Join Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe for an inspirational night of live music by some of the UK’s most talented young musicians.
This much-loved event has launched the careers of Wildwood Kin, Blair Dunlop, Bella Hardy, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates and more.
The concert features performances by 8 young acts and a guest appearance by this year’s Young Folk Award mentors and 2013 winners: Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar.
Based on the performances tonight, judges will select a winner for 2019, which will be announced at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Bridgewater Hall on 16th October.
This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 16-20 October 2019, in and around HOME and the city centre. Over the autumn weekend, they present an exhilarating range of events, with the spotlight on contemporary and traditional English folk music.