Harrogate's major tribute concert to 'Peaky'

He was a remarkable man and taught and inspired so many - and a concert this weekend in Harrogate will pay fulsome tribute to the life and talents of much-missed musician Ian Peak.

The much-missed and talented Harrogate musician Ian Peak.

The co-founder and musical director of Harrogate-based sax big band Soundbyte, Ian taught successive generations of youngsters to play an instrument through his music school before his tragic death on a mountain on a holiday in Ireland and his legacy will be felt for years to come.This Sunday will see friends, colleagues and fellow musicians gathering at the Majestic Hotel for Close to Peaky, a memorial concert with a difference.The show at 6.40pm will see scores of Soundbyte members past and present performing in various one-of line-ups in what promises to be a special night and a major reunion.Paul Welch of Soundbyte said: “Peaky was a truly great man who inspired thousands.”Proceeds will go to Open Arms Malawi and Kerry Mountain Rescue. Tickets are at available at Harrogate International Festival Box Office.

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