STAPE Silver Band is tuning up ready to perform carols in Pickering in the run-up to Christmas.

The band will be playing Christmas carols in the Market Place on Saturday, December 19, from 9.30am to 11.30am, and on Christmas Eve, from 9am to lunchtime.

A spokesperson for the band said: "It has been a difficult year with no income as we have been unable to play any engagements, and unfortunately we will not be playing around the streets of the town or collecting house-to-house due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Please come and support your local band, where we will be spreading some Christmas cheer.”