A BAND that has been named Scotland's 'Live Act of the Year' three times will be in concert at Settle's Victoria Hall on Thursday, May 23.

Skerryvore have evolved from humble beginnings to become one of the country’s leading forces in a thriving live music scene.

Described as being at the forefront of a movement that has reinvented and reignited a traditional Scottish scene for a modern, multicultural audience, the band has brought its high energy performances to audiences across the globe.

With a mix of bagpipes, fiddles, accordions, and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represents the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music.

It will be Northern Soul night on Friday, May 24, featuring soul music from the Halcyon clubs of the 1950s and 1960s. DJs Richard Lodge and Roman of Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens, Wardrobe Leeds, and many more promise to bring Settle’s biggest dance night out. Tickets are strictly limited, so early booking is recommended.

On Saturday, May 25, Celtic band The Paperboys will be performing in Skipton as part of its Sparkle and Shine tour.

The Paperboys are a globe-trotting sextet that perform Celtic reels, traditional Mexican folk, fiddle tunes, New Orleans brass band music, classic pop songs, bluegrass and even the odd philosophical waltz in a single set.

Sometimes referred to as the "Los Lobos of Canada", the band has played around 4,300 concerts since its formation in 1993.

At the heart of The Paperboys is a trio of gifted songwriters and musicians: founder Tom Landa, a fedora-wearing singer, guitarist and bandleader who immigrated to Canada from Mexico as a teenager; Kalissa Landa, a lifelong violinist and singer with a preternatural sense of melody; and Spirit of the West flautist, guitarist and singer Geoffrey Kelly, who was already a Canadian music icon when he boarded the Paperboys bus in 1997.

On Sunday, May 26, the Victoria Hall plays host to Royal Opera House Live The Winter's Tale. The award-winning modern ballet classic, is packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs. There will be another ROH Live event on May 30 with Message in a Bottle - a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince, inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting.

Find out more and book tickets at https://www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk.