An annual series of music and spoken word events is hosted by Dave Nelson at Wainsgate where musicians, poets, and audiences alike can make the most of the Chapel’s near-perfect acoustic.

Sat 22 June 2024 8pm

The Nightcreatures

Brassy 6-piece New Orleans R&B band specialising in Swamp Funk, Voodoo Blues and Mardi Gras street beats.

FIND OUT MORE

THE NIGHTCREATURES

Sat 22 June 8pm

VASILIS XENOPOULOS & PAUL EDIS

Sat 29 June 7.30pm

COMMONERS CHOIR

Sat 13 July 3pm

FRAN & FLORA

Sat 20 July 3pm

SENI SENEVIRATNE

Sun 21 July 7.30pm

LES GILLON & THE AGENTS OF KARMA

Sat 14 Sept 3pm

WAINSGATE PIANO WEEKEND

27-29 September 2024

COTTONTOWN CHORUS

7 September 2024 7.30PM

PHILIP CLOUTS QUARTET

25 October 2024 8PM

Sat 29 June 2024 7.30pm

Vasilis Xenopoulos & Paul Edis

Vasilis Xenopoulos “One of the most fiery young saxophonists around blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire” The Times ★★★★

Paul Edis “One of the leading lights of contemporary jazz” London Jazz News

FIND OUT MORE

Sat 13 July 2024 3pm

Commoners Choir

“Bloody marvellous stuff. I always want to charge at something after hearing them.” Mark Thomas

“They sing with fires in their bellies, and tongues in their cheeks.” Beccy Owen

FIND OUT MORE

Sat 20 July 2024 3pm

Fran & Flora

Multi-award-nominated experimental/folk duo Fran & Flora captivate audiences with their reinventions of traditional Eastern European melodies and songs. 
‘a string duo bound for glory’ BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

FIND OUT MORE

Sun 21 July 2024 7.30pm

Seni Seneviratne

Renaissance One presents UNKNOWN SOLDIER

A moving one-woman performance and multi-media installation which brings to life the hidden family narrative of poet-artist Seni Seneviratne and her father’s experiences as a Royal Signalman in the North African Desert War.  

FIND OUT MORE

Sat 7 September 2024 7.30pm

Cottontown Chorus

“We need to smile!! I defy you not to smile at this !! hee hee…nice one, boys!!” Brian May (Queen) after he saw the chorus’ performance of Fat Bottomed Girls

FIND OUT MORE

Sat 14 September 2024 3pm

Les Gillon & the Agents of Karma

A group of outstanding musicians from the worlds of jazz, classical and folk music, the Agents of Karma bring Les Gillon’s music into a  musical melting pot.

FIND OUT MORE

27-29 September 2024

Wainsgate Piano Weekend

From the people who brought you Hebden Bridge Piano Festival (2013-2019) – a one-off weekend packed with piano music from world-class artists. FIND OUT MORE

Fri 25 October 2024 8pm

Philip Clouts Quartet

Melodic jazz with inspirations from around the world

“The best of British jazz” Chris Phillips Jazz FM

“Precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness” The Guardian

FIND OUT MORE

Earlier in 2024

Fri 22 March 2024

Goat Girl

Wainsgate is delighted and very excited to welcome the extraordinary Goat Girl to the Chapel. Often described as post-punk, their music is so much more – effortlessly blending rock, folk, synth-pop and more into their highly approachable socio-political songs which are delivered with heaps of style, wit and energy. FIND OUT MORE

Sun 21 April 3pm

The Breath

“Quietly, inexorably, The Breath have become one of the…most exciting folk acts…” The Financial Times ★★★★★

“folk roots but different horizons… the jaw-droppingly stunning, woozy voice of Ríoghnach Connolly” The Guardian

FIND OUT MORE

Sat 11 May 3pm

Samuel Moore: Flamenco Landscapes

Making a welcome return to Wainsgate after his sell-out appearance in 2021 is the brilliant and highly engaging flamenco virtuoso Samuel Moore 

FIND OUT MORE

Sat 8 June 3pm

York Guitar Quartet

The Quartet currently offers an inspiring and unusual repertoire which blends originals and arrangements of baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century music. The twenty first century is already well represented. A unique mixture of instruments provides a range of five octaves, allowing the group access to music normally unavailable to the solo guitar or other ensembles. 

FIND OUT MORE

Sun 9 June 3pm

Imtiaz Dharker & Amanda Dalton

A celebratory reading of their new Bloodaxe poetry collections.

FIND OUT MORE

IMAGES FROM PAST CONCERTS