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David Agnew, credit Chris Payne

“This festival is about celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

October 17, 2017 Comments Off on “This festival is about celebrating the range of great music described as folk.” David Agnew, director of Manchester Folk Festival

For several years, the Homegrown festival at Bury Met, with its associated Folk Expo industry event, has been one of the most significant dates on the international folk and roots music calendar.

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The Bluetones

Review and Photo Gallery: The Bluetones, The Ritz, Manchester

September 28, 2015 1 Comment

The band walks onto the stage accompanied by the mighty Rainbow’s Since You’ve Been Gone.

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Peter Hook & The Light at The Ritz, Manchester

Peter Hook and The Light

October 1, 2014 Comments Off on Peter Hook and The Light

Peter Hook and The Light treated a packed Manchester Ritz to some seldom-heard pleasures last week.

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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg wows Manchester

February 26, 2014 Comments Off on Jake Bugg wows Manchester

The crowd here at Manchester’s Ritz is a right old mix – there are your 17-year-old girls obviously (and no shortage of 17-year-old boys, I have to say) but also folk old enough to be Jake Bugg‘s grandparents.

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Happy_Mondays_Bez by Chris Payne

Call the cops: Happy Mondays are back in town

November 21, 2013 Comments Off on Call the cops: Happy Mondays are back in town

From the darkness appears a shaman anointing the air with his beaded rattle, his trancelike state allowing him access to the spirit worlds where he channels the crowds’ energies into his own ritualistic ecstasy. He shakes his feathered staff.

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Everything Everything photo

Everything Everything

October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Everything Everything

This was a homecoming gig (of sorts) for Manchester-based Everything Everything. They gave their all – and it showed.

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