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May 2022

Talisk plus support Jack Badcock

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street
Manchester, M1 7HE
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£18.15

Ground-breaking, chart-topping, genre-bending, globetrotting, instantly enthralling... it’s little wonder that Talisk rank highly amongst the most in-demand folk-based groups to emerge from Scotland in the last decade and more. Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Graeme Armstrong and Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019) fuse concertina, guitar and fiddle to produce a truly innovative, multi-layered signature that has captivated audiences around the globe. At its core, three seemingly…

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The Unthanks

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
RNCM, 124 Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9RD
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£25

Hey! Manchester and Manchester Folk presents The Unthanks “The Unthanks are capable of such beauty that sometimes I can hardly bear to listen to them.” - Martin Freeman “There are few times when you discover a band and they stalk immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear.” - Maxine Peake “They run from the very root of folk music to the very tip of the branch.”  - Elvis Costello “It’s quite a rare thing now. They’ve…

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June 2022

Nick Hart

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street
Manchester, M4 1LW
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£13.20

Nick Hart is an award-winning singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work with English folk song is rapidly gaining him a reputation as one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation. His considered approach to accompaniment is informed by a deep respect for the nuances of traditional song and his captivating live performances are a testament to the importance he places on story-telling. Nick has released two solo albums, Nick Hart Sings Eight English Folk Songs (2017) and Nick Hart Sings…

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Rochdale Folk Festival

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Rochdale Folk Festival runs 10th – 12th June 2022 and features free indoor and outdoor entertainment including music, morris dancing, family activities, storytelling, folk sessions, circus skill displays and much more! Venues include The Flying Horse, The Medicine Tap, The Baum, Vicolo del Vino, Hoochi Koochi, Touchstones Rochdale and Rochdale Central Library, but there will also be lots of pop-up performances across the town centre over the weekend. Following on from the success of our first Rochdale Folk Festival in…

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Lala Qadeer @ Rochdale Folk Festival

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unity House – Apna Ghar, Belfield Road
Rochdale, OL16 2UP United Kingdom
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£5.50

English Folk Expo and The Association of Kashmiri Arts present a very special concert as part of Rochdale Folk Festival 2021. Lala Qadeer is one of the most popular and versatile British Kashmiri artists. Hailing from a small village in Mirpur district of Pakistani Administered Jammu Kashmir, Lala Qadeer started performing his vocal skills from school years by reciting Hamad (praising Allah) and Naats (praising Prophet PBUH). In College he started taking part in theatre and theatre singing before setting…

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July 2022

Campfire Club – Rachel Newton

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Community Gardens, Seedley Pavilion, Buile Hill Park
Salford, M5 5LY
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£16.50

The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Rachel Newton. Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire. Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink…

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Campfire Club – Nick Hart plus support Ceitidh Mac

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Community Gardens, Seedley Pavilion, Buile Hill Park
Salford, M5 5LY
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£16.50

The Nest Collective & English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Nick Hart. Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire. Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink and the…

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Campfire Club – Tarren plus support Caitlin Gilligan

July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Community Gardens, Seedley Pavilion, Buile Hill Park
Salford, M5 5LY
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£16.50

The Nest Collective and English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Tarren. Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire. Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink and…

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Campfire Club – Gasper Nali

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Community Gardens, Seedley Pavilion, Buile Hill Park
Salford, M5 5LY
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£16.50

The Nest Collective and English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Gasper Nali. Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire. Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink…

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September 2022

The John Martyn Project @ Waterside

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza
Sale, Trafford, Greater Manchester M33 7ZF United Kingdom
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£21

The John Martyn Project is a special project comprised of Blythe Pepino, Kit Hawes, Pete Josef, Sam Brookes, John Blakeley and Jon Short, six artists coming together to celebrate the music of John Martyn. Each brings their own story and connection to John’s music which adds to the fabric of the overall experience of the project.

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