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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: Rising Up – Peterloo 2019

Manchester Folk is proud to present a newly commissioned song cycle inspired by the bi-centenary of Peterloo written by Sean Cooney (The Young Uns) and playwright and storyteller Debs Newbold (Will Pound’s Through the Seasons).

“[Sean Cooney is] a superb songwriter with a refined ear for a haunting melody and the pointed detail in a colourful tale”
– The Guardian

★★★★★ “Debs Newbold is nothing short of astounding” – Theatre Eddys

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.

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