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Events for 2019

The Meeting House will be busy this year!  With a line-up of unique cultural events stretching into the summer, there’s something for everyone in the pipeline.

First up, we’re delighted to be welcoming Airton’s Christine Dittman and the distinguished pianist Kath Uren to perform a programme of mostly Russian cello and piano music on Saturday 26th January at 3pm.  Entrance is free, with donations accepted on behalf of Airton Friends Meeting.  Our thanks to Christine and Kath for their generosity in preparing what promises to be a superb musical experience.

In February we’ll be hosting Leeds based Sound Company Choir for their performance of their piece ‘Wall in the Mind’ – an exploration of conflict, separation and hope seen through the eyes of communities segregated by walls.  Saturday 23rd February, 2.30pm.  Tickets £7/£5 concessions on the door or reserved in advance via

Then in March, our very own Wilf Fenten will be presenting a very special narrative on the life and work of J S Bach, illustrated with musical interludes including piano works performed by Simon Watkins date and time to be confirmed.

More events to be revealed – keep checking our What’s on page and look out for our postings on Twitter and Facebook (both @Airtonbarn) over the coming months.

Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund

Airton Friends Meeting is grateful for the support of the YDNP Sustainable Development Fund in assisting with the recent purchase of our piano, making it possible to present a varied and exciting series of events this year.  If you would like to hold an event making use of the piano, get in touch with the Friend in Residence.

Thinking of attending the Settle-Carlisle Walking & Music Festival?

Running since 2012, the ‘Ride2Stride‘ festival celebrates the landscapes and culture of the Ribble valley, comprising walks, talks and music sessions in pubs.  What’s not to like?!  Next year the festival runs from 30th April – 6th May.  Airton is just off the beaten track and makes a great place to stay during the festival.  For a range of other options, see the IHUK pages here.