Raven to play home-town Christmas concert at Scarborough Spa on Dec 18

Raven’s Sarah Dew, left, Karen Chalmers, Sally Lidgley, Nia Davidson, seated, Jaye Lewis and Pat Edmond: Playing Christmas concert at Scarborough Spa on December 18. Picture: Tony Bartholomew

SCARBOROUGH singers and multi-instrumentalists Raven will perform their home-town Christmas concert in Scarborough Spa’s Sun Court Suite on December 18.

Combining enchanting harmonies and haunting melodies, Raven’s magical Christmas journey will take in traditional festive songs and their own original music.

Formed in 2004, the versatile six-piece has performed at Grassington Fringe Festival, Coastival, Woodend, Filey Festival, the Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington, Helmsley Arts Centre, Selby Abbey, Castle Howard and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

In the line-up are: Jaye Lewis, tenor recorder, flute and percussion; Karen Chalmers, vocals, keyboards, piano accordion, recorder and percussion; Nia Davidson, vocals, ukulele, recorder and percussion; Pat Edmond, vocals, guitar, recorder and percussion; Sally Lidgley, vocals and percussion, and Sarah Dew, vocals, keyboards, penny whistle, bass guitar and percussion.

Raven have created original soundtracks for Scarborough’s Animated Objects Theatre Company’s large-scale community projects Leviathan and Orpheus The Mariner and are working on The Odyssey, a three-year project for the Yorkshire Coast.

Tickets cost £12 from Raven’s Pat Edmond on 07757 765196 or via Raven’s Facebook page.