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Manchester Folk Festival 2019: The Demon Barbers XL

Renowned for their subversive no-holds-barred approach to their live shows, The Demon Barbers return to the concert stage with a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning roadshow.

Since winning ‘Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Demon Barbers have been immersed in the development of their Folk & Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza, ‘The Lock In’. Following successful UK tours, including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and 5 star reviews for their 2 week run at Edinburgh Fringe, The Demon Barbers now bring some of the UK’s most exciting young clog, sword, hip hop & break dancers onto the concert stage to create a true folk music and dance spectacular.

“Few acts can hold a candle to The Demon Barbers on stage. A richly entertaining, high- energy jamboree of song, dance and musical surprise” – Colin Irwin

Supporting The Demon Barbers XL is Talisk

In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Frequent appearances at intentional and local folk festivals have amassed a die-hard following, whilst the world’s folk and world music media have also lauded high credits upon the trio. The release of their hotly anticipated second album, Beyond, was met with a five-star ‘Top of the World’ review in Songlines, praising the band as “incredibly infectious and endearing… fresh, invigorating, accomplished and playfully frisky.”

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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