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An airbourne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations
Wednesday 15th September, 7.30pm
St Andrews Psalter Lane Church, Sheffield
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 already brought awards recognition since their formation in 2017.
Whilst a duo at their core, Kate Griffin and Ford Collier frequently expand the line-up, adding renowned tabla player John Ball (Rafiki Jazz, Indus), and jazz-folk double bassist Joss Mann-Hazell. Clarinetist and vocalist Alex Lyon joined Mishra for the recording of their second album Reclaim (out Oct 2021).
This special gig marks their first appearance as a quintet and is taking place in the evocative setting of St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church.
"Fascinating stuff ... I'm really enjoying Mishra's blend" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC R2