Sunday round up


That’s it for another year! And what a festival it has been – lots of great music and lovely audiences.

Sunday started with a lively and intimate acoustic set from John Pope & John Garner in Herbarium and About Time Band got people’s toes tapping at the Storey Printroom.

Then we had a packed and excited Kanteena audience for Salsita and over in the Storey Auditorium we had a fascinating and intense show from Mycorhiza.

Ubunye finished off our programme at Kanteena with a very spirited and emotional performance, and Ripsaw Catfish returned to the festival for a great show at the Storey Auditorium. Marco Woolf’s compelling and unique storytelling captivated audiences in the Storey Auditorium.

Our penultimate show was our fourth commission of the festival, Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat performing her new composition Northern Flame – a set of new pieces inspired by people and places in the North of England. Performed in Lancaster Library to a rapt and admiring audience, Emma told us that this commission would be taken forward into her new album – to stay up to date with this then join Emma’s mailing list.

And finally over in the Dukes Off The Rails in collaboration with Jonny Best from the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival gave us a chilling, creepy soundtrack to silent film ‘Waxworks’ – an excellent finale to an amazing five days of live music.

See you all in 2023!

Here’s what our audience thought:

“Brilliant to see Cath and Anton return 6 years on from their barnstorming 2016 performance” (Ripsaw Catfish)

“Great band, wonderful voices. Particularly enjoyed the amazing harmonies. Great visual presence, captivating music.” (Ubunye)

“Really fantastic start to the day, lovely mood for a Sunday morning. The music was accessible and high quality. Loved the atmosphere and space for people to dance.” (About Time Band)

‘Really excellent musical standard. Intimate venue, ideal for the band. Thought provoking and interesting, yet accessible. Great value ticket, thoroughly enjoyed.” (Marco Woolf)

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Photos by Ginny Koppenhol.

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