We’re going to be out and about in the next few weeks playing songs from our new folk fuelled Bring Us In EP which is out on November 1st 2019. Come and say hi! Listen to Oak and Ash and Thorn now.
Our new EP Bring Us In will be available to buy on November 1st. You can preorder a copy now by visiting our band camp page
Marisa, Jack & Davy’s debut EP Bring Us In presents an eerie and melancholic take on the British folk tradition. Using rich three-part harmony and fingerstyle guitar underpinned by ghostly organ drones and hypnotic percussion, the trio draw on themes of magic, mystery, murder and the majesty of nature. Recorded by Davy in his front room in Bromham, Bedfordshire, the six song EP is their first release and a product of all they have learned from four years of hosting their folk night in Bedford.
Listen to Oak and Ash and Thorn now!
DATES COMING UP. Come and see us perform!
Sunday 8th September 2019, Bermondsey Folk Festival
Friday 20th September 2019 The Harrison, London supporting Bird in the Belly
Saturday 19th October 2019, Hey Ho! Folk at Foster Hill Road Cemetery supporting The Askew Sisters
Friday 8th November 2019, Bedford Esquires, BRING US IN EP Launch Paaaaarty Night! Whoo-hoo!
Monday 18th November 2019, Green Note, London Supporting Will Pound
This year Bedfringe will run over a record breaking 2 weeks. Events will take place at The Quarry Theatre and The Place Theatre. We’re so chuffed to be performing at our local arts festival! Come and see us play this weekend for free in the garden at The Quarry theatre. Fingers are crossed for some lush weather.
We will see you at the fringe!
Check it out! We’re playing at Bermondsey Folk Festival! There’s a first rate line up of top UK folk talent and we’re honoured to be there too. How the heck did that happen?! Hope to see you there, come and say hi!
Cinder Well were incredible at Foster Hill Road Cemetery Chapel in Bedford. This venue sounds so good it’s unreal! We feel so lucky to have had the chance to use this magical space, isolated on the top of the hill.
Adrian Bean wrote a lovely review of the night. We’ve included a little excerpt:
“The chapel was an ideal place to perform plaintive melodies about death and loss. Multi-instrumentalist Amelia has an amazing voice, and the harmonies with Marit were as beautiful and haunting as anything that can ever have been heard in the chapel. Sad but joyous. Musicianship made to look easy. And to cap it all, they love graveyards.”
Check out the full article over at The Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery website
Thanks so much to everyone who attended, and listened, and sang along, and drank the bar dry!
Huge thanks to Ebb, Sue, Adrian and from Friends at Foster Hill Cemetery for all their help and to our good mate, Robbie for ushering people up the hill. Also thanks to Rachel and James at Made in Bedford at Number 13 for providing delicious vegan wraps!
Next Chapel gig is The Askew Sisters on 19th October.
Two new videos of us performing songs in a cold old house somewhere in Bedfordshire. We sing ‘Acre of land’ which is our groovy variant of ‘The Elfin Knight’ (Child 2; Roud 12) and ‘Oak and Ash and Thorn’. Those lyrics are from Tree Song by Rudyard Kipling and the tune is by Peter Bellamy.
Let us know what you think!
Invisible Folk Club are curating a folk event at The Higgins
Pride, Inspiration, Hope: Bedfordshire Brickworks Day at the Higgins Museum Bedford is on Saturday 25th May 2019. Music is in the courtyard from 11am – 4pm. We’re on at 3pm and will be performing ‘The Pits That Scarred the Land’ written by Graeme Meek.
11am Jack in a Barrel
1130 Nigel Moorcroft
1200 Chris Lawley
1230 Jon Bickley
1330 Lizzy Hardingham
1400 Ragged Staff
1430 Catherine Earnshaw
1500 Marisa, Jack & Davy
1530 Pete Castle
Other events will be taking place on the day in the Museum buildings. One of these will be an interview and discussion about the Brickworks with David Syzmanski (former Managing Director of Hanson Building Products) conducted by Jon Bickley from Invisible Folk.
With Brown Boots!
Hey Ho! Folk is going on a musical river cruise and you’re all invited!
We’ve some lively folk music from Brown Boots! They are a traditional folk duo made up of Will Allen on melodeon and Martin Clarke on fiddle.
They’ll take you on a journey across beautiful musical landscapes, which is perfect as the boat will be travelling along the pretty river through Bedford. The duo play tunes from across Britain and Ireland – and even further afield. It’s like going for a walk on a clear, spring morning, with the fresh air full of life! No need to bring your walking boots this time though guys, it’s a cosy boat trip!
We’ll depart from the Barns Hotel (Cardington Road, Bedford) at 19.30pm for a 2 hour round trip, tickets are £17.50 per person and there’ s a licensed bar available on board.
At an extra cost, you can select a picnic box. (£9) to go with your ticket. Call the friendly team at John Bunyan Community boat on 01946 690301 to get tickets. See you there!
Hey Ho! We had to change the name of our folk night, but we hope you like it! Mill Race Folk from now on will be known as Hey Ho! Folk. We’ll still be putting on extraordinary folk shows in gorgeous locations around Bedfordshire!
Thanks so much to everyone who came out to deepest darkest Elstow to see Ewan McLennan at the sold out spooky old Moot Hall last night. Wasn’t he incredible? Davypoo was magical as the support. Davy also made a film of Ewan performing Corrie Doon for the Hey Ho! podcast. We can’t wait to share it with you.
We hope to see you all again soon. Marisa, Jack and Davy the hosts of Hey Ho! Folk, are on all the usual social media platforms and we’d love to hear from you x
Don’t worry, we’re not marketing a new Fyre Festival with this mysterious orange square. We are changing the name of our folk club and moving to a new venue. Cor!