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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: Ferocious Dog

Fusing celtic folk and punk, this is fast-paced, foot-stomping, fist-in-the-air music to be danced to in a sweaty crowd.

A full-on six-piece sound combining furious violin, alongside mandolin, guitar, bass and drums creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. Original, deeply personal and political songs sit alongside Ferocious Dog’s breakneck take on old classics in a high-octane performance.

“Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. – John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury

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.