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Buskers 2019
 

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, 14 Nov

Friday, 15 Nov

10.00

Opening Ceremony

 

11.00

 

 

12.00

Singing Mums

John Storey

13.00

 

 

14.00

   

15.00

Kaje

Hopeward

16.00

 

Stuart McLachlan and Chris Lain

17.00

Kaje

Nevin & Rachel

18.00

Harrogate Gang Show

Nameless

19.00

Hopeward

Martin Heaton

20.00

20.00 Close

20.00 Close

Time

Saturday

Sunday

09.30

Amber Lowen

Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan

10.30

Spa Town Ukes

Cambridge Street

11.30

Hopeward

Freddie Cleary

12.30

Lacewing

Spa Sax Quartet

13.30

North Tyneside Steel Band

Songbirds

14.30

North Tyneside Steel Band

Nevin & Rachel

15.30

Stuart McLachlan and Chris Lain

Stuart McLachlan and Chris Lain

16.30

Chris & Ed

Casual Sax

17.30

Den Miller

17.30 Close

18.30

Songbirds

 

19.30

Den Miller

 

20.00

20.00 Close

 

 

More about the entertainers below:

Amber Lowen

I am 16 years old and a grade 5 singer, working towards Grade 6. I attend l St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated 6th Form and love to perform, taking part in shows both inside and outside school.

Cambridge Street

Instagram: www.instagram.com/cambridgestreetband

We are a relatively newly-formed four-piece jazz band and have busked in Harrogate four times receiving great feedback from the Harrogate public. The band consists of a saxophone, keyboard, drum kit and bass guitar, and we are 15 and 16 years old. We typically play well known jazz standards, as well as funk music

Casual Sax

Casual Sax was set up 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 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 and  have also played at the Wensleydale Music Festival and private functions.

Chris & Ed

Chris and Ed are originally from Leeds although Chris now lives in Harrogate.  Chris  is the vocalist whilst Ed plays guitar. They have been friends for a long time and gigged together many times

Chris Lain & Stuart McLachlan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stuart-Mclachlan-Chris-Lain-2060245430663817/

Stuart and Chris met in India 21 years ago when they were both working there 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 he felt that his material would suit Chris’s voice. They have been recording together since then and produced their first album This Restless Life in November last year. Tracks from the album and songs produced since then can be heard at:   https://www.reverbnation.com/stuartmclachlan/songs

and on their website: http://mclachlan-lain.com.

Stuart and Chris hope to raise money for the British Lung Foundation. They had a great time busking at the Christmas Market in 2018 are delighted that Wiggy, their percussionist, will be joining them once again - as last year, dressed as an elf!

Den Miller

Website:  www.denmiller.com

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.

Freddie Cleary

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Freddie-Cleary

Website:    https://www.freddieclearymusic.co.uk/

Freddie performs as a solo acoustic act (guitar/vocals). As a busker Freddie can often be found entertaining crowds in Ripon, Harrogate, Robin Hoods Bay and as far afield as Edinburgh!

Kaje

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/kajeemusic

(pronounced cage) Jess and Kaia are a talented duo from Leeds currently studying A levels at Allerton Grange School in Leeds. They have been performing together for around 2 and a half years.

Harrogate Gang Show

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/harrogatescouts 

The Gang are made up of young people from across the district who attend Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides and Explorers.

Their show at the Royal Hall in April was a huge success and money raised at the Christmas Market will go towards their next production.

Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Harrogate-Gilbert-Sullivan-Society-149199741918742/

We are a society dedicated to the promotion of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and are once again joining up with the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band and guests Tewit Youth Band, for our ever popular 'Fanfare for Christmas' Concert on Saturday 21st December 2019 at the Royal Hall at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are available via our website https://www.hgss.info.

We are also always looking for new members both on and off stage. See our website for more information and contact details.

Harrogate Spa Town Ukes

Facebook:            @Harrogate-Spa-Town-Ukes

Website:              www.harrogatespatownukes.org

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 2019 Christmas Market.

 

Hopeward

We are three siblings who have been performing together now for over ten years in churches at community functions and in town busking. We love to use our music to bring joy and hope to people. We sing, along with playing our instruments including guitar, violin, flute and cajon.

John Storey

Website:  http://johnstoreymusic.net   

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 a children’s orphanage in Burma where a friend’s daughter teaches.

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. 

Martin Heaton

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/martin.heaton.526

Martin is an award winning, contemporary folk singer / songwriter from Pateley Bridge who travels far and wide to ply his trade. He has produced four CD albums with two award winning songs.

Nameless

Nameless consist of 6 fourteen year olds from Harrogate Grammar, performing for the second time at the Christmas Market by popular request! 

Nevin & Rachel

We are a Father-Daughter duo and we sing  traditional Yorkshire Folk Carols and Christmas Songs, both unaccompanied and with guitar.

We hope to raise funds for the Harrogate Homeless project

North Tyneside Steel Band

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/NTSteelBand

North Tyneside Steel band are celebrating their 30 year anniversary this year. They are the North East of England's top steelband performing nationally since 1992 at official, corporate and private functions.

Singing Mums

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/singingmums

Singing Mums is a pop/rock choir for women of all ages and singing abilities, with groups in Harrogate, Leeds and Wakefield. When we’re not pampering ourselves with picnics and prosecco evenings, we enjoy singing a range of uplifting songs, both modern and older, using simple but effective three-part harmonies.

It’s a great way to make new friends and sing and laugh away the worries and stresses of your week. At Singing Mums, we believe music and singing to be extremely beneficial for your wellbeing and happiness. Many medical professionals and mental health groups are now recommending people join choirs, due to the amount of feel-good endorphins released.

A lot of our ladies find Singing Mums very important in helping to improve their mental health and happiness, therefore we will be raising money for local mental health charity, Mind in Harrogate and District.

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

Facebook:  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.

 

Further information from: info@HarrogateChristmasMarket.org

Find on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/HarrogateChristmasMarket

Follow on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/HGChristmasMkt

Follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/hgchristmasmarket

 

 


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