SETTLE Orchestra is to celebrate the 'masters of light music' in forthcoming summer concerts.

Featuring the 'Summer Days' suite by Eric Coates, the programme will also include pieces by Ernest Tomlinson, Ronald Binge and Robert Farnon.

For anyone missing the Westminster chimes while Big Ben is being refurbished, there will be a chance to hear them again in Farnon's 'Westminster Waltz'.

And, there will also be an opportunity to hear 'Barwick Green', the theme tune to the long-running radio soap opera The Archers. 'Coronation Scot' and ‘Derby Day’ will also be part of the programme, along with a medley from the popular Lerner and Loewe musical 'My Fair Lady'.

All the music for the concert has been hired from the library of the Light Music Society, founded by composer Ernest Tomlinson, whose First Suite of English Folk Dances is featured in the programme along with his much-loved Little Serenade.

The library is in the process of being moved from Ernest's former home near Longridge, to Magna House in Long Preston.

Settle Orchestra is delighted to have such a wonderful source of music on the doorstep.

The concerts will take place on Saturday, June 22 at Christ Church, Skipton; and Saturday, June 29 at Settle Parish Church, both starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets, at £12, are available from Bentham Post Office, Capella, Settle Town Hall; Hettie's Bistro, Skipton High Street, and on the door. Strawberry and cream scones will be available at the interval for a truly summery experience.