Season of free music sessions

Beverley Folk Festival'' Whiskey Dogs Trio
Beverley Folk Festival'' Whiskey Dogs Trio

Free concerts are being staged during the summer to tie in with Musicport Festival at Whitby Pavilion later in the year.

Some great names from world music perform in The Pavilion Cafe on Sundays providing a taster for the main event

The season starts with Celtarabia Acoustic – hurdy gurdy and hammered dulcimer duo – on June 30.

The programme then runs:

July 7: Mambo Jambo (world music duo) plus Eskuleles (ukulele group)

July 14: Rita Payne (Sheffield acoustic duo)

July 21: Sura Susso (kora player from Senegal) plus Jess Wright (harp)

July 28: Over The Yardarm & Rebekah Findlay Band (folk tunes from these islands)

August 4: Whiskey Dogs (Americana quartet)

August 11: Legend (Shadows Tribute)

August 18: No concert due to Whitby Folk Week

August 25: Roger Sutcliffe (blues duo) plus Whitby Community Choir

Sept 1: Mestisa (South American music trio)

Musicport runs from October 18 to 20.