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This two week festival takes place throughout the three most Northerly Yorkshire Dales; namely Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, attracting around 7,000 visitors each year. The festival has strong community links with many activities for local residents and encourages young performers to develop their skills with an extensive programme of education.
One of the attractions of this festival is the wide range of Dales venues used which can include churches, village halls, pubs, castles and even fields with events ranging from larger scale concerts to much more intimate gatherings. Though the primary focus of the festival is classical music, you can also listen to folk, jazz and world music performances, attend poetry recitals and even go on special guided walks throughout the area.