Lots to enjoy with Mullan

Lotte Mullan''Photo - Hugo Tillman
Lotte Mullan''Photo - Hugo Tillman

Popular singer and musician Lotte Mullan will be performing material from her latest album at Cromford Mills on Saturday, May 18, between 8pm-10pm.

Lotte released her debut album Plain Jane last year, which was both critically reviewed and received great support from Radio 2 and local radio.

Lotte’s first album is a blend of folk and English Country styles.

Her second album The Hollow Road is an ode to the classic records from the late 60s, of which Lotte is so fond. Joni Mitchell’s Clouds and Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left influenced Lotte’s decision to make the record with just guitar and cello.

LOVEFILM used her version of It Must Be Love in their ad campaign and a blog she was writing about her adventures as a musician and undercover work experience girl has now been snapped up for a book and film deal by Elton John’s Rocket Pictures.

Meanwhile Mullan has turned down a major recording contract offered to her by Warner Brothers in favour of going it alone with her own Label Raindog Records.

She said of her decision to remain independent: “I work with a lovely team of people whose names I all know. I really wouldn’t want this to change. Some people think I’m mad but I’ve decided to stay independent for now and see how far I get being captain of my own ship.”

During the evening, there will be a bar serving wines and bottled beers including Cromford Mill’s very own Arkwright’s Ale. Tickets cost £8 and there are limited places – advance booking is recommended.

For further details and reservations contact the Visitor Services department at Cromford Mills on 01629 825995 or visit www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk

Lotte Mullan’s gig is part of Cromford Mills’ Music at the Mill programme, which also includes its Folk Friday evenings at Wheatcroft’s Wharf Canalside Café. These will run every fourth Friday from May to September 7-9pm.