The Seventeenth Ripon International Festival

6th – 24th September 2014 & Autumn Concert 12th October


A warm welcome to our website! Come and enjoy this world-class celebration of music and words in magnificent historic buildings, in and around the Cathedral City of the Dales.


Pete Long and his Goodmen

Pete Long and his Goodmen


After that awesome performance last night by The Halle conducted by Janusz Piotrowicz at the packed Royal Hall – what’s next?

Don’t miss the JAZZ REPERTORY COMPANY on Wednesday when Pete Long & his Goodmen celebrate the music of the Benny Goodman Quartet.  Pete Long – one of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars – shows his dazzling skills on the clarinet, with Richard Pite, Bunny Thompson and Anthony Kerr.

The ESCHER STRING QUARTET from New York presents Mendelssohn’s exquisite Andante Sostenuto & Variations, haunting Ravel and the profoundly beautiful Beethoven Op 130 in an afternoon concert at St. Andrew’s Church, Aldborough (Sun 21st)

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With thanks to our Sponsors: Ripon Select Foods, Barclays,  Batchelors Ripon, Booths, the Coulthurst Trust, Harrogate Borough Council, Lithgow Perkins LLP, MKM Building Supplies, The Thackray Quest, Wolseley UK;  and all donors and Friends for their generous support.