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Scarborough singer songwriters to perform at Yorkshire’s first whisky distillery

Scarborough singer songwriters to perform at Yorkshire's first whisky distillery


Two young singer songwriters from Scarborough will make their debut at the Spirit of Yorkshire's Distillery Sessions on 28th February.


Circa 15 is the band name of emerging young artists, Hugh Stanway and Taran Fox who have been gigging extensively at venues and festivals around Scarborough and North Yorkshire since 2015.


The friends with a shared passion for music are influenced by Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and more modern musicians including Hudson Taylor and Frank Turner. They will entertain the audience at Spirit of Yorkshire, home to Yorkshire's first single malt whisky, Filey Bay with a set that includes their own songs and covers.


The event has been organised by Spirit of Yorkshire's Marketing Manager, Jenni Ashwood: "Every so often you hear a band and they make you stop what you're doing. Circa 15 did just that.


"Two voices and a guitar (with an occasional bit of percussion) they've been headlining festivals locally for the last couple of years with their own songs and some covers too. Later this year, they're planning to head to Barcelona to record their songs. We have a feeling that in a few years we'll all be saying we knew of them before they got famous."


Tickets for Circa 15 cost £10 and from £15.50 with a choice of deli boards. They are available online at or by calling 01723 891758.


Forthcoming events at the Pot Still Coffee Shop include Dan Webster on 27th March, Raven on 3rd April and Edwina Hayes on 29th May.


In addition to live music and other events, visitors can tour the distillery and enjoy home-made refreshments in the Pot Still Coffee Shop seven days a week.




Photo: Circa 15 will play at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery on 28th February Circa 15 will play at Spirit of Yorkshire


For more information or to arrange an interview with Jenni Ashwood or Circa 15, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on


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Notes to editors


  1. For more information about Spirit of Yorkshire, please visit
  2. For more information about the events at the distillery, please visit