We’re excited that our Streaming Across the Sea Online Festival kicks off in just a couple of weeks now! We’ve split the event across two weekends to avoid clashing with the football Euros, and part 1 of our extravaganza of Americana, bluegrass, folk and roots is coming up on Sunday 4th July, with performances from Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno, Melody Walker (Front Country), Benjamin Hunter, Liv Greene and Joe Troop (Che Apalache). Then on Saturday 10th July we’ll bring you part 2, a concert featuring Jaywalkers and The Jellyman’s Daughter, filmed and livestreamed from our local community venue The Carlile Institute (Covid-19 restrictions permitting). We won’t have any in-person audience in the room, just the musicians and crew. We’ll broadcast all the performances to YouTube and Facebook and we hope that many of you will tune in and support the event, despite the competing charms of these long summer evenings! See more info about the event on this page. We’ve also programmed online workshops led by three exceptional artists: Ottawa Valley Step Dancing with April Verch, Bluegrass Banjo with BB Bowness (Mile Twelve) and Mandolin with Mike Giverin (Jaywalkers). The workshops are ticketed and will take place on the Zoom platform. Tickets are out now – book your space to join us and these fantastic tutors, it is going be great fun! Check out our workshops page for full details and ticket links.
Once again, we acknowledge the generous support of Arts Council England who awarded us funding from the Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund to support what was originally planned to be our first real-life Yorkshire Americana & Bluegrass Day in May 2020. Having postponed for a year due to the pandemic, with ACE’s approval we have now adapted to an online event. The funding support will enable us to pay all participating musicians a reasonable guaranteed fee, but we still need and welcome your donations! Stay tuned for more info and we’ll see you on the Fourth of July!