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Saturday 8th June · 4pm · St Peter’s Church, Norton

A Walk through stories and songs

by John Barber and Hazel Gould

Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano

Rosie Barrett storyteller

RSMF Ryedale Primary Choir

Ryedale Voices, Harmonia and The RyeLarks (Alison Davis director)

Kirkbymoorside Town Junior Brass Band (Jeanette Kendall director)

Caius Lee conductor

Do you believe in magic?

How can we learn from the tales of our ancestors?

What leaves us spellbound?

Join star singer Victoria Simmonds, storyteller Rosie Barrett, and an all-age local cast for the world premiere of a new Community Song Cycle inspired by the famous Lyke-Wake Walk. You’ll meet cheeky hobs, angry mermaids, resourceful giants, wise witches and other characters from local folk legends. Presented in association with the Richard Shephard Music Foundation and the Ryedale Folk Museum, with new music by John Barber, old music by the likes of Schubert and Handel, and words co-created by participants with Hazel Gould, this is an evocative and mysterious tapestry of magical thinking, Yorkshire superstitions and the power of imagination.

£10 · FREE (under 25s)


Saturday 8th June
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


St Peter’s Church, Norton
Langton Rd, Norton
Malton, YO17 9AE
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PARKING: Parking available on site TOILETS: Toilets available on site ACCESS: Disabled access via a ramp.


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