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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Saint Sister

Fri 14 July 2017

As we traversed the far famed Kerry mountains last Summer we detoured one day into the charming market town of Kenmare on the eve of the annual horse fair (which mak...

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The Savoy Family Cajun Band

Mon 24 July 2017

One of the greatest Cajun bands of all time returns to The Band Room tonight to complete a hat-trick of shows – and where else would you want to see the Savoy Family Cajun Ba...

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Ryley Walker (w/ band)

Sun 27 August 2017

Exclusive intimate show by US guitar genius Ryley Walker, who completes an early hat-trick of appearances at the magical North York Moors venue described by The Handsome Family as ...

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Anna Coogan & Willie B

Sat 21 October 2017

Anna Coogan brought the house down when she played here with Johnny Dowd & Michael Edmondson in October 2016 and easily deserved her invitation to return tonight in a collabora...

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Emily Barker w/ Band

Sat 11 November 2017

Emily Barker joins the ranks of The Band Room greats with her 5th show here – this time to promote her new album Sweet Kind of Blue. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, at Sam Ph...

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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

Abbotson Music Therapy Trust

50p of every ticket sold goes to Abbotson Music Therapy Trust. Based in Kirkbymoorside the Trust provides funding for innovation and research into the healing potential of music therapy for children and adults with special needs.