Thom Ashworth & Jack Sharp

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Thanks so much to Thom who played at Mill Race Folk last night with Jack and yep, it was amazing! We had free quiche too (Thanks to Rachel at Number 13!). Moot Hall is a lovely old building with great acoustics and atmosphere- It is perfect for folk music. We’re so lucky to be using this space as a venue.

We recorded a podcast with Thom too, look out for this new episode in a few weeks time.

The next event at Moot Hall is Mill Race Folk Presents Bird in the Belly on Oct 13th. Don’t miss it, guys x

Lampshades

41632360_10156535570302777_6130104781747781632_oDavypoo has been busy fixing the distinctive lampshades ready for the new season of Mill Race Folk at Moot Hall in Elstow. They are an important part of the stage design as they are not only dressing, but also our very beautiful spotlights. Davy designed and made them himself. He is a very clever boy!

The next show is on Saturday 22nd of September at Moot Hall with Thom Ashworth and Jack Sharp. Tickets are available now

From Here: English Folk Field Recordings

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Jack being recorded in our kitchen.

A few months back Nic & Ian from Stick in the Wheel journeyed over to our little terrace house in Bedford to record Jack singing and playing in our kitchen. They’ve been going around the country doing folk field recordings: Capturing the folk performer raw at home in just a take or two with no studio frills or pesky overdubs! The result is From Here: English Folk Field Recordings – a set of immediate and intimate recordings by contemporary folk singers doing traditional songs that mean something to them, due to be released on 17th March 2017. It features folk establishment figures like Jon Boden, Lisa Knapp, Martin and Eliza Carthy, and one of our very own- Mr Jack Sharp singing Bedfordshire May Carol (track 1!). Well done guys on a fabulous album. We love it x

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A review in FROOTS magazine of ‘From Here’