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Fri, 26 Jul


Pickering Book Tree

Becky Mills

A Folk at the Book Tree event! Becky time-travels through folklore, family, love & loss to bring a uniquely personal, modern slant to the folk genre.

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Becky Mills
Becky Mills

Time & Location

26 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 22:00

Pickering Book Tree, 43a Market Pl, Pickering YO18 7AL, UK

About the event

A sublime mix of traditional and modern folk, combining superb musicianship, a voice that will give you shivers at times and, most of all, lyrics to make you think and listen — FATEA Magazine (Rory Stanbridge)

We are thrilled to welcome the fantastic Becky Mills to close our summer series of music events, Folk at the Book Tree!

Becky tells magical stories from the North York moors: time-travelling through folklore, family, love & loss. She weaves keen wit and beautiful playing into a very English alt-folk show, and brings a uniquely personal, modern slant to the folk genre.

A close collaborator with Fairport Convention founder Ashley Hutchings MBE, Becky has also worked with Pentangle, Barbara Dickson and Ken Nicol, as well as being a former member of acclaimed all-girl ensemble Waking The Witch.

Listeners and audiences have characterised Becky’s touching, witty and evocative songs as “uplifting”, “heart-rending” and “sung from the heart”, and after 20 years on the circuit (including gigs at Glastonbury, Trowbridge and Cambridge festivals) she is a highly-regarded singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.

Drinks will be available to purchase at an informal bar before the show and during the interval. The concert will be in our atmospheric upstairs performance space, surrounded by the building's old oak beams.

Doors will open from 7pm, and the performance will start at 7.30pm.

Find out more:

Follow Becky on Facebook

Read more about Becky on her website

Listen to Becky’s music on Spotify or YouTube

Mills is a master storyteller and her bewitching songs are shot through with wisdom, imagining the mysterious lives of others with enormous sympathy — The Musician (MU journal)


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