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October 2021

Grace Petrie

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gorilla, Whitworth Street West
Manchester, M1 5WW United Kingdom
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£18.15

Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She’s toured arenas with Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince, Josie Long and Hannah Gadsby, and has performed a prestigious live session on the BBC Radio 2 Jo Whiley Show.  In 2019 she played to a packed The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Her last…

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Thea Gilmore

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Met, Market Street
Bury, BL9 0BW United Kingdom
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£21

Thea Gilmore takes to the road in 2021 for her first EVER tour performing completely solo. Postponed by 12 months due to the global pandemic, her tour now takes place in September and October 2021.   Following her 4th successive chart album, 2019’s “Small World Turning” (‘the most soulful, confrontational music of her career’ said The Mirror) and a rapturously received performance at the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Thea will perform material from all stages of her career.  …

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John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence plus support

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
02 Ritz, Whitworth Street West
Manchester, M1 5NQ United Kingdom
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£27.23

by arrangement with EDGE STREET LIVE JOHN BRAMWELL And The Full Harmonic Convergence plus support Doors: 7pm Curfew 11pm No under 8s. Under 14s to be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18. (Photographic ID may be required to gain entry). John Bramwell, is one of the UK's most unique, and talented singer-song writers who has been performing as a musician for over 30 years. His new album, Leave alone the empty spaces is a stunning showcase of…

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Spiers & Boden plus support @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£22

Described by The Guardian as ‘the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene’, the multi award-winning duo of John Spiers and Jon Boden rocketed onto the scene in 2001. In 2011, after 10 years of successful touring, they headlined their own star-studded show at London's Shepherd’s Bush Empire celebrating their 10th anniversary. Using their early success as a duo, they founded the ground-breaking folk big band Bellowhead, which dominated their time for the next few years and in 2014 Spiers…

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Lady Nade @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£13.20

Hot on the heels of her UK Americana Award nomination, showcasing at Folk Alliance International and International Live Music Conference Singer-songwriter Lady Nade is soaring into summer with her third album release ‘Willing’. Continuing to champion the positive connection between music, well-being and the importance of equality and diversity within the arts. Despite the global pandemic 2020 was full of high-notes; performing at many online festivals in the UK and USA including Thriving Roots, Folk On Foot and Folk Alliance…

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Jack Rutter @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
£13.20

Jack Rutter is an outstanding young folk singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from West Yorkshire. Jack has a well-earned reputation for his solo work, as well as being highly sought after as a musical collaborator (Seth Lakeman, Sam Sweeney, The Young 'Uns and Jackie Oates) and having played in the celebrated instrumental trio Moore Moss Rutter. Jack's latest solo album Gold of Scar & Shale features unearthed gems from the folk canon with his masterful playing and arrangements on guitar, bouzouki,…

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Luke Concannon @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£13.20

Luke Concannon (ex-Nizlopi #1 singles act and credited as one of Ed Sheeran’s main inspirations) plays his first UK show in over 3 years. Luke’s mesmerising live shows are legendary, performing his ‘direct-from-the-heart’ songs with unrivalled passion and commitment. ‘I am still so influenced by what Luke did for me - it sparked a huge flame in me. He’s one of my three main influences along with Van Morrison.’ Ed Sheeran ‘Political, intense, angular and beautiful.’ BBC Radio 1 ‘The…

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Kabantu plus support @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 21 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£15.40

The award winning Kabantu are a collective from Manchester who unravel new marriages of music from around the globe to celebrate the space where different cultures collaborate. "Kabantu" means "of the people" - stemming from the South African philosophy of Ubuntu - "I am what I am because of who we all are". This is autonomous music bridging countries and cultures. An egalitarian creative process to defy genre and embrace sheer joy in music from all over the globe. 2019…

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Festival Club (Thursday) @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 21 @ 11:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:40 am
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£11

Thursday Festival Club at Manchester Folk Festival 2021: This ticket is only available for purchase when purchased in conjunction with another Thursday Manchester Folk Festival event ticket. It is also available to purchase if you are an EFEx Digital subscriber (log into your account to buy). See three of the best emerging English folk acts in HOME, the vibrant hub venue of Manchester Folk Festival. Thursday’s line-up features: UK alt-folk duo Good Habits, composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist…

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Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening plus support @ Manchester Folk Festival

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£22

Kathryn – Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, voice Amy Thatcher – accordion, voice, clog dancing Stef Connor – voice, lyres Kieran Szifris – octave mandolin Joe Truswell – drums, percussion Musicians from Northumberland, Scotland and England invoke the dark, powerful, shamanic sounds of Ancient Northumbria and broadcast them to the modern world. Their inspiration comes from the wild, dramatic, weather-bitten countryside along Hadrian’s Wall, which seems so quintessentially Northumbrian…and yet, almost 2000 years ago that same landscape was inhabited by people from…

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