RURAL Arts ON Tour Autumn includes an evening of intimate folk music and a wild comedy.

On Friday, October 20, Gilling East Village Hall opens it’s doors to present Ninebarrow, the multi-award winning folk duo, made up of Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere. An evening with Ninebarrow isn’t just an evening of great music, it’s also a night of history, folklore, and storytelling.

Ninebarrow has impressed audiences country – wide. Having recently been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk award as best emerging artist, the duo bring you a performance that will captivate audiences through a combination of breath-taking vocals and innovative songs inspired by the folk tradition.

Ninebarrow has received praise from the likes of Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Folk Show; “A rather lovely thing … like two halves of one voice” and Shire Folk Magazine “I am sure they will become a major force in English folk music”

The Wolves are Coming for You is a new comedy from Olivier-nominated playwright Joel Horwood who explores just how much wild we’re comfortable with.. It will also be shown at The Courtyard in Low Dalby, The Reading Room in Neasham and Danby Village Hall between October 25 to 28.

The Wolves are Coming for You explores the scenario of wolves re-occupying the land. It asks the question, just how comfortable would we be if ‘real’ wildlife appeared in our back yard?

The audience play the role of detective as they try to work out who released these animals, and more importantly, why? Have they escaped or have they been deliberately freed, and more to the point, what can be done about them and who’s going to do it? Someone must know where they came from. Someone must be able to do something about them

Starring Helena Lymbery and Stacey Evans , the two actors perform multiple roles as they explore what happens when the extraordinary infiltrates a very ordinary British village.

Rural Arts is a charity dedicated to providing access to the arts for those in rural communities through community projects, arts and digital workshops, exhibitions and ON Tour, a programme of professional performance in community venues.

Rural Arts supports its charitable work through an artisan gallery/shop, award-winning café and room hire in its Grade II-listed arts centre in Thirsk’s restored Courthouse.

For further information go to or phone 01642 786023.