Host of free concerts set to keep folk entertained

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South Yorkshire is to host seven free concerts as part of a national initiative of more than 330 events across England.

Gigs will begin at Sheffield’s O2 Academy, Arundel Gate, on Thursday, July 11, with rock, urban and indie acts, plus DJ and music technology workshops.

On Friday, July 12, The Wesley Community Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, has roots and acoustic music plus songwriting and guitar playing classes.

On Saturday, July 13, Montgomery Hall, Wath, hosts acoustic, roots and folk music, samba drumming and singing classes.

The same day, Weston Park and Devonshire Green, Sheffield, will host music and dance by community groups.

Also on the Saturday, The Hop at Sheffield’s West One Plaza will hold acoustic, folk, blues and indie music. And the General Cemetery, Sharrow, is hosting bands, and classes on circus skills and music.

Doncaster School for the Deaf is organising a light classical concert on Sunday, July 14.

n All events are part of the Our Big Gig initiative, sponsored by the Government. Visit www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig/events/yorkshire for more details.