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Manchester Folk Festival 2018: Coven

Coven are joined by ALAW at HOME as part of Manchester Folk Festival 2018.

Coven is the collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts; the exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O’Hooley & Tidow, the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. In 2014, Belinda O’Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Grace Petrie got together to celebrate International Women’s Day in March with a series of three concerts. Since then, the tour has extended year on year with 2017 seeing them release Unholy Choir; an EP of the songs that the group has collaborated on. Experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage.

Support from: ALAW

ALAW are three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended. From stirring song to driving jigs – they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

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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