Folk festival time

One of the highlights of Otley’s calendar every year is the Otley Folk Festival that starts this Friday.

Appearing on stage at a number of venues around town are acts such as Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman (above) that marry a blazing guitar sound with a dancing  harp. The pair have travelled from Germany to Italy and Kyoto to Istanbul with their show, so we’re lucky to have them in Otley.

They’ll be at the Courthouse on Friday September 20 from 8pm. Other acts appearing include Phil Beer, Bill Jones and Kitty MacFarlance.

See the full programme here