Carmina will give a Christmas Concert at Part-y-Seal in Grosmont on Saturday, December 16.

Carmina began their career in Bristol in the 1990s; since then they have toured all over the world and recorded six albums, two of which were produced by the highly respected Irish musician Donal Lunny. Their music is an intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, woven together in powerful original songs.

Carmina have recently recorded a new album at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios; this features their own core band of world-class players, some of the best UK jazz and folk musicians, and 2 choirs.

The concert will feature tracks from this album, plus new arrangements of both traditional Celtic and contemporary material. Carmina will also be including their own original Christmas-themed songs, two of which are now radio singles, and arrangements of other seasonal carols.

The band comprises Pippa Marland (main vocals, saxes, whistles) and Rob King (acoustic guitar, bodhran), Geoff Castle (piano, vocals), Paul Bradley (guitar, vocals), Gina Griffin (fiddle, vocals). "Glorious... gorgeously haunting" - Time Out

Tickets available by calling 01981 240814 or email