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Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music 2019

Friday, 7 June 2019 to Sunday, 9 June 2019

Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AH

The musical fun will kick of at 7:30 on Friday 7th June at the Lunesdale Hall with the return of The Big Indoor Picnic.  Bring your own drink and a picnic and enjoy an evening of dancing in a Bistro Style environment to the fabulous ALFRESCO, performing songs from Elvis Presley to Adele, Drifters to Ed Sheeran, Beautiful South to Paulo Nutini and all points between, plus the usual raffle. What’s not to like?

During the afternoon and evening of Saturday 8th June various venues throughout town will be hosting a variety of performances: ranging from classical guitar recitals, to rock and roll, blues, jazz and, of course, ukuleles galore!

The evening of June 8th will see St. Mary’s Church host a very special event, The Best of British – from Byrd to the Beatles. The Casterton based choir Sing Joyfully! will join forces with the Kirkby Lonsdale Singers (under the musical directorship of Anastasia Micklethwaite ), guest solo artists and a live band to provide a fabulous celebration of British music through the ages. Enjoy an evening of great British musical favourites; spanning the glories of the English Renaissance, through to the melodies of modern day pop icons. Seating will be cabaret-style.

Sunday 9th June will offer a full-day of wall to wall live music. As in previous years, you can enjoy a feast of non-stop live music (blues, soul, jazz, soul, prog rock and more…..) by following The Kirkby Lonsdale Music Trail. Gigs galore: as soon as one band finishes their act, another will start in a different venue. Starts early, but finishes late. Beware as you move between venues as the alleys and doorways of the town will house buskers of various sorts!


Friday 7 June

7.30pm – Late
Lunesdale Hall

The Great Big Indoor Picnic & Dance

Dance the Night Away with Alfresco.

8.30pm – Late
King's Arms

Off The Rails

Footstompin' world music big band.

Saturday 8 June

11.00am – 3.00pm
Lunesdale Hall

Go Wild in the Park!

Musical Event For All the Family: Adults Welcome Too!

12.00pm – 1.30pm
Lunesdale Hall

The Bozcats

Acoustic jazz sensations!

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Ukelele Jukebox

Beatles, Bowie, punk like never before!

5.30pm – 6.30pm


Smooth jazz and more!

6.30pm – 8.00pm
The Orange Tree

Black Cat

Rockin’ R and B Band.

7.30pm – 10pm
St Mary's Church

The Best of British: From Byrd to the Beatles

An Evening of Great British Musical Favourites - Spanning the Glories of the English Renaissance, to the Melodies of Modern-Day Pop Icons. More details here

8.00pm – 11.00pm
The Royal Barn

Yazzmin Devoy

Chilled country and folk music from this talented vocalist.

8.30pm – Late
The King's Arms

Thieving Magpies

Back in Kirkby Lonsdale by popular demand.

Sunday 9 June – The KL Music Trail!

1pm – 2.30pm


Festival Favourites Back in Town: Driving Saxophone Based Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll!

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Ruskin's View
(St Mary's Churchyard)


Fun, Fun, Fun!

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Losing Game

Smooth Jazz Meets the Blues.

3.30pm – 4.15pm
Sun Hotel

Classical guitar recital by Derek Beavis

4.30pm – 6.30pm
The Royal Barn

Young Musicians' Special

A Session not to be Missed: Susie Duxbury (Vocalist): George Collins (Ace Guitarist) and Maddie (Vocals).

6.30pm – 8.00pm
Snooty Fox

Kev Kendal

The Modster is Back by Popular Demand.

8pm – Late
Royal Hotel

The IQ Band and Special Guests: Cover Up and Flamin' Nora

An evening of live musical mayhem: Vintage Pop, Yorkshire Blues, plus all your favourite Covers. Bring your dancing shoes!

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