Medieval music festival returns to castle after pandemic break

A nook of the Yorkshire Dales has been taken over by musicians revelling within the sounds of greater than 400 years in the past.



a group of people standing on a grassy hill: Medieval Music in the Dales


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Medieval Music within the Dales

Medieval Music within the Dales is going down this weekend in and round Fort Bolton – the 14th century monument in Wensleydale the place Mary Queen of the Scots was as soon as held prisoner.

It is billed as the one pageant of medieval music within the UK.



a group of people standing on a grassy hill: Members of medieval group Maranella in the grounds of Castle Bolton (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)


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Members of medieval group Maranella within the grounds of Fort Bolton (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

Began in 2016, Medieval Music within the Dales was cancelled in 2020 as a result of pandemic and organisers additionally determined to postpone the dance aspect of the pageant till 2023.

However they stated this weekend will function a “a various and great music programme specializing in Italian music and dance music”.

The pageant additionally operates to “promote analysis into and efficiency of medieval music, and to help musicians energetic in medieval music-making”, the organisers stated, and fanatics can even take part on-line.

It consists of live shows, workshops and a medieval tavern, in addition to exhibitions of medieval devices.

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