Up Wharfedale


A member of a well known Dales  farming family, Peter Beresford, has produced a new CD entitled ‘Up Wharfedale’, featuring music inspired by the countryside and people of Upper Wharfedale. All proceeds from the sale of the CD are being donated to Hubberholme Church.


Peter follows in the footsteps of numerous Beresfords who have been musicians in Upper Wharfedale for generations. His father, Arthur  Beresford, was born and raised at New House between Deepdale and Beckermonds. Together with Peter’s mother, Mabel, they are buried at Hubberholme Church.  ‘Up Wharfedale’ includes four instrumental tracks all written and performed by Peter. Whilst attempting to capture the unique character and spirit of Upper Wharfedale, they  explore  different styles and genres ranging from traditional/folk to classical and swing jazz.


At £8.50 (or £10 including p/p) this will be a great Christmas stocking filler or present , and the proceeds are being donated to a very worthy cause.


Click on the links below to listen:



Winter in Langstrothdale

This track captures the cold, hard winter months which were interspersed with fun and frivolity at numerous dances in village halls and pubs back in the days of Peter’s father

Skirfare Meanderings

An atmospheric piano and string piece which follows the river’s journey from Foxup through Littondale to the River Wharfe

Festival Town

An up-beat track portraying Grassington; a town of great contrasts

Wharfedale - Proud Dale, Proud People

A stirring piano and string piece which paints a picture of this magnificent dale and the  people who live and work there


To order a copy of the CD please contact Jane Way on 01756 761333 / email: upwharfedale@buckden.org  or Avril Harrison at Ghyll End, Beckermonds, Buckden, Skipton, BD23 5JL. Please make cheques payable to Hubberholme Church.