Event Programme

Next year's Festival runs from 25 May to 8 June.  The programme will be available at the end of January 2019.  Watch this space...

Maya Youssef Trio

Event No: 51

Wednesday 6 June, 19:30 - Evocative music from Syria

Venue: St. Andrew's Church, Grinton

Syrian musician Maya Youssef is a virtuoso player of the Qanun - a traditional 78-string zither found across the Arab world, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. As a result of winning an Arts Council England Exceptional Talent Award in 2012, she came to live in Britain and she now regularly appears on television and at venues and festivals worldwide. Accompanied by percussionist Elizabeth Nott and cellist Barney Morse-Brown, Maya combines her extraordinary musical gifts with warmth, humour and optimism. 

Adult £16, Under 25 £3

In association with Reeth Memorial Hall Productions

Generously supported by Marian & Paul Knowles

Maya Youssef speaks movingly about the inspiration behind her work on BBC Radio 4 - listen here.

Please have a look at this short video of Maya's trio playing Breakthrough