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LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ (of HOTHOUSE FLOWERS) – Sunday 23 May 2021 – POSTPONED

Due to the continued uncertainty about international travel Liam has reluctantly postponed his tour until later in the year. Liam will now be appearing at the Mill on Sunday 03 October 2021 for an afternoon show beginning at 4.00pm.

Tickets already purchased via Skiddle for the original date will be transferred to the new date. If you would like a refund please log on to the Skiddle web site.

HANNAH WHITE – Sunday 30 May 2021 @ 4.00pm

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British singer-songwriter Hannah White performs both as a solo artist and with Norwegian A-listers ‘The Nordic Connections’.

Drawn from a rich well of life experiences, Hannah White maintains a wholly independent feel to her music, influenced by country, blues, folk and soul, producing a fresh sound coupled with a social conscience that remains distinctly her own with a voice switching from a sweet Nashville ballad to a heartfelt and reflective song full of blues.

Wowing audiences at shows as with multi-Grammy Award winning Tim O’Brien, Thea Gilmore and Judie Tzuke, gaining plaudits from music press, national and regional radio, Hannah is on the rise.
‘Hannah White and The Nordic Connections’ has been nominated by the Americana Music Association UK for ‘UK Album of the Year’ 2021.

Support comes from Robbie Cavanagh. Robbie performs self-penned, unscrubbed tales of heartbreak, loss, love and discovery. In November 2020, it was announced that Robbie would be the recipient of Bob Harris’s ‘Emerging Artist Award’ at the Americana Music Association UK Awards 2021.

This will be a Sunday afternoon show starting at 4pm. Great music and then home in time for tea!

Tickets are £12.50 in advance and £14.50 on the door and are available from Skiddle

Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss – Between You and Me – Friday 09 July 2021

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Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4). He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze.

Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society.

‘One of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

‘A triumph. Ian and Luke were superb, a great night all round’ Westhead Village Hall

Luke talks about his work with the Black Dyke Band

Tickets £15 Advance, £17 Door

Jon Palmer Acoustic Band – Saturday 17 July 2021

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The fabulous Jon Palmer Acoustic Band return to the mill on Saturday 17 July 2021. The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a high energy 6-piece folk, roots and rock-n-roll combo (based in-and-around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley) and best described as “a cross between The Pogues and The Oyster Band, with a bit of The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors and the Bruce Springsteen Seeger Sessions Band thrown in”.

The band’s latest album “One Fine Day” has received great reviews – “folk-rock at it’s finest, with insightful song-writing and top-class musicianship” – and live, the band have been described as “one of Yorkshire’s great live acts.”

If you have seen the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band at the mill before you will know how good they are. If not, come along on the 17th of June – you will be in for a treat.

“The best upbeat folk band around”: Yorkshire Gig Guide.

THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS – Wednesday 18 August 2021

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New York City based band The Slambovian Circus of Dreams are returning to the UK and we are delighted that they will be returning to the Black Dyke Mill Heritage Venue on Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Starting off as the almost heavy metal Ancestors in the 90’s the band have taken all that is good in folk, country and Americana with a twist of Pink Floyd flavouring. The Slambovians have melded their own unique sound that is at once familiar yet almost impossible to pigeon hole. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have such an eclectic live stage presence that once seen, always hooked. Rubbing regular shoulders with some of the icons of American music the band have got some serious endorsees. Garth Hudson of The Band is a committed Slambovian disciple and fan describing frontman Joziah Longo as “An awesome songwriter”.

Well known as a touring band throughout the North Eastern States, the popularity of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have earned them a virtual residency at many of the larger folk festivals.

As those who saw them at the mill last year will testify this a great evening of the best music around and not to be missed!

THE KORGIS IN CONCERT – Saturday 04 September 2021

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Change your heart, look around you
Change your heart, it will astound you

We are delighted to welcome worldwide chart topping legends The Korgis to the mill for a special show on Saturday 04 September 2021.

The Korgis burst onto the scene from the remnants of Stackridge in 1979 with the hit song ‘If I Had You’. This was followed in 1980 by the worldwide classic ‘Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime’. There have been over 150 versions, including dance mixes, and even a version by Beck that appeared in the multi award-winning film, ‘The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. The classics carry on with ‘Dumb Waiters,’ ‘If It’s Alright With You Baby’, ‘All the Love in the World’ and many more. Returning back to where it all started in Bath all those years ago, The Korgis are celebrating 40 years of quirky hits, catchy melodies and hi-jinx!

They are led by original singer James Warren and include vocalist John Baker and guitarist Al Steele from the 1990’s Korgis touring band. Keyboard ace Glenn Nigel Hart and powerhouse drummer Paul Smith make up the rhythm section and ‘Born to Win’ provide brilliant backing vocals and bring a vibrant energy to each performance.

James and the band have worked hard at creating a show that is both musically and visually exciting.

Going back to the earliest Stackridge material, through all the Korgis hits and favourites plus excellent new songs, the 2020 show has elicited comments such as ‘flawless musicianship’ and ‘breath-taking musicality’.

Come along and witness The Korgis at their finest, with an outstanding 8-piece band, and a Poptastic show not to be missed!

£15 Advance
£17 Door

WILLY TEA TAYLOR – Wednesday 15 September 2021

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Willy Tea Taylor is a father, brother, and son. His remarkable ability to sing about profound subjects in a simple way makes his songs a great place to lose yourself. Much of that comes from his upbringing.

Willy grew up surrounded by rolling hills and horses in the small town of Oakdale, California. Known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” for breeding so many world champion rodeo cowboys, Oakdale is still Willy’s home and the setting for many of his songs.

Willy calls John Hartford, Roscoe Holcomb, Bob Dylan, KISS, Weird Al Yankovic and Willie Nelson his biggest influences, but is always quick to advocate for his favourite contemporary songwriters which include Tom Vandenavond, Nathan Moore, and his Good Luck partner in crime, Chris Doud.

Here is Willy singing Everywhere Now.

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Tickets are £9 in advance and £11 on the door.

LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ (of HOTHOUSE FLOWERS) – Sunday 03 October 2021 @ 4.00pm

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Liam Ó Maonlaí is one of the most talented, charismatic and soulful performers of Irish traditional music today. But his musical prowess goes beyond his own cultural roots with his amazing vocals and an array of instrumental mastery from piano to flute, harmonica to bodhran.

On Sunday 03 October 2021 Liam will visit the mill for a special afternoon show starting at 4.00pm.

Since first bursting onto the scene in the 1980’s with his band Hothouse Flowers, Liam has captured the attention of audiences, critics and musicians alike. According to Rolling Stone Magazine Bono noted the ensemble were the “best unsigned band on the planet.” It is no wonder that Liam remains a “musician’s musician” and no surprise he has performed alongside the best of them. As a solo performer as well as frontman of Hothouse Flowers, Liam continues to wow audiences worldwide reinventing himself with each performance. A true gaelic speaker and singer the material will draw on traditional Irish folk, gospel, blues and rock.

Tickets are available from Skiddle.

£15 Advance
£17 Door