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THE JON PALMER BAND IN CONCERT – Saturday 15 December 2018

Start celebrating Christmas early when the fabulous Jon Palmer Acoustic Band visit the mill on Staurday 15 December 2018. 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”.

With the release in 2017 of their album “The Silences In Between” the band received their second consecutive 5 Star review from RnR (R2) Magazine.

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

Here’s the band playing the Fairport classic, Meet On The Ledge.

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE – Thursday 14 February 2019

We are delighted to welcome back My Darling Clementine to the mill for a special St Valentine’s day concert on Thursday 14 February 2019.

For what began as something of a side project in 2011 for husband and wife Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, My Darling Clementine is now very much centre stage with 3 albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, some ingenious musical collaborations, accolades and awards, and an ever growing fan base with a genuine love of their music.

Their last album Still Testifying received rave reviews. Bob Harris called it “a triumph” whilst UnCut Magazine described it as “where gospel, country and Southern soul happily collide. Terrific.

Now, the King and Queen of UK country are returning to the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue on Thursday 14 February 2019 for what promises to be another unforgettable night.

Tickets are £13 in advance and £15 on the door. As usual we will have an array of hot food on sale as well as hot drinks. Doors open at 7.15 with advance tickets available from our ticketing page.

Here are My Darling Clementine performing Yours Is The Cross I Still Bear:

KEITH JAMES IN CONCERT – THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN – Sat 02 March 2019

These remarkable songs – stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving over 400 concerts to well over 100,000 people.

Included in the concert are Cohen’s well known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are Keith’s dramatic and absorbing performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

Tickets are £12 advance and £14 on the door.

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O’HOOLEY AND TIDOW IN CONCERT – Saturday 23 March 2019

We are delighted to welcome BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018 ‘Best Duo’ nominees, O’Hooley and Tidow to the mill for a special concert on Saturday 23 March 2019.

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO).

Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’ From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson says ‘They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.’

Tickets are £14 on the door and £12 in advance. To book please visit our tickets page