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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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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I See Hawks In LA

Fri 19 July 2019

Seventeen days after The Eagles play Leeds, a lesser known but equally phenomenal Californian Country Rock band debuts at The Band Room. Described by MOJO as "the finest country ro...

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Stella Donnelly w/ full band

Sat 24 August 2019

New Australian star Stella Donnelly took The Band Room by storm when she debuted here in May 2018 and makes early return to the iconic North York Moors venue - this time w/ full ba...

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Molly Sarlé

Sun 1 September 2019

Molly Sarlé, one-third of revered Appalachian folk trio Mountain Man, plays The Band Room hotfoot from the End of the Road Festival in Wiltshire, en route for Scotland... F...

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Marry Waterson & Emily Barker

Sat 19 October 2019

Two of the most distinctive singer-songwriters in the world have got together to make an album and, what do you know, Marry Waterson & Emily Barker's 'A Window to Other Ways' i...

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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.