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October 2022

Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Stolen From God

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£13.20

Part of Manchester Folk Festival 2022. Stolen From God - a song cycle about the Transatlantic Slave Trade  Line up - Reg Meuross (guitar, vocals, banjo) with Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Granny’s Attic - concertina, vocals) and special guest/s tba The show – is a narrated song cycle – written by Reg, and arranged collaboratively – unfolding the history of England (in particular the SW)’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade With extensive evidence of the slave trade across the South-West of England, and…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Lucy Farrell

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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£13.20

Odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity of Kent-born, Canada-based Lucy Farrell’s voice are made elegant with sparse, careful accompaniment on tenor guitar and occasionally viola, carving out a unique niche for an artist at the forefront of contemporary English folk music. Immersed in folk culture and traditions from birth via her Morris-dancing, folk-club running family home in Kent, the Garden of England, Lucy studied Folk and Traditional music at Newcastle University and has gone on to…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Me & My Friends

October 14 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Impossible Theatre, 36 Peter St,
Manchester, M2 5QR
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£13.20

Afro-infused grooves soaked in glorious folk harmony. Me and My Friends play soulful, poignant music with a beat, subtly incorporating vintage highlife and afrobeat grooves into elegant folk songwriting. The UK-based quintet create a timeless sound with a global outlook, performed with an infectious energy, and the result is instantly recognisable, highly original and truly genre-defying. The elegant voice and West African finger-picking guitar style of songwriter Nick Rasle is cradled by stunning vocal harmonies and the evocative combination of…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Moxie

October 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£15.40

Moxie are an Alternative Folk band emerging from traditional Irish music roots. The band have travelled the world including a state visit to Vietnam, festivals and tours through the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. They released their second album in September 2021, ‘The Dawn of Motion’ described as a timeless body of work. With this album release, Moxie take a new direction driven by vibrant songs and avant-garde genres. This new venture has been perceived as “a sound that reflects…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Fiona Bevan

October 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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£13.20

Fiona Bevan is a singer and a hit songwriter. She had a number 1 album with Kylie Minogue and has worked with Lewis Capaldi, Matthew E. White and Natalie Prass, Ed Sheeran, Tom Walker, Steps, Aurora, Dan from Bastille and many more. Her collaboration with Ed Sheeran, ‘Little Things’ – became a number 1 hit in 13 countries for One Direction. Alongside her writing career, Fiona is also a prolific artist who has recently released her latest single ‘End of…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Festival Club Friday

October 14 @ 11:00 pm - October 15 @ 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 in Friday's festival club are: The Carrivick Sisters: The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Daoirí Farrell Trio plus support Dani Larkin

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£16.50

Part of Manchester Folk Festival 2022. Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022: Touchstone

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
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£15.40

A unique new collaboration of English and Kashmiri folk music, Touchstone brings together four of the very finest UK based musicians in a special project of musical sharing and friendship. Working together over the summer of 2022, they explore their musical heritage ahead of creating a first ever fusion of Kashmiri and English folk music which premiers at Manchester Folk Festival 2022. Lala Qadeer is one of the most popular and versatile British Kashmiri artists. Hailing from a small village…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – David Gibb’s Family Jukebox

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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£11

Part of Manchester Folk Festival 2022 Give your family a musical experience to remember with David Gibb’s Family Jukebox. Join David and his magical music Jukebox as he takes you on a trip through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where wolves roam the school corridors, dragons live under the bed and teddy bears dance the night away at the disco. With lots of audience interaction and chances to join in, David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical…

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Manchester Folk Festival 2022 – Will Varley plus special guests Holy Moly & The Crackers

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
02 Ritz, Whitworth Street West
Manchester, M1 5NQ United Kingdom
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£23.20

Part of Manchester Folk Festival 2022. Singer-songwriter Will Varley has come a long way since his early days haunting the open mics of South London and busking around on The Underground. Following the release of his 2018 studio album ‘The Spirit of Minnie’, his UK tour drew to a close with a triumphant show at London's legendary Shepherd's Bush Empire. Will has toured relentlessly across Europe and America as support act for Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Valerie June and The…

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