Medieval Music in the Dales

An annual festival of medieval music, taking place each September in and around Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire - 'globally unique'!


🍂Autumn festival

📅Fri 13 September 2024Sun 15 September 2024


"a brilliant, beautiful, unique, and lovely festival"

Medieval Music in the Dales is England's festival of medieval music. Totally unique, it's a glorious three-day extravaganza dedicated solely to enjoying medieval music. The setting is absolutely stunning - magnificent Bolton Castle built in 1399 by the noble Scrope family and still in the ownership of their descendants to this day. Over the weekend, the Castle comes to life with music in every corner. It's true living history and a chance to make this incredible setting your home for the weekend - or just for the day. Whether you want to play, dance, learn or simply sit back and soak up the wonderful sounds, this is for you.

Every year, Medieval Music in the Dales hosts a curated selection of superlative musicians in concert. Six daytime concerts in St Oswald’s Church, two early evening concerts in Queen Mary’s Chamber are all included in the Festival Pass. There are also two evening concerts that are separately ticketed.

We usually have at least twenty workshops at the Festival - vocal, instrumental, dance… all included in the Festival Pass, as are at least four talks. Plus every year at least one Study Day - a whole-day workshop focusing on a key element of the year’s theme - this is ticketed separately.



Bolton Castle, North Yorkshire


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