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October 2022

Lady Nade plus support Simeon Hammond Dallas

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street
Manchester, M4 1LW
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£15.40

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step Lady Nade is soaring into 2022 with her Official Americana and Folk Charting third album ‘Willing’ which features two AMAUK UK Song Of The Year nominations  ‘Willing’ (2022 nomination and Song of the year Winner ) and ‘Ain’t One Thing’ (2021 nomination) Both songs that carry the message of the positive connection between music, well-being and the importance of equality and diversity within the arts.  Often being told that…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Festival Club Thursday

October 13 @ 11:00 am - October 14 @ 1:00 am
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£13.20

See three of the best emerging English folk acts in HOME, the vibrant hub venue of Manchester Folk Festival. This event is a bustling club environment and a great way to end your night at Manchester Folk Festival. The event runs from 11pm - 1am. Due to the late nature of the event the age restriction is 18+ Artists featuring at Thursday's Festival Club include: John Dhali: Over the last six years, singer-songwriter John Dhali has been honing his powerful,…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Grace Petrie plus support from Lucy Grubb and GUISE

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Blues Kitchen, 13 Quay Street
Manchester, M3 3HN
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£18.15

Protest singer Grace Petrie has an army of loyal fans across the alternative, LGBTQ+, folk, political and comedy scenes. She’s toured to arenas with Frank Turner, has supported comedian Hannah Gadsby, toured with comedy phenomenon The Guilty Feminist, has done a prestigious live session on the BBC Radio 2 Jo Whiley Show and reached the top 40 in the UK album charts in autumn 2021 with her new album ‘Connectivity’. Festival appearances have included The Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival,…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Rachael Dadd

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Impossible Theatre, 36 Peter St,
Manchester, M2 5QR
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£13.20

On 14 October 2022 wildly creative free-form songwriter Rachael Dadd is to release her brand new studio album ‘Kaleidoscope’. The record is her second album for Memphis Industries and follows 2019’s 'Flux', which was released to much acclaim and which she was touring when the pandemic struck. Like so many people disconnected from their communities and struggling through the lockdowns, Rachael Dadd turned inwards, seeking escape through music and connection through songwriting, and her hope is that when people listen…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022: The Jackie Oates Trio

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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£13.20

Jackie Oates is an English Folk Musician, Singer, Performer and Educator. Jackie lives in Oxfordshire with her young family. After 17 years and seven solo albums Jackie Oates is a central figure in the accomplished, informed and stylistically individual English traditional music scene that began in the early 2000s and continues to thrive. Regarded as one of the country’s best loved folk performers, Jackie’s current focus is on collaborating with a diverse array of artists and commissions. Jackie continues to…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Jim Ghedi plus support Joshua Burnell

October 13 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£15.40

Jim Ghedi hails from the South Yorkshire hills and although clearly well versed in the history of folk music, he stands out as a potential torch bearer for a new generation of respectful yet experimental performers. Whilst Jim Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music, as seen on 2018’s ‘A Hymn For Ancient Land’. His new album ‘In The Furrows Of Common Place’ is a deeper plunge inside…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Douglas Dare

October 13 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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£13.20

Part of Manchester Folk Festival 2022 Where previously known as a piano player, for Douglas Dare's most recent album, 2020's Milkteeth, he picked up a new instrument, the autoharp, and as soon as he sat down with it, songs poured out – he wrote the album’s first single Silly Games, in under an hour. “Instinctual feelings about childhood and innocence were the catalyst,” he explains. “Then with the autoharp, it all just clicked – I could see the album laid…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Hollie Rogers

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Impossible Theatre, 36 Peter St,
Manchester, M2 5QR
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£13.20

Hollie Rogers is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who graduated The English Folk Expo's Artist Mentorship Programme in 2020. She’s now opened for the likes of KT Tunstall, Ralph McTell and Suzanne Vega, played high profile festivals like Glastonbury and Black Deer. BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris recently invited her to record a session in his studio, and her music is playlisted in all Caffé Nero stores globally. This date is part of Hollie’s national tour, celebrating her brand new…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Thea Gilmore plus support from Flo Perlin and Clare Sands

October 14 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£22

A formidable performer on stage, Thea Gilmore is amongst the finest singer songwriters of her generation, a frank and fearless pursuer of home truths who has constantly adapted to remain relevant in the fickle, forever changing music industry. And done so on her own terms. A painful creative and personal rebirth delivered a brace of brilliant albums last year. Although poles apart musically Afterlight, the 18th album of her career, and The Emancipation of Eva Gray, written by Thea’s alter…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – The Magpie Arc and Lady Maisery

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£19.80

Manchester Folk Festival presents a special double headline gig to open the 2022 festival. The Magpie Arc is a cross-Border band out of Sheffield and Scotland featuring the multi-award-winning talents and wide musical influences of Nancy Kerr, Findlay Napier, Tom Wright, Alex Hunter and Martin Simpson (on electric guitar!). Formed from the idea of bringing together a group of established folk musicians who would mix their song-writing styles and musicianship in a full-on electric band to create exciting new music…

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