Here's what went on in this year's MayFest 

Saturday 30th April

IN AND AROUND THE MARKET PLACE 11am - 4pm

  • Georgian and Victorian folk tunes from The Ran Tanners

  • Music of the Great War with Hautbois

IN THE CASTLE 11am - 4pm

  • Medieval Music from Trouvere

  • Tudor Music from GreenMatthews

  • Maypole dancing with Maypole Movers

  • Richmond Brewing Company's Tavern plus tasty treats from Granny's Kitchen

AT THE STATION 12 noon-4pm

  • Visits from Trouvere and the Ran Tanners to the Richmond Brewing Company 

  • Musical Promenade from The Station to Easby Abbey, leaving at 4pm

AT EASBY, 4.30pm

  • Afternoon tea followed by a concert in St Agatha's Church with Pellingmans' Saraband: “If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree" - a celebration in words and music of Springtime and the natural world. More information here.

 

Pellingman's Saraband

Sunday 1st May

Hautbois

IN THE MARKET PLACE 11am - 4pm

  • Georgian and Victorian folk tunes from The Ran Tanners

  • Music of the Great War with Hautbois

  • Japes and jests with Tom Fool

  • Morris dancing from the Richmond-on-Swale Morris Men - who also popped in at the Castle and The Station

IN THE CASTLE 11am - 4pm

  • Medieval Music from Trouvere

  • Tudor Music from GreenMatthews

  • Japes and jests with Tom Fool

  • Richmond Brewing Company's Tavern plus tasty treats from Granny's Kitchen

IN THE CASTLE TAVERN 1-6pm

  • Session and Singaround, with guests The Ran Tanners

IN THE TOWN HALL, 1-5pm

  • FOURUM! Richmond's own hugely popular folk group at 2pm.  

  • Dancing from the Richmond Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (1.30 and 3pm)

IN THE EVENING AT THE TOWN HALL, 7pm

Monday 2nd May

​​IN THE CASTLE 11am - 4pm

  • Dance performances from the Rhythm & Shoes Dance Academy

  • Medieval Music from Trouvere

  • Tudor Music from GreenMatthews

  • More music from Tritor and Bisarr

  • Japes and jests with Tom Fool

  • Maypole dancing and music with Have Maypole Will Travel

  • Richmond Brewing Company's Tavern plus tasty treats from Granny's Kitchen

IN THE CASTLE TAVERN 1-6pm

  • Session and Singaround, with guests the magnificent Tritor, Bisarr, and the Black Lion Folk Club 

IN THE TOWN HALL, 1-4.30pm

  • Music from members of The Richmondshire Orchestra (1-3.30pm)

  • Have-a go on the bagpipes (3.30pm)

IN ST MARY's, 5pm

  • The Richmondshire Choral Society sing choruses from The Messiah and the Cantique 950, with members of the Richmondshire Orchestra and guest singers. Generously supported by The Rotary Club of Richmond - a magnificent finale! More information here.

The Ran Tanners

IN THE MARKET PLACE 11am - 4pm

  • Georgian and Victorian folk tunes from The Ran Tanners - plus medieval music from Trouvere 

  • Japes and jests with Tom Fool

  • Morris dancing from Benfieldside Morris and the Durham Rams - who also popped in at the Castle and The Station

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