Music fest brings girl power to York

One of the Little Fest performers Heather Findlay. Photograph: Power Of Prog
3 Mar 2017 @ 9.21 am
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York’s Little Festival of Live Music is back – celebrating women musicians from across Yorkshire.

Little Festival of Live Music

The Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York

Sat Mar 4 @ 3pm-9pm

Free – charity donation welcome

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It will showcase six hours of incredible live music performed in the intimate setting of the Black Swan on Saturday.

Having received 103 applications from female talent from across the North of England all keen to play at the event, festival organisers spent three weeks whittling the numbers down to six acts.


Fest curator Ellen Cole said:

This mini-fest is probably one of the most exciting that we have ever done – we’ve tailored it to showcase the work of female talent and the sheer amount of talent that applied has been incredible.

Our event is running alongside the York International Women’s Festival, which we’re incredibly proud to be a part of.

The full line-up

Country and folk musician Gracie Falls. Photograph: Frank Roper

This unique event will feature

UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year Gracie Falls, a country and folk musician

alternative Celtic, gypsy band Leather’o, which will feature a one-off full female line-up

folk and blues harpist Sarah Dean

acoustic singer-songwriter Rachel Croft

folk musician Holly Taymar from the band The Bronze, and

renowned prog-rock folk performer Heather Findlay, who fronted the well-known band Mostly Autumn.

Entry into the event is free. But there is a suggested donation of £5 to the Kyra Women’s Project – a local charity which supports women to overcome challenge and make changes in their lives.

Singer-songwriter Rachel Croft. Photograph: Gareth Pedrick

Recently named York’s Outstanding Festival of the Year, York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be staging their annual festival at the York Food and Drink Festival on Parliament Street from September 22 to October 1.

Submissions from musicians wishing to apply to be part of the event will open on Sunday (March 5).

For more information email the organisers here.