Play flute on Flamborough Head or a guitar solo in Grassington, record a recital in Reeth or sing in Swaledale….
North Yorkshire’s music groups will be taking part in a new campaign Play Far Away Day which will see remote spots in North Yorkshire, from prehistoric rocks to heather moorland and rugged beaches, playing host to live music performances on Saturday 18 June 2016.
Organised by youth music development charity, NYMAZ, the aim of the day is to demonstrate that everyone should have access to music, no matter how rural their location, whilst also fundraising for youth music projects across the county.
Heidi Johnson, director, NYMAZ explains: “We are planning a really exciting day which showcases the dramatic landscapes of North Yorkshire, alongside the many talents of our residents! We’re looking forward to working with school ensembles, young people’s music groups, adult choirs, professional musicians and everything in-between.
As part of Play Far Away Day, music groups and individual musicians - professional, amateur, young and old - will be sharing photos and videos of their groups and performances on social media, aiming to generate lots of support for their efforts, and raising funds for local children and young people’s music activities! We’ve sent out lots of information and fundraising packs to participating groups, to help participants get the word out there. Everyone can follow our adventures on Twitter via #playfarawayday.”
Show your support for the campaign and donate to children and young people’s music projects at bit.ly/givetoplayfaraway!
The fantastic groups already supporting the campaign include:
Bedale Brass Band
Black Dyke Brass Band
BlueBoxt Productions’ ‘All Time Favourites’
Forests Live (Forestry Commission)
The Hut People
Music for Two, Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire Chorus
Sue & Jim McLaughlin, Musicport
RJ Feathers Blues Band
Saint Cecilia Youth Orchestra
SELFA Girls Rock
Tewit Youth Bands
Two Man One Man Band
Whetherby Choral Society
It’s not too late for your music group to take part in Play Far Away Day, and raise funds for NYMAZ! Get in touch with us to express your interest as soon as possible, and we’ll send you all the relevant information.
Play Far Away Day is being held in association with Yorkshire Festival 2016, which runs from 16 June to 3 July, and will reflect the artistic excellence and diversity of Yorkshire and create opportunities for people to participate in the arts.
Telephone: 01904 543382