The Band Room

On the North York Moors

‘The greatest small venue on Earth’

- The Handsome Family

Hi there, and welcome to The Band Room on the North York Moors - variously described as 'England's tiniest major venue', 'the greatest small venue on Earth' and 'a corrugated iron shed in the middle of nowhere.' Over the last 21 years we've introduced some great names to Yorkshire's famous 'Daffodil Valley', among them Howe Gelb, Cerys Matthews, Willy Mason, Vashti Bunyan, The Handsome Family...

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Kacy & Clayton

Fri 1 March 2019

Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton are Kacy Anderson - aka the missing link between Sandy Denny and Emmylou Harris - and her second cousin Clayton Linthicum, a multi-talented guitaris...

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Martin & Eliza Carthy

Fri 24 May 2019

The new superstar of English folk music returns to The Band Room with the ultimate aesthetic precursor. Her very own dad....

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Dob Bylan

Fri 24 May 2041

World exclusive. Free of charge....

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What people say about The Band Room

“It's got a great vibe...and werewolves too…”

Howe Gelb

“The Shed that Rocks”

The Guardian

“Wow - this is great!”

Willy Mason

“It's a very special place”

Cerys Matthews

“England's tiniest major venue”

The Yorkshire Post

“I like that sort of setting; intimate”

Bic Runga

Low Mill, Farndale

Located right in the heart of the stunning North York Moors National Park, The Band Room is like no other venue you'll ever stumble upon...The best way to experience a show is to make a weekend of it. There are great places to stay throughout Ryedale as well as in Farndale - aka the 'Daffodil Valley' by virtue of the millions of 'Lenten lilies' which carpet the valley floor in a sea...

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The venue that brought you…

Shows are few and sometimes a little far between while we wait for our principal targets to become available. Most people who play here have released at least one critically-acclaimed CD (and usually several) but we also like to showcase new and emerging talent, which can sometimes be even more exciting...

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Willy Mason Laura Veirs Howe Gelb Valerie June Alessi's Ark Cerys Matthews The Handsome Family Megafaun Richmond Fontaine Caitlin Rose Trembling Bells

The Compassionate Friends

The Band Room supports The Compassionate Friends, a registered national charity which helps bereaved parents and their families following the death of a child.