Folk Bands and Artists
Pickering, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire solo singer-songwriter Becky Mills brings a uniquely personal and touching slant to the modern folk genre.
Listeners and audiences have characterised her touching, witty and evocative songs as being both “uplifting” and “heart-rending”, and after 20 years on the circuit (including gigs at Glastonbury, Trowbridge and Cambridge festivals) she is a firm favourite with audiences large and small.
A close collaborator with Fairport Convention founder Ashley Hutchings, Becky has also collaborated with Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Barbara Dickson and Ken Nicol, as well as being a former member of acclaimed all-girl ensemble Waking The Witch. In 2013 she released her acclaimed solo debut album, “Dandelion”.
In 2019 she releases her new album, “Tall Tales and Home Truths”. Rooted in the superstitions, folklores and mysteries of the North Yorkshire moors she calls home, the album mines her family’s past to bring astonishing real-life stories to the listener’s attention. Myths, community tales, bonds and travails, all rooted in a sense of place, where the moors suddenly meet the sea and the promise of a potentially different life…
“A wonderful singer, songwriter and guitarist” – Ashley Hutchings.
“I don´t remember when I was so amazed at a singer-songwriter´s work … she sings from the soul,“ - Mike Harding.
“If you haven’t heard Dandelion, you’re missing out. Order immediately” – ‘Caught in the Act’ magazine.
Genre: Contemporary folk
GIGS COMING UP
Folk on the Pier
- Becky Mills live at Cromer (Folk on the Pier) - (Rest of the UK)
Saturday 11th May · 5:00PM · Cromer Pier · Cromer
The Topic Folk Club
- Becky Mills SOLO at Topic Folk Club, Bradford - (Rest of the UK)
Thursday 23rd May · 7:00PM · Glyde House · Bradford · £6.00
The Willows Folk Club
- Becky Mills SOLO at the Willows Folk Club (nr Preston) - (Rest of the UK)
Wednesday 26th June · 7:00PM · Wrea Green Institute · Kirkham