Play Far Away Day

Play the flute on Flamborough Head or a guitar solo in Grassington; record a recital in Reeth or sing in Swaledale…. North Yorkshire’s music groups are invited to take part in a new campaign Play Far Away Day which will see remote spots in North Yorkshire, from prehistoric rocks to heather moorland and rugged beaches, playing host to live music performances on Saturday 18 June. Organised by youth music development charity, NYMAZ, the aim of the day is to demonstrate that everyone should have access to music, no matter how rural their location, whilst also fundraising for youth music projects across the county. As part of Play Far Away Day, music groups and individual musicians – professional, amateur, young and old – can choose whether to perform just one piece of music, which they share via photo or video online, right through to playing a mini-concert for an audience. While doing so, we hope groups can generate lots of support for their efforts, raising funds for local children and young people’s music activities. We will be creating fundraising packs to help participants get the word out there. And everyone can follow our adventures on Twitter via #playfarawayday. Is your music group interested in taking part in Play Far Away Day and raising funds for NYMAZ? Get in touch with us to express your interest. Please, e-mail with the name and brief description of your music group, your suggested performance location (think remote - it doesn't have to be an existing live music venue!), and a contact name and e-mail address. We'll then be in touch with further information about how to safely plan your participation in the day, as well as providing fundraising packs. Play Far Away Day is being held in association with Yorkshire Festival 2016, which runs from 16 June to 3 July, and will reflect the artistic excellence and diversity of Yorkshire and create opportunities for people to participate in the arts. Website: Facebook Event: Fundraising page: