Girls take flight for Banbury gig

Daphne's Flight
Daphne's Flight

A group of five ladies who changed the face of folk music are celebrating launching their second album with a gig coming to Banbury.

Daphne’s Flight, who formed in 1995, can be seen at The Mill Arts Centre tonight on Thursday May 18.

Two decades after their impressive and much loved debut album, the remarkable ensemble consisting of Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chis While, will perform the Banbury date as part of a UK tour.

Their second album Knows Time, Knows Change was released by Fledg’ling Records earlier this month.

The repertoire crosses a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic songs like Elvis Costello’s Shipbuilding.

All are woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion.

Tickets for the concert are £20 and the concert starts at 8pm. For further information or to book tickets in advance call the box office on 01295 270002 or visit

Visit for more on the group.