A special concert combining music and photography of the Dales takes place at the Grassington Devonshire Institute later this month.

Popular local band The Moonbeams will be presenting an evening of their ‘Songs from The Dales’ on Saturday February 11 in the Institute’s intimate Octagon Theatre.

The Moonbeam’s 2015 album ‘Watching Wildlife’ was received with much critical acclaim and was voted one of the top 50 Daily Telegraph folk albums of 2015.

Victoria Segal, reviewing the album in Q Magazine described it as “a record rooted deep in the countryside, willingly tied to the landscape, alert to the changing seasons and sensitive to the creatures that share the environment with complicated human hearts. Mint and blackberries, barn owls and herons, salmon and curlews: the quintet record what they see in loving detail, if there’s nothing wyrd about their folk, they know a bit about the old ways.”

During the concert, stunning photographs of the Dales will be shown as a backdrop to the band’s songs.

Jon Avison of The Moonbeams said ‘We are really looking forward to playing in the lovely Octagon Theatre in Grassington and it will be a special treat to play our blend our songs from the Dales with photographs of the Dales.

David Tierney of Grassington Institute said “It is great to be putting on what we might call a ‘multimedia’ experience here in Grassington. The music of The Moonbeams will fit so well with images of our beautiful Dales.”

Tickets are £8 if bought in advance or £10 on the door.

Advance tickets and reservations are available from Grassington Hub, for cash sales only, or David Tierney on 07764463344 or dtnefish@gmail.com