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 - aka (weather permitting!) England's best Dark Sky venue. Built for the Farndale Silver Band in the 1920s this 100-capacity room 35 miles north of York might just be the coolest intimate music venue in the country, with its crystalline acoustics, magical atmosphere and unpretentious homespun vibe. Bring your own drinks!

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Vashti Bunyan

Sat 11 October 2014

Exclusive Yorkshire | North-East show by English folk legend Vashti Bunyan - aka 'The Godmother of Psychedelic Folk' - introducing her brilliant new album, HEARTLEAP.  D...

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Anais Mitchell

Fri 7 November 2014

Revolutionary Vermont, US, singer-songwriter and musician who's now released five great albums - among them Hadestown (2010), Young Man in America (2012) and Child Ballads (2013) -...

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Sean Noonan: A Gambler's Hand

Fri 28 November 2014

Tonight Jazz meets Rock meets Classical when one of the greatest drummers in the world, the impossibly inventive New Yorker Sean Noonan, climaxes a nine-country European tour with ...

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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.