If you love live music, then a visit to the Mills Theatre at Foxford Woollen Mills over the coming weeks is an absolute must. Foxford Woollen Mills has again teamed up with Greenroom Bookings to put on a series of Sunday afternoon shows in this unique and intimate space. This continues the series of Sunday afternoon music events presented by Greenroom Bookings at The Mills Theatre, Foxford Woollen Mills after a hugely successful inaugural series last November and December.
Previous guests at the Foxford Sessions have included Vickers Vimy, up-and-coming folk star Emma Langford, Greenshine, and The 4 Of Us.
Sunday 24th March, – NO CROWS, 3pm
No Crows is a dynamic folk orchestra from the multicultural melting pot of Sligo’s music scene. Formed in 2005, No Crows’ growing output of original material reflects its diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock and Balkan music. Audiences have been enthralled with the sheer width of the band’s original repertoire, from delicate Irish airs to Russian Gypsy mayhem, from Catalan Jota to original songs in many styles with lush string arrangements. The musical mix reflects the folk traditions of the various members but also a lifetime of experience of the various players involved across many genres of music.
Tickets: €25 + booking free
Sunday 26 May – MARY COUGHLAN, 3pm (rescheduled date with extra tickets on sale now )
Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday’ Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism & drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. Her seminal first album ‘Tired and Emotional’ rocketed her to overnight fame in 1985, and fifteen albums later, her ability to deeply connect with both the song & her audience remains undiminished, a testament to her inner strength and to the power of transformation & redemption. Mary live is in a league of her own, her glorious husky voice pulling every ounce of emotion from the music. This is the real thing, sung from the depths of a woman’s heart and soul, a survivor who (to paraphrase Leonard Cohen’s famous words) “was born with the gift of a golden voice.”
Tickets: €25 + booking fee
Advance online booking is advised as these tickets tend to sell out quickly!
The Mills Theatre is a unique and intimate venue at Foxford Woollen Mills, where blankets and throws have been woven since 1892. At Foxford Woollen Mills master craftspeople now create contemporary designs that are delivered all over the world. Why not come early and sample our lunch menu filled with the very best of local produce and quality seasonal ingredients before the show at Foxford Café, on the first floor at Foxford Woollen Mills.