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Mills and Chimneys

Sinfonia Viva's schools residency project,
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER


This year's summer schools residency project from Sinfonia Viva looked at the industrial heritage of Derbyshire's Derwent Valley, and mill-owner Richard Arkwright's legacy in particular (Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 13 June 2012).

Oh How That Valley Did Change began when six-piece folk band Mills and Chimneys came together to write and perform a series of songs as part of the Derbyshire Literature Festival in 2010, working with Derbyshire poet laureate Matt Black. The band includes a number of local folk-scene luminaries, among them fiddle player Sarah Matthews and singer-songwriter Lucy Ward, winner of the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards...

Copyright © 21 June 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK






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