Passengers on the 11.45am train to New Mills this Saturday will be getting more for their ticket price than usual, as Peak District band the Gally Canters (pictured) soundtrack the 20-minute journey from Manchester Piccadilly with foot-stomping, Irish-inspired folk music. The Folk Train is already an established attraction on the Hathersage and Glossop lines, and New Mills is the latest Derbyshire destination to get a piece of the action. Once passengers alight, the entertainment continues at the Pride of the Peaks pub, a short hop across the road from New Mills Central station, where visitors can get a pint in before settling down for a prime view of the carnival parade that will snake through the town from 1pm. For anyone choosing to make a day of it, an after-party takes place in historic Torr Vale Mill – which is currently being restored as an arts venue – down in the town’s dramatic torrs from 7.30pm. The Folk Train is the first in a series of musical departures scheduled to coincide with events in New Mills, with others scheduled for One World Festival (6 July) and New Mills Community Festival (13 September).

Sat 22 Jun, Depart Manchester Piccadilly Station, 11.45am, off-peak day return from £6,

Sat 22 Jun
Natalie Bradbury
Published on:
Mon 17 Jun 2013