Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March
Flutes & Frets present


NCEM is delighted to welcome Beth Stone flutes and Daniel Murphy frets of Flutes & Frets as they return to York to work in partnership with York Explore to present three free concerts in York libraries; to share their musical skills with the NCEM’s youth instrumental group The Minster Minstrels and present a bespoke concert for NCEM Patrons in the glorious surroundings of Fairfax House which will be shared online as part of the 2024 Early Music Day celebrations.

Flutes & Frets invite you to: It’s About Time - A journey showcasing how music and instruments have transformed over 500 years.

Thursday 14 March

Tang Hall Explore

11am | this is a free event and there is no need to book just go along to the library on the day.

Clifton Explore

3pm | this is a free event and there is no need to book just go along to the library on the day.

Friday 15 March

Acomb Explore

11am | tickets are free but please book your ticket in advance here

2.30pm | NCEM Patrons are invited to join Flutes & Frets for a very special concert at Fairfax House.
Tickets are free of charge but necessarily limited - please contact
Please note that this concert will be recorded for broadcast as part of the international celebrations for Early Music Day 2024.

4.30pm | Flutes & Frets return to the NCEM to work with The Minster Minstrels. Supported by the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust and working in partnership with York Arts Education, this lively ensemble shares musical opportunities to school aged children from across the city of York. If your child would like to join the Minster Minstrels and you’d like to talk to us about the ensemble, then please get in contact with us on or alternatively to sign up, please have a look at the ensemble enrolment page for York Music Centre here.

Flutes & Frets present intimate, magnetic performances that exploit the fragility and versatility of their ensemble. Their concerts feature a variety of instruments that enable them to express the colours, gesture and emotions of repertoire from the medieval era through to contemporary. Known for their onstage chemistry and interaction, they cultivate a special sound-world taking audiences on a journey through time.

This is an NCEM Cultural Wellbeing Initiative

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