Live music is making a return to the city.
‘Songs Under Skies’ was a hit with audiences last September with innovative outdoor concerts. Now they’re back!
This June the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) will once again be working with The Crescent, The Fulford Arms and the Music Venues Alliance to bring a second series of open-air acoustic concerts.
Five concerts will take place in the gardens of the NCEM’s home of the beautiful St Margaret’s Church in York.
Delma Tomlin MBE, director of the NCEM said: “We’re very excited to be bringing you the second Songs Under Skies.
Last year Songs Under Skies was a complete sell out and we’re looking forward to welcoming back audiences for these summer nights of music by these talented musicians.”
The double bills feature:
Tuesday 1 June: Rachel Croft and Wounded Bear
Wednesday 2 June: Nadedja and Kell Chambers
Monday 14 June: Josh Burnell and Katie Spencer
Tuesday 15 June: Alice Simmons and Zak Ford
Wednesday 16 June: Sunflower Thieves and Epilogues
Gates will open at 6:30pm, and music will run from 7pm to 8:30pm.
One of the first arts organisations to stream online concerts, the NCEM has been keeping music alive since the beginning of lockdown – attracting a worldwide audience of over 70,000.
Over the last year, the NCEM staged socially distant events when possible and streamed concerts and festivals from St Margaret’s Church.
Harkirit Boparai, manager of The Crescent and regional coordinator for North East England for The Music Venue Trust added: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with the NCEM for another short run of outdoor concerts to take place in their beautiful gardens, with a stellar line-up of musicians from York and beyond heralding the return of live gigs to York.”
Tickets cost £8.00 per show and audiences are invited to purchase tickets in ‘pods’ for family groups or as individuals.
For more information and to book your tickets, please visit the National Centre for Early Music website.