Dark Woods Coffee presents a Saturday afternoon social to celebrate the beloved cup of coffee, alongside a carefully curated afternoon of musicians from West Yorkshire and Manchester.
Teaming up with Band on the Wall to offer you a free cup of coffee, a slice of musical wonderment on Saturday 25th March, entry is free throughout the day – all you need to do is turn up with your good self and have nice relaxing afternoon, enjoy the sounds and of course the complimentary coffee.
A small Dark Woods shop will be set up if you would like to grab some beans to go. Full bar service will be in operation in the bar area.
Playing live on the afternoon will be Hebble, Songs For Walter and Poppy Holmes:
Hailing originally from Ireland and both sides of the Pennines, these experienced performers combine instruments with harmony vocals to play foot-tapping trad. songs and tunes.
Their repertoire includes trad. Irish, English and Scottish songs and tunes, as well as originals by Samh inspired by local history and landscape. They also like to throw some Appalachian and Americana into the mix from time to time.
‘Celtic tales of wonder and woe swept from over sea and valley. The deep thud of skin drum, the soaring sweep of the cello, the light breeze of guitar and bouzouki’
‘Folk standards, catchy choruses, belting rhythms, and tunes to make the heart sing.’
/ Songs For Walter
Is the nom–de –plume for Manchester’s indie-pop/folk artist Laurie Hulme. His second record “An Endless Summer Daze” was released in autumn 2018 to rave reviews and sees Hulme stripping back his previously hefty guitar sound in favour of majestic acoustic flourishes. Songs For Walter has racked up scores of plays on 6music, toured Europe and supported artists as diverse as Calvin Johnson, Ghost Poet, Lou Barlow and The Wedding Present.
“One of my favourite discoveries of recent years” Tom Ravenscroft
/ Poppy Holmes
At her core, Poppy Holmes is a story teller, Her theatrical background and voracious appetite for literature allows her to peek into other worlds and tell familiar stories in a moving and unique manner. She is known for her surprising lyrics, hummable tunes and ability to explore profound topics in an unpretentious style.
Poppy Holmes takes inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists such as, Fiona Apple, Julia Jacklin, Paul Simon and The Divine Comedy. This broad range of influences amalgamates into the ambiguously vintage, tongue and cheek sound you hear today.
She has opened for bands such as Hannah Moulle and the Moullets and Kyla La Grange at Night and Day Café. She has also has also played various venues around Manchester such as YES Pink Room, The Rose And Monkey and Band on the Wall.
/ About Dark Woods Coffee
Dark Woods Coffee is an adventurous coffee roaster, Barista school, and pop-up café nestled on the edge of Marsden village in the West Yorkshire Pennines. We roast our coffee by hand on a 1950’s Probat drum roaster in a beautifully refurbished Victorian textile mill beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and River Colne. The dramatic, windswept valley inspires the mood and flavours of our exceptional seasonal coffees.
Though Dark Woods was born in 2013, the history of its founding partners takes in many years’ experience in roasting, sourcing, consultancy, training and machine development within the UK coffee industry. It is this collective knowledge and expertise that has allowed us to rapidly establish a growing customer base that includes some of the country’s top cafés and restaurants.
More than anything we want the finest coffee to be enjoyable and accessible to everyone by offering a range of roasts and styles that truly reflects what people want to drink.