Mockingbirds are really looking forward to playing at Bingley First Monday Folk Tonight – Monday February 6th. Ryshworth Club, Cross Flatts. Doors 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 start – no ticket but be ready for the raffle and the collection.  See you there!

Mockingbirds supporting Bradford Met Fodbank

We’re very happy to say we’ve been able to donate £100 to Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank from sales of our Christmas CDs and downloads of our songs ‘No-one Does Christmas Like We Do’ and ‘A Christmas Yodel’.  You can still download the songs from Bandcamp

27th November – Mockingbirds playing live!

It’s been a long break but we’re on our way back to playing live.  We’re kicking off with an acoustic ambient music session – we play, you dine – at The Lemon Tree Cafe & Bistro in Keighley on Saturday November 27th 2021.  It would be great to see lots of you lovely people there.  It’s not a ticketed event but you will need to book a table – contact the Lemon Tree at 01535 662825.  It will be in the upstairs dining room and there are only 24 seats so we recommend you book early!  Can’t wait!

New Songbook

Here’s the songbook for our Topic gig. We’re really looking forward to our on-line gig at the Topic Folk Club on Thursday 27th May at 8.00 p.m.  It will be streamed via The Topic Facebook page and available on YouTube later.  In case you want to join in and sing or play while you’re listening – here’s a songbook we’ve created for the event.  There are a couple of our favourites plus some new songs about people and places in Yorkshire – Haworth, Hull, Whitby, Malham Cove and Keighley all get a mention.

Mockingbirds Songbook

New songs and old songs revisited

Another busy Mockingbirds week that’s mostly been about polishing up our newest songs and getting ready for our gig on Saturday at The Lemon Tree with our friends, Six Days. Very much looking forward to that. It’s a fund raiser for Dementia Friendly Keighley so great fun and hopefully raising much needed funds for a good cause. We’ve had a day in the studio too. We’ve been recording some new songs and reworking some old ones so we’ve got them to listen to and work with while we’re in different parts of the world over the next few weeks.  Next week we’re playing an opening set for our lovely friend Edwina Hayes (at the Lemon Tree 5th March). Happy days!

What a Week!

Well last week was quite a week. Started with a lovely gig at Bingley First Monday Folk at Chip n Ern, then packing in rehearsal time ready for the weekend and the always enjoyable music while you dine session at The Lemon Tree Cafe on Thursday evening. Friday it was Hellifield Village Hall, which was an absolute joy. Saturday we had an all day song-writing workshop with the fabulous Boo Hewerdine. it was a wonderfully friendly, engaging and productive day – two new Mockingbirds songs!! It was so good to have time to focus. We really enjoyed being in a room full of such talent and hearing the songs other people at the workshop had written – all different and all inspiring. Saturday evening we opened for Boo H at the Lemon Tree and he kindly lent us his song ‘Dragonflies’ which we love singing. Boo, as always, was fantastic – great songs, wry humour and so very generous with his talent. Great to see Mark Dennis get his guitar out and play a song with Boo. Excellent stuff! Sunday was special. Me and Cath aka Mockingbirds had a day with Boo to work through our recently written songs and re-work some older ones. Just a joy from beginning to end. Thanks Boo. On to the next chapter!

Busy, busy!

At Mill Hey Brewhouse in Haworth, February 2019

We’ve been busy adding events to our website and facebook page.  Lots coming up so please take a look at our listings below.  Big news for us is opening for Boo Hewerdine on February 8th at the Lemon Tree Cafe and Bistro after a week of gigs at Chip n Ern in Bingley, Hellifield Village Hall in North Yorkshire and the ambinet music session at the Lemon Tree in Keighley.  New songs and new instruments in the set now so we’re looking forward to a busy week.

Find Your Dream!!! New CD out now!

Mockingbirds’ new CD ‘Find Your Dream’ is out now.  It’s a collection of our own songs and a few covers.  We’ve enjoyed every minute of writing and recording the songs and we hope you enjoy them.

Available at gigs from Pam and Cath, and by post and available as a download from Bandcamp.

Just £5 at gigs or £7 by post to the UK.  Please contact us via the FB page or our contact page.  Thanks.