GERMAN accordion players will join a top South Craven orchestra for a joint concert on August 19.

Craven Accordion Orchestra will welcome Orchester Musika Akkordia from Berlin for the performance at Skipton Town Hall.

The award-winning Craven group, based in Cross Hills, was formed in 1995.

During the 8pm concert the two orchestras will play individual items from their repertoires as well as joining together under musical director Bob Nevin.

Orchestra founder Harry Hinchliffe said the concert would be yet another landmark for the Craven Accordion Orchestra.

He said: “It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance for this unique event

“The Craven Accordion Orchestra has participated in many events such as local music festivals, concerts entertaining the local community, as well as further afield in the Lake District, events in Northern Ireland and Scotland, gaining UK Championship status on many occasions – and the list goes on.”

Email or call 07401 768356 or 01756 792809 to book tickets, which cost £7 for adults and £5 for concessions.

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Elsewhere in Skipton, the Auction Mart is limbering up for its annual Art in the Pen event on August 12 and 13.

The exhibition will open from 10am to 5.30pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on the Sunday.

Tickets cost £3 on the door.