This Saturday and Sunday (9 and 10 October) Richmond Castle, Town Hall and Market Place will be alive with the sound of music from the last 950 years.
A pop-up medieval tavern in the castle keep will sell beers from Richmond Brewing Company and tasty treats from Granny’s Kitchen, while Trouvère, Richmond's own medieval minstrels, will entertain visitors with music and tales, Tom Fool will prove himself the silliest man in town, and the Ran Tanners will perform on traditional instruments from Georgian and Victorian times.
More entertainment will come from Norman Invasion, playing folk music from England and abroad, using clarinets, melodeons and bagpipes, and Dante Ferrara, the Elizabethan musician with his hurdy-gurdy and other instruments. Aelfwine and Leeds Waits will bring medieval, Tudor and Jacobean instruments, and Richmond's own folk band Fourum will sing their tales of life in Richmond and Swaledale.
The full programme can be found here. Performances in the Town Hall or Market Place are free.
Local residents with a DL10 or DL9 postcode will be allowed free entry to performances in the castle, but do need to book with a special pass-code and show proof of residence, as described on this booking page.