Between June 15th and 26th 2022 the Festival took place in this beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town noted for its warm welcome and spectacular scenery, and all this a mere handful of miles off junction 37 on the M6. Concerts take place in the lovely St Andrew’s Church, whose earliest foundations date back to 1130. The church is in the very centre of the town with convenient adjacent parking.

Topping the bill were:

  • An unmissable recital by world famous Red Priest, the virtuoso baroque music band, brainchild of recorder wizard Piers Adams with their huge following
  • The rafter-raising Cottontown Chorus
  • The Castalia String Quartet from Cumbria
  • Sedbergh’s own admired orchestra
  • The local Sedbergh Town Brass Band
  • Local medieval band Cornucopia with a full music and narration of Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale
  • Talented young musicians of the world famous Chetham’s Hospital Music School
  • Cellist Joe Davies
  • And, of course, young musicians from Sedbergh School.

In addition to our evening performances there were daily lunchtime concerts.

We would like to acknowledge the help and support of the many bookshops, businesses, organisations, hotels, B&Bs, schools, venues and tourist attractions which have supported the Festival so positively. Also grateful thanks to all the Information Office staff, volunteer staff and other dedicated individuals who have shown such allegiance to the project.

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