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Manchester Folk Festival 2018: 9Bach With Spiro

9Bach’s unique sound delve into elements of dub and rock, taking an unconventional and universal approach to form, reflecting the band’s view of themselves as internationalists. They take their experience and the culture of North Wales out to a wider audience, citing Super Furry Animals’ highly successful Mwng album as an inspiration. The result is an atmospheric, evocative and emotional hybrid of the folk tradition and contemporary influences. Building on a deepened, al-most ambient sound – picture, their songs take you into the landscape and the emotions that it evokes.

9Bach are joined by Real World Label mates Spiro.

Spiro are a unique Bristol-based acoustic four-piece band who combine the multi-layered complexity of classical music with the melodic strength of traditional folk tunes and the simplicity and groove of modern loop-based music.

Their approach to composition and performance unlocks an extraordinary emo-tional response, both on record and in live performance. Proof of Spiro’s success lies in audience reaction in different cultures across the world; wherever they play, people describe similar emotional experiences, despite hearing the music in uniquely personal ways.

This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place over 18-21 October 2018, in an around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on English folk.

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