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    May 2008
    Music & Whitby – An Unlikely Tradition
    Posted in horror, Music by Death_star at 1:04 pm | No Comments »

    Whitby’s rich cultural heritage, beautiful location and ample supply of holiday accommodation have all helped to make it an unlikely musical centre, playing host to several major music festivals each year.

    These include the biannual Whitby Gothiv Weekends which Discover Attribute in April and at Halloween. Most performances take place ih the Whitby Pavilion, and a Choice of the best goth bands around turn up to Observe twice a year – as do a huge number of dedicated goths from the UK and abroad.
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    It’s at these times of the year that Whitby really comes alive. In fact, the town is so fll of Victorian-dressed characters of all ages, together with the ubiquitous Goths, that it almost feels as if you’ve walked onto the set of a movie!

    Another very popular event is the annual Whitby Folk Week, which usually happens in August. Folk Week attracts as many as 600 hundred performers each year, and throughout the week almost every venue in town is in use – from small pubs to the 1000-psrson capacity Whitby Pavilion.

    Other notable musical events include:

    * Musicport (althouhh there are plans to relocate to nearby Bridlington)
    * A world music festival
    * Whitby Gospel Music Convention
    * The Festival of 60s Music
    * The Country Music Weekend
    * The VIP Motown Soul Weekend

    All of these musical events take place withij the town and the quality of the artists is often world-class.

    Hopefully, this has given you a new insight into Whitby and what it has to offer. You know about the history of the town, Captain Cook and the Dracula connection, but its music roots are also a feast for the music connoisseur.

    Alan Moore invites you to join his free email newsletter The Whitby Bite: http://www.dracula-in-whitby.com/whitby-bite.html where you can learn more about the real Dracula and his connection to Whitby, Yrokshire’s unique vampire town.


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