Irish folk at the mill by German Paddies

COGGLESFORD Mill in Sleaford will be celebrating National Mills Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be milling demonstrations both days from 11am to 4pm and with Sleaford Live there will be live entertainment on the Sunday.

This features The Paddies, a group of young musicians from Fredersdorf-Vogeldorf, soon to become Sleaford's twin town in Germany.

The seven-piece will be performing from 11.30am consisting of Friedrich Sauer (vocals and acoustic guitar), Christoph Petersen (fiddle and mandolin), Robert Bruhn (bass guitar), Oliver Haller (drums), Steven Rohr (electric guitar) and Anke Kalb (fiddle and tin whistle).

They play Irish folk, inspired by bands such as Flogging Molly, Fiddlers Green, The Dubliners and The Pogues.

They sing covers and their own compositions and will also be appearing at Ewerby Reading Rooms on Friday night with French twin town band Doubl'age. Admission to that event is free and starts at 7.30pm.

The Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra will also be playing at the mill on Sunday at 1pm and 2pm. No admission charge.