The Wensleydale Tournament of Song has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.
The event was due to start on Tuesday.
The organisers said in a statement: “In light of recent developments with the coronavirus outbreak, the trustees of the Wensleydale Tournament of Song have discussed the implications on this year’s tournament.
” We have concluded that, in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of the public, participants, volunteers and all associated with the tournament that the whole event will no longer go ahead.
“This is a decision that has not been taken lightly and we trust that all connected with the tournament will understand the trustees decision to safeguard all concerned and to minimise the threat of spreading or contracting the infection.”