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Sunday 11 June – SongPath Leeds 2023

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Welcome music from 10.45am
Event runs: 11am – 12.30pm

Jess Dandy contralto
Joanna Harries mezzo-soprano

Guest artists:
Jesse Bannister saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, Indian classical music specialist
David Haley ecological artist


“The wandering of the legs gives rise to the wandering of the mind…”

SongPath returns to Leeds for a second year with a unique outdoor walking trail that blends music, nature and mental health. This year we explore the rich natural world and history of the 900 year-old ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, where nature intertwines with spectacular Gothic architecture.

Singers Jess Dandy and Joanna Harries are joined by guest musicians and speakers to unearth a wealth of creative connections with the world around us through music, poetry, art and science. Join us for a nourishing morning of walking, talking and music-making in nature.

Please note that this event takes place outdoors, involving walking and standing. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

If you have any accessibility concerns, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can accommodate you.

Please click here to read SongPath Leeds 2023 FAQs.

With thanks to Leeds Museums & Galleries.


Getting to Kirkstall Abbey:

Rail: The nearest train stations are Kirkstall Forge and Headingley, both 1 mile away.

Bus: Bus numbers 33, 34 and 757 from Leeds stop outside Kirkstall Abbey.

Parking: A large free car park is situated next to Abbey House Museum on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled parking. There is an additional disabled access parking space immediately outside the museum entrance.

Click here for detailed access information at Kirkstall Abbey.

Book online via the Leeds Lieder website – click the “book tickets” button on this page.
Book over telephone via the Leeds Conservatoire box office: 0113 222 3434.