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Supporting The National Centre for Early Music The NCEM runs three Yorkshire based Early Music Festivals, a year-round national education programme and a season of world, jazz and folk concerts. Supported by a range of organisations including the Arts Council, the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, Youth Music and the City of York, the NCEM is celebrated for its diversity and artistic creativity, working with partners including BBC Radio 3, the University of York, Harewood House, the National Media Museum and York Theatre Royal. This wide ranging network enables the NCEM to develop its programmes to the highest levels, engaging audiences of all ages and showcasing some of the finest musicians in the world.

Our musical plans, particularly for the education of our young musicians, are ambitious but we have an excellent track record of attracting partners and to help encourage others to support us, we have recently launched an NCEM Patrons Scheme. If you would like to join us on this musical journey and help make a difference to the lives of young musicians, please contact me at For more information about our Patrons Scheme, please go to Delma Tomlin MBE Director, NCEM

Special Occasions, Anniversary Par ties and Musical Soirées The NCEM is now available for anniversary parties, wedding receptions, dinners and musical soirées. The venue can accommodate up to 100 people for dinners, and up to 150 for receptions and concerts. If you would like to hear more, and discuss your requirements in detail, please contact the NCEM’s event organiser, Gill Baldwin.

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Welcome to our Spring/Summer Season The NCEM’s spring season is full of fantastic music making – from the compelling sounds and culture of Indonesia through the SambaSunda Quartet on 19 February - to the award-winning Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who are concluding their national education tour with us on 27 March. Highlights include our Sunday afternoon concert series with guest artists including Bobby Wellins and Joe Stilgoe; some of the world’s finest folk musicians including Martin Simpson, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham and jazz greats including Martin Taylor and Alan Barnes.

Partnerships abound – with the University of York and the 2012 Festival of Ideas bringing a day of Brazilian Carnival for all the family, and a rare opportunity to hear the music of South America; with Making Tracks bringing high quality music from around the world to key venues in the UK; with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars; with The Black Swan Folk Club and the University of York St John. Look out for our special £10.00 ticket offers on selected concerts this season! We look forward to seeing you.

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£10 Tickets! As part of the Spring/Summer season we will be offering special £10 tickets on the selected concerts below.

Sunday 19 February SambaSunda Quintet

Friday 23 March Get The Blessing

Saturday 14 April Double Duo

Sunday 22 April Jonathan Gee & Larry Bartley

Sunday 20 May Kate Williams & Bobby Wellins

Thursday 7 June Julaba Kunda

Sunday 24 June Joe Stilgoe Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338



February Saturday 11 February

Lieder Day James Gilchrist tenor Stephan Loges baritone Peter Seymour piano University of York Chamber Choir 10.30am Masterclass: Richard Jackson works with students on dialogues in early Lieder 1.00pm

Songs by Zelter, Mozart, Haydn and Reichardt


Dialogues and partsongs by Haydn, Reichardt and Schubert


Die Schöne Müllerin and solo songs by Schubert

Jorvik Viking Festival Martin Simpson

From mass battles to have-a-go kids’ sword combat, from gripping tales to ancient crafts, the 27th Annual Jorvik Viking Festival offers something for all ages.

Festival Highlights at the NCEM Join us at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 February to hear one of the greatest folk musicians on the circuit today – Martin Simpson – with his Trio & Enkelit. Tickets £16.00 (concessions £14.00)

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James Gilchrist

Tickets For all events £38.00 (concessons £33.00)

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February March

Sunday 19 February | 7.30pm

SambaSunda Quintet

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Wednesday 7 March | 7.30pm

Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne

A travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to 12 major music venues in the UK. These groundbreaking gamelan innovators have a flair for experimentation. In their latest incarnation, the Quintet reflect a tradition of Sundanese music whilst also creating something fresh, modern and original. The music is centred on the kacapi, a boat-shaped zither whose mellifluous tones have been heard in Sunda (West Java) for centuries. Using kacapi, violin, suling (flute) and the unique, tuned kendang (drums) to accompany singer (and dancer!) Rita Tila, SambaSunda use an ancient repertoire to articulate a distinctly urban accent suffused with a contemporary awareness of global sounds. Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00; students £5.00)

An exciting collaboration between the singer/guitarist in award-winning folk band Lau and the dynamic banjo player from Salsa Celtica. Kris has released two best-selling solo albums and has performed with such greats as Kate Rusby, John McCusker and Eddi Reader. Dublin-born Eamonn has worked with Sharon Shannon, The Wrigley Sisters and Béla Fleck. He and Kris first joined forces for a duo CD in 2007 and they revisit that material, plus Kris’s extensive song repertoire, on this tour. ‘a can't-miss combination’ Wall Street Journal

Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club

Wednesday 29 February | 7.30pm

Tickets £13.00 (concessions £11.00)

University of York Jazz Orchestra The Sounds of Hugh Masekela The Jazz Orchestra presents a selection of music from this legendary South African trumpeter, composer, singer and antiapartheid activist, with Chris Batchelor trumpet Tickets £14.00 (concessions £12.00; students £3.00) Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338



March Friday 23 March | 7.30pm

Get The Blessing

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Monday 26 March | 7.30pm

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Winners of the BBC Jazz Award 2008 for their debut album ‘All Is Yes,’ this band is one of the UK’s most exciting live bands. Featuring bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer from trip-hop legends PORTISHEAD, plus the twin horns and electronics of saxophonist Jake McMurchie and trumpeter Pete Judge, they have forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, infectious beats or joyous collective spontaneity. Their latest album OC:DC is released this year ahead of a European tour. Influences range from Ornette Coleman and Tortoise, to Blondie and Samuel Beckett. ‘this outfit will surely recharge the jazz world’ BBC Music Magazine Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00; students £5.00)

Simply the best Scottish traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Aly, a stylish fiddler, launched the popular TV series 'Transatlantic Sessions', while the stunning accordion player Phil is also in demand for TV, films and theatre. Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Best Duo – they are highly entertaining – two virtuoso musicians and some gripping humour – unbeatable! ‘They are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear’ The Glasgow Herald Tickets £16.00 (concessions £14.00)



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March April Tuesday 27 March | 6.30pm

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


with the University of York Baroque Ensemble and Chamber Choir Peter Seymour director Matthew Truscott leader Cherry Forbes and James Redwood presenters The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) and students from the University of York join forces for the celebratory final concert of the OAE’s flagship ‘Anthem’ tour, which will have seen the OAE work with over 5,000 primary pupils, 300 secondary students and 200 university students throughout England. The programme will include J S Bach Wachet Auf, Vivaldi Gloria and James Redwood My Cry. Join us for some lively Handel marches and fanfares in the foyer from 6.00pm and meet the players after the concert! Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)

Wednesday 11 April | 7.30pm

Jenna Reid Trio Jenna is one of the brightest young talents ever to grace the Scottish traditional music scene. A protégé of the great Shetland fiddlers Tom Anderson and Willie Hunter, she has appeared all over the world with the bands Filska and Dòchas and with Scottish supergroup Deaf Shepherd. More recently, Jenna featured in the last two series of Transatlantic Sessions and was invited to join Blazin’ Fiddles. A player and composer of huge ability, she is joined by her sister Bethany, another award-winning fiddler and pianist. The Edinburgh-based jazz-influenced guitarist Kevin Mackenzie completes the trio. ‘an amazing Shetland fiddler, flinging her flings and spinning her slow airs with grace and beauty’ Fiddle On Magazine Promoted in association with The Black Swan Folk Club Tickets £14.00 (concessions £12.00) Book Tickets Now... Box Office 01904 658338




Sunday 22 April | 4.00pm

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Jonathan Gee & Larry Bartley Saturday 14 April | 7.30pm

Double Duo

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Double Conversations for Oud & Percussion A travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to 12 major music venues in the UK. Individual, inventive and energetic Khyam Allami is a London based artist of Iraqi descent. His passion for music has led him on a remarkable journey from child violinist in Damascus to rock drummer in London to the stage of the BBC Proms. Making Tracks will enable Allami to develop new work especially for this tour based on a ‘double duo’ idea, working with highly respected Palestinian oud player Ahmad Al-Khatib, extraordinary percussionist Youssef Hbeisch (as seen with Trio Joubran), as well as Italian frame drum master Andrea Piccioni.



The contemporary swing and feel produced by these musicians is consummate and seemingly effortless. Jonathan Gee is one of the UK’s finest jazz pianists and has been quietly building a reputation as a musician who can adapt and play in any form of music. Recent collaborations include young British trumpet star Jay Phelps and US saxophone legend Pharaoh Sanders, and he appeared with Tony Kofi at the NCEM. Larry Bartley’s deep resonant sound has been an integral part of many groups led by the likes of Courtney Pine, Julian Joseph, Andy Sheppard and Soweto Kinch. ‘Gee is a compelling pianist, and his albums outstanding, his incisive improvisatory style is capable of packing a wealth of rhythmic and harmonic ideas into a single phrase’ Time Out

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Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00; students £5.00)

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April May Tuesday 24 April | 7.30pm

Saturday 5 May

The Hut People

Baroque Passions: The Passion of Christ and Passions of the Soul Compagnia d’Istrumenti University of York Chamber Choir and Baroque Ensemble This year’s Baroque Day deals not only with the Passion of Christ but also with passions in vocal and instrumental music, including Purcell’s vivid portrayal of human emotions, Dido and Aeneas.

Champions of the standing ovation, Sam Pirt (The Pack, 422) and Gary Hammond (The Beautiful South) are gaining a reputation as one of the most entertaining and unusual folk acts around. They perform a high-octane blend of self-penned tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, engagingly executed by Gary’s dazzling array of exotic percussion and Sam’s driving accordion and occasional foot drumming and step dancing. It’s an unlikely instrumental combination, but one that works brilliantly, thanks to their combination of musical virtuosity with exuberant good humour, spontaneity and a total commitment to getting listeners involved. ‘A bewildering array of percussion and accordionfired compositions … truly infectious!’ BBC Radio 2

12.30pm Chamber works by Biber, Schmelzer and Telemann 3.00pm Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri 4.30pm Schütz: St John Passion Seven Last Words Biber: Mystery sonatas based on Crucifixion and Resurrection 7.30pm Purcell: Dido & Aeneas with musical contemplations on the Crucifixion and Resurrection by Blow, Purcell and Jeffreys Tickets For all events: £43.00 (concessions £36.00)

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Wednesday 9 May | 7.30pm

Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams State Of The Union An exciting new collaboration between singers who have found creative musical chemistry together. Whether authentic Americana, delicate ballads, modern pop or reworked classics, this music will delight fans of hook-laden songs, fiery guitar playing and soulful vocals. Cult English songwriter Hewerdine, formerly with The Bible, also works with artists such as Eddi Reader and Heidi Talbot, while Williams is a bluesy American troubadour regarded as one of the world’s best slide guitarists. Two guys, two guitars and a clutch of songs – the old formula has seldom delivered better. Boo Hewerdine: ‘Satisfyingly heartful and artful’ Mojo Brooks Williams: ‘Harmonically sophisticated and breathtakingly beautiful’ Guitar Player David Smyth

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Friday 11 May

Spring Festival of New Music The University of York’s contemporary music festival runs from 9 – 13 May.

Festival Highlights at the NCEM 1.00pm Martin Suckling violin Works by Berio and Benjamin. 7.00pm Dave Smyth Sextet with Julian Arguelles saxophone Tickets available from the end of February. For more information visit: |



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May Sunday 13 May | 7.30pm

Thursday 17 May | 7.30pm All Saints’ Church, North Street,York

Martin Taylor & Alan Barnes


In this inspired pairing, world-class guitarist Martin Taylor meets multi award-winning reeds man Alan Barnes. Taylor is known for his long association with Stephane Grappelli and his highly successful solo career which includes the recent 'Last Train to Hauteville' CD, which featured Barnes as part of his Spirit of Django group. Barnes is Britain's number one mainstream reeds player and concentrates solely on clarinet on their new album – Two for the Road. The repertoire is wide-ranging and unusual yet is complemented by two catchy and accessible originals from the pen of each player.

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Martin Taylor: ‘…. one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument’ Pat Metheny

Alexander Campkin 2010 winner with Peter Phillips from The Tallis Scholars

Alan Barnes: ‘Whatever the instrument, he plays it hard and fast and with the sort of inventive flexibility and invention that ensures that he has his own sound and style..’ Jazz Journal

Hear music composed by the finalists of the 2012 NCEM Composers Award presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars.

This concert is presented in memory of Alf Peacock Tickets £16.00 (concessions £14.00)

This National Award, now in its 4th year, has attracted much interest. Shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to work with composer Christopher Fox and York’s Ebor Singers to prepare their pieces for this public performance. The winners will be announced on the night and the winning pieces performed by The Tallis Scholars in Durham Cathedral in June. Tickets £5.00

If you are under 25 and would like to find out how to enter this award, please go to

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May June Sunday 20 May | 4.00pm

Kate Williams & Bobby Wellins

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Jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams, daughter of guitarist John Williams, has released four CDs, to critical acclaim. Her trio CD ‘Scenes And Dreams’ was rated in the top ten jazz albums by Mojo magazine. Most recently,‘ The Embrace’ (2008) displays her rich and sonorous quintet writing, featuring tenor sax player Steve Kaldestad and award-winning flautist Gareth Lockrane. Bobby Wellins is one of the most exceptional figures in modern jazz and featured on Stan Tracey’s ‘Under Milk Wood’, recorded in the late ‘60s. He has his own quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble and recently toured with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Bobby and Kate will perform jazz standards and originals recently released on their new CD. ‘A superbly lucid and inventive pianist and composer’ Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2 Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00; students £5.00) |

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Thursday 7 June | 7.30pm

Julaba Kunda

Gris Sanderson fiddle, nickelharpa, bodhran Juldeh Camara vocals, riti, koloko, talking drum A rare chance to catch an unmissable live set as Gris from Scotland and Juldeh from Gambia launch music from ‘Traders’, their debut CD which is rapidly gathering outstanding reviews from the mainstream and world music press alike. Expect an extraordinary encounter where the desert sounds of West African riti, a one-stringed fiddle of ancient design, meets its European sisters the violin and the amazing Swedish nyckelharpa, to bring us snaking Fula trance melodies from the Sahel’s nomadic herdsmen joining tumbling strathspeys and reels from Scottish crofts and dancehalls. ‘… a telling combination of inspiration and hard work…lovely stuff and full of endless surprises..’ Songlines Magazine Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00; students £5.00)



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Sunday 17 June | 10.30am – 3.30pm

Brazilian Carnival Day Join us as we bring the excitement of the Brazilian Carnival to York! Heralding the South American theme of the 2012 York Early Music Festival and celebrating with the University of York’s Festival of Ideas, composer/percussionist Claudio Kron from Brazil will transport us to Latin America through a series of workshops exploring Brazilian arts and culture. Sessions – aimed at 9 –14 year olds - will cover percussion music, samba dance and capoeira (mixing martial arts and dance!) with live performances from Claudio and his band, and the University of York St John Samba Band. Tickets Day tickets £10.00 (not including lunch)

Participants should download application forms from Monday 18 June | 6.00pm

Bolivian Connections Ashley Solomon, director of the award-winning early music ensemble Florilegium, celebrates the music of Bolivia in a lecture based on his research and musical experiences with the Arakaendar Bolivian Choir, illustrated with musical examples from the University of York Chamber Choir directed by Peter Seymour. Tickets £5.00 including a glass of wine

These events are part of the York Festival of Ideas which runs from 14 – 30 June 2012. See for further details.

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Friday 22 June | 7.30pm

The Eduardo Niebla Experience My Gypsy Waltz Eduardo Niebla Spanish guitar and composer Carl Herring guitar accompaniment Hailed as one of the world's great guitarists, Eduardo Niebla returns with his internationally acclaimed guitar duo, to present an amazing repertoire of 'stunning flamenco jazz' from his latest albums. Continually seeking out new musical terrain, Niebla has traversed the worlds of pop, jazz and world music, collaborating with such diverse partners as sitar maestro Nishat Khan, George Michael, Lol Coxhill and Craig David. A spellbinding evening of passion, verve and fleet fingered virtuosity from one of the most potent forces in flamenco jazz fusion. ‘Niebla is the king of Latin guitar, a world-class virtuoso’ Time Out Tickets £15.00 (concessions £13.00; students £5.00)

Sunday 24 June | 4.00pm

Joe Stilgoe

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Joe Stilgoe, son of songwriter Richard Stilgoe, is a serious musician having fun. His singing, piano playing and sense of humour have made him a favourite at the UK’s top jazz clubs. His formidable piano technique and vocal range (described as ‘wonderful’ by New York cabaret legend Steve Ross) stem from a classical training starting when he was five. Joe released his debut album ‘I Like This One’ last year and has drawn comparisons with singer/pianists such as Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr, Buddy Greco and Jamie Cullum. ‘Songs at the piano don’t get much sharper than this...Whether he’s performing his own material or reshaping an old favourite.’ ***** The Observer Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00; students £5.00)



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Community and Outreach Saturday 19 May | 2.00pm – 5.00pm

A Young Person’s Guide to the Brass Band Presented by the York Railway Institute Golden Rail Band Come along and try out the whole range of brass and percussion instruments, from cornets to drum kit and trombones to tubas. The afternoon begins with a short performance by the Development Band and ends with a community concert featuring some of our talented young players performing solos backed by the York Railway Institute Golden Rail Band. Fun for all the family! If you think you might like to play in a brass band or you are a parent with an enthusiastic child (or want to learn yourself) come along for a warm welcome! For more info find us on Facebook or go to Tickets £3.00 (concessions £2.00; children under 16 free)

Monday 13 – Friday 17 August



An Air of Mystery is set during the reign of Elizabeth I. Young musicians, whose ambition is to perform at court, find themselves caught up in a network of espionage and secrets controlled by the Queen’s spymaster, Francis Walsingham. In a week of fun and creativity for 9 – 14 year olds, the daily sessions will take place from 10.00am – 4.00pm, culminating in a performance for family and friends on Friday 17 August at 7.00pm. For more details visit Tickets £100.00 (no concessions)

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York Mystery Plays

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2 – 27 August Box Office 01904 623568 Patrons: HRH The Duke of York, Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, Dame Judi Dench & Harry Gration A PRODUCTION BY YORK CULTURAL COMPANY Company No. 7810751 SUPPORTED BY:

John van Eyssen in the 1954 York Mystery Plays production with demons. Picture from The Press, York

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Have you or your family been involved in a production of the York Mystery Plays over the past 60 years? Perhaps you have film, photos, memorabilia or a story to share? If so we would like to hear from you.


If you have anything to share please contact the National Centre for Early Music by ringing 01904 632220 or email Thank you!

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& East Riding Early Music Festival

Fri 6 – Sat 14 July 2012

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The 2012 York Early Music Festival reflects the Olympic ideals of excellence and aspiration, focusing on moments when new ideas and styles crossed the many European borders to create an interconnected musical world, moving overseas through the missionaries and adventurers to the far off lands of South America.

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Celebrating its 25th anniversary with guest artists including the award-winning vocal ensemble Stile Antico (Beverley Minster, Thurs 24); La Serenissima (Beverley Minster, Fri 25) in a colourful orchestral programme from Venice including Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Red Priest (Toll Gavel Methodist Church, Sat 26) presenting their usual exuberant entertainment, the Festival is a joyous mix of music from the 15th - 18th centuries. Highlights also include a thoughtful exploration of Beverley's own musical history from the racecourse to the tavern presented in the Georgian Guildhall, alongside associated workshops for younger musicians.

Guest artists include Hesperion XXI directed by Jordi Savall; Florilegium directed by Ashley Solomon joining forces with the Arakaendar Bolivia Choir; The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers. Highlights include Robert Hollingworth's I Fagiolini presenting their award-winning production of Alessandro Striggio's Mass in 40 parts (1566) staged in the round in the glorious surroundings of York Minster encouraging audiences to promenade between groups of musicians to gain different aural perspectives on its amazing sound world and crossing their own borders to create new musical experiences.

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NCEM Diary Dates Spring/Summer 2012

Saturday 11 February Lieder Day Tuesday 14 February Martin Simpson Trio & Enkelit Sunday 19 February SambaSunda Quintet Wednesday 29 February University of York Jazz Orchestra Wednesday 7 March Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne Friday 23 March Get The Blessing Monday 26 March Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Tuesday 27 March Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Wednesday 11 April Jenna Reid Trio Saturday 14 April Double Duo Sunday 22 April Jonathan Gee & Larry Bartley Tuesday 24 April The Hut People Saturday 5 May Baroque Day Wednesday 9 May Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams Friday 11 May Spring Festival of New Music Sunday 13 May Martin Taylor & Alan Barnes *Thursday 17 May NCEM Composers Award 2012 Saturday 19 May A Young Person’s Guide to the Brass Band Sunday 20 May Kate Williams & Bobby Wellins 24-26 May Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival Thursday 7 June Julaba Kunda Sunday 17 June Brazilian Carnival Day Monday 18 June Bolivian Connections Friday 22 June The Eduardo Niebla Experience Sunday 24 June Joe Stilgoe 6-14 July York Early Music Festival 13-17 August Musical Play in a Week *All Saints’ Church, North Street,York

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