Some Background History to

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he Dalesmen Singers male voice choir was formed in 1971, resulting from a meeting in the 'Duke of Wellington' pub in Danby between Joe Easley who was to become the first chairman and Colin Throup a former professional singer. Colin became the Dalesmen Singers first musical director and continued in the post for 18 years. The choir soon established itself singing at different venues in and a round the North York moors and as it's reputation began to spread, performances and friendships formed in other parts of the country and abroad including Canada, Holland, France, Sweden and Spain.. The choir has a great tradition of friendship and of helping others and Dalesmen Concerts over the years have raised money for many different charities. The photo above shows the Choir in 2008 on a visit to the Lake District

Currently, we have about 40 members with all kinds of different backgrounds and experiences and members come from as far a field as Teesside, Whitby and Pickering and all stops between. Togetherness is part of the Choir ethos and along with a common love of singing, family members also take an active role in social and fund raising activities. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the Methodist church in Danby and other choirs, Schools and prospective choir members are invited to come along and see how a Male Voice Choir works

In the National Park

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is an area of outstanding natural moorland beauty as can be seen in the pictures above. It is also close to the National Heritage coastline a wild, rugged and beautiful area with magnificent cliffs, beaches and picturesque fishing villages. This 'off the beaten track' area of history and natural beauty is well worth a visit and exploration where Danby and National Park Centreis just one of the many Esk Valleybeauty spots.