Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/11/2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Location
Kendal


Category(ies)
Live Bands & Gigs


Global Folk Collective “Mishra” UK Tour 2019

Mishra are an exciting new band based in Sheffield and led by Ford Collier and Kate Griffin. Ford and Kate won the inaugural Christian Raphael prize at the 2018 Cambridge Folk Festival and used the award money to record their first album as Mishra which they are now touring the country with.
 
Mishra describe themselves as a global folk “collective”. With strong roots in U.K folk, they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies genre labels. Led by Kate Griffin’s voice and inimitable clawhammer banjo and driven by Ford Collier’s continent-hopping instrumental skills (Indian tabla, African calabash, Irish whistle and guitar).
 
Both Kate and Ford have been to India to study the music more closely “It was a huge inspiration to us”, says Ford.
 
Ford and Kate were both separately shortlisted for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in different projects. Both are already accomplished folk musicians (The Drystones and The Unsung Roots) 2018 saw them play Sidmouth Folk Week, Cambridge Folk Festival, Priddy Folk Festival and many more.
 
Until 2019, Mishra performed as a duo under the name Kate Griffin and Ford Collier; their sound has now been further underpinned by the addition of versatile jazz-folk double-bassist and bouzouki player and fellow Sheffield University alumni Joss Mann-Hazell.
 
Location: Staveley Roundhouse, Main St. Staveley, Kendal, LA8 9LU
 
Price: £9 members | £10 guests
 
Email: boxoffice@staveleyroundhouse.com
 
Website: http://staveleyroundhouse.com/

  
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