Where we’ve played recently…

Our festival credits include Musicport 2018, the last two years of The Galtres Festival, the Black Swan Folk Festivals in York in 2014-15-16-17-18, Cornucopia, Cottingham Springboard, Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival 2015 and 2016, and several regular beer festivals, plus the Goodmanham Folk Festival and several others. We’re delighted to have played at the last two Langdale Folk Festivals in The Lake District.

Leather’o developed their unique sound by playing regularly in the excellent pubs of their hometown, York (about 20 at the last count) including The Snickleway Inn (our favourite!), The Black Swan (yes, the home of the award-winning folk club) and the legendary Blue Bell on Fossgate. We’ve also put on our own shows at the Post Office Club, The Basement Bar, City Screen and The Bike Shed.

The band is increasingly playing outside York, including recent gigs in Scotland, The Lake District, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Leeds and villages in the Vale of York and East Riding. We regularly play at venues along the East Coast, including Hull, Scarborough and Whitby.


We play at York city centre festivals throughout the year.

Leather’o have played for many weddings in recent years in venues including Bedern Hall, Beningborough, The York Treasurer’s House, a giant teepee in a field, a nightclub in Leeds and a village hall in Hampshire.