Special Events

Music on the Moor

A new series of events in venues across the North York Moors

Backyard Concerts

A series of occasional music events in Whitby. Excellent hand-picked artists in a charming, intimate venue make these events really special. The truly gorgeous Sanders Yard Bistro is tucked away off Church Street in the old part of Whitby. Hosts Brian and Sophie ensure a warm welcome, a well stocked bar and fabulous food.

Email moorfolk@googlemail.com to be added to the Festival's mailing list or check out Backyard Concerts' Facebook page.

Next Up

In May we have a couple of Great North Folk Festival tasters planned:

Tuesday May 8th: Sadie & Jay

Antipodean Duo on their second tour of the UK. Sadie & Jay sing captivating songs accompanied by intricate finger style guitar and double bass.. Their contemporary and original folk music styles have leanings to the alternative with a tinge of blues and roots. Blending vocals of rare calibre with an evocative backdrop of traditional folk instruments, this duo perform intimate, expressive and resonant music.

Tickets £15 to include supper

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Thursday May 24th: Op Dipnoi

World music group, based in Sicily. Haunting, beautiful, exciting, dramatic, sensuous, frenzied, stunning and magical are just some of the words used to describe the music of this exceptional group. Their music reflects European traditions, mainly of Greek, Balkan and Celtic origin and focusses especially on Mediterranean influence.

Immerse yourself in the music in this beautiful, intimate setting, enjoying delicious food supplied by our wonderful hosts, Sophie & Brian.

Tickets £15 to include supper

Numbers are strictly limited so get your tickets now and join us for two fabulous evenings of music and food.

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Looking Ahead

Whitby Sea Festival comes to Sander's Yard across the weekend of 6-8 July. Click here for details.