Saturday 4th March: 3pm – 9pm

Black Swan Inn (Peasholme Green , York)

York's little festival of live music girl powerWith the year we’ve had I think anything that celebrates the amazing power of women is something to be welcomed, especially when those women are some of the best musical talent that York has to offer.

This special mini spin off of York’s award winning Little Festival of Music is celebrating some of Yorkshire’s best female folk and acoustic musicians and is running alongside York International Women’s Festival.


Organiser, Ellen Cole, and her team whittled 103 applications down to just six acts.

Gracie Falls

Gracie Falls York musician
Gracie Falls, Copyright: Frank Roper

A country and folk performer, who recently won UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year.


Leather'o with Scarlett Gordon York
Leather’o with Scarlett Gordon

Alternative Celtic, gypsy band which will feature a one-off full female line-up.

Sarah Dean

Sarah Dean York musician
Sarah Dean

Folk and blues harpist.

Rachel Croft

Rachel Croft york musician with guitar
Rachel Croft, Copyright: Joni Sommerville

Acoustic singer-songwriter.

Holly Taymar

Holly Taymar from The Bronze York
Holly Taymar from The Bronze

Folk musician from the band The Bronze.

Heather Findlay

Heather Findlay York musician
Heather Findlay, Image

Renowned prog-rock folk performer 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.

Main Festival

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.

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