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The York Waits & Deborah Catterall


National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

Tel: 01904658338

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Goday My Lord Sir Christemas: A Celebration of English medieval and Tudor music for the Festive Season

Join The Waits to explore the wonderfully varied range of Advent and Christmas music from the 15th to the early 16th centuries. The noyse of shawms and sackbuts, bagpipes and hurdy gurdy herald the arrival of Yule, while fiddles, harp, gittern and low recorders accompany some familiar and other less well known songs and carols that demonstrate how our ancestors greeted winter and the story of the Nativity.

“Truly the Waits are among York’s greatest treasures” York Press

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Guide Prices

Tickets £21.00 (concessions £19.00 Under 35s £5.00) including mince pies



  • Disabled access


  • Children welcome

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  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Foot:
Follow signs to the Castle Area and then to the Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Carry on over the River Foss on to Walmgate. The National Centre for Early Music is on the left hand side.

Park & Ride:
With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.

Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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