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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: Marry Waterson and Emily Barker

What happens when two critically acclaimed folk and roots artists collaborate on songwriting for the first time and then employ the eclectic production skills of Adem and the multi-instrumentalist skills of Lukas Drinkwater to record a full album of original songs?

After a fortuitous meeting on a songwriting retreat at the invitation of Kathryn Williams, Marry Waterson and Emily Barker reconvened to continue their writing partnership, creating a set of songs on new album A Window to Other Ways that are a fly-on-the-wall observation of the contradictions and disconnections of modern life.

“One is an English folk voice, the other an Australian soul songwriter, but together they traverse style and geography to truly connect.” CLASH

This event is part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival. It takes place from 15-20 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.

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