Friday 18th & Sunday 20th August 2023

Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K 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.

Kate Griffin on vocals, banjo, and dobro (The Magpies) and Ford Collier on low whistle, calabash/percussion, and guitar (BBC R2 Folk Award nominated The Drystones) 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. 

Their full band features renowned tabla and santoor player John Ball (Rafiki Jazz, Indus) who brings 20 years of Indian classical music experience to the band, jazz-folk double bassist Joss Mann-Hazell, and soulful singer and clarinettist Alex Lyon.

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.

“Fascinating stuff… I’m really enjoying Mishra’s blend” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“It’s impossible to question the compelling tune-making at the heart of Mishra” – Mojo Magazine