CHASTITY BROWN IN CONCERT – Saturday 29 September 2018

“Brooding soul eloquence, alt-rock wiriness, atmospheric pop sweetening and folk-inflected naturalness”
— NPR Music

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.’s Later…with Jools Holland. For much of 2016, she toured alongside folk icon/activist Ani Difranco.

Here’s the official video for Chastity’s song ‘Wake up’

Visit Chastity’s website

Support for the evening comes from Paul Handyside. Paul is a folk and roots singer songwriter. His song writing style has been compared to artists as varied as Chris Difford, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley and Martin Carthy.

He began his musical career with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! The jangle pop band had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records from 1982 to 1991 and toured extensively worldwide. During the nineties he toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware labelmate Martin Stephenson.

Visit Paul’s website here

Tickets are available from Skiddle

DAVE NACHMANOFF – Saturday 13 October 2018

Thirty-one years ago, singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff saw Al “Year of the Cat” Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London; ten years ago, he came back to that same venue and performed with Stewart. In 2016, he reassembled the core band from the Year of the Cat album — including occasional Pink Floyd collaborator Tim Renwick and smooth jazz superstar Peter White — and enlisted their musical prowess in support of his latest release, Spinoza’s Dream.

Growing up in the shadow of the nation’s capital, Nachmanoff cut his musical teeth on Pete Seeger, country rock, the Kingston Trio’s early revival folk, and ‘80s new wave, all melded with a soupçon of Brit folk a la Fairport Convention, John Martyn, and Ralph McTell. In fact, Spinoza’s Dream producer Martin Levan had a guiding hand in both Martyn’s Grace and Danger and McTell’s Water of Dreams, two critically-acclaimed classics of the genre.
Over the course of a dozen albums and countless tours, he has shared the stage with the likes of Alison Krauss, Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, Firefall, and John Wesley Harding (among many others), at venues ranging from The Bottom Line to the Glastonbury Festival. He’s also paid his dues in myriad classrooms across the United States, sharing his talents and nurturing the next generation of budding troubadours.

Support comes from Plumhall

Tickets are £10 advance and £12 on the door.

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Here is Dave singing The Painter

The Dave Nachmanoff website

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI – AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY Saturday 10 November 2018

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1947, as Pauline Matthews, Kiki Dee began her incredible musical journey by singing with local dance bands, and after being spotted by a record company scout in 1963, Kiki was signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records. She went on to become the first UK artist to be signed to the legendary Tamla Motown label before enjoying a string of chart successes including the number 1 duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ with Elton John (which she reprsied with Elton at the historic Live Aid concert in 1985) and the sublime Amoureuse.

For almost two decades, Kiki has been working with her musical partner Carmelo Luggeri and have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

Tickets are £21.00 – Advance booking is advised.

Kiki and Carmelo’s Website

Kiki at Live Aid

Kiki and Carmello – Sidesteppin’ (With A Soulman)

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGERRI – AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY – Sunday 11 November 2018

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1947, as Pauline Matthews, Kiki Dee began her incredible musical journey by singing with local dance bands, and after being spotted by a record company scout in 1963, Kiki was signed as a solo artist to Fontana Records. She went on to become the first UK artist to be signed to the legendary Tamla Motown label before enjoying a string of chart successes including the number 1 duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ with Elton John (which she reprsied with Elton at the historic Live Aid concert in 1985) and the sublime Amoureuse.

For almost two decades, Kiki has been working with her musical partner Carmelo Luggeri and have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

Tickets are £21.00 – Advance booking is advised.

Kiki and Carmelo’s Website

Kiki at Live Aid

Kiki and Carmello – Sidesteppin’ (With A Soulman)

WINTER WILSON – Saturday 24 November 2018

Following on from their 2018 tour with the legendary Fairport Convention we are delighted to welcome Winter Wilson to the mill.

Winter Wilson’s current tour showcases their latest album “Far Off on the Horizon”, the follow up to “Ashes & Dust”. Their 2014 release – “Cutting Free” – made the Daily Telegraph’s ten recommended folk albums of the year.

Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. (“Songs for local heroes,” as one punter said.)

Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”.

Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.

But it’s in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. “This isn’t a performance – it’s a domestic!”

Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun – that’s Winter Wilson.

“Kip Winter simply has a voice to die for” Maverick Magazine

“Sharp, observational and reaching into the heart of a song” Fatea Magazine

HALLOWEEN MAKERS MARKET – Saturday 28 October 2017

Our wonderful makers market returns on Saturday 20 October – this time with a Halloween theme. It promises to be a great family day out with shopping, pumpkin carvings and children’s fancy dress completion.

Variety of stalls including: body shop, jams & chutneys, cheese, sweets, cake, personalised items, homemade soaps, bath bombs, candles, melts and homewares.

There’s also a cafe providing hot food and drink to have a break from shopping.

The market opens at 1000 and will close at 1600.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

AN EVENING WITH JESTER B – Saturday 21 October

Jester B are Jeremy Woodhead and Bryan Thomson. Together they have a passion for acoustic music and harmony singing.

Their blend of finely honed vocals and accurate renditions of classic songs, an inclusion of self penned and collaborative songs and their stage presence form the keystone to a splendid live show.

Jester B are influenced by many famous artistes, including: Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young. The Everley Brothers, Crowded House and Bob Dylan. We are delighted to welcome Jester B to the mill for what promises to be a warm, engaging and entertaining evening from this highly accomplished and talented duo.

Tickets are £6 on the door.

Hot food and drinks will be on sale – bring along a bottle of you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ILmJjaalg

TONY MOORE IN CONCERT – Friday 20 October 2017

Award winning singer/songwriter and entertainer Tony Moore has had one of the most eclectic and diverse careers in music you could imagine. From being an early member of Iron Maiden, through playing keyboards with Cutting Crew (I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight) to helping in the early careers of artists like KT Tunstall, Ed Sheeran, James Morrison, James Bay and hundreds more, Tony has experienced, created and achieved an enormous amount in his life.

His acclaimed one man show takes audiences on a journey of music and passion featuring songs from his past as well as brand new material and is liberally peppered with anecdotes and stories from his life and observations in the world of entertainment.

Admission is £5.00 on the door. Hot food and drink available, bring along a bottle (or two) if you fancy something stronger. Wrap up warm!

Watch and listen to Tony here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQejVrX6n6w

CLIVE GREGSON & LIZ SIMCOCK – Saturday 07 October

In 2015, thirty years on from the beginnings of Gregson & Collister, and with a deluxe re-reissue of their best-selling album Home and Away, Clive Gregson was keen to celebrate this hugely enjoyable part of his musical career. He invited singer Liz Simcock to join him to perform some songs that he hadn’t played for a very long time in what was intended to be a one-off tour.

Clive and Liz had such a great time and it proved to be a real treat for audiences too, they’ve decided to do more… Clive has also been inspired to write new songs for the duo, and the debut duo album Underwater Dancing is released in September.

We are delighted to welcome Clive and Liz back to the mill for what promises to be a very special evening.

“Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to expect…he does the lot.” – THE INDEPENDENT

“Gregson is a consummate songwriter.” –  Chicago Daily Herald

Website: http://www.clivegregson.com/   http://www.lizsimcock.com/ http://www.clivegregson.com/cliveandliz.htm
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Doors open 7pm.

Admission £11.00 (Advance) £12 (Door) (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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PLUMHALL – Saturday 30 September

PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo with a rich catalogue of award winning self-penned songs. Michelle Plum is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more.

“The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with….a real sense of passion and attack” – FATEA MAGAZINE

Website: http://www.plumhall.co.uk
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HENRY PARKER
With a sound rooted in the haze of the English folk revival, Henry Parker takes up a style crafted by players such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake in the 1960’s and early 70’s. His open tuned acoustic creates a sound that would perhaps fit the ‘Folk-Baroque’ label, a term used to describe those musicians who followed the path laid down by the great originator Davy Graham. His songs and tunes arrive either worked from his own hand, or are borrowed and developed from the traditional British folk cannon.

“Henry Parker has a beautifully clear and precise finger picking acoustic guitar style… it’s quite simply gorgeous.” – FATEA

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Doors open 7pm.

Admission £8.00 (children free)

Wrap up warm. Bring your own drinks. Homemade soup and hot drinks available.

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