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Buskers 2018
 

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.

 

Time

Thursday, 15 Nov

Friday, 16 Nov

10.00

Opening Ceremony

Stamp

11.00

Violin Duet

 

12.00

Waikikamukau

Stamp

13.00

Violin Duet

Lacewing

14.00

Leah Waddington

Den Miller

15.00

Waikikamukau

Drip Drop Theatre

16.00

Drip Drop Theatre

Den Miller

17.00

Martin Heaton

Albert Stott

18.00

Harrogate Gang Show

Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan

19.00

19.00 close

19.00 close

Time

Saturday

Sunday

09.30

Nameless

John Storey PAT

10.30

Spa Town Ukes

Spa Sax Quintet

11.30

Albert Stott

Spa Sax Quintet & Zawadi

12.30

Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan

Stamp

13.30

Emily Pederson

Songbird

14.30

Meena Blair

Stamp

15.30

Mini Male Voice Choir

Emily Pederson

16.30

Stuart and Chris

Olivia Harland

17.30

Leah Waddington

17.30 Close

18.30

Robert Appleton

 

19.30

Lucy L'Mont

 

20.30

20.30 Close

 

 

More about the entertainers below:

Albert Stott

Albert is 14 years old and currently attends St John Fisher Catholic High School.  He has been busking since December 2017 and sings regularly in Harrogate and York.  He enjoys singing musical theatre songs, as well as music by current artists like Sam Smith, Callum Scott and Michael Buble.  He also plays the piano and his videos can be seen on YouTube by searching Albert Stott.  Albert will donate a proportion of his busking earnings from the Christmas Market to Martin House Hospice.

Den Miller

@MrDenMiller

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.

Drip Drop Theatre

Drip Drop Theatre is a North Yorkshire based musical theatre group formed for the production of new musicals by Emily Roberts, writing as E.C.R.Roberts.

The Pecking Order is a new musical which tells the story of 17 year old Amy and her family moving from the city of York to a rural community in North Yorkshire. It contains 15 original songs which will be accompanied by a 5 piece band and will be touring at various local rural venues between November 21st - 24th. Drip Drop Theatre will be collecting donations for The British Hen Welfare Trust

Emily Pedersen

5 good friends saving up to go to university to study music in the next couple of years

Harrogate Gang Show

The money raised will go towards putting on the Gang Show at the Royal Hall on 4th – 6th April 2019. The Gang are made up of young people from across the district who attend Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides and Explorers

Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society

www.facebook.com/Harrogate-Gilbert-Sullivan-Society

We are a society dedicated to the promotion of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. We are performing a concert with the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band and the Tewit Youth Band at the Royal Hall on Saturday 22nd December which should be a fantastic evening of music and fun. 

In May we will be performing Iolanthe with a new professional director Sarah Helsby-hughes! We are always looking for new members both on and off stage. Please see our website hgss.info for more information and contact details.

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes

www.facebook.com/Harrogate-Spa-Town-Ukes

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes 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 – it is 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 at the 2018 Christmas Market.

John Storey

John Storey is an acoustic folk singer songwriter from Harrogate. He has been writing songs and performing his own compositions since 2004 and will be collecting donations for an orphanage in Burma. Through a friend’s daughter working there he has learned that the charity have just lost their main UK sponsorship so he is hoping for lots of support.

Lacewing

Lacewing – Mary Vipond (vocals) and Andy Whittaker (guitar) - are based in North Yorkshire and perform a range of traditional and contemporary folk ballads. All proceeds from their performance at the Harrogate Christmas Fair will be donated to Cancer Research UK. 

Leah Waddington

Leah Waddington is a Grade 8 saxophonist in the 6th form at Rossett School, taught  by the late Ian Peak. She is also leader of the Harrogate rhythm and reed band 'Soundbyte' and will be playing Christmas and Jazz pieces at the Christmas Market in aid of MIND

Lucy L’Mont

Lucy is a professional classical singer who is looking forward to supporting Harrogate Christmas Market and raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. When she’s not singing she might be behind the counter at the Slingsby Gin stall, helping her husband promote the family business.

Mini Male Voice Choir

The Mini Male voice Choir are made up of singers form various Cathedrals around Yorkshire. They will be singing a variety of 4 part harmony Christmas Carols, unaccompanied.

Nameless

Nameless consist of 6 thirteen year olds from Harrogate Grammar, performing for the first time at the Christmas Market.  Any donations will go towards a new drum kit and ear plugs for their parents! 

Meena Blair

I am 15 years old, currently studying for my GCSE's at The Morley Academy. I am hoping to be accepted into Wakefield College next year to study musical theatre. Subsequently I believe this performance opportunity at the Harrogate Christmas Market will give me valuable experience and aid me in future auditions and performances

Violin Duet

We are violin duet playing varied music - English Classical, Rock, pop, Jazz, Chinese traditional fork songs and performing at Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties and other private functions. The lead musician performed for nine years in the Royal Air Force Central Band .

Rob Appleton

Rob and his friend Charlotte will be singing and playing the guitar. Rob says ‘ It’s nice and simple and we will love playing a festive set together’.

Songbirds

We are called the Songbirds. We are a group of 5 mature ladies who have been together for about 20 years. Over the years we have all taken part in various amateur musicals but as a group have performed in many different venues. We have an extensive repertoire and a particularly good Christmas programme.

Spa Sax Quintet

www.facebook.com/SpaSax

Based in Harrogate, the Spa Saxophone Quartet or Quintet has an extensive repertoire and can provide music in a number of styles for weddings, corporate events, garden parties and during the festive season. This Christmas the Group will be raising money for Mental Health UK, playing at various venues in and around Harrogate.

Stamp 26

Kenny has played the trombone since 1972, featuring in military, brass, German oomph and big bands. He also runs a brass quintet and has raised thousands of pounds for St Leonard's Hospice. This Christmas he intends to play in support of Martin House Children’s Hospice

Stuart McLachlan and Chris Lain

Stuart and Chris met in India 20 years ago and played together for a few years in New Delhi as members of the Hanji String Band. Fast forward to February 2018 when Stuart contacted Chris to suggest getting together again. Stuart is a prolific songwriter and felt that his material would suit Chris’s voice. They have been recording together since then and working towards an album of Stuart’s songs which should be finished by the end of the year. More of their work can be heard at  https://www.reverbnation.com/stuartmclachlan/songs

Stuart and Chris hope to raise money at the Christmas Market for the British Lung Foundation.

Waikikamukau

Waikikamukau are a barbershop quartet and all members of Spirit of Harmony, the leading men's Barbershop Chorus in the area. As a quartet, they have been singing together for 3 years with gigs at weddings, parties and charity events. They have also competed in the national barbershop quartet competition.

They sing 4 part a cappella harmony and along with Christmas songs, will also be singing a variety of other popular songs.

 

Further information from: info@HarrogateChristmasMarket.org

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