AFTER a very long, Covid-enforced break, live music is at last returning to the Cruck Barn in Appletreewick, starting with a much anticipated return visit from alt-folk band Ranagri.

On Friday, October 1, this group of musicians - who combine classical music, world music, folk music and song-writing - will take to the stage as part of their autumn tour.

The band features Eliza Marshall on flute (whose credits include playing with Paul McCartney, The Who, Peter Gabriel, The Divine Comedy, performing for The Lion King musical and appearing on film soundtracks such as Lord Of The Rings), guitarist and singer-songwriter Donal Rogers (who has worked with many artists, including pop legend Tony Christie), multi award-winning and highly-acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner and an excellent bodhran-player/percussionist.

Their unique sound and huge range of influences has seen them also tour with Tony Christie, Del Amitri’s Justin Currie, as well as performing with top Indian musician Kuljit Bhamrah and members of the Britten Sinfonia at the Bhavan Centre in London.

They are signed to Grammy-nominated German record label Stockfisch Records and have released many, highly-acclaimed albums. Katie Derham of BBC Radio 3 fame has described them has having ‘a sound that’s completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance...’

Support on the night comes from Yorkshire-based duo Plumhall who also promote and curate the Cruck Barn concerts.

Since playing their last show at the Barn before lockdown, song-writing partnership Michelle Plum (ex Chumbawamba/ ex Chris Norman Band) and Nick Hall (The Hall Brothers/ex Magna Carta) have released their second album to rave reviews/ It appeared in the acclaimed film The Runaways (which also featured one of their original songs) and found themselves featured on Janice Long’s BBC Radio Show on the back of a viral video they created with the help of their friends and fans all over the world.

The live act has performed as the special guests of Al Stewart at the London Palladium, this will be one of many shows across the country which they will be sharing with their friends Ranagri.

Tickets for the concert are available online via

For information, contact the venue on 01756 72027