Wensleydale Tournament of Song to return

Previous winners from Hunton Primary School.

The Wensleydale Tournament of Song will return next year following a two-year break due to the pandemic.

The event will be held in Leyburn in March 2022.

The event has been running for more than 100 years.

It aims to promote the study, performance and appreciation of music and prose.

There are more than 100 classes, ranging from prose and poetry readings, instrumental music, and songs, both solo and in groups.

A spokesperson for the event said: “Throughout the pandemic, the community spirit of the Dales has shone through, and we sincerely hope that this same spirit will help us to give you all a festival to remember.

“New entrants can be assured of a warm and welcoming reception by the Wensleydale audience, as well as a sympathetic assessment and encouragement from our experienced adjudicators.

“We look forward to meeting old friends, and making new ones; and to keeping this traditional, and much loved, event going for many more years to come.”

The 2022 syllabus and entry forms can be found at Hewson’s in Leyburn, online at www.wensleydaletos.co.uk, or from the secretary via email at secretary.wts@outlook.com