About Us

Skipton Music promotes a varied programme of concerts from October to March and also a concert for local primary school children. The concerts are always well-attended and the standard is consistently high.

Skipton Music plays a large part in the cultural life of Skipton and the Craven area. Since 1947 Skipton has been privileged to have heard classical Chamber Music presented by musicians such as Kathleen Ferrier, Jacqueline du Pré, Nigel Kennedy, Tasmin Little, Steven Isserlis, Kathryn Stott, Manchester Camerata, Gould Piano Trio. We also give a platform to up-and-coming performers: recent memorable evenings have been recitals by trumpeter Alison Balsom, Heath String Quartet, mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston, Leeds Piano competition prizewinner Jayson Gillham, Wu String Quartet.

Our continued success is due in large part to our ‘members’ who buy a Season Ticket in advance. The concerts are, however, also available to non-members who are always welcome. Tickets can be reserved beforehand or bought at the door. For more information please use our contact form or telephone the Box Office on 01756 799912.

Concerts are held in Skipton Town Hall, BD23 1AH with seating for 290 people in 19 rows. The building is fully wheelchair accessible and there is a large car park behind.

The society is run by a voluntary committee and is grateful to the many corporate and individual patrons whose sponsorship and support enable us to continue and flourish.

For more information please use our contact form or telephone the Box Office on 01756 799912.


Honorary President Brian Davies
Concerts Secretary Rowena (Bunty) Leder MBE
General Secretary Anne Wood
Treasurer Peter Leach
Box Office Barbara Jones
Programme Editor/Schools Liaison Christine Wilson
Other Members Keith Reeves
Stuart Tomlinson
Maurice White
Volunteer Helpers Helena Danielczuk
David Llewellyn
Julia Tomlinson

We Need Volunteers!

The success of Skipton Music depends greatly on the efforts of volunteers who carry out a range of important tasks in preparing for the concert season and in running the services required during each concert.

The continuation of the society depends upon volunteers coming forward and offering a little time; the concerts do not arrange themselves!

We would welcome the next generation of people with a love and knowledge of music who can grow into the role of programme planning.

Your help would also be appreciated:

  • on concert day afternoon at the Town Hall between 1pm and 3pm;
  • in the interval with coffee;
  • with distribution of brochures in August and September. We are keen to get our brochures seen by as many people in the area as possible. Could you take some to shops, cafes and other venues that are convenient for you? Please note this does not include drops to households.

If you’d like to get involved we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via the form on this website.