to join Purple at this event please go to the Swaledale Festival website.