The Esk Valley has plenty on offer for those with a musical interest, from live music played in many of the local pubs to a Music Festival and a Folk Week.
The Dalesmen Singers
The Dalesmen Singers are a Male Voice Choir that have been singing together for 37years. Their home base is in Danby. Practice night is Tuesday night in the Methodist Chapel from 7-30pm to 9-30pm.
Festival on the Moor© Caroline Riley
A summer-long festival of Folk and Roots Music, traditional dance, arts & crafts, local producers and young people's events.
One local band which has a strong following are the Widdershins. A five piece Barn Dance and Ceilidh Band, formed some 15 years ago and first called The Broadgate Band, taking their name from a local farm in Westerdale in whose barn they first performed.
The literal meaning of "widdershins" is "anti-clockwise or AGAINST THE SUN", this has a special significance in North Yorkshire, but to find out what it is, you will have to go to one of their gigs or visit their Web Site www.widdershins.org.uk
The Widdershins have released a CD and you can also hear samples of this on their Web Site.
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