• Mishra at Royal Traditions

  • Sat, 09-11-2019 at 19:30
  • Royal Hotel (Dungworth)
    main road
    S6 6HF Sheffield
Mishra at Royal Traditions - Royal Hotel (Dungworth) - Sheffield

See Mishra perform a hometown trio gig on their debut album tour! Mishra take inspiration from the Sheffield Indian music scene and interweave it with their folk roots. They are celebrating the release of their debut album The Loft TapesMishra are a global folk outfit gathering momentum on the UK scene. With strong roots in U.K folk, they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and is already bringing them awards recognition from just under two years of performing. 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), they won Cambridge Folk Festival’s first ever Christian Raphael prize and in separate projects were both shortlisted for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Both 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 Joss Mann-Hazell. For The Loft Tapes, Joss Mann-Hazell and renowned Sheffield tabla player John Ball join Kate and Ford for seven quartet tracks and four trio tracks, all of which are recorded live-in-the-room in the loft of a farmhouse in Gloucestershire to analogue tape. The process of capturing whole performances of the band playing together, and the warmth and incredibly realistic sound of tape, make each track a snapshot of a particular time and place; a musical moment suspended in time. “Kate's a very talented banjo player – the instrument virtually an extension of her!” -David O Hara, Cambridge Folk Festival “Incredibly executed folk” -Christian Carlisle, BBC Radio Sheffield Road Dust and Honey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usjg3PisrBQScarlet Town by Gillian Welch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUITLTndfU8 Angeline the Baker - Live Trio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NHDkBPcGKwDoors 7:30pm www.mishramusic.co.uk