The Foxglove Trio at Mill Race Folk

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The Foxglove Trio at Mill Race Folk
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The Foxglove Trio at Mill Race Folk

On Saturday 20th January 2018 Mill Race Folk presented The Foxglove Trio at Cafe at the Mil at Bromham Mill.

It was a great night with a full house. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the Ffion, Kathy and Patrick perform. They sounded fantastic and were so entertaining. Songs were sung beautifully in both English and Welsh and played with perfect precision. We were all left completely enchanted!

If you’ve never been to Mill Race Folk before, why not listen to what you have missed! Check out our new folk song podcast (now on iTunes). It’s all about traditional folk songs by the folk who perform them. We ask the musicians who come to Mill Race Folk to choose a traditional song to play, then we have a cosy little chat about it.

Mill Race Folk returns to Bromham Mill on Saturday 3rd March 2018 with Ewan McLennan. Tickets are available now from eventbrite.

Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp in Bedford

We are so excited that Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp are coming to play at Mill Race Folk at Bromham Mill on Saturday 18th November. They have a new album out (called “The Poacher’s Fate”) which is a Froots Playlist album choice. They’re on the BBC Radio 2 folk playlist and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music has been playing them on his show too. Check them out and grab a ticket to see them live at beautiful Bromham Mill. See you there!

Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp at Bromham Mill

Mill Race Folk brings an excellent selection of contemporary folk and traditional music to the beautiful, intimate setting of Bromham Mill, Bedfordshire. Live music starts at 8pm with an interval for DINNER, with the cafe once again providing delicious food and drink.

 

On Saturday 18th November, Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp return to Mill Race Folk with their debut album, The Poacher’s Fate.

Laura and Ted take a no-nonsense approach to traditional English folk song, taking their cues from revival singers such as Frankie Armstrong, Peter Bellamy and the Watersons and placing an emphasis on strong vocals, tight harmonies and unfussy arrangements.
Their repertoire is drawn from and inspired by their homes in the North West and East Anglia, expect to hear a distinctive range of songs sung with passion.

Tickets are only £10 and available to buy now from eventbrite

 “If anyone was to ask you what English folksong sounds like, simply playing them any track on this record would answer the question.” Folk Radio UK

“There’s no artifice, no straining for clever effects at all. It’s just damn good songs sung beautifully.” Mike Harding, The Mike Harding Folk Show

“Good straight ahead, proper job folk duo like what they made in the 1970s – sound and look like an escapee from Trailer. No silly folkist mannerisms, and not twee… worth investigating.” Ian Anderson

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Oxjam

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We’re playing Bedford Oxjam later this month. Various music venues, pubs and bars in Bedford will be hosting local musicians throughout the day for a brilliant cause. We’ll be playing at The Ent Shed on Castle Road, Bedford at 3pm

The Offline Festival

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We’re playing at The Offline Festival this Saturday at Hounslow Hall Estate, Buckinghamshire. Catch us singing unamplified around a campfire near the ‘Power Forum’ venue at around 22:00.

This unique festival is about community with talks and seminars curated for community businesses, social enterprises, community projects & socially responsible corporate partners. There will be opportunities for friends and family to experience hands-on learning, business skill-building, insightful discussions, epic stories, and personal growth sessions. Wow. What a programme! I mean, this festival promises a lot! We’re intrigued. Can’t wait to explore and learn something new.

We were invited by The Nest Collective to play. They’ve curated all the live music for the festival this year.

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Mill Race Folk Newsletter August 2017

Did you know you can sign up to our Mill Race Folk newsletter? Do subscribe so you can keep up date with the latest folk concerts coming to Bromham Mill. This month’s newsletter features The Askew Sisters and there is information about our Mill Race Folk season ticket . Get to see all the shows this season with a 10% discount and free entry to our Christmas Social at Basement at Bunyan.

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Mill Race Folk on Spotify

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Stick In the Wheel at Mill Race Folk 13/06/15

If you are user of the online music streaming service, Spotify, we have just created a folk playlist. You’ll be able to listen to songs by performers who have played at Mill Race Folk such as Stick In The Wheel, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and Daoíri Farrell. We hope you enjoy it. x

The Askew Sisters at Mill Race Folk

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Mill Race Folk has returned to Bromham Mill! Marisa Jack and Davy are ready to go with another excellent selection of contemporary folk and traditional music in the beautiful, intimate setting of Bedford’s 18th century water mill. The the cafe once again providing delicious food and drink.

To start our new season, The Askew Sisters will be performing!
“From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have played together all their lives.

The sisters use fiddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. These create a perfect setting for Hazel’s striking voice, which won her Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards 2011.

Emily and Hazel’s latest album, In the Air or the Earth, was released by RootBeat Records, to widespread critical acclaim, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Traditional Album 2015.”

Tickets are only £10 and are available from eventbrite or pop into the Mill at the weekend and buy a ticket from Rachel at the cafe x

Leytonstone Festival Supporting Martin Carthy

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Martin Carthy at Mill Race Folk

We are pleased to be returning to What’s Cookin’ on Sunday 9th July 2017 as part of  LEYTONSTONE FESTIVAL

We’re supporting folk legend Martin Carthy. No introduction is necessary! It is advance booking only so call 07904 210218 for a ticket. Doors are at 7pm.

Full line up is Martin Carthy / MarisaJack&Davy  / MG Boulter. Hope to see you there!

Venue info:

What’s Cookin’…
Upstairs @ Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club
Harvey Road
Leytonstone, London E11 3DB

Leytonstone Underground (2 min)
Leytonstone High Road BR Station (10 min)