SETTLE Victoria Hall plays host to the outstanding Canadian multi-instrumentalist and instrument maker, Teilhard Frost on Friday, January 31.

Frost specialises in traditional Appalachian old time music and his latest solo recording, As the Crow Flies, is a collection of traditional music found in the Appalachian highlands.

The songs have strong ties to the British Isles while the fiddle tunes draw on ancient Scandinavian and northern Scottish modal settings and tunings, conjuring a feeling of mystery and drama.

Rick Ceballos, artistic director of Champlain Valley Folk Festival, says: “Teilhard Frost is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist who captures the spirit of the old-time music he plays better than anyone I know. He is a natural born entertainer whose stage presence is a joyful experience”.

Tickets for the concert, at 8pm, are £12.50.

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 2, ballet fans are in for a treat with a live streaming at the Victoria Hall from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London of La Boheme.

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.

Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing.

The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

The live streaming will take place at 2pm, tickets £16.

Later in the year, in May, Victoria Hall will welcome the Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival, which is returning to theatres across the UK and Ireland after a successful debut tour last year.

Selected from more than 100 entries from filmmakers around the globe, Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival is back for its second year touring the very best of the world’s short wildlife films.

The groundbreaking films will offer audiences unparalleled insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife and is described as a ‘must-see’ for lovers of wildlife, film, travel, conservation and adventure.

The festival is the brainchild of zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice.

To find out more about all the events and to book tickets, visit:, or call the box office on 01729 825718.