FRIDAY 5 January 2024 at 5pm
An airborne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations
— Songlines Magazine
MISHRA are a global folk collective with strong roots in UK folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and has brought them awards recognition since their formation in 2017. For this intimate show, Mishra perform as a duo of core musicians Kate Griffin (The Magpies) on vocals, banjo, and dobro and Ford Collier (BBC R2 Folk Award nominated The Drystones) on low whistle, calabash/percussion, and guitar are the song writing partnership behind Mishra, drawing on their unique base of influences that encompasses folk music of the UK and America, Indian classical music, and soul to create a surprisingly accessible sound that audiences instantly connect to.
After a jam-packed summer 2022 including a main stage performance at Cambridge Folk Festival, Mishra have been working on a hotly tipped collaboration with singer Deepa Shakthi, which toured the UK in Spring 2023 with funding from Arts Council England and Help Musicians. Mishra were also 2022 winners of the Danny Kyle Open Stage Award, which saw them perform at Celtic Connections in January 2023. In 2018 they won the Christian Raphael prize at Cambridge Folk Festival, which funded the release of their debut album The Loft Tapes the following year. The Loft Tapes received critical acclaim and national radio play, and Mishra accompanied the album release with a UK-wide tour. Their latest album Reclaim came out in October 2021 and received critical acclaim including reviews in Songlines and Mojo.
UK based folk-fusion outfit GOOD HABITS are excited to return to New Zealand, which has a special place in their hearts, after having spent two years happily stranded here during the pandemic, where they performed at some of NZ’s largest festivals. Their debut album, “Going For Broke”, received glowing press in Songlines and The New Zealand Herald, and they were endorsed by Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and the New Zealand Police.
Since returning home as Purbeck Rising winners, they have had a jam-packed first year back in the UK, which saw the release of their second album, “Antipody”, as well as performances at many of the UK’s top folk festivals.They can now be found touring relentlessly around the UK and Germany in their red van, Laurie Vanderson, combining their love of collaboration, performing and workshop leading.
BOOKING CHANGES – Due to our limited resources we are no longer accepting bookings by email or phone, and we can only accept online payments by debit or credit card. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert if not sold out, pay by cash or credit/debit card (no surcharge).