Thornsett Band
Jan17

Thornsett Band

For the first time, this years Xmas Light Switch included Thornsett Band in their classic red jackets. What do they do in their band room in Thornsett? A typical brass band rehearsal will involve playing a mixture of new and familiar pieces as Matt Gee, the musical director, works with the players to build up a concert programme focusing on improving the playing. What might surprise a newcomer is the level of laughter there is, the...

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Thornsett Festival – A celebration of food, drink, crafts and music
Apr05

Thornsett Festival – A celebration of food, drink, crafts and music

Thornsett Festival.  •We have live music playing from 2pm till finish with local beer from Torrside, Rockmill, Wincle, Intrepid  and Chapel-en-le-Frith craft brewing. •Gin & Prosecco from Raise The Bar Events  •Live music from Cameron Hinchcliffe, Mia Moon, The Gally Canters and Recover  •Hot and cold food vendors, locally produced foods to eat on site or take home.  •Local crafters and artists  •...

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One World Festival 2018
Jul03

One World Festival 2018

One World Festival is on Saturday 7 July. The free open air festival, which celebrates the themes of peace, the environment, cultural diversity, community and world development, will be taking place this Saturday 7th July 2018, from 12 noon until 6 pm at High Lea Park, St Mary’s Road, New Mills. The theme for this year’s festival is “Make New Mills fantastic, try to use less plastic”. A wide range of bands and...

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The Willows playing at St Georges Church
Jan07

The Willows playing at St Georges Church

The Willows a folk band hailing from Cambridge, UK. “…straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way…” Mike Harding Folk Show “…Absolutely gorgeous sound, a lovely album…” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 “… a breath of fresh air to the folk music community… “Maverick Magazine “…outstanding!” The Telegraph, With stories at the heart of...

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Coming soon to New Mills
Feb26

Coming soon to New Mills

Really excited to get Evie Ladin and Keith Terry to visit New Mills as part of their tour. Most of the UK tour dates are now out for Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (check out their page Evie Ladin / Band) – more details on the poster below. Evie and Keith put on a simply breathtaking live show, with superb singing, musicianship (on banjo, bass & percussion) and spectacular dancing – Appalachian clogging & “body...

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Compton and Newberry – 4 February – St George’s Church
Jan27

Compton and Newberry – 4 February – St George’s Church

Calling all real music lovers O’ Brothers (and Sisters) Where Art Thou? Exciting times are a comin’ to New Mills, which will become an honorary part of Appalachia and the centre of the bluegrass world for one very special night, next Saturday 4th Feb. I’m not usually one to rely on Wikipedia as a reliable source of information but, on this occasion, I think I can quote it with absolute confidence: “Mike Compton...

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