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Buskers 2016

The following groups and individuals will be playing Christmas and Festive tunes during the Harrogate Christmas Market and will be located by the bus shelter on St Mary's Walk.



Thursday, 17 Nov

Friday, 18 Nov

Saturday, 19 Nov

Sunday, 20 Nov


Jane - Little Bards

Jane - Little Bards

Roaming Carollers





Puffin Ensemble

Conversation - Jacob Dale



Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan

Harrogate Gang Show

Spa Sax Quintet




Harrogate Spa Town Ukes

Roaming Carollers



Den Miller

Puffin Ensemble

Roaming Carollers



Casual Sax


Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan



Den Miller

North Tyneside Steel Band




Casual Sax

North Tyneside Steel Band

17.00 market closes


Chorus Crew

Den Miller

North Tyneside Steel Band



Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan

Roaming Carollers

Conversation - Jacob Dale



More about the entertainers below:


The Puffin Ensemble

Tim Chapman 01423 712801

Saturday 11am – 12 noon & 2pm – 3pm


The Puffin Ensemble was formed in February 2005 from members of the White Rose Concert Band, based in Harrogate.

The ensemble, which currently consists of flute, 2 clarinets (who also play bass clarinets), and French horn (who also plays piano), has performed at Markenfield Hall, in the Valley Gardens, Harrogate, and to audiences for Open Garden engagements, raising funds for different causes.  We have been winners of the open section for small ensembles of the Wensleydale Music Festival, also successfully participating in the duet and solo classes,and will again be competing in  competitions in 2015.

We enjoy playing a variety of music from Baroque to modern, not only for the difference in styles but to give pleasure to those who hear us. We will be collecting for Follifoot Riding for the Disabled


The Harrogate and District Gang Show

Caroline Hutchinson

Saturday 12pm – 1pm


Den Miller

Den Miller 07961 848 846

Friday 4pm – 5pm, 6pm – 7pm


I am singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Keighley and play at many festivals all around the North and other outdoor events such as Keighley Christmas Lights Switch-on. I perform mostly my own songs on guitar or keyboard (or both at once with my loop pedal), and harmonica. My music has been described as strongly melodic with intelligent lyrics. My songs often use comedy to make serious points, and I also perform comedy parodies.


Harrogate Spa Town Ukes

Dave Procter 540850 / 07931 376484

Saturday 1pm – 2pm

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes was formed in May 2014 to provide a social venue for people to come along and play the Ukulele. The Ukulele is a great social instrument very versatile and the group play all styles of music.

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes meet every Wednesday evening between 7.30 and 9.30 pm at the Roberts Club, Robert Street, Harrogate. New members are always welcome. We will be raising money for St Michaels Hospice, Harrogate.


Casual Sax

Merilly Chapman 01423 712801

Friday 3pm – 4pm & 5pm – 6pm

Casual Sax was set up four years ago by a Yorkshire based group who met at a saxophone course in the Midlands. Since then they have played regularly at events throughout Yorkshire, including events in Ouseburn, Dunnington, Bradford, Tollerton and in Nidderdale. Their repertoire includes classical and contemporary pieces. They have taken part in several charity and fund raising events, including supporting Haxby Village Hall “Raise the Roof” appeal. They have also played at the Wensleydale Music Festival and private functions. At the Christmas market last year their chosen charity was Dementia Forward, this year they will be raising funds for cancer charities.


North Tyneside Steel Band

Saturday 4pm – 7pm

Jenny Gilberg


North Tyneside Steel Band is the North East of England’s top steelband. A registered charity, run by a board of volunteers, the band has been performing locally, across the UK and even internationally since 1992 and can boast amongst its players prize winning musicians who travel all over the world to play steel pan!


Roaming Carollers

Lisa Ramsey 0796 9279646

Friday 7pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 11am, Sunday 1pm – 3pm

We're a group made up from family and friends from Harrogate. We are called the Roaming Carollers and this year we are raising money for the Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough


Chorus Crew

Don Mason

Thursday 6pm – 7pm


Little Bards

Jane Apperson

Thursday 10 – 11am, Friday 10 – 11am

Little Bards is an exciting new literature class for children aged 3 months to 4 years! Each week we bring a new book alive through props, music and much much more. It is so important that our children enjoy the magic of stories and no one is too young or old to be enchanted!

Having recently relocated from London, Jane Apperson is a trained actress and has a masters in English Literature. She is passionate about bringing stories alive through music and drama. She will be starting her weekly Little Bard classes in central Harrogate in January and is looking forward to meeting you all. You can find us on Facebook for all class information ahead of our opening. All donations received at the Christmas Market will go directly to the Harrogate Library Children’s’ Book Section.


Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Charlotte Brown

Thursday 7pm – 8pm, Friday 12pm – 1pm Sunday 3pm – 4pm

We are a society dedicated to the promotion of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. We perform one of their operas annually at Harrogate Theatre. Additionally, we hold a Christmas concert at the Royal Hall in conjunction with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band which, this year, will be on Saturday December 17th with performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.



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