Mishra at Meltham Carlile Institute

Saturday 23rd September, 8pm

The Carlile Institute, Meltham, Huddersfield 

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy a magnificent duo performance by Mishra, our last of the 2023 season

I’m really pleased to announce a Meltham concert by Mishra this September. With influences spanning Americana, English folk & Indian music, Mishra weave an enchanting web of sound, with gorgeous vocals and superb musicianship on instruments including clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar, Indian tabla and low whistle. This will be a duo show featuring founder members Kate Griffin and Ford Collier, the core of Mishra’s “global folk collective”. Mishra have released two warmly reviewed albums to date. They won Cambridge Folk Festival’s Christian Raphael Prize in 2019, as well as the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2022.

“A sumptuous feast for the ears.” – Folk Radio UK

Both Kate and Ford are exceptional musicians and creative talents who have received widespread acclaim both for Mishra and for other projects including The Magpies (Kate) and The Drystones (Ford) – both Ford and Kate were (separately) nominated for BBC Young Folk Awards back in 2018! Kate Griffin is recognised as one of the finest and most innovative clawhammer banjo players in the UK, and a Fellow of international music exchange programme Making Tracks. Over the last couple of years she has been awarded grants from both the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society) and Arts Council England, to support her collaborative project with Mozambique artist Matchume Zango. Kate’s also a skilful illustrator, designer and photographer. Multi-instrumentalist Ford is renowned for his prowess on multiple instruments, including tabla and calabash, which he took up as part of his obsession with Indian music during his studies at Sheffield University. We’re delighted to also have excellent local duo Druce & Jones opening the show. They have been performing together for around 20 years, and Emily Druce (guitar, vocals, fiddle) and Steve Jones (guitar) are well known in the Huddersfield and Holme Valley area for their appealing blend of blues, Americana and folk music.

This event is part of True North Music’s 2023-24 live music series, supported by National Lottery Project Grants funding from Arts Council England. Many thanks to them for supporting grassroots live music, enabling us to continue to bring world class artists like this to our local community venues. We also want to thank our series sponsor Dark Woods Coffee for their support. There will be a licensed bar run by the volunteers of the Carlile CIC.