York’s Little Festival of Live Music

The first of its kind in York, this Saturday will see six of Yorkshire’s finest female folk and acoustic musicians come together to perform as part of York’s Little Festival of Live Music’s highly anticipated Girl Power Mini-Fest at the Black Swan Inn.

The Girl Power Mini-Fest, which is run by York’s Outstanding Promoter of the Year Ellen Cole, is expected to be a hugely popular event amongst the community. Ellen says:

“I am really excited about the event, which is going to offer our audiences the opportunity to see a wide range of folk and acoustic acts, not just from York but also further afield. The aim of the mini-fest is to celebrate female talent in music, enhance awareness of the acts playing at the festival as well as offering our audiences a fantastic musical experience.”

Ellen continues: “People always ask me why I continue to run York’s Little Festival of Live Music year after year and I always say that same thing – I want the festival to inspire people to support and attend gigs run by unsigned talent in and around York, whether that be in a pub or small venue. If the festival can just encourage a small handful of people each year to attend gigs on a more regular basis around York, then I will feel as though it is all worthwhile.”

This unique event will feature Gracie Falls, a country and folk performer, who recently won UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year, alternative Celtic, gypsy band Leather’o, which will feature a one-off full female line-up, folk and blues harpist Sarah Dean, acoustic singer-songwriter Rachel Croft, folk musician Holly Taymar from the band The Bronze and renowned prog-rock folk performer Heather Findlay, who fronted the well-known band Mostly Autumn.

Entry into the event is free of charge, however a suggested donation of £5 to the Kyra Women’s Project – a local charity which supports women to overcome challenge and make changes in their lives – would be greatly appreciated.

This one-off Girl Power event will take place on Saturday 4th March at the Black Swan Inn (Peasholme Green, York) from 3pm-9pm (doors open 2.45pm).

York’s Little Festival of Live Music will be staging their annual festival at the York Food and Drink Festival on Parliament Street from 22nd September- 1st October and submissions from musicians wishing to apply to be part of the event will open on Sunday 5th March.

For more information on both events go to the festival’s Facebook page, follow on Twitter: @live_music_fest or email: yorkslivemusicfestival@gmail.com.

York’s Little Festival of Live Music Girl Power Mini-fest takes place at The Black Swan Inn on Saturday 4 March 2017.