... from New Zealand and around the world, Whare Flat Folk Festival is four days of music, sun, camping, workshops and jams in the idyllic native bush surrounds of Waiora Scout Camp. Just 15 minutes' drive from Dunedin, Whare Flat is the best way to see in the New Year.
Workshop - Mon 1 Jan 10.15 am – Workshop for Kids - Troup Den
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.
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.
In 2018 they won the Christian Raphael prize at Cambridge Folk Festival, which funded the release of their debut album The Loft Tapes the following year. The Loft Tapes received critical acclaim and national radio play, and Mishra accompanied the album release with a U.K wide tour. Their latest album Reclaim came out October 29th 2021 and received critical acclaim including reviews in Songlines and Mojo.
On tour in NZ, Mishra will perform as a duo, with Kate and Ford producing intimate shows that display their stunning musical connection.
Making Music with Mishra - kids up to 10yrs old
Join in with songs and rhythms from the UK, India, and America, let music take you on a journey around the world with Mishra! There'll be toe tapping Irish tunes, learning how to speak Indian drum language, singing, percussive playing, and maybe a story or too!