Green Dragon Inn, Hardraw, Hawes, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LZ. | Tel: 01969 667392

Music and events in and around The Green Dragon at Hardraw 2016.
The Green Dragon is under new management.

An Ancient Traditional North Yorkshire Dales Country Inn.

Music at The Green Dragon Hardraw is a well-established. We pride ourselves on the range and quality of our music festivals. The venue is intimate and is located in the beautiful rural setting of The North Yorkshire Dales.
An ancient country Inn, The Green Dragon, is the home of Hardraw Force Waterfall (England`s highest unbroken single drop waterfall, set within the Inn's grounds) in the picturesque village of Hardraw.

The music ranges from informal sing arounds in the pub to professional performances in a more formal setting. A mix of contemporary and traditional music from folk to the famous Hardraw Brass Band Contest.
Musicians are always welcome to come along and play in Green Dragon, anytime. Please just ask us first...
We endeavour to keep this listing up to date.

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This listing is now continuously updated as new events are included.
Please call back to see the visiting artists for this year & next 2016...
Please note rooms at The Green Dragon cannot be booked via the online system for music events weekends.
The on line booking option is not available for music events...
To book a room on these dates
please call the Inn direct or alternatively send us an email.
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The Summer Folk Gathering 29th-31st July 2016 TBC

The line up is TBC shortly...
Consisting of informal sing arounds in the pub and excellent bands in the main events room...
a range of music is available over the weekend - a mix of contemporary and traditional folk music. Something for everyone...
Great beer, great food and great music & all set in an Ancient Traditional North Yorkshire Dales Country Inn in the beautiful rural setting of The North Yorkshire Dales.
A great weekend is had by all musicians and listeners...

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The world famous Hardraw Scaur Brass Band Festival
Takes place on the second Sunday in September. 10am - 5:30pm.
Britain's second oldest outdoor music contest.

The world famous Hardraw Scaur Brass Band Festival is Britain's second oldest outdoor contest and takes place annually the second Sunday of September. Starting time is 10 am although it is advisable to arrive earlier as seats are limited.
After the completion of the competition, the concert MC will introduce the Finale program. This is the traditional end to the day which takes the form of an impromptu concert given by the massed bands drawn from those who have competed in the contest. The contest is presented by the Yorkshire & Humberside Brass Band Association in partnership with Mark Thompson, proprietor of the Green Dragon Inn, and with support from Theakstons Brewery.
Car Parking is located in an nearby field within a short walk of the Inn and the bandstand site (there is a small charge) and alternative arrangements will be made in the event of inclement weather conditions. It is not possible to take vehicles onto the site. Disabled access may be possible at pre-arranged times - please contact the management at the Green Dragon Inn to arrange this.
The contest takes place in the open air, and while some seating is provided, it will guarantee your comfort if you bring your own chairs. Also, depending on the weather conditions, warm and waterproof clothing, sun-cream. sun hat and midge repellent are likely to enhance your enjoyment of the day - the bands will play whatever the weather! Refreshments are available both on site and in The Green Dragon. A fantastic day out. Tickets available on the gate. More information...

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The Hardraw Autumn Country & Americana 14th-16th October 2016

The line up is TBC shortly...
Consisting of informal sing arounds in the pub and excellent bands in the main events room...
a range of music is available over the weekend - a mix of contemporary and traditional folk music. Something for everyone...
Great beer, great food and great music & all set in an Ancient Traditional North Yorkshire Dales Country Inn in the beautiful rural setting of The North Yorkshire Dales.
A great weekend is had by all musicians and listeners... Accommodation availability - contact The Green Dragon 01969 667392 or
For camping etc. contact the visitors center on 07858446080 or 01969 667572

For more information and tickets go to www.pennineskyfolkandroots.co.uk or email

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Many skilled amateur musicians and singers play in the singarounds and sessions which occur at all hours of the day and night and you are surrounded by music. Weekends of fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation.

We have a wide selection of accommodation facilities on offer to suit all budgets, from camping & economical bunk rooms to deluxe suites.

Enjoy a great range of real ales, good food and good musicians, set in a stunning location, in a friendly atmosphere all awaits you.
Relax for the weekend, stay over and enjoy listening to fantastic folk music by the log fires of The Green Dragon Inn.
Bring your instruments and your voices. Enjoy the craic. You'll have a great time!

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