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June 2020

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita with special guests Vishtèn

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Met, Market Street
Bury, BL9 0BW United Kingdom
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£27

In September 2019, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita travelled to Prince Edward Island on the maritime east coast of Canada to meet and collaborate with Vishtèn, a powerhouse multi-instrumental trio and flagbearers for their unique Acadian musical tradition throughout the world. In 2020, that collaboration comes to the UK in a one-off tour that features sets by both artists plus a very special set featuring new material by Catrin, Seckou and Vishtèn together. Vishtèn features twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle…

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Rosie Hood Trio @ Rochdale Folk Festival

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Touchstones, Rochdale, The Esplanade
Greater Manchester, OL16 1AQ United Kingdom
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£12
Rosie Hood Trio

supported by Orladh and Leo A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances as well as being a member of The Dovetail Trio. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow and 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Immersed in traditional music most of her life, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where…

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Nicola Beazley & Brass @ Rochdale Folk Festival

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£12

Nicola Beazley is a traditional fiddle player from the North of England and a recipient of the EFDSS Creative Seed Bursary 2018. Alongside her PhD ethnomusicology research at the University of Sheffield, she is also an internationally sought after performer, performing with the likes of Rosie Hood, and as a member of the acclaimed transatlantic duo Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley. ‘Echoes’ is Nicola’s debut E.P as part of her solo venture, which has toured to great success since its…

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The Furrow Collective @ Rochdale Folk Festival

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St Mary in the Baum, 2 St Mary's Gate
Rochdale, OL16 1AP
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£16

supported by Sam Partridge & Grace Smith The Furrow Collective is an English/Scottish band consisting of four talented and individually prominent performers: Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice). The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry of the England, Scotland and beyond and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. In recognition of their innovative approach, The Furrow Collective…

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Jones & Jones: The Story and the Song featuring Bill Jones & Gareth Davies-Jones @ Rochdale Folk Festival

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Mary in the Baum, 2 St Mary's Gate
Rochdale, OL16 1AP
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£12

An afternoon of traditional and original songs each with their own unique story. “Quite simply stunning” Living Tradition Join award winning songwriter-musicians Bill Jones and Gareth Davies-Jones for an engaging evening of original and traditional songs each with their own unique story. Bringing a range of instruments, wit and wisdom the pair combine over 30 years of touring experience to guide you through an eclectic mix of musical tales, old and new. Come and be entertained by tales of daring…

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October 2020

Thea Gilmore plus Mark Radcliffe

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Met, Market Street
Bury, BL9 0BW United Kingdom
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£20

Thea Gilmore takes to the road in October 2020 for her first EVER tour performing completely solo. 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 head out on tour later this year to perform material from all stages of her career. Accompanying herself on guitar, keyboard and loop station, Thea will give audiences a chance to…

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