Todmorden Town Hall
The Beau Dillies
(doors open 6.30 pm)
Our Annual Friday Night Ceilidh will be hosted by the glorious Beau Dillies.This quintet are based in Calderdale and create beautiful music and dances suitable for any event. They guarantee a good time for all
They will be joined for a pop- up performance by 3 Valley’s Choir.
Hot food will also be available from the Todmorden Folk Festival’s Fabulous Kitchen so skip your tea and join us for Venison curry and a Thai veg curry.
Masonic Hall Concert
Tom Kitching and Zoe Mulford
(doors open 7.30 pm)
American songwriter, folk singer, and guitar/banjo player Zoe Mulford teams up with English fiddler/mandolinist Tom Kitching to bring together the best of two worlds. Zoe’s beautifully crafted songs and sparkling vocals draw on the traditional music of Appalachia and the British Isles to make sense of the modern world. Tom, known for his work with the BBC Folk-award nominated band Pilgrims’ Way, adds spirited instrumentals that are deeply rooted in the English folk dance tradition. They are touring together in support of Zoe’s new album, “Small Brown Birds.”
“[Small Brown Birds is] beautifully put together, filled with performances that seem unpretentious but powerful, grounded in respect for tradition and very much needed in our time. . . .” – John Patterson – WXPI/The Song Parlor, Williamsport, PA
John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.
“Kirkpatrick’s buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever”
Colin Irwin – fRoots 2009
(runner up at the TFF Youth Music Award )
Eve is a multi instrumentalist and has been writing songs for just under 4 years. Growing in confidence, she now plays at open mics and in school concerts. She performs a mixture of covers and self penned songs. She is currently studying Music GCSE, which she feels will help her to expand her musical knowledge. Over the next few months as the weather improves, she plans to start busking in her home town, so she can share her music on another platform.