The Graeme Stephen Trio

Friday March 25th : 7.30pm  £8

Graeme Stephen is one of the UK's top jazz guitarists and it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back to the Mill on the Fleet, this time as a trio with musicians from Amsterdam outfit Zapp4

A multifaceted musician, he performs with numerous projects playing a wide array of styles and works with a variety of jazz combos including the free improvising NeWt, his own Sextet, and Gerwin Eisenhauers booOm (Music from Video Games), and is a regular at the Playtime jazz sessions in Edinburgh's Outhouse Bar. In addition to his live and recorded jazz output Stephen works with folk and cross-over artists such as Fraser Fifield and Aidan O'Rourke, and maintains an impressive sideline in the composition and performance of soundtracks for silent films of the 20s and 30s.

Stephen’s music speaks loudly of ambition, imagination, nous, and harmonic adventure yet teemed with the sort of tuneful realisation that swells the heart – Rob Adams, The Herald.

With support from Marcus Wright

Tickets on the door or in advance from TicketSource

Mill Sessions: Mike and Solveig

Friday 2nd October 2015

Mike & Solveig are a duo based in Glasgow and Bergen.

Mike Hastings and Solveig Askvik have been key players in the Glasgow psych-folk scene for the past decade or so, playing in the Mike Heron band (at midsummer Music in 2009), Trembling Bells, Lucky Luke, Pendulums. Mike's intrincate fingerpicked guitar interweave with Solveig's sliding fiddle lines in finely-crafted tales recalling the best of the Scottish folk tradition.

Mill Sessions: Trio Gitan

Trio Gitan Presents:

Orient Express – A Musical Journey

Friday 23rd October 7.30
£8 on the door or in advance from TicketSource

TRIO GITAN proudly present an extravaganza of passionate European musical styles, based on a fantastical voyage on the legendary Orient Express train.

Mill Sessions: Alien Lullabies

Friday 30 October 2015  7:30pm
With support

"Songs from a decaying future".

The Mill Sessions is proud to host this surreal music / cinema hybrid performance combining off-world electronica, 3D animation and live vocals. Music by Fiona Soe Paing, animation by Zennor Alexander. A trailer for the Edinburgh Fringe performance can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvg1zD7IHw8

 Don't miss this chance to be at a very special event, on a very special date! Chilling uneasiness guaranteed for Hallowe'en!

Mill Sessions : Sean Taylor

Album

Saturday 12 September
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tickets £8 on the door

Mill Sessions is privileged to host acclaimed singer song-writer Sean Taylor who will be making a very welcome return to the Mill as part of his autumn tour this September, featuring songs from his superb new album 'The Only Good Addiction is Love'.  The album has been listed by The Telegraph as among the best folk music albums of 2015, given 9/10 by Blues Magazine and featured by Whispering Bog Harris (a long-standing fan) and Paul Jones of BBC Radio 2, on radio Caroline and on Belgium Radio 1 among many others.  It is a stunning album and best conveyed by Sean's own words:

"Being an artist is about making connections. Sometimes the connections are straight forward like writing a love song when you’re in love or a song about being heartbroken when she’s gone. On my latest album ‘The Only Good Addiction Is Love’ I have searched for more abstract and demanding references. The album’s title is a quote from the former President of Uruguay Jose ‘Pepe’ Mujica who gave 90% of his salary to charity and refused to live in the presidential palace preferring a farm with his wife and a three legged dog. 

Mill Sessions : Gerda Stevenson

As part of Big Lit

Saturday April 18th
7.30 - 9.30  
Tickets: £8.00 (from the Mill or the Midsteeple Box Office in Dumfries: 01387 253383)

Mill Sessions presents poet/singer/songwriter Gerda Stevenson
(nominated Scots Singer of the Year, MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, 2014) with her new  album Night Touches Day, accompanied by Norwegian musician Kyrre Slind, on lute, sitar, guitar and mandolin. 

Zoë and Friends

As part of Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
Friday 29th May
7.30pm
Tickets: £5 on the door or in advance from: Midsteeple T: 01387 253383

Join us for a special celebration of young emerging artists on the current UK folk scene. Award-winning local singer-songwriter Zoë Bestel will host an intimate evening of songs, chat and audience participation. She will be joined by Stirling-based acoustic singer-songwriter Calum Gilligan and Finch and The Moon, an indie folk duo from North West England.  Spaces for this gig are likely to be much sought-after and anticipated to sell out quickly.

Mill Sessions : Louise Jordan

Saturday 23rd May 2015
7.30pm
Tickets £6 on the door or from TicketSource

Now touring with her third album Veritas, Louise Jordan’s music has been described as ‘a masterclass in songwriting’. Fusing award winning acoustic song writing with classical influences and a folk sensibility, Louise Jordan accompanies herself on piano and guitar to play original works and musical settings of literature as well as her own unique arrangements of traditional material.