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News: Songs Under Skies returns to the National Centre for Early Music in York

Live music is coming back! Following the huge success last September of its first Songs Under Skies event – a series of open-air acoustic concerts featuring some of York’s finest musical talent – The National Centre for Early Music in association with Music Venues Alliance is delighted to announce a further series of five concerts this June.

Once again Songs Under Skies will be located in the garden of the converted and extended, Grade I listed medieval church of St Margaret in Walmgate, York. And even if the weather Gods turn against us, the event organisers have “a cunning plan” to move everyone safely indoors and into the church itself.

The concerts are:

1 June: Wounded Bear + Rachel Croft
2 June: Kell Chambers + Nadedja 
14 June: Katie Spencer + Josh Burnell
15 June: Zak Ford + Alice Simmons
16 June: Epilogues + Sunflower Thieves

In keeping with the inaugural Songs Under Skies, the gates to the churchyard will open at 6.30pm on each of these dates in readiness for a 7pm start; two acts will perform every evening, split by a half-hour interval and with a finishing time of 8.30pm.

As we will still be under Covid-19 restrictions on these dates, seating will be in marked out areas (pods) with 2m spacing between each pod. You may book a pod for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.

Full details for Songs Under Skies, and how to buy tickets for the individual concerts, can be found HERE

Main Photo: Simon Godley

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