Transforming Communities


Banjo, Irish whistle, Tabla, Vocals, Guitar, Calabash and percussion

Kate Griffin, Ford Collier, Joss Mann-Hazell
North East


Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K folk, formed by Kate Griffin on vocals, banjo, and dobro and Ford Collier on low whistle, calabash/percussion, and guitar.

Drawing on their unique base of influences that encompasses folk music of the UK and America, Indian classical music, and soul, they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music and a surprisingly accessible sound that audiences instantly connect to.

Kate and Ford love the outdoors and tree climbing, with lots of their music inspired by nature.

‘In lower primary the children were very still and quiet they also clapped and were transfixed on the musicians.’ – Northridge School
‘The musicians were fantastic with our children. They were warm and friendly and were able to judge what our children needed and respond appropriately.’ – Hucklow Primary
‘Some of our most challenging pupils have asked for them to return as they enjoyed the session that much – which for us to see is a huge achievement.’ – The Willows School

Folk Duo (Banjo, Whistle, Tabla, Vocals, Guitar, Calabash and percussion)